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Do free agents want to play for the 49ers ?

Cromartie? Cowpokes interested in Goldson.

[ Edited by Niners4ever on Jul 29, 2011 at 09:05:43 ]
Originally posted by dbdublin:
Sounds like you have it about right. Even our own free agents don't want to re-sign.

Which just shows how f**king pathetic this team and ownership are.
Originally posted by OhioNinerfanatic:
With the first pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers select Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford.

And we would still have like 4 holes on defense, no center, and yet another rook or unproven QB starting.
Originally posted by dbdublin:
Sounds like you have it about right. Even our own free agents don't want to re-sign.

I think what it really comes down to is the new coaching staff doesn't want to commit a lot of money to players that it hasn't seen practice and play. They want to build the team roster the way they want. If you look at the Niner FA list and what the salary cap is this year, I can understand that. I really thought Baas did a fine job at center last year but I wouldn't pay him top 3-4 center money...not now anyway.

Pete Carroll did the same thing in Seattle last year. He let go of several established vets in the beginning and p*ssed off a lot of people. However...his team improved and got to the second round in the playoffs.

Harbaugh is an excellent coach. His first year or so may be a bit bumpy but I think he will get this organization pointing in the right direction soon.
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 ???

Better questions - Are free agents historically primary contributors to a team's success for the most part in the NFL?
Originally posted by 49erFaithful6:
Originally posted by bigmike55:
Originally posted by OhioNinerfanatic:
With the first pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers select Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford.

If this happened, I would cream my pants at work.

So will you be creaming your pants each time we lose?

Don't get it.

F**k Andrew Luck.

Andrew Luck is more NFL ready now than Alex Smith is after 6-7 years in the league. If we got him, we would instantly be better. With Alex Smith at QB, we instantly are worse.
Niners have a built a reputation....and it will take a long time to overcome that reputation.

Basically they have to build from within and become contenders. They will not get free agent freebies for sure.

So find, develop, and build your talent the old fashioned way. It all starts with a franchise level commitment to winning, one that simply doesn't exist now.
Originally posted by kray28:
Niners have a built a reputation....and it will take a long time to overcome that reputation.

Basically they have to build from within and become contenders. They will not get free agent freebies for sure.

So find, develop, and build your talent the old fashioned way. It all starts with a franchise level commitment to winning, one that simply doesn't exist now.

LOL!!!
Who wouldnt want to play in a bay area team? The sunshine, the fresh air coast, the beaches. Must be the expensive living thats leading FAs away.
Originally posted by nw9erfan:
Originally posted by dbdublin:
Sounds like you have it about right. Even our own free agents don't want to re-sign.

I think what it really comes down to is the new coaching staff doesn't want to commit a lot of money to players that it hasn't seen practice and play. They want to build the team roster the way they want. If you look at the Niner FA list and what the salary cap is this year, I can understand that. I really thought Baas did a fine job at center last year but I wouldn't pay him top 3-4 center money...not now anyway.

Pete Carroll did the same thing in Seattle last year. He let go of several established vets in the beginning and p*ssed off a lot of people. However...his team improved and got to the second round in the playoffs.

Harbaugh is an excellent coach. His first year or so may be a bit bumpy but I think he will get this organization pointing in the right direction soon.

That's EXACTLY what we thought with Nolan. Granted, Harbaugh is probably a better coach than Nolan, but as long as the Yorks and Baalke are in charge, he won't be able to do anything. Don't expect a Stanford-style turnaround.
Originally posted by nw9erfan:

Harbaugh is an excellent coach. His first year or so may be a bit bumpy but I think he will get this organization pointing in the right direction soon.

Harbaugh is unproven...we'll see how good of a coach he really is.

But with ownership like this, coaching might not really matter.

The Niners will have a huge hurdle to leap over...they have a culture of losing that will be hard to leave behind.

You need to ask yourself why that culture exists in the first place though.
Originally posted by ace49ers:
Who wouldnt want to play in a bay area team? The sunshine, the fresh air coast, the beaches. Must be the expensive living thats leading FAs away.

have you ever been to the bay area?
Originally posted by HessianDud:
Originally posted by ace49ers:
Who wouldnt want to play in a bay area team? The sunshine, the fresh air coast, the beaches. Must be the expensive living thats leading FAs away.

have you ever been to the bay area?

Beaches in SF ftw!!!
As a free agent who is actually considering winning and not being grossly overpaid, who would you sign with? A franchise like the Jets who have a well established ownership, a strong front office, a proven winning head coach, and a team that has been a solid contender for the last couple of years? Or a franchise like the 49ers who have a kid as the team president, a scout as GM, pretty much no other football minds in the front office, and a coach who hasn't even coached a down in the league, and is coming up on an entire decade of not making the playoffs?

Top teams in the league (NE, NY Jets, PHI, GB) create a strong front office that drafts well. Once the winning starts it all falls into place with free agency and trades. Franchises like the 49ers keep hiring under-qualified people like McLoughan and Baalke and just mire between the abyss and mediocrity. This is has been the cycle for the last ten years.
Originally posted by amir_tn80:
As a free agent who is actually considering winning and not being grossly overpaid, who would you sign with? A franchise like the Jets who have a well established ownership, a strong front office, a proven winning head coach, and a team that has been a solid contender for the last couple of years? Or a franchise like the 49ers who have a kid as the team president, a scout as GM, pretty much no other football minds in the front office, and a coach who hasn't even coached a down in the league, and is coming up on an entire decade of not making the playoffs?

Top teams in the league (NE, NY Jets, PHI, GB) create a strong front office that drafts well. Once the winning starts it all falls into place with free agency and trades. Franchises like the 49ers keep hiring under-qualified people like McLoughan and Baalke and just mire between the abyss and mediocrity. This is has been the cycle for the last ten years.

This!!!