For the most part.......YOU DONT WANT TO PLAY YOUR ROOKIES before they are ready. Yes I'm amazed by Cam Newton, Dalton (I wanted)
and knew was going to be good right away. But for the most part if you HAVE to play your rookies, your team isn't very good.
Let's go back a little bit, agree that Baalke has made some bad moves like the Taylor Mays pick and culliver is probably not a popular choice and we could have
picked up another corner. Last years draft seemed to have the DINGLE-BERRY hands on it, so I won't blame that all on Baalke.
Lupati & Davis - are getting better, they are showing promise....but this draft and the team will hang on these picks. (I wish we had gotten Oher the year
before instead of crabtree.
Bowman - STUD / Great pick and we traded down and got a fourth
Aldon Smith - Looks great. He the kind of rusher that we need. And he's a hybrid player he can play the de or the LB. Most times you
aren't going to get a 3-4 olb from college because they don't run it enough. I like the way they are working him in too. Why put him out thater
to fail (but giving too much coverage responsabilities.....did fred dean ever cover anyone NO.
Collin Kaepernick - I have to admit I wanted Dalton. I think the 49ers were happy with either. Hopefully CK makes the transition. It's way
early to give up on the guy. I think Harbaugh needs to open up more of a spread for Alex and CK and we get to see them both shine.
Chris Culliver - The guy has all of the physical skills to play and he's fast. Time will tell on this pick. Should we have taken Prince Amakamuea
with the 1st pick and throw him in as starter? I like the Aldon pick.
Kendall hunter - GREAT PICK. I really wish he would play more. He is a weapon that should be used, but should he supplant gore no. But great
pick by Baalke.
R. Johnson and C. Jones - Gonzo - Seemed to be coaches picks.
Bruce Miller - I have to admit, the project from DE to FB is a little scary, but he looked very fluid in the preseason games. He's tough. I think
he would challenge by the end of the year for more playing time, but with Norris being hurt, he's going to get his chance.
I agree the 49ers NEED impact players with their top picks. They can't keep wiffing on high picks. Crabtree, Davis, Lupati.....haven't contributed like
they need to have them do. Give Harbaugh and the players some time, but I hope they learned something from the Dallas game. Being safe doesn't
Final note......Bill Walsh got conservative at times too. It would drive me nuts towards the end of the games, he would run, and get very conservative too.
Goldson signed for 1 Million
Edwards signed for 1 million
Ray McDonald signed for 20 million - good deal
[ Edited by Oldschool9erfan on Sep 24, 2011 at 12:23 AM ]