Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by WildBill:haly left because he was a screwball who was unable or unwilling to co exsist with the coaches and some of his team mates,,, like tim harris.the niner front office were idiots for trading him to the cowboys.. this thread was created for the express purpose of woulda coulda. its fun to debate what could have happend,, if you do not want to lament, no one is forcing you to.. another would could thread could be started for what could have occured had we kept haley and tim harris on the same team and then you add in thomas. it would have been the greatest defense in nfl history and bono would have been just fine. hell we may never have needed sanders
Here is another thing to ponder, Young avoided sacks with his legs, would Bono lasted as long?
As for Thomas, we played a different type of D. People also forgetting the salary cap. Our problem was the CB play. Case in point Dieon. If he wasn't such a mercenary. The niners could have another 2 easy. In fact we could have won three straight.
The SOB cowboys were smart though, if you can't beat them take their players away, first Haley then Dieon.
Another thing to think about too, Haley left because he was in Joe's corner.
I still prefer Young. However, if Haley was more of a team player and then we got and kept Dieon, instead of just 5, we might actually have 8 by now. We also might have a different situation right now. No JH, no Alex, no Baalke. We might have kept Bono and also in hindsight Elvis Grbac.- then no Garcia to.
All coulda shoulda woulda-why lament, it is what it is, just like we could had Rodgers....move on
Wow, that's crazy!