Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
"Whatever AB said, that's what I meant" . That is old joke from medical school days, but it certainly applies here. Jezy pezy, as noted above, the short sighted can't remember Kwame the Lame, Chilo the '"whiff", and so on down the line. Like I posted 6 pages ago, "Build your lines first"(Lombardi)...and then keep them. You just can't win SB titles without OLs and DLs. Look at the best qb in football, Aaron Rodgers. A zillion passes completed and same for TDs, and oh yes, 51 sacks. Plus in the playoffs they lose early on. Why? Just look at the Packer "lookout line". I guess that's ok for awhile but odds are if that continues AR starts watching games from the sideline. OL is there to protect your #1 man. No OL, Kap is just plain Ok to good. Great OL and Kap can be the best. And that is why this business of keeping crbs and letting Iupati go is just silly. OL, esp an All pro, is way more valuable than crbs any day of the week. And I am not picking on crbs.
The point that you can't pay everybody is well taken. But....what was our #1 need going into draft. Right, SS/CB...and we take Reid, who just basically took Dashon's place, except at maybe 1/3 the cost. Then...instead of taking more CBs and Ss, we go elsewhere. So how does trent /JH fill the CB/S slots? By bringing in lesser paid guys, way down the draft list and then bringing in another half dozen UDFAs for a look. They needed basically 3 other Strong Corners....what all 4 guys back there are going to be called...as starters, and decided to save money that way, so we could resign the obvious guys we need to stay on top of the heap. It was way smarter to do it that way than buy hi price DBs in. We just brought a whole wagon of them in, some for just a day some longer, and we added yet another today, who had been here before and was cut. Coach is going to let those guys fight it out as to who are the best 3 besides Reid, and then resign the OL and DL guys (incl front 7) that we just have to have. I love the idea of bringing in so many CB/ss in camp and yet no hi price ones. Super idea.
But please, no more , "we can't afford iupati". In truth, we cannot afford to let him go.
Dielman in SD. OG, snaked by SEA I believe, and SD OL fell apart. Same with Hutchinson. He leaves, OL falls apart. Both QBs looked like doo doo also, with no OL, and that is a glimpse of what kap will look like with no OL. We have to keep Iupati. You just have to admire the way trent and JH have worked to have backups and replacements for these guys too. I think the ability to keep talent and bring in new talent while watching the bottom line is the best thing JH and trent have done.
Heck, just ask AB.
This. "But please, no more , "we can't afford iupati". In truth, we cannot afford to let him go". I think Maiocco really needs to sit down with AB to understand what the 49ers can/can't do in extending their key players.