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Can we give some props to Trent Baalke?

Can we give some props to Trent Baalke?

Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
I really appreciate MD's opinions even if I don't agree.

As far as his above comment/predictions go - I see a lot of frustration as many of us have felt over the years. So was he wrong - absolutely! So what!

This is a great example of why we are in the Zone and people like Baalke are GM's.

I just find his whole style entertaining. Its nothing to get upset about. I've know a number of guys with his personality (usually successful), but its funny to me, because I can't believe anyone takes themselves that serious.

Edit: I agree with oldninerdude. MD does make good arguments and at least makes you think.
[ Edited by Oakland-Niner on Jul 13, 2012 at 5:15 PM ]
Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
I really appreciate MD's opinions even if I don't agree.

As far as his above comment/predictions go - I see a lot of frustration as many of us have felt over the years. So was he wrong - absolutely! So what!

This is a great example of why we are in the Zone and people like Baalke are GM's.
Yes, even when MD is wrong (and most of us are wrong from time to time), he's usually raising a topic that's worth thinking about.

His early criticism of Baalke, quoted above, is pretty harsh, but if it makes us think about and discuss what Baalke has actually done as GM, then we may begin to appreciate Baalke more.

So MD's criticism could be looked at as a kind of blessing in disguise, even if that's not exactly what was intended to begin with.
[ Edited by oldninerdude on Jul 13, 2012 at 4:17 PM ]
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
Opinions are like mad dogs. They bark when they're wrong and bark when they're right.
lol.

An they all smell, too!
[ Edited by oldninerdude on Jul 13, 2012 at 4:18 PM ]
Nice piece on Baalke from the NY Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/sports/football/in-a-short-time-49ers-gm-quietly-made-a-lot-of-noise.html?ref=sports
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HE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS AND EVERYONE KNOWS IT.
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Originally posted by susweel:
Even McClueless was a better recruiter.

LOL
Originally posted by Mookster:
From SI coloumn on ESPN website:

San Francisco 49ers

Key additions: Alex Smith (re-signed), Ray McDonald (re-signed), Carlos Rogers, Madieu Williams, David Akers, Jonathan Goodwin
Key losses: Aubrayo Franklin, Nate Clements, Manny Lawson, Eric Heitmann

Analysis: Overall, this is the most perplexing team to me in free agency -- I really have no idea why the front office did next to nothing to improve the team. Originally, I assumed that the 49ers were handcuffed financially while they heavily pursued Asomugha. But after Asomugha went to Philadelphia, the 49ers remained catatonic. Smith's return to San Francisco was the worst-kept secret in free agency. Although I don't disagree with bringing Smith back under these circumstances, I hardly consider it a great signing. Goodwin is a wide-bodied anchor who could be a stabilizing force in the middle of San Francisco's young line, but he isn't a high end starter. I am very high on McDonald, though. He can get after the quarterback, moves very well for a 3-4 defensive end and is probably only improving. That said, this is a team that has a wealth of needs, especially at wide receiver and in the secondary.

The 49ers could have done worse than adding Rogers as a Plan B (or Plan C) option instead of Asomugha, but I'm not confident that their secondary is even as good as it was last year. With Michael Crabtree out with another injury, it boggles my mind that the 49ers didn't see a need to bring in someone with pedigree at this position as they try to construct a passing game. San Francisco had better be confident that coach Jim Harbaugh is worth all that money it is paying him, because it hasn't given its first-year head coach much to work with.


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an interesting perspective from a neutral 3rd party......

[ Edited by Mookster on Aug 4, 2011 at 12:46:50 ]

BWAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA


Matt Williamson can eat a...........................................
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Feb 3, 2013 at 10:31 AM ]
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
Originally posted by oldninerdude:
Originally posted by 49ersMan420:
Opinions are like a*****es, Everybody has one....
I believe the original saying is: "Opinions are like noses, everyone has one and they all smell."

Then, of course, some brilliant neanderthal changed it to the more crass, but less clever saying to which you refer.

Opinions are like mad dogs. They bark when they're wrong and bark when they're right.

+1

He seems like an intelligent poster, but humility would be nice.
needs to have a better draft this year, we have a lot of holes that cant be filled with redshirt players
Props
Terry Donohue his isn't! I'm proud of my boy from the Badger State!
Never in my wildest dreams did I think we could get 2 second rounders for Alex, mostly because it was pretty obvious we would release him. This further solidifies in my mind that Baalke is one of the best GM's in the business right now.

Mad props.
Dilfer called him "The best GM around and no one is a close second"

I thought this was a new thread. Wondered how so many could be so negative.

I will go on record as saying I have a full on "Man Crush" for Baalke (and Harbaugh and most in the FO)
[ Edited by OldJoe on Feb 27, 2013 at 9:57 PM ]
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by Mookster:
From SI coloumn on ESPN website:

San Francisco 49ers

Key additions: Alex Smith (re-signed), Ray McDonald (re-signed), Carlos Rogers, Madieu Williams, David Akers, Jonathan Goodwin
Key losses: Aubrayo Franklin, Nate Clements, Manny Lawson, Eric Heitmann

Analysis: Overall, this is the most perplexing team to me in free agency -- I really have no idea why the front office did next to nothing to improve the team. Originally, I assumed that the 49ers were handcuffed financially while they heavily pursued Asomugha. But after Asomugha went to Philadelphia, the 49ers remained catatonic. Smith's return to San Francisco was the worst-kept secret in free agency. Although I don't disagree with bringing Smith back under these circumstances, I hardly consider it a great signing. Goodwin is a wide-bodied anchor who could be a stabilizing force in the middle of San Francisco's young line, but he isn't a high end starter. I am very high on McDonald, though. He can get after the quarterback, moves very well for a 3-4 defensive end and is probably only improving. That said, this is a team that has a wealth of needs, especially at wide receiver and in the secondary.

The 49ers could have done worse than adding Rogers as a Plan B (or Plan C) option instead of Asomugha, but I'm not confident that their secondary is even as good as it was last year. With Michael Crabtree out with another injury, it boggles my mind that the 49ers didn't see a need to bring in someone with pedigree at this position as they try to construct a passing game. San Francisco had better be confident that coach Jim Harbaugh is worth all that money it is paying him, because it hasn't given its first-year head coach much to work with.


Grade: D-
Scouts Inc. watches games, breaks down film and studies football from all angles for ESPN.com. Follow Matt Williamson on Twitter @WilliamsonNFL


an interesting perspective from a neutral 3rd party......

[ Edited by Mookster on Aug 4, 2011 at 12:46:50 ]

BWAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA


Matt Williamson can eat a...........................................

That's hilarious to read with some perspective
Originally posted by OldJoe:
Dilfer called him "The best GM around and no one is a close second"

I thought this was a new thread. Wondered how so many could be so negative.

I will go on record as saying I have a full on "Man Crush" for Baalke (and Harbaugh and most in the FO)


That pretty much sums it up.