We all saw how this team gelled together, and their chemistry was the best of any Niner team I remember. As we look to add those crucial pieces that will get us in to the SB, we risk changing the culture of what was a very close team that had fun playing together. It was really a special year and special team, and it was awesome to see. Coaches are on record stressing the importance of keeping THIS team together.
At QB, It's almost assured that Smith is coming back. He and Harbaugh have a special connection, while Gore, VD, and OL all believe in him. The chances are incredibly slim, but if we did go out and add a HEALTHY Peyton Manning, I feel like that could upset some key players.
We all agree we need the most help at WR. The top four likely available FAs at the position--Vincent Jackson, Stevie Johnson, Dwayne Bowe, and DeSean Jackson--are all me-first guys who won't necessarily fit in well with the team.
On D, Goldson and Whitner played well together, and of course we had the best-in-the-league Tony Montana Squad on ST.
Any one else wondering if FA/Draft additions and subtractions will harm what was the closest team in the league? And, if so, how much impact will that have on us going forward?
[ Edited by merm49 on Feb 8, 2012 at 11:36 AM ]