Originally posted by andes14:
Originally posted by BrianGO:
I think part of the reason is that most players are willing to give at least a 10% hometown discount. Therefore, you will always pay more for a big free agent from another team.
That doesn't make any sense because the 10% hometown discount would be applicable for the 31 other teams so it cancels out and is irrelevant.
If you are playing for a s**tting team and young then you want the money, as you get older you hate losing and want a chance at a championship. Other things that come into play-you want to start and/or be the star, hate the system or coach you had, want a fresh start. When going after the free agent or trade you go with the guys that have something to prove and want a championship guys like Rogers, Cox and now Moss. Walsh did it with guys like Hacksaw and Matt Millen etc, guys that some on this forum would throw a tantrum and go why are going after this old guy, he ain't hardly got anything left in the tank etc etc. It was later done with D. Sanders.
You have your young core guys that you sign 5-6 years, then surround them with people that get 1-3 years cause that is all they have or are not sure yet. That is what the niners are doing. The only thing difference is that Walsh would keep b/u's that could play and Eddie would pay them. Someone like Flynn would never see the light of freedom unless cut.
The other thing about Baalke and JH is that they are thinking ahead with the QB-just as the packers had done and the Patriots before them, If Alex reups for the next three years and proves himself, sometime during that three years Kaep will prove himself a little like Flynn and Cassell, because will have to sit for whatever reason (injury or we are blowing out an opponent or have the division/playoff position wrapped up). If he flashes we trade him, with tolz in the wings as the backup or eventual starter or vice versa. There are always QB hungry and desparate teams. That is why I believe we don't bother with getting a veteran QB last year.