Bumping this up because I wanted to put some quotes in here and comment on them.
"I'm just playing football," Iupati said after one of the 49ers' joint practices with the Baltimore Ravens this week. "I just want to win that trophy. At the end, there's just one goal, to win.
On if he wants to stay with the 49ers:
Oh, yeah, no doubt, but I can't control that. I can only control what I can control. "We're heading in the right direction. We got a lot of stuff to work on and move on from there."
I think that's a dumb statement because it's obvious the 49ers want him back he needs to tell his greedy agent to get it done or you're fired. That's the problem he is letting his agent handle it because he is to shy to speak up most likely/ His agent is probably telling him he's a 5 year 50 million dollar player when he's a 5 year 30-35 (40 max) million dollar player. He had a few good seasons but he's about as good as he was as a rookie. His pass blocking still suffers. He makes less mistakes and gets less penalties but they still are there. He's not the hall of famer that we wanted him to be. I think too many players stay out of it and let the agents do it all and they sometimes hurt their client because they are too greedy even if the player just wants it done and will settle for less.
Side note if I'm Boone I'm running to get signed before Iupati because if they sign Crabtree and Iupati he's as good as gone and will sit until someone gives us a good trade offer which could be awhile. He needs to take a team friendly deal and move on. Something like 5 years 25 million... add a few mil to his salary the next few years and some bonus up front and then 3 years x 5-6 mil per. With Crabtree on deck, Iupati in the works and Culliver probably getting extended once his legal issues clear up Boone is digging himself into a bigger hole.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Aug 20, 2014 at 2:08 PM ]