Originally posted by Oldschool9erfan:
I have to admit that watching all of the corners go made me nervous and seeing Spikes, Baas, Clements, Franklin leave us without us getting anything in return made me sick. But you have to hand it to Baalke they are making good moves at reasonable prices.
Lets analyze the deals.....
Spikes - Great team leader but 14 years in the league, he's going to break down....I'll take Bowman
Baas - This was a tough one but he is getting 5 years 25 million vs Jonthan Goodwin at 3 years 11 milllion (Wnnner 49ers, I also like Synder getting reps at Center....it's a good place for him.)
Franklin - Franklin leaving us hurts, but he left to sign a 1 year deal and it wasn't a franchise tag.....it makes me think he just wanted out. I think Soap can do the job in the middle, and we will get more pressure with Ray Mc Donald at the end spot.
Nate Clements - GOODBYE TOAST......I still can't get over the fact that he got stripped getting that pick. DUMB PLAYER. We overpaid to get this guy and he wasn't the stopper for us. HELLO Carlos Rogers......Younger player, better skills.....nice price at 4.5 million. Good deal for the 49ers.
Dashon Goldson - I think the guy is getting bad advice from Rosenpuke.....the guy seems to have a pretty high opinion of himself. And from his twitter it sounds like we lost him. I would love to have the guy back, but he seems like he wants 40 million. Dante Whitner.....seems like a solid player and similiar to Dashon. Good hitter. I think they needed to make this move. And they got Madieu Williams for 1 year. They got two guys more cheaply than 1. (I'm still hoping they resign Dashon).
Hello Braylon Edwards......Maybe this will wake Mike "diva" Crabtree up! I personally was hoping for Malcolm Floyd, because of his size, but Braylon is a nice pick up for us that gives us speed and another big target 6 3 215 pounds at 3.5 Million for 1 year. He might flame out too, but it's a small risk. He gives us a legitimate weapon.
Goodbye Taylor Mays.......Well Mad Dog and most of the other top analysts in zone called it. TAYLOR MAYS is too stiff. When Pete Carroll passes you up then thats all you have to say. I was hoping for this guy to be a hammer, but he doesn't play big. I wish the 49ers had traded up to get Nate Allen. It also sucks that we wasted a 2nd rounder on this guy. Hopefully Reggie Smith can step up his game and become one of the starters. We need a ball hawk.
Good News is that we aren't done yet. If they can add another safety or even a corner it would make me more happy.
I can't wait to hear Ralph Barberi and Matt Barrows eat some crow with all of the recent signings.
it's been a nice recovery but given our space available, I still would have preferred a longterm solution at cb at the point when the market had legit names in it. and without knowing the actual demands, not locking up goldson hurts.
I don't mind any of the losses, especially clements but I don't think bowman adequately addresses the loss of spikes and while it doesn't seem like we had much choice in the matter given his demands, losing goldson for whitner is a downgrade.
I think franklin has been replaced just fine, bass wasn't the hall of famer he's been made out to be in some circles, and rodgers is a no-brainer upgrade over clements. edwards instantly becomes our best wr and finally breaks the crutch we've tied ourselves to in joshua morgan..seems like a good kid but we need better.
with the 1 year deals though, we will be playing this game again next year. I am not enamoured with the fa work baalke did because I did think a few high quality longterm solutions were out there to be had. I don't think temporarily plugging holes here and there qualifies as a stellar fa period. most years don't see this many quality cb's on the market yet our lack of long term action has us in the same boat next year that we were in this year, with our 1st round pick, we need two players, a cb and qb.