Originally posted by cciowa:
do you think it is smart or realistic to get rid of whitner. sign charles woodson and then draft a nice young safety to take over? i was like many fans. got sucked in cuz whitner hits hard then threw up when i saw him get burned in pass coverage all the damn time. appreciate your feedback
As much as fans are prone to an emotional response....."CUT HIM...NAAAAAAOOOOOHHH", I think what you'll see is Whitner hang around as a starter for another season. However I do feel that they'll add a safety through the draft and develop him throughout the season to take over for Whitner next year as his contract will be up at the end of the upcoming season. Now if Goldson leaves, that changes things up and I feel that they'd go out and sign a veteran safety but otherwise, I would only be expecting an addition through the draft. Plus there's always Trent Robinson, not sure how high the staff is on him but he's got to figure into the mix somehow.
The good thing is that this is a great year for safeties in the draft, lots of safety talent in the 2nd and 3rd rounds especially.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Feb 27, 2013 at 7:08 PM ]