Originally posted by 9erred:
Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by susweel:
And it will take a premium FA price to overcome this, even then, by the time a player has been in the league 4 or 5 years, he wants to be on a team with a future.
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.
Quote: I don't agree with cheap, just don't know what they are doing. You go from Daddy York who had NO CLUE how to run an NFL franchise to a 28 YOS college kid who had never run anything...and you expect players, via their agent's advice, to respect that? No way.
Ownership is known as cheap asses around the league.
Quote:Yep, that will get figured in. More the coach than the GM but don't overlook the agent's advice to the player about how the GM operates.
Rookie HC and rookie GM.
Quote: A factor but a lesser one.
Worst stadium in the NFL.
Quote:This is a HUGE one if you are comparing to states like Texas with no state income tax. It automatically means the 49ers have to pay 11% more than the Texans or Cowboys just to stay even in the bidding. Now that we are in a salary cap situation, that could well have been the deal breaker in the J. Joseph sweepstakes.
Cost of living is high and state taxes are high.
All us 49ers fans that live in California have chosen, or been forced to overlook some of the negatives of living here. We are here by choice or family or job, but for players who have multiple options in other states, they will look more critically at things like the cost of living and the highest tax rate in the nation.
We may get Asomugha. I will be surprised and delighted if we do, but for a lot of the rest of the FA pool, the fact that Spikes and Baas left so quickly when given the chance tells me that they do not see this franchise as having much chance for success. Others will see that and it will influence their decision.
The only way we really can get top notch players is if we over pay.
am I wrong on this one ???
You need to get players who grew up in the bay area and want to play in front of the hometown crowd, (ie Nedney, Brent Jones, etc). Heck if the niners focused on drafting players from Cal and Stanford, they might do all right.
Vastly over played sentiment. Pros want to get paid and work with a good organization. This whole guys from Cali thing is a myth. And if you focused on drafting from those schools, you'd have one sorry ass team.