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Do free agents want to play for the 49ers ?

Been thinking about this free agency and I've come to the conclusion that most free agents dont want to play for the 49ers.



The team hasn't been relevant in the NFL for almost a decade.
Ownership is known as cheap asses around the league.
Rookie HC and rookie GM.
Worst stadium in the NFL.
Cost of living is high and state taxes are high.


The only way we really can get top notch players is if we over pay.


am I wrong on this one ???
I wish it wasn't the case but that sounds about right.
we sign free agents every year.
I know the perception is that ownership is cheap, but I don't think that's the case anymore. If anything, I think we don't spent the money wisely.
Originally posted by susweel:
Been thinking about this free agency and I've come to the conclusion that most free agents dont want to play for the 49ers.

The only way we really can get top notch players is if we over pay.


The team hasn't been relevant in the NFL for almost a decade.
Ownership is known as cheap asses around the league.
Rookie HC and rookie GM.
Worst stadium in the NFL.
Cost of living is high and state taxes are high.




While I do wholeheartedly agree with the rest of your statement, the bolded part is a common misconception on the part of the Yorks. Yes, they do not spend like Daniel Snyder in Washington, but they're not nearly as cheap as Paul Brown of the Bengals or Richardson of the Panthers. - Those type of franchises pisses me off because they suck mostly because they do not want to spend money. We suck; however, because we are stupid.


am I wrong on this one ???


[ Edited by niners4lyfe on Jul 28, 2011 at 23:10:14 ]
you can ask namdi tomorrow after he signs with us!
if f/a were brought up here we always have a good chance i guess or it could be the housing cost , taxes maybe or were not "contenders" yet..
Originally posted by OptimusPrime52:
you can ask namdi tomorrow after he signs with us!



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Originally posted by susweel:
Been thinking about this free agency and I've come to the conclusion that most free agents dont want to play for the 49ers.



The team hasn't been relevant in the NFL for almost a decade.
Ownership is known as cheap asses around the league.
Rookie HC and rookie GM.
Worst stadium in the NFL.
Cost of living is high and state taxes are high.


The only way we really can get top notch players is if we over pay.


am I wrong on this one ???

yeah but we do have sexy uniforms, the coolest city on the planet and....wait for it...weak division!
Originally posted by susweel:
Been thinking about this free agency and I've come to the conclusion that most free agents dont want to play for the 49ers.



The team hasn't been relevant in the NFL for almost a decade.
Ownership is known as cheap asses around the league.
Rookie HC and rookie GM.
Worst stadium in the NFL.
Cost of living is high and state taxes are high.


The only way we really can get top notch players is if we over pay.


am I wrong on this one ???

I'm tired, so mind my grammar below.

The stuff above has something to do with it (though I don't think the 49ers are known for being cheap anymore after grabbing Clements & Justin Smith in FA, plus paying Willis & VD), but the 49ers are essentially rebooting the team... again.

Look, since Nolan was hired, this organization hasn't known which way is up. Sure, we spend the cash on free agents, but between a new offensive coordinator every season and Nolan & Singletary both failing miserably, the Niners haven't really shown they are overly competent regarding putting together a winning football team.

Not to mention they don't draft well... at all.

You can't ignore how badly Singletary failed. That was front-page, big black letters, massive headlines failure. Plus, the fact that the Niners are still messing around with Alex doesn't help convince potential new players that the organization is moving on.

Granted, Harbaugh could be a breath of fresh air. But as it stands right now, the 49ers ARE NOT one of the smart football organizations in the NFL.

Basically, all we have to offer is the nice weather in Cali and the opportunity for players to compete to start. Besides TE, MLB, and a couple positions on the OL, every position is open right now.

That's my 2ยข.
my condensed answer..no.
Originally posted by susweel:
Been thinking about this free agency and I've come to the conclusion that most free agents dont want to play for the 49ers.



The team hasn't been relevant in the NFL for almost a decade.
Ownership is known as cheap asses around the league.
Rookie HC and rookie GM.
Worst stadium in the NFL.
Cost of living is high and state taxes are high.


The only way we really can get top notch players is if we over pay.


am I wrong on this one ???

You are mostly right, but I don't agree that ownership is cheap. A fair criticism would be that they have not made the right hires in the Front Office and Coaching Staff to turn this thing around. Erickson/Donahue and Nolan/Singletary/McCloughan regimes have been epic fails.

Hopefully the 3rd regime is a charm. The Yorks need to be right with Harbaugh/Baalke to bring back some credibilty to this organization and make it an attractive FA destination again. Until then we can forget about players flocking to SF to try and win a championship.
We'll get a better idea in the next couple of weeks.
I heard we were on Ochocincos list of teams he wanted to be on