Originally posted by 9ersLiferInChicago:
Exactly I've been saying the same thing. The D-line, in particular Williams or Dobbs, is about the only place where I see room being made. Outside of that RB, in whitch case Jacobs would seem the likely candidate out. But I think D-line is were room will come from.
yep to further elaborate on your point, I think Williams becomes #1 candidate for release because he is just a true NT right now, he has shown progress to be a DT but at the moment Dobbs is more valuable as contributor on ST as well as the ability to play DT/OLB/TE/FB - We've already seen our ST ACE in Colin Jones get shipped out because he didnt offer anything from a defensive standpoint so seeing Williams go(hopefully to the PS) would not shock me one bit.
To your second example - Jacobs would seem like a potential casualty but if his preseason play is any indication of how his camp went and where he is currently at in terms of both mental and physical health then I would definitely push for Jacobs to stay. IMHO Celek is the #2 most viable release candidate because he is behind VD, Walker, and even Dobbs from an experience standpoint. I would also like to see him land on PS if we had to release him but we will see what happens.
[ Edited by sfout on Sep 2, 2012 at 4:54 PM ]