Originally posted by sacniner:
For all of the ignorant, unwarranted scrutiny this guy received he deserves some damn credit. To this day, we still don't know if he was in the booth telling Nolan and Sing whether or not to challenge plays, if he had any input on play calling, etc. There were so many rumors about the guy but nothing was substantiated. He got a lot of flak for being part of the "new regime" and using analytics instead of "football instincts" to help with the draft. Some of it may be warranted, although, this guy was used as a HUGE scapegoat. I have never heard of a guy in his role get blamed for losing so much. As he stated in the past, "it'd be half as bad if [my name] were Perry Martin. It's a name you can pronounce. That would cut it in half. If I were white, it would cut it by another quarter. If I were 10 years older, it would cut it by another 10 percent."
Anyway, the salary cap is his b*tch and he does a damn good job. We have been sitting pretty in regards to the cap for a while. The latest example is the Ahmad Brooks contract which has a lot less real guaranteed money that originally reported. And the escalators and de-escalators are a beautiful thing. Every contract should be performance based with incentives like that.
Let's show some love for my boy!!!
Hmmm...I admire his work in an important part of professional football, managing the contracts and the cap. I wasn't aware that he whined like a b***h about his age, inexperience and the color of his skin. Few points off for that, but he is doing a great job keeping the Niners cap healthy. The job is about to get more difficult now as we start winning. Not as good draft position and free agents are going to want more money. I think the Niners have finally assembled quality people in the important roles, though, and that bodes well for long-term success.