Originally posted by Oscar:
Originally posted by Allx9er:It may be closing for certain players but that's bout it
That's kinda my point. The windows that are closing are kind of the linch pins to the team (J. Smith, Gore, Whitner to a certain degree, even Greg Roman)
Idk i see see cowboy playing 2-3 years more years with little to no drop off during the first two, lineman are like the elephants of the league. But more to your point, i BELIEVE in coach Tsmaula (sp) ability to mold D linemen. When j smith does retire i hope/expect/believe that harbaalke will go get an explosive athlete for coach T to forge into another monster.
Frank is frank and we all know that its coming to an end but that's why hunter and lmj are here for. Frank was always a linch pin partly do to previous staffs inability to put together a viable passing attack for whatever reason (well chronicled) as well as franks own ability to carry the rock. With rathman pushing these guys im not worried. Rathman turned barlow into a good back, he went back to garbage because he didnt have coach on his arse. Rathman got every once of talent outta huggybear's son too.
I think whitner is younger then goldson so i don't think his window is closing at all. I gotta admit i like the leadership he brought to the back half, i thought he was wolfn a bit when talked about his role.
If anything im most concerned about roman. I don't think he makes it past two years especially if they get the 6th ring. I really hope harbaugh has a few choices in mind who he TRUSTS to call the bulk of the plays. I can convince myself that harbaugh can manage the game and call the plays when i wear my red n gold glasses but it still isn't the ideal situation imho. Seen enough coaches try and fail to want to see harbaugh give it a go. Especially now since the team and fans have set the bar so high.
[ Edited by Allx9er on Jun 25, 2012 at 11:46 PM ]