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Can we give some props to Trent Baalke?

Can we give some props to Trent Baalke?

Originally posted by WildBill:
I love what Baalke has done in the draft for the most part and the off season, but he is not perfect. His first weakness is listening to coaches who have tantrums one was the Mays gate with Singletary and the other was the jumping up and down on the table of our WR coach Morton cause he wanted Ronald Johnson.

Which leads to how did we miss on Doug Baldwin? He was undrafted, he actually falls in the same stat cat as Ronald did, although slightly smaller, but why did JH not like him or recommend him to Baalke since they are familiar with one another. He knows the offense. Baldwin killed us in the first game and it was no fluke since then. Then again maybe it was blessing cause Seattle would be worse and in the running for Luck (although technically they still are).

Which leads to another question does anyone think Stanfords current receivers Chris Owusu and Griff Whalen are worth a late round look see. Whalen is starting to remind me of the Pats small goto white guy -haha (no offense to you haole guys out there) .

Well if he went undrafted then I am pretty sure Baalke wasn't the only GM who "missed" on him.
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Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Baldwin's big play against us was more terrible tackling angles and completely overrunning the play in embarrassing fashion by Reggie Smith. All Baldwin had to do was run to the endzone untouched because of that. He looks like a solid developmental rookie, but really we wouldn't have had much room for him here.

And the other Whalen (Ryan) hasn't done anything.

He's had another big game or two as well so it wasn't a one-game-wonder kinda thing. All things considered he's been a great surprise for the Seacocks ().

I'm not saying he's gonna be a star but he looks like he'll be a big part of the Seahawks passing game moving forward.
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Baldwin's big play against us was more terrible tackling angles and completely overrunning the play in embarrassing fashion by Reggie Smith. All Baldwin had to do was run to the endzone untouched because of that. He looks like a solid developmental rookie, but really we wouldn't have had much room for him here.

And the other Whalen (Ryan) hasn't done anything.

Baldwin hasn't been a fluke he has been having good games even after playing us. He sure would have been better than our pickup of Ronald and who is to say he wouldn't have contributed? On that play, point is he took advantage and made it happen. Nobody expected Culliver to play as he has been playing. Until a person has actually been given a chance (although mute pt here) you don't know. He might have ousted Williams.

Are we talking the same? Griff Whalen is still playing for Stanford he hasn't started every game until recently and has been one of Lucks favorites targets the last couple of weeks. Considering he only started 3 of 6 games- he is on pace to have numbers that are same as Ronald Johnson and Baldwin. Nobody thought much of Wes Welker, but now? I think he is one of those that will go under the radar and a late pick would be worth the risk-he knows the system with the right enviroment may thrive.
[ Edited by WildBill on Oct 20, 2011 at 5:01 PM ]
He has done ok. A lot of it is upon the requests of Harbaugh who is the real guiding force. I see him as an ok to good scout. He's better than McDrunk. But that doesn't take much and I'm not sure it says much either.
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
He has done ok. A lot of it is upon the requests of Harbaugh who is the real guiding force. I see him as an ok to good scout. He's better than McDrunk. But that doesn't take much and I'm not sure it says much either.

Actually it already has been said that when it comes to QBs Baalke will defer to JH and talk to him on what and who is looking at then make it happen. I now seriously think that if Cam had been available JH would have wanted him instead of smith. Cause he is Nuclear raw grade material ya know-hehe!

The others I think Baalke lines them up after talking to the coaching staff, in particular JH and Fangio on what they feel they need and he makes the final decesion on what how and where to take them. Baalke works with the coaches, Scott didn't. No way Scott takes Hunter.
Originally posted by WildBill:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
He has done ok. A lot of it is upon the requests of Harbaugh who is the real guiding force. I see him as an ok to good scout. He's better than McDrunk. But that doesn't take much and I'm not sure it says much either.

Actually it already has been said that when it comes to QBs Baalke will defer to JH and talk to him on what and who is looking at then make it happen. I now seriously think that if Cam had been available JH would have wanted him instead of smith. Cause he is Nuclear raw grade material ya know-hehe!

The others I think Baalke lines them up after talking to the coaching staff, in particular JH and Fangio on what they feel they need and he makes the final decesion on what how and where to take them. Baalke works with the coaches, Scott didn't. No way Scott takes Hunter.


Scott was too caught up in size stuff. You just want a guy who can play and Kendall Hunter can.
Lol @ pages 10-12 of this thread
Helluva bump there
Aldon Smith is a bust.
Even if you eliminate his drafts, he has still made great decisions/moves as a GM.

Bringing in Harbaugh and staff
Keeping Tomsula around
Trading for Ginn
Signing Key players to extensions, and never overpaying. Keeping it fair for players and .org.

The only move i wasnt sold on was trading Mays so early for so cheap. I personally wasnt sold on Mays either, but the pick was spent, and i felt Mays was committed strongly and deserved some development.

Other than that i cant really complain. It is too early to judge his drafts fully against other GM's IMO as most players are still developing. I like the fact that he is open to coaching suggestions even though he may have missed a couple times because of them. Shows he is not so set in his evaluations that he is unable to budge. Every GM misses once in a while. Its how many you hit on that counts.
Originally posted by AXEGRINDER:
Helluva bump there

OMG! This is such an epic thread and classic overreaction from the WZ. I challenge anyone to go back to page 1 and read through this...good times! Bring your

I won't call anyone out specifically (b/c we've all been guilty of it) but this was my personal favorite quote:

"At this point I think Sing would've been a better GM in free agency."
Originally posted by NCommand:
OMG! This is such an epic thread and classic overreaction from the WZ. I challenge anyone to go back to page 1 and read through this...good times! Bring your

On my way! what the heck... I got time... and snacks.
we were all worried but the man is a genius
Originally posted by oldman9er:
Originally posted by NCommand:
OMG! This is such an epic thread and classic overreaction from the WZ. I challenge anyone to go back to page 1 and read through this...good times! Bring your

On my way! what the heck... I got time... and snacks.

It'll make your day; truly! Even if you were one of the originals destroying Baalke!

PS: Check out the included offseason grades too (e.g. ESPN).
[ Edited by NCommand on Jul 5, 2012 at 12:54 PM ]