Barrows wrote an article recently that read,
"C.J. Spillman is filling in at free safety when the first-team defense takes the field. The 49ers signed Spillman to a three-year extension this offseason. Spillman may be the most physically gifted of all of the team's safeties -- he's certainly one of the more aggressive -- but he lacks experience."
I then did some research on the physical differences of Goldson and Spillman
Age 27 6'2" 200lbs, 40 yard dash at the Combine 4.67
Age 26 6'0" 199lbs, 40 yard dash at the Combine 4.45
Seems that Spillman is faster and stronger considering that he weighs the same as Goldson yet is 2 inches shorter. Though he has special teams value, he also has the physical tangables to beat out Goldson yet lacks the experience. This front office does not give contracts away to scrubs and with this coaching staff being able to coach up talent I could see Goldson departing and being replaced after this year if he continues to be greedy and not take fair value contracts (last years decline on the 5 year 25 million dollar offer). Discuss.
Also found a YouTube video of him getting a freebe pic of Nate Davis a few years ago:
[ Edited by THEMerts80 on May 17, 2012 at 20:04:19 ]