Originally posted by TeambyTheBay:Originally posted by doc_brown_:Originally posted by TeambyTheBay:Originally posted by doc_brown_:
VD's making $8,190,000 in 2010, so it doesn't make financial sense for him to re-sign with the 49ers before the year is over.
Fast-forward to the 2011 off-season. VD has a healthy, Pro-Bowl calibur season. Imagine what his maket value can balloon to! Remember 2007 when the 49ers signed Clements to that ridiculous contract? It was because the "shut down" corner became glamorous in the NFL and Clements was thought to be that kind of player. VD blocks with nastiness and has become a dangerous weapon in the passing game. He also wears a "C" on his chest! Every team in the NFL would improve greatly by having VD on their team. So he's not signing with us anytime soon.
Manny Lawson still has to show me more before I decide to lock him up. Maybe sign him mid-season if he performs well. He's in a contract year, so he'll be playing/auditioning for his future. The exact same can be said for Alex Smith.
So priority has to be Dashon Goldson!
He's a part of our new physical identity and he'll make $653,221 this season. Turn that into $2.5 million as part of a new long-term deal and I'm pretty sure he'll be into it.
2 or 3 solid games don't make you "part of the movement" man. He has to mantain that level throughout the whole season. Last thing we need is the same mistake we made with Tarrell Brown.
Take your hater hat off and realize that he is very much a "part of the movement". In his 3rd season (his first in a bonafide starter role) he totaled:
76 solo tackles (94 total), 2 sacks, 4 ints, 3 forced fumbles, 6 pd's
Signing him now makes sense! What happens if he improves on those totals in 2010? Exactly...he becomes more expensive!
Kinda like Parys Haralson right? yea, he's such a stud now. So is Tarrell Brown, wow such a stud, but couldn't even move past Dre Bly on the depth chart.
What do you propose? Let Goldson play out his exisiting contract and try to re-sign him next off-season? He'll be an un-restricted FA and he's going to get plenty of offers from other teams. And in 2011, he'll be just 27. You can bring up guys like Brown and Haralson, or Brandon Jones and Michael Lewis, but you're bringing up the past. McCloughan's past mis-management of money is one thing. Moving in a positive direction with home-grown talent is another matter altogether!
You're probably just not a Goldson fan, whereas I am. Fair enough.