Originally posted by baltien:
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
You sure about that?
<blockquote class="quote"><div>Quote:</div> 8/4/2011: Signed a three-year, $11.75 million contract. The deal contains a $2.5 million signing bonus and $4 million guaranteed. 2013: $3.85 million (+ $250,000 workout bonus), 2014: Free Agent
Personally I've felt for a long time that Goldson should be re-signed, moved to strong safety and that the 49ers should acquire a ballhawking, centerfielder type of free safety to play alongside him.
I remember saying this in another thread and then everyone jumped in my sh*t. These dudes can hit -- nobody disputes that -- but neither is good in coverage.
Boggles the mind that even after watching receivers run wild in our defensive backfield this year, people are still reluctant to accept that.
Agreed. Goldson reminds me of Culliver. Physical, aggressive, big, talented, etc. but lacks between the ears badly. He's a great highlight reel and that is an important intangible not to be taken lightly. That said, Goldson at FS has zero range esp. along the sidelines for over-the-top help. The lack of range was one of the reasons our CB's were left out to dry. If you watch Goldson during the Superbowl, alone, he missed at least 3 critical tackles on 3rd down. He also almost had ANOTHER late hit penalty on Rice (s/h been called IMHO). He doesn't seem to learn from his mistakes. He's also nowhere to be found in the middle of the field in EZ help...that may be scheme but it always seems like it's Whitner 1on1 on someone and that someone is always a win for the opposition.
Whitner is the captain of the D and is a very smart player/coach out there. He's very well spoken and a leader on this team. BUT, Goldson has the more upside as a SS (not FS). We genuinely need a FS with speed, range and who can provide coverage in the middle of the field (esp. in the EZ), the sidelines for over-the-top support, and one that is a sure tackler...it would be nice to have S's we don't have to start 25 yards deep on every play and who STILL get beat deep and on double moves. We need a coverage FS badly and I think Goldson is much better suited for the SS spot. But does he have the brains? We would miss Whitner's IQ back there.