Originally posted by dtg_9er:Originally posted by OnTheClock:Basically to break it down simply:
Players that can be replaced / upgraded over: C Goodwin, OG Rachal, OG/C Snyder, WR Ginn, TE Walker, TE Byham.
Now don't get me wrong, I like some of the things some of these players can do for us, but I would welcome a better player obviously, and won't ignore the fact that we could upgrade.
If we draft a starter worthy center, Goodwin could actually slide to RG if Kilgore isn't ready yet.
Agree...my motto is: upgrade anytime, anywhere you can. Great coaches and GMs are sometimes called cold because they cut guys before they are done but better too early than too late. Of course, I would have a hard time doing that because it often means cutting a guy like Gore who is a big part of the heart of this team. Walsh said goodbye to many of my favorite 9ers because they were on the downside of their careers.
The 9ers aren't really to this point except for Goodwin, who isn't that established in SF. I had heard, around TC time, that Kilgore was being considered at center...any news of that? He has the nasty temperment for the job. Not sure Goodwin would be better than Snyder at RG. Snyder has more versatility, which is valuable.
Gore worries me but he's been exceeding my expectations for years now and I guess they could draft another every down back to sit and learn behind him. As impressed as I have been with Hunter I'm not sure he is gong to replace gore down the road.
It is exciting to think of Baalke having another off-season like the last one. If he hits in the draft as he did last year where almost every player was a value (missed on Johnson ) this team will be incredibly solid.
This year is EXTREMELY poor for RBs. You've seen a ton of underclassmen declare because so far there is not a single 1st-round worthy RB that is a senior entering the draft. Even among the underclassmen, I still see no 1st-round caliber guys. 2nd round sure. But not first.
If we want another RB, let Gore play one more year, and draft one in 2013 if we don't think Hunter can get it done. The crop then will be OUTSANDING. (Richardson, Montee Ball, David Wilson, Coker, Le'Veon Bell.. to name a few). This is not the year to rush for a RB. No way. We have a very good stable we can rely on for one more year.