Originally posted by AldonGood99:
Does our fan base really undervalue Dashon? Even back in the day when he was a terribly rated rookie in Madden I knew he was a beast. As far as Bo, this is a dude who ain't going anywhere and the feeling is mutual between player and front office. Besides that friendship between pat and bo is something special as evidenced by that NFL films bit. I'd like to think guys like Dashon, Bo, T Brown and Cully are going to be around for the full ride, not just a few stops on the way.
At the end of the day though, it is still a business. They are super close, but there was plenty documented on how close Willis was with Spikes too and we didn't even offer him a contract after 2010. I obviously hope we can extend him if we can do so reasonably under the cap, but no doubt it will be tricky with one of our higher paid players also being an ILB and it's hard to expect him to take much of a hometown discount when he hasn't been paid yet. It's far easier to take a hometown discount when you're on your 2nd (or more) big contract...very tough to do on 1st, but like I said, let's hope Baalke/Marathe work their magic!