Originally posted by Willisfn4life:
Originally posted by Snider8706:
Trade for revis, sign Ed reed, move Goldson to ss
We should probably release Patrick Willis then because that is what it would take to have the money to make something like that happen. Revis wants to get paid in a big way. Ed Reed will finish his career as a raven, I'm almost certain of that. We have a lot of draft picks coming up which means there is a lot of potential to bring in promising new younger talent than the above you mentioned.
You don't burn down your house because of a broken window. Release Patrick Willis and 31 teams will fight over the right to sign him.
What you do is go out a get a pass rusher. Justin Smith and Ray McDonald are stout against the run, but ordinary against the pass. If you replace anyone in the linebacker corps, it's Ahmad Brooks, not NaVorro Bowman, not Aldon Smith and DEFINITELY not Patrick Willis. I'd ship Brooks, Sopoaga, Culliver and probably Carlos Rogers out of town.
Need a young speedster to pair with Crabtree. Moss can't get it done anymore. Williams can't stay healthy and Jenkins is clueless. Manningham can do what Moss does, but he's no burner.
If Cleveland or Kansas City are really the likely destinations for Alex Smith, then the Niners have to get either a good draft pick (and I don't mean a fourth-rounder) or some young talent in return. Letting him walk for nothing should be out of the question. Ever since New England torched the secondary it should be apparent that is the weakness of the defense. That, and no consistent pass rush. Aldon Smith may be a star one day, but a star doesn't disappear for four or five consecutive games.
Oh, and David Akers is history. Agreed?