Originally posted by DMiller2007:
I don't understand what they did wrong? They made Alex an offer to sign before free agency started. He didn't want to sign it. They decided to look at possibly the best FA QB in history because there team had no starting QB. They didn't let Alex force their hand in negotiations and they never publicly said about pursuing manning. Were they suppose to wait until Alex signed elsewhere to look for a replacement?
The bottom line is people want the 49ers to add talent in free agency and sign their own players and there are tons of threads and posts about how this signing or that effects the salary cap. The 49ers make an offer to Smith that NO TEAM IN THE NFL MATCHED and Smith doesn't sign. So the 49ers should offer him more than his fair market value as a "thank you" for last year? Did Smith give back the guaranteed money he made on his rookie deal that far exceeded his production?
I don't understand how somebody could accuse the FO of not having class because they took a look at other options. When they interviewed Eric Wright, that showed no class to Carlos Rogers? Smith could have ended this by signing before FA started. Thought he was worth more, found out he isn't, and signed. Class has nothing to do with it.