Originally posted by AllTimeGreat:
So you think we should give Gore DeAngelo Williams money. Allrighty then.
I remember a few years ago saying that we should trade him for what we can because he's not going to hold up much longer.
No, I don't think we should give exactly Williams money. However, the Niners dug themselves in this hole by not completing a restructuring of the contract before Williams landed his deal. They knew Gore was unhappy, and did not resolve the issue before his holdout. Then, Williams extended his contract with bigger than expected numbers, and the Niners are stuck in an awkward position. This did not have to be the case.
My premise, as stated above, is that the Niners should make some attempt to move that number closer to Williams' number, and since they have a lot of cap space in 2011, and the big money free agent market is already gone, they could front load the contract. Give him a big signing bonus, and a contract that is huge on the fourth and fifth year, just before he will be released.
As for trading Gore, I believed two years ago was the prime time to make a deal, when his market value was at its highest. I don't think he can fetch more than a third at this point.