Originally posted by goodthings19:Originally posted by LA9erFan:
The calls for crow eating are kind of strange. I think Baalke did an excellent job of working the finances of this FA period (no one got more guaranteed money than they deserved), but I don't think we're a more talented team than we were at the beginning of FA either.
We went from a very poor FA period in the first few days to an average one. I don't think that's cause for gloating OR skewering the FO.
I am going to have to disagree with you. There seems to be a fair amount of this belief that all we did in free agency was maintain the status quo......Wrong
I believe that guys like Edwards, Rogers and Goodwin will provide us with a considerable upgrade at their respective positions. Losing Franklin is not a huge deal. Sopoaga will do just fine in his place. Aldon Smith holds enough promise that losing Lawson shouldn't be a factor either. I feel as though we did great considering that we did not have to overpay for a guy like Joseph or Asomgha and thus not be able to resign some of our own talent later on down the road when we are in a legitimate position to make a super bowl run.
Free agency this year was a success in my opinion and we definetly have reason to gloat. Go niners.
I also love the fact that we got guys that come from winning teams! Being a probowl center in the Superbowl will go a long way in some of the tougher games. The same thing can be said for Edwards coming from NY. As good as a player like V.Davis is, he hasn't been on the winning end of big games yet. Our team has failed when it's need to win the most the last couple of years.