Originally posted by kemp_j:
Originally posted by 9ersLiferInChicago:
Originally posted by Berserker52:
Sooooo, the solution to fixing our right guard problem is to create a right tackle problem? I don't agree with this.
Guards are typically not hard to find in the mid-late rounds and Trent just drafted one last year. In fact he moved up to select him, I don't think he's given up on him after just one year.
Kilgore will start, he's young and comes cheap and I trust Trent that he's a solid player otherwise he wouldn't have moved up to select him. They have to save money some where so they can afford to keep all their key players on defense. Plus Bowman is a FA next year, he might command BIG money.
I just don't understand why people are sleeping on Kilgore. I expect to see the fruits of JH developmental skills with Kilgore and think he'll be the starter at G.
The reason for sleeping on Kilgore is because most have not seen him play. I have faith that Baalke has an eye for skill and talent, but a plan B in case he doesn't work is always good. Kilgore can't be the only option to replace Synder......
True. But that don't mean he can't either. The coaching staff and his teammates know. This is what we do know:
1. Baalke and JH moved up
to get Kilgore and since then has been in development.
2. From what we can tell the front office basically let Adam Snyder walk with no attempt to retain him. Now we don't know what went on behind closed doors obviously, but it appears that way.
3. We are shopping for a bargain, presumably to compete with Kilgore.
Now, from what we do
know it's entirely possible (if not probable) to conclude that Baalke and JH feel really good about Kilgore's development. And, thus, going into the upcoming season with him as the starter, with a vet FA or mid/late round draft pick to push him, isn't that much of a stretch for fans here to consider. In that vain, I'm inclined to defer to the developmental wisdom of the coaching staff and think of him as the starter going into training camp. The fact that we as fans haven't seen enough of him to consider him a starter means nothing.