Originally posted by AXEGRINDER:
Think about that.
Bad idea, Grant already backs up Bowman AND Willis. If signing Haggans seems like a desperation move, moving Grant over to outside linebacker would be an act of extreme desperation.
How would you feel if Grant got injured playing a position he shouldn't be playing in the first place? Where does that leave our depth at MLB?
Well, who is to say what the coaching staff is thinking? You may feel that is a bad proposition, but Harbaugh and staff are the type to put the best players on the field. Look at our LG, Boone. We have no real good backup tackle except him, but they moved him, if one of the tackles go down, boone is sliding out and one of the others will slide into guard.
Think about his job, yes it is to back up the MLB position, but he is a backup and is meant to back up a player when another goes down if he is the best option, he could get hurt on ST too. You can't be afraid to use a player cause he is gonna get hurt, players are gonna get hurt all the time, even in practice, so what, we shouldn't practice because they gonna get hurt? What about Dobbs, he got hurt, so to minimize, you not going to play him at DE or TE?
Who knows, if one of the OLBs goes down the coaches may even move Willis to OLB temp, with his speed, he maybe able to get the sacks, although he lacks exp.
and it is unlikely, but grant did do a credible job inside filling in for Willis last year.
BTW, the article said the niners are set to sign Haggans, but I don't believe it is a done deal yet as of this writting.
The niners did address the issue in the draft, and after, unfortunately they got hurt and didn't get to develope.