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Can we give some props to Trent Baalke?

Can we give some props to Trent Baalke?

Dilfer was on Cowherd this morning saying that Baalke should be up for executive of the year in the NFL for the amount of young talent on the team.
Unquestionably one of the top GM's in the game today. I don't see how that can be logically disputed.
Originally posted by AthensGaNiner:
Dilfer was on Cowherd this morning saying that Baalke should be up for executive of the year in the NFL for the amount of young talent on the team.

Agreed. The biggest challenge will be in getting everyone resigned to long-term deals. The good news is that I think all of the free agents will be motivated to resign.
Originally posted by x49ersCSEx:
Originally posted by RollinWith21n52:
In his first official season as GM:

-petitions to get Singletary fired
-hires the most coveted offseason coach
-goes against convention to draft Aldon Smith (in the running for DROY)
-drafts Culliver in the 3rd round. Again highly criticized pick that seems to be paying major dividends
-drafts a college DE to play FB. Gets laughed at. The conversion seems to be working well
-gets the best CB in the league this year in FA, at a very minimal price
-gets Braylon Edwards for essentially free
-signs solid starting FS who may be our FS of the future
-locks up McDonald and pins him as the starting DE. Many see McDonald as a bench player. Playing at a pro-bowl level
-lets Franklin walk. Again criticized. New NT playing at an even higher level


Lets give this guy some well deserved credit

Glad we have somebody in the front office who knows what there doing

dont forget he signs alex smith--though harbaugh may be more responsible for that happening
Originally posted by okdkid:
Unquestionably one of the top GM's in the game today. I don't see how that can be logically disputed.

Fully agree. Trent Dilfer said something like that when Baalke took over, can't argue the results at all.
Originally posted by verb1der:
Originally posted by okdkid:
Unquestionably one of the top GM's in the game today. I don't see how that can be logically disputed.

Fully agree. Trent Dilfer said something like that when Baalke took over, can't argue the results at all.

It all starts at the top. As it turns out? Jed Freaking York is THE MAN! He's the one who made this all happen. He took a lot of guff for promoting Baalke, remember?

Young Jed is channeling some very good Eddie D.
Originally posted by hofer36:
im thinking you met to say that rogers was the best f/a cornerback in the league--rogers has been a great pickup but i cant see him being the best cb in the league this year

I think he meant Rogers was the best FA pick up of the year.
[ Edited by Natewillis2252 on Oct 17, 2011 at 1:56 PM ]
Originally posted by IWasWrongRubber:
It all starts at the top. As it turns out? Jed Freaking York is THE MAN! He's the one who made this all happen. He took a lot of guff for promoting Baalke, remember?

Young Jed is channeling some very good Eddie D.
Didn't Jed talk with Eddie a lot about what our franchise should do to turn things around? I thought I read somewhere that they both talked?
It seems to me that for a contending team, late-round draft picks can flat-out get you more value at the trade deadline than they can get you in the draft. I understand the philosophy in football to build through the draft, but there are teams out there looking to dump proven, productive, relatively young players (or somewhat unproven high-upside guys, like Curry) for scraps.

By contrast, when you go to the draft armed with 5th-7th round picks, you are taking guys with maybe a 50% chance of making the team and another 50% chance of making any kind of impact. I'd like to see us hold onto our high picks and see what's out there today with the lower ones.
why would you try to fix something that is not broken?
Originally posted by stunder49:
why would you try to fix something that is not broken?

It's not about fixing something; it's about adding proven depth. We could have bolstered our WR group with Lloyd for a 6th rounder. We could have added Curry as young talented LB depth for what, a 4th?

Not saying it's a huge deal, but I hope the Niners are at least out there today plugged into what certain teams are trying to unload.
Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
It's not about fixing something; it's about adding proven depth. We could have bolstered our WR group with Lloyd for a 6th rounder. We could have added Curry as young talented LB depth for what, a 4th?

Not saying it's a huge deal, but I hope the Niners are at least out there today plugged into what certain teams are trying to unload.

You think the Seahawks would trade Curry, who knows their entire defensive scheme and calls, to a team inside the division? uhh nah
Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
Originally posted by stunder49:
why would you try to fix something that is not broken?

It's not about fixing something; it's about adding proven depth. We could have bolstered our WR group with Lloyd for a 6th rounder. We could have added Curry as young talented LB depth for what, a 4th?

Not saying it's a huge deal, but I hope the Niners are at least out there today plugged into what certain teams are trying to unload.

you must not follow how baalke works, he builds threw the draft.
They should try to get Louis Murphy or one of the Raiders WRs.