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 2¢.