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Positive Trades in Niner history?

  • cciowa
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Long off season and was just pondering about any good trades in our history which worked out very well for us. i know trades are not as common in the nfl as they are in baseball and we know the ones which were terrible for us in the past... owens to philly for junk, getting oj for our future, haley to dallas for some draft choice. But which ones were good for us? I think of the steve young trade, delvin williams for freddie soloman was good. You have to be old school but in 1975 we shipped steve spurrier to tampa for willie mcgee a wide out who was a pure sensation and a bay area sensation for 8 games in 1976 before he got hurt and vanished. its probably a short list but any thoughts on good trades we have made?Thank you
Whatever we traded in '85 to move up and draft Jerry Rice
  • DRnSFw
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the steve young trade with Tampa Bay
Trading Brandon Lloyd for a 3rd and a 4th to Washington. Even though he broke out years later, that was still a great deal. Trading Barlow for a 4th.

Say what you want about McNolan—and we do—they absolutely turned players with zero value into draft picks.......... which they usually wasted.
^^ those two are likely the two most important trades this franchise has ever made.
Trading the 2008 first for Joe Staley. We complained pretty loudly that year because we likely would have had Vernon Gholston. Yeah, I'd say that worked out pretty well for us.
Originally posted by ghostrider:
Trading the 2008 first for Joe Staley. We complained pretty loudly that year because we likely would have had Vernon Gholston. Yeah, I'd say that worked out pretty well for us.

Actually, I think Tony Ugoh was the pick if we didn't grab Staley...but it doesn't change the conclusion of your statement.
Trading up to #16 to draft the great Jerry Rice probably the best trade of all time.
  • cciowa
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Originally posted by susweel:
Trading up to #16 to draft the great Jerry Rice probably the best trade of all time.
I must have had a senior moment to forget that one. i remember riding my bike when i was 7 and putting my foot between the spokes on purpose but forgot the jerry rice deal
TO for Brandon Whiting
  • cciowa
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Originally posted by ghostrider:
Trading Brandon Lloyd for a 3rd and a 4th to Washington. Even though he broke out years later, that was still a great deal. Trading Barlow for a 4th.

Say what you want about McNolan—and we do—they absolutely turned players with zero value into draft picks.......... which they usually wasted.
yes. the trades were great, what we did with the picks is a whole other story
Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by susweel:
Trading up to #16 to draft the great Jerry Rice probably the best trade of all time.
I must have had a senior moment to forget that one. i remember riding my bike when i was 7 and putting my foot between the spokes on purpose but forgot the jerry rice deal

I always use my Alex Smith rookie card to make my bike sound like a motorcycle but sometimes it falls out to the right.
Originally posted by Jakemall:
Originally posted by ghostrider:
Trading the 2008 first for Joe Staley. We complained pretty loudly that year because we likely would have had Vernon Gholston. Yeah, I'd say that worked out pretty well for us.

Actually, I think Tony Ugoh was the pick if we didn't grab Staley...but it doesn't change the conclusion of your statement.

Right, well it would have been Ugoh in 2007 and Gholston in 2008 because we essentially traded the right to draft both of them for the right to draft Staley. Win-win.
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Originally posted by susweel:
I always use my Alex Smith rookie card to make my bike sound like a motorcycle but sometimes it falls out to the right.

probably cuz your spokes are not bent at the correct angle and your hands are to small to operate the handle brakes
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Originally posted by JerryRice1848:
TO for Brandon Whiting

yes that 4th round pick they threw in was a gem as well. the worst trade thread would be fun to