Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:Originally posted by drake49er:Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:Originally posted by NinerBuff:
The release of Franklin is a financial necessity. Franklin will be 31 by the time the season starts (if it starts), and a contract that would be big enough to keep him would essentially drain all other moneys for FA. NT is not the only position of need, we also need a CB, a C, a RG, and potentially another OLB. If we put all the money into an aging NT, we lose some leverage with the other FA positions as well as paying for diminishing returns with Franklin.
I do recognize that there will be degraded performance at the NT position in the 3-4, but Fangio has said that it will be a hybrid 3-4/4-3 defense. In the hybrid defense, McDonald and Soapaga would play the DT position with the Mizzou Smiths playing DE. In a 3-4 allignment, Soapaga/McDonald slide to NT/DE (diminished play), with J.Smith at the other position.
In total, I don't think the loss of Franklin will spell doom for this defense. The run defense might drop slightly, but with the Mizzou Smiths and McDonald, the pass rush from the D-line will improve.
Prudent financial decision!
Not the money I'm worried about, it's the product after the signing.
Just my opinion...I hope we don't resign Franklin. I think he is going to disappear once he gets that big contract. I'm all for Soap moving to NT.
Heck, he disappeared after he got the franchise tag and decided to miss almost all of training camp.
he was injured i think
e did a pretty decent job last year a 3-4 NT wont get too much stats his job is to anchor the D line
Thats the first time I've ever heard that. You got some inside info?
lol thats why i said i think i dont remember
either way if we dont resign franklin we better resign lawson our run D will take a significant hit if we lose both of them
Sopo had some back trouble early in his career.