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is A. Franklin worth $7million for 1 year?

Yes. If his level of play declines then it's a one year deal anyway. Franklin kicked ass this season and it's too big a gamble to let him walk thinking he won't play to that level again next year.

Besides, there is NO CAP!
Originally posted by glorydayz:
I think that would be a bad move to give him that kind of loot. PWillis would want upwards of $10-$12mill a year if you give AF that kind of contract franchised or not!

What other NT could we get for $5-$7million a year?

You must understand the process of the Franchise tag! Nearly no player is worth the Franchise tag, but teams issue it to insure that the protect their rights from losing the player for nothing. So basically they tag Franklin so nobody else gets a shot at him and the disadvantage of that is the high price tag...with the reward being of keeping him on ur squad.

Just so u know..Julius Peppers made 16 million last year. No football player is worth that money, but Carolina did it just so they didnt lose him! So its not technically about the money, its about keeping the player on ur team if u cant workout a contract extension.
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Originally posted by 49ersRednGold:
Yes is he. He is a clog for our defense. He allows Willis to do what he does best and Willis knows how important Franklin is and has said so to the media. If you don't retain Franklin, Willis may not be too happy.

How many years has he been with the niners? what ever it is..this year(contract year) is the only year he showed up to play

only his 3rd year
Originally posted by susweel:
Originally posted by Chief:
Ain't my money, pay the man.
Originally posted by glorydayz:
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Originally posted by 49ersRednGold:
Yes is he. He is a clog for our defense. He allows Willis to do what he does best and Willis knows how important Franklin is and has said so to the media. If you don't retain Franklin, Willis may not be too happy.

How many years has he been with the niners? what ever it is..this year(contract year) is the only year he showed up to play

Exactly, A. Plummer all over again!

The only thing good about the franchise tag is you can let him go if he doesn't produce during that expensive @$$ one year!

No. And no.

Franklin began to flourish the season before last when Sing took over and scrapped Nowin's f*cked up flex defense and went to a one gap 3-4 base defense.

The guy is one of the best 3-4 NTs in the game.

He'll do just fine next season...he's no Ahmed Plummer. Not even close.
The alternative is having Isaac "No Motor" Sopoaga in the middle!

So...YES!
"Pay that man heees maney!"

Originally posted by Legbreaker:
Originally posted by glorydayz:
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Originally posted by 49ersRednGold:
Yes is he. He is a clog for our defense. He allows Willis to do what he does best and Willis knows how important Franklin is and has said so to the media. If you don't retain Franklin, Willis may not be too happy.

How many years has he been with the niners? what ever it is..this year(contract year) is the only year he showed up to play

Exactly, A. Plummer all over again!

The only thing good about the franchise tag is you can let him go if he doesn't produce during that expensive @$$ one year!

No. And no.

Franklin began to flourish the season before last when Sing took over and scrapped Nowin's f*cked up flex defense and went to a one gap 3-4 base defense.

The guy is one of the best 3-4 NTs in the game.

He'll do just fine next season...he's no Ahmed Plummer. Not even close.

I hated Ahmed Plummer.
Originally posted by glorydayz:
I think that would be a bad move to give him that kind of loot. PWillis would want upwards of $10-$12mill a year if you give AF that kind of contract franchised or not!

What other NT could we get for $5-$7million a year?

That is not how it works. Just cause Franklin would get one year at 7 mill doesn't mean Willis is going to seek a 10 - 12 mill a year contract. The reason for the high price of the franchise is that it tries to force teams to work a long term deal in which the overall yearly number would be less.
one good year people. one good year.
Oh heck yes he's worth it. Lot of money but look at it this way, he hasn't been paid all that much so far, so he's just getting a little catch up. And don't worry about his slacking off, because this next year will be like a contract year all over again.

That said, it's time to try again in the draft.
Originally posted by danimal:
one good year people. one good year.

1 1/2 if you count the end of 2008.

And that coincides with Sing taking over and going to a basic 3-4 rather than the Nowin Big Nipple defense (all the offenses get to suckle)
Pay him, since Singletary took over he's been money!
Originally posted by glorydayz:
I think that would be a bad move to give him that kind of loot. PWillis would want upwards of $10-$12mill a year if you give AF that kind of contract franchised or not!

What other NT could we get for $5-$7million a year?

yes
Originally posted by danimal:
one good year people. one good year.

I hear ya . . . and it was a contract year. But we do need him in 2010. I think we should just franchise him again and make him repeat 2009 if he wants to get paid.