So , It is official , 10 yrs of losing has affected our ability to land free agents and retain our own ( which is the biggest disapointment ) but where do we go from here. I think we need to be smart about our approach. I would list in order of importance the follow moves:
1. Get Olin Kurtz , Losing Bass was a blow , he was a young aggressive center with real talent and he was our draft pick. Kurtz will bring toughness and smarts to the position and will bring stability to a young line. He can also mentor the young center from Stanford who I think has real talent even though he went undrafted.
2. CB this is self explanatory , the niners over played thier hand going after Namdi they should have recognized they were not going to get him and pursued Jonathan Joseph only 26 yrs old I believe. Now we need to find a stop gap. I believe the niners will go with a Carlos rogers type or watch the wire for released players , I think Cromartie has the most talent but he is a KNuckle head who would want more money than he is worth and I don't think he LOVES the game enogh. Asante Samuel would be a great trade but you couldn't give up more than a 3rd rounder for him.
3. WR I like two options here, the first is get a kid like Malcom Floyd or James Jones both young with good size and can play, have always liked thier game with SD and GB. They cost us nothing but money as a free agent OR Trade for Steve Smith from Carolina , tough as nails an incredible competitor just flat ou plays his ASS off . Love him ! ( I also think the kid Johnson out of USC our 6th rounder is going to be special , something about this kid. He wants it and loves football . Also in the WC system certain types of players can excel see Jerry Rice !
Let me know your moves you arm chair GM's . Remember guys it aint how you start , it is how you finish. I refuse to be beaten in July, I think Harabaugh can manage this deal, may take a season but guess what I will watch every game as I always do for the last 33 yrs ( and I am only 41 ) but this season I have hope that this staff gets it ! Go NINERS