Originally posted by dtg_9er:
No, the OP said, "To hell with all this offense. We could dominate again on defense." Won't interpret that as saying no offense (although what's the name of this thread?) but perhaps not using much of the cap on offensive FAs? Understand the sentiment but trying for balance is better than going all out for defense. NYGs have WRs who were a first round, third round and Cruz...an anomoly. If Kilgore is an OK backup for Snyder they may only need help at WR on offense and the rest of the FAs could be D. With the 9ers being so close to being an excellent team in all three areas it might be better to bring in a FA WR who would be NFL ready than just taking a crapshoot in the draft. I would prefer they get WRs in both the draft and FAcy.
This does not mean they shouldn't keep the D as strong as possible. If Rogers is true to his word and gives the 9ers a discount they may be able to keep him and bring in a WR...not that I have a clue what is possible in cap terms!
It's him saying let's keep our defensive guys instead of spending money on a high price receiver.
BTW it's not just the Giants it's pretty much every good receiving core besides the Patriots.
Packers, Saints, Colts, Steelers, Giants, Chargers, Eagles Building your receiving core thru the draft is the more logical way to go. Bringing in Colston or Jackson sounds great but it's Boldin going to the Ravens. You rarely get what you pay for. He goes from 10 targets to 6 targets a game, and he just doesn't look like the same guy that he was in that high powered offense.
I think the smarter strategy is to keep the D intact and watch the offense gradually build. There really isn't very many instances of the 2007 Patriots were you go from a balanced offense to a juggarnaut overnight. Even if we do bring in Colston or Jackson our offense is not going to be gangbusters.