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What is your biggest priority for improving the 2013 roster?

im thinking of letting Dashon go. We need the coin to resign our important players. Could Cully play FS and Whitner play SS?
^^ I agree with you on Whitner. He's a good run defender, but just doesn't have the ability to cover or make many plays in the passing game, and was obviously targeted by opposing offenses down the stretch. If there was one move I'd definitely make, it would be to replace him.
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Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
When you're within 10 yards of winning the Super Bowl, I don't think it's wise to do a major overhaul to any aspect of your team. Some tweaks here and there, a few additions and maybe 1-2 subtractions, yes. But a major overhaul when you're that close to winning it all is a serious overreaction.

With a better defensive, we aren't down 17-0 in a NFC championship game and aren't down 21-6 in a Super Bowl.
I personally think that signing Dashon is playing with house money. I think his play is in result of that guarenteed money he's seeking. His best two seasons has been contract years. Im not saying he's albert haynesworth ............
To be fair, Boldin was making some ridiculous catches during that game. The long TD pass to Jacoby Jones was inexcusable by the secondary, but Flacco should've been sacked long before that. Rushers took bad angles and allowed Flacco to escape far too many times.

In the Redzone we have to defend that seam route right up the gut. They exploited us twice with that route. Atlanta did the same. And the Packers before that. This is a scheme thing that opposing offenses learned to take advantage of and Fangio and Donatell failed to make the adjustment. This part falls on the coaching.

Overall we just played undisciplined on offense and defense and looked dazed and overanxious by the Super Bowl environment.

Whitner is solid but not a core guy and can be upgraded. I think next year is the last year on his contract so we should definitely look to draft a guy who can learn for a year and take over afterwards. What we really need though, is a 3rd OLB/DE who can give Aldon and Brooks breathers without suffering a huge drop in pass rush effectiveness. Parys Harralson and Clark Haggans, while wily veterans, just aren't that guy.
Originally posted by BayArea:
Spend the entire draft on the secondary and defensive line and a maybe a 3rd or 4th rounder on WR and we are good. More picks from Alex Smith and get as many corners as we can get our hands on. Getting torched by 10 hail marys in one game is unacceptable. Our secondary needs to be able to cover guys when our line is unable to get pressure. They got exposed without Justin Smith.


The team has 14 picks and potentially 3 compensatory picks. So you want to bring in 16 db's and DL and one WR.???
Two primary things and a couple lesser ones...first, beef up the DL. With Justin Smith playing with literally one good arm, his linemates really didn't step up to pick up the slack. Lack of any consistent pocket collapsing gave Aldon Smith and Ahmad Brooks few opportunities to pressure the QB in both the NFC Championship game and the SB. Both Sopoaga and RayMac's performance fell off this year. With Sopoaga being a FA, I don't see it as any kind of lock he'll return. I'd mine the FA market to get a quick DL fix...and my primary target would be Randy Starks. He can play inside or out, and has the size and strength to improve the DL immediately. I'd also trade up (with some of at least 14 draft picks) to get a blue-chip DT and DE. I'd also consider signing either Terrance Knighton or Alan Branch to upgrade the middle. The second thing is to overhaul the secondary...they were miserable down the stretch (to wit, the NE and Seattle games) and throughout the playoffs. The GB game wasn't bad, but in Atlanta and on Sunday they were horrible. You can point to the lack of consistent pressure from the front 7 as part of the reason, but that doesn't explain poor communication, misplayed coverages, poor angles, and simply getting beat deep. So, my solution would include signing Sean Smith to improve the CB position...he's big, quick and can match up well with the bigger receivers we face every season. I'd also take a hard look at William Moore or Glover Quin to upgrade SS. Whitner was awful, particularly in the playoffs and SB. Rogers, Brown and Culliver also had more than their share of misplays...BL is we don't have a shutdown CB and we need one. Again, Baalke needs to draft the best CB and S he can. Another guy I'd take a hard look at is Jarius Byrd...they could sign him for arguably less than Goldson's camp will demand. He's a very good playmaker and could be a better fit long-term. Goldson's play really fell off in the NFC Championship game and the SB. Among the lesser needs are WR, given Moss isn't likely to be back and Manningham's iffy due to his serious injuries. KW will be back and Jenkins should be given every opportunity to make an impact. Kap could really use a big WR, someone like Malcom Floyd, perhaps. I'd also draft Zach Ertz, the best TE in the country. What a RZ target he could be. Then there's the K situation...Akers still has plenty of leg. One bad year doesn't necessarily mean his career's in jeopardy. A healthy Akers can still be lethal. Still, it makes sense to draft a good K, if for no other reason than to push David, or simply beat him out.
Where's the let Alex and Kap battle it out in training camp? I'm serious!
Originally posted by CorvaNinerFan:
Two primary things and a couple lesser ones...first, beef up the DL. With Justin Smith playing with literally one good arm, his linemates really didn't step up to pick up the slack. Lack of any consistent pocket collapsing gave Aldon Smith and Ahmad Brooks few opportunities to pressure the QB in both the NFC Championship game and the SB. Both Sopoaga and RayMac's performance fell off this year. With Sopoaga being a FA, I don't see it as any kind of lock he'll return. I'd mine the FA market to get a quick DL fix...and my primary target would be Randy Starks. He can play inside or out, and has the size and strength to improve the DL immediately. I'd also trade up (with some of at least 14 draft picks) to get a blue-chip DT and DE. I'd also consider signing either Terrance Knighton or Alan Branch to upgrade the middle. The second thing is to overhaul the secondary...they were miserable down the stretch (to wit, the NE and Seattle games) and throughout the playoffs. The GB game wasn't bad, but in Atlanta and on Sunday they were horrible. You can point to the lack of consistent pressure from the front 7 as part of the reason, but that doesn't explain poor communication, misplayed coverages, poor angles, and simply getting beat deep. So, my solution would include signing Sean Smith to improve the CB position...he's big, quick and can match up well with the bigger receivers we face every season. I'd also take a hard look at William Moore or Glover Quin to upgrade SS. Whitner was awful, particularly in the playoffs and SB. Rogers, Brown and Culliver also had more than their share of misplays...BL is we don't have a shutdown CB and we need one. Again, Baalke needs to draft the best CB and S he can. Another guy I'd take a hard look at is Jarius Byrd...they could sign him for arguably less than Goldson's camp will demand. He's a very good playmaker and could be a better fit long-term. Goldson's play really fell off in the NFC Championship game and the SB. Among the lesser needs are WR, given Moss isn't likely to be back and Manningham's iffy due to his serious injuries. KW will be back and Jenkins should be given every opportunity to make an impact. Kap could really use a big WR, someone like Malcom Floyd, perhaps. I'd also draft Zach Ertz, the best TE in the country. What a RZ target he could be. Then there's the K situation...Akers still has plenty of leg. One bad year doesn't necessarily mean his career's in jeopardy. A healthy Akers can still be lethal. Still, it makes sense to draft a good K, if for no other reason than to push David, or simply beat him out.

I read this
WE REALLY NEED TO KEEP DELANIE WALKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Originally posted by kelpie70:
Guys maybe we should be more concerned about drafting a new RED ZONE play caller.

This is it. We need a Red Zone Coordinator or Red Zone Specialist.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Nose tackle.



Nose tackle.




Nose tackle.



Soap was among the very worse NT's this year. The amount of times the 49ers got gashed up the middle because the NT was being handled by a single blocker was unbelievable. That should be THE priority.




Beyond that, a quality DE in the draft to rotate in and eventually replace Justin, as well as CB and FS.
Dang! I completely agree. This was what worried me towards the end of the season. Go to the Niners depth chart and look at the defense. There is no depth on the D-line. This argue was run 2 years ago about what do you fix first, the pass rush or the secondary? Most people wanted us to draft Prince A. with the 7th pick. A good pass rush will help the secondary from day one. There's nothing behind Justin for depth and Soap is a great guy but he's a weakness. Even Ray Mac is average to me but the NT is probably the most important part of a 3-4 D.

Aldon is awesome but his sacks come in streaks. We need more pressure and a better anchor at NT. The Ravens knabbed Ngata in the draft a couple of years ago and that's the type of guy I would like to find.
Originally posted by WhyBenchAlex:
Where's the let Alex and Kap battle it out in training camp? I'm serious!

Alex is gone, we're not paying his extra 7-8 mill when we can deal him and get something in return. Kaep is our QB now and will be on the cheap next year, we can use Smith's space to pick up a top tier corner/safety. And yes, I was an Alex fan all the way but he's not our QB anymore.
Originally posted by WhyBenchAlex:
Where's the let Alex and Kap battle it out in training camp? I'm serious!

Give it up. It's over. And this is from someone who has been an Alex Smith supporter through all of the years of pain and suffering. Alex Smith is real good. Colin Kaepernick has the potential to be the best quarterback in the NFL.
Drop the conservative play calling style on both sides of the ball for a "attack"style.........period! get some receivers and a kicker......get kyle Vanden Bosch for line help
[ Edited by vamphunter23 on Feb 5, 2013 at 1:49 PM ]
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