Originally posted by Oldschool9erfan:
I would love to have him back. Putting him on the outside is an interesting call for Brooks, but I don't think he would do as well on the outside. I don't think he has the speed to rush, but he looked good in coverage.
I think teams might go after him now but do they think of him as a starter, or just a back up who fills in well.
I think the Niners will try to keep him, plus he's playing for his hometeam.....he's from the city.
Yeah but I look at it like an assistant coach who has a chance to be a head coach, even if its a s**t job with a s**t team, its something you've wanted your whole life, someone will give Grant a great chance to be a starter whereas with the 49ers he basically has no chance.
Grant is definitely worth keeping, however, Brooks has such power and goes up against lineman on every play. I don't think teams will break the bank for Grant, he was surrounded by all-pros and that makes a difference. If the price is right he'd be great to keep.
He can play all four LB positions and keep us @ a high level for a cheap price tag. Not to mention he's born and raised in the Bay, so he'd be stoked to stay. He still reps CCSF over Ohio State, so goes to show he wants to be here, not to mention if Bowman or Willis need some rest.
Tender him at the 2nd round level for 1.6 mil. He's a great back up, so I don't want to lose him for a near-worthless 7th rounder. I bet he stays on the roster at that level and its not too expensive imo.
But at least this way, if somebody makes an offer we don't want to match we get a good pick for him.
Originally posted by DaFaro49ers:
I don't think that the organization is hesitant on signing Grant! Grant is going to be pursued by plenty of teams to start, so he will really be interested in leaving.
Not so sure. It's understandable for SF fans to think teams around the league watch all players closely, but I can see Grant going under the radar once again. Even players like Aubrayo Franklin and Manny Lawson were far less valued than what SF fans expected...and they had lots more time in the spotlight.
... and I still don't know for certain if he's a RFA or UFA.
[ Edited by oldman9er on Jan 31, 2012 at 6:45 AM ]
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