Originally posted by CorvaNinerFan:
I remember just before Jed hired Baalke...on The Herd, Colin Cowherd said York was about to hire a top-flight GM. He wasn't kidding...TB's very connected w/Harbaugh and vice versa. Nothing's done in a vacuum...he's a team guy, first and foremost. Cool that Peter King recognized the job Baalke's done and wrote about it. Many of the rest of his peers panned the draft, which is hard to understand, but only amplifies that most national sportswriters really don't have a clue what's going on in Santa Clara. What Baalke did this draft was "Belichick-esque". Getting his guys, all the while piling up draft picks on the fly because he had the guts to do it. We're in extremely good hands, folks, and ain't it cool!
COOL LIKE THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PILLOW!!!!!!
Damn it feels good to hear real football people give the 9ers props for this years draft. Mayock and Lombardi gave us the highest grades in the NFC West, now Peter King is giving Trent GM of the draft? That was unexpected due to the cannon fodder being thrown our way by the "experts"...oh you know those draft experts like Mel Kiper, Todd McShay, John Czarnecki - Fox Sports, Chris Burke - SI, Pete Prisco - CBS...they all gave us some of the lowest grades in the draft. These same experts blasted our draft last year and then 8 months later said it was the best in the league. Since none of those jokers EVER worked for an NFL team and made a single pick of their own, or even played in the NFL, while guys like Mayock and Lombardi did...Im gonna err on their side here. The draft DID NOT go the way I envisioned, but then again, I hated the draft last year too and continue to be humbled by Master Baalke. I wont be quitting my day job anytime soon, but maybe some of these "experts" should.
If Trent hits on AJ, James and Looney, and they all become starters for our team while the guys from the previous two years continue their upward trend....and then we add some firepower with our league high 13 picks next year?????