Originally posted by sean610:Originally posted by SybErkRimInAL:
f**k franklin. ONE decent year and he suddenly thinks he's Albert Haynsworth?
Couldnt agree more. Franklin has no leverage hes almost 30 years old. And besides RJF will be a beast. People forget there was never a question of RJF's talent. If the niners had any doubt they would have atleast had talks with Franklin and I havent heard any.
Maybe they're hoping Franklin's asking price will go down (if $$$$ amounts were even discussed). If we had good depth at NT, then he'd have little leverage in contract negotiations. But since we don't (Sopoaga is more comfortable at DE, Balmer is more of a DE, too), then Franklin may have the advantage and sitting out could make Baalke, York and the rest give in. Although I respect Willis' word and how he compliments Franklin's abilities, I think it's the same situation as Goldson...one good year shouldn't be enough to guarantee a huge contract.
IMO, he should just sign the FT...I can't believe him and his agent think $7 mil. isn't enough...especially since he played what 2-3 yrs for $6 mil. total in contract money recently.