Originally posted by AJ_Larrea954:
Originally posted by jimbagg:
Mike Wilson, not Cedric Wilson, seems to be a better analogy for Morgan. Morgan is a physical guy, strong blocker, but without breakaway speed or killer moves. Seems like he would be well-served to learn the slot routes, competing for PT at that position with TE/WR Delanie Walker and WR Ronald Johnson in the Harbaugh offense.
I don't see Crabtree being with the club, once his contract expires. He shows every sign that he just doesn't want to be here, and is just biding his time, until his agent can execute an escape to the Cowboys or wherever. Edwards is on a 1-year contract, and also not likely to be a long-term guy in SF. Morgan is a loyal, dedicated, and talented soldier, who will be here, long after Crabtree and Edwards are gone. The club will need to draft more talent at the WR position over the next year or two, but Morgan can be an important and consistent factor during the WR turnover, that is surely coming in 2012 and 2013.
Braylon is playing for a contract extension,so if he plays well best believe he will be here for another 3-5 yrs
Braylon is playing for a big, multi-year contract, with guaranteed money, in 2012. He doesn't care if that comes in the form of an extension from the Niners or a contract from any other club. Do you really believe that he has any chance to accumulate 90 catches in 2011, which is one of the requirements to reach his full 2011 contract value of $3.5M? Heck, Goodell is likely to suspend him for 4 games or so, for incidents already on the record. And what will be the Niner QB and/or playoff sityuation beyond 2011? Edwards will certainly care about those factors, as well.
I want both Edwards and Crabtree to have stellar years in 2011. That's good for the club and good for the Faithful. I just don't see either in the picture for the long term, ergo, the extra value of Morgan over the next 2-3 years. Mike Wilson was that solid guy behind Rice and Taylor, who always did a nice job, when he was called upon and who did his share to elevate the quality of practices. Morgan can be the same.
[ Edited by jimbagg on Aug 5, 2011 at 1:34 PM ]