Originally posted by lamontb:
Originally posted by cciowa:
But that's not true. That wasn't a strategy it's just how it worked out. They went after Plax and Nnamdi as soon as free agency began. Those 2 guys just choose other teams. If both guys accepted those offers then folks would have a totally different perspective. You have to look beyond the final results in this case, b/c they did go after a big named free agent, and a guy with a checkered past. Plus last year's free agency period was very unique with the shortened free agency period. Flashy player or not i think if Baalke/JH think a guy can help this team they will go after that player. And if the player doesn't meet their price, they won't overpay and will move on. You are 100% correct about desean jackson.
Originally posted by overthemiddle:
agree with all you say but he is to much. we have our own to take care of.I think the team will wait a few days for things to settle down like last year and then sign someone cheaper who can also upgrade our current staff. That should not be difficult. i do not think we will or should sign the first flashy thing with ribbons and bows. we will also draft one or two wide outs, save some money, upgrade the wide outs and have money to spend on keeping some of our established stars
Vincent Jackson out of the Chargers, I do believe he would be a good fit.
I agree the strategy is simple, they have a VALUE for every FA. They will pursue players they think can help the team, BUT if the market drives the price beyond the value they've placed on the player they walk away and look for better value.
I am pretty sure the 9ers value if any for Moss and TO is pretty low. My guess is they that the top FA WR's value will be bloated at the start of FA and teams will pay more than the 9ers are willing to for Bowe, VJackson etc.... my thought is a player like Meachem might not only be a perfect fit, but he may slide under the radar below the Bowe's. Jackson's, Johnson, Colston and I think Reggie Wayne even will be among the most sought after. That is my perfect solution, as I think Meachem is a poor man's Bowe... and if given a chance to be a legit #1 could flourish much like Carlos Rogers did for the 9ers.
Vincent Jackson and Dewayne Bowe would be awesome, but I think Meachem will be a less expensive solution that can provide similar production and is a similar type player. There are some interesting players out there after the first tier, but most are not big physical WR's which is what I think the 9ers will target.