Originally posted by bret:
I don't understand why everyone is so worried. RJF was supposedly 3rd round talent (and how many nose tackles are drafted HIGHER than the 3rd round?) who fell to the 7th due to some off-field issues. Franklin is not going to hold out all year and risk losing his big pay-day next year; but by him being out now RJF is getting valuable reps.
Maybe he'll be the guy we use next year when Franklin walks. Remember, until this year most of the board were convinced Franklin wasn't the answer either because he wasn't a "fatty". Then Patrick Willis starts saying publicly that he's the best NT in the league and everyone's on his nuts!
This club has made pretty good personnel decisions over the last few years; so at this point I see no reason not to trust that they'll have a good plan in place for moving forward. And getting RJF those reps is surely part of that plan!
I really agree with this remark.
All of our rookies are signed. All of our players are in camp and ready to go. ONE guy for reasons unknown since neither he nor his agent are talking to the team or the media is not.
And this means our season is doomed? Already? We've got a perfect record so far and the season's over because Aubrayo Franklin didn't show up?
I'm sorry, but I really don't think Franklin's absence is a good enough reason to petition the NFL for the 49ers to scrub the season. Nobody feels sorry for us and nobody else cares. NOBODY.
The Jets are boasting they're Super Bowl bound. Oops. Did anyone bother to tell Darrelle Revis because he's holding out and he's a lot better player than Franklin.
The 49ers have sent Julian Peterson, Andre Carter and other potential studs on their way and a few of those moves have come back to bite 'em in the backside, but that's football. No one player wins it all for you and you can't allow not having someone to be the reason you lose it all.
I really hope Franklin stops pouting and signs his tender. But if he doesn't the season still starts with or without him.