Originally posted by oldman9er:
I think nearly 100% of us want Goldson back on the team ASAP.
.. but that doesn't mean we believe he is worth the large contract he seems to be after. With our front 7, it's likely that we can plug someone else in there to be effective and still field a strong D... rather than tying a ton of money into Goldson.
Don't know why others get so upset by this. Got to look at the financial aspect of this decision down the road. Sometimes, you just can't lock up every good player on the team. Especially if everyone is battling for more money than they are really worth. If anything, fans should be disgruntled that Goldson is trying so hard to strong-arm the team. Every day he holds out from practices (if he does in TC and preseason), he hurts the team. This further screams that he may just be that ME player first. The offer from SF was very generous. He's just putting his own personal greed ahead of the team... and yet some of you prefer to defend him.
why didn't Alex sign that initial contract we had on the table for him??? Was he greedy? Did that show he was a ME first player? Yet there were many here who defended Alex regarding the issue...they were screaming for the team to up what ever offer was on the table because they were scared to let him hit free agency.
Its just the business of the sport. Our defensive coordinator said it best a couple of weeks back. He knows Goldson...he knows that Dashon will be ready, when he eventually comes in.
Doesn't it show that Dashon was right when no one else believed in him after last season....he felt he was worth more than what the 9ers were offering...tried out the Free Agent Market, and other teams passed on him as well....he then comes in, and has the best season of his career. There is nothing wrong with a player being alittle prideful, especially when it comes to being a football player in the NFL dealing with front offices.
as far as "just plugging in" a player for that Free Safety Position...we have tried that for years, with horrible results....heck even this year, with the same personnel...when Goldson didn't play those first couple of games, our defense was getting torched.
Again, I think he knows he is not going to get overpaid...but I think he is exercising all his rights as a free agent for the time being. This is just the business of the NFL.
I mean look at what is happening down there in New Orleans.....for the past few years, the player who has been the most important person for that team...for that city. He is holding out. Heck he said he won't play if he gets franchised. He had that horrible situation that happened to him his last year with the Chargers. Its the same thing with Dashon. Sure he can sign that one year contract, but with the type of position he plays...along with the passion he brings and the sacrifice he displays....he would also be taking a huge chance for the second year in a row.
[ Edited by Afrikan on Jun 18, 2012 at 06:52:25 ]