Originally posted by sfout:
Signing Gore to a DeAngelo Williams type deal is the equivalent to what we did to Nate Clements, massive overpayment for an over the hill player. Gore would be like if Baalke came it him with a 4 year deal $20Mill deal with $10Mill guaranteed. Hell maybe we'll find a team willing to trade for both Gore and T. Mays lol. The positive stuff I'm suddenly hearing about Xavier Omon kind of makes me think a Dixon, Hunter, Omon backfield could be a reality if we can find a trade partner for Gore. The departure of Gore could also open the door for developing Masoli into a Slash-type player. In the end I would probably be happier if we traded Gore before he left in free agency, I bet he would resign if the market ended up being soft but I think it's time we moved on from him.
And how did Clements contract hurt us? He played during the reasonable part of his contract and then we cut him once the money got unreasonable.