Originally posted by NinerBuff: Keep Manny Lawson and cut Harralson (or let him walk, whatever his contract situation looks like).
Franchise Aubrayo Franklin (if available) or draft replacement in first two rounds.
Sign Troy Smith as a cost-efficient stop-gap.
Sign Travis LaBoy, because he's the only guy who can consistently get to the QB from the OLB position.
Troy Smith could be a cost efficient clip board holder but we already have one in Carr. All QB's named Smith must go.
I know that it's real "in" to bag on Carr, but of the three we had last year, Carr was the best. Just was never given the opportunity to show it. Not saying he's the answer, just better than the other two . . . not at all hard to do.
Alex Smith for all the excuses thrown up for him, NEVER posted numbers equal to Carr's in his best year. Numbers never tell the whole story, but Carr has better QB instincts. That's why of the three, Carr will be the only one on the roster this year (hopefully third string). The other two are hopeless.
The second biggest laugh I got this morning was reading where someone wrote that Manny Lawson was a "great player" with "freaky athleticism"
Frankly he's neither. Especially not the first!
What's so difficult about understanding what Baalke said? He just does not fit the bill as an OLB, especially in the 3-4.
Goodbye Manny. Best of luck being the back-up on your next team.
This is the most retarded post I have seen in a long while, thanks for the laugh. Carr was the worst QB on the team last year, and I am even including Nate Davis, man you are completely clueless.
You got that right thats why he is our cost-efficient clip board holder. We say Carr's quarter of play in Carolina and it reeked.
I live in memphis tn so i have to get sunday ticket and i watched every niner game this year i studied manny lawson all year. we need to keep him. a lot of games he was after the qb so much just couldnt get him because he had no help on the other side so the qb would just roll that way and throw it away he is a beast to be a olb.
Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan: I'd kinda like to keep Westbrook around for another year or two as a back-up/mentor to help Gore and Dixon abosrb the WCO . . which he knows well.
absolutely agree with keeping westbrook!
I too agree, Westbrook needs to be kept for WCO experience.
Plus he's still got enough juice for at least a dozen or so touches per game IMO.
He doesn't see himself as a backup. He'll go to a team that will make a bigger roll for him than the niners did. He came because he liked Singletary.
I'm guessing most NFL Pro Personnel people see him as a back-up. Hopefully the new regime can convince him to stick around. It sounds like Baalke will try . . .
Quote: Westbrook met with Trent Baalke on Monday and Baalke probably sold him on coming back to the team. Baalke is a firm believer in having more than one running back. Whether Westbrook returns could be an indicator of Baalke's persuasive ability and whether an intelligent former Pro Bowl veteran believes in the 49ers' chances to win. Baalke might want Westbrook back all the more after watching him get he slammed on his head by Arizona's Adrian Wilson and then come back in to play, proving Westbrook's concussion issues appear resolved
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