Originally posted by SJniner7:
Originally posted by English:
Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Be patient. They have a "plan"...to not spend any money.
Lawson was only $3 million. Crazy we weren't able to sign him for that salary, especially with the massive cap room.
P.S. The apologists for the owners and GM on this board are starting to make me ill. Some are stating, "nobody wants to come here". False: Arizona and Seattle are signing a ton of quality players that will upgrade their team. Umenyiora stated yesterday that he would like a move to Seattle. It is a lame-brain excuse.
Others are stating, "let's let the coach figure out who is good." Silly. Each team has tape and scouts. If you don't know who is good or not good, you should drive 16-wheel trucks instead.
It really comes down to a commitment to win. And, the team is showing this season... that they really aren't hungry to win.
Apologists should be sick to their stomachs that the franchise of Walsh, DeBartolo, Policy, Montana, Rice, and Lott is a bottom-barrell team, instead of defending management relentlessly as if they are related.
Still waiting for Jed to emerge to say that we will make the playoffs. He would be ridiculed from coast to coast.
We have become a "loser" franchise. Congrats, apologists. Now, back to supporting the great Trent Baalke and Jed York.
"Apologists"? Like, no one can have a different opinion from you without copping a stupid title? Usual webzone hysteria.
Differing opinions are fine. But, basing your argument on:
1) "nobody wants to come here because we are not a contender" is simply not true. Nine of the top 20 free egents this offseason signed with teams who had losing records in 2010;
2) Plus, the biggest need this offseason was CB, and the team dropped one starter. The remaining guys in free agency are not as good as the guy you just released. How can you defend management?
3) Plus, we have $30 million to spend. The team does not appear to have any interest in spending any of it.
Go ahead and feel bad for Trent and Jed. It is...your opinion.