Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by socalfan21:
Really... Incarcerated bob??
He's a decent source when it comes to free agency and yeah, I buy that the Jets are being picky. From what was said yesterday, Tampa had a good offer on the table, Jets balked, which tells me that Tampa wasn't offering a 1st rounder and the Jets really want a 1st rounder, especially after the Percy Harvin trade and people coming out of the woodwork with the "you can't trade Revis for less than Percy Harvin" rhetoric.
This - is a joke. Is Revis all-world? He sure seemed like it before he got injured. Will he be again? Time will tell. Based on fiscal reasons only, I don't think he's a good pickup for the 49ers. Someone pointed out that if you have 10 players making $8 million a year, you then have 43 guys to pay with $53 million. To us average Joe fans, that sounds like truckloads of money. In the world of the NFL, that's a 1 player contract (see: Harvin, Percival). Which 10 players on the roster do the 49ers give that $8 million a year to? Once that is figured out, then you know what else you have to work with.
The key to the 49ers staying relevant for the next decade is draft and inexpensive free agents. The FO manages the cap well, and (hopefully) will continue to do so. Players that left the team yesterday can be replaced - either by someone already on the roster (Celek - Walker, Soap/RJF - Ian Willaims), through the draft, or an inexpensive free agent. I'm not panicking by any means. IMVHO, those who departed were accounted for before they left. I think there's more depth on this roster than people think. Are there options already in SF to replace Goldson? Sure - move Cully, see what Robinson can do. Is there a FS available in FA? Sure - Reed, Landry, Woodson. What about the draft? You bet! Tons of talent there.
Well, what about RJF/Soap? The 49ers have already extended Ian, so they certainly feel that position is answered. Will they draft DL? Count on it. There's FA's out there to spell Cowboy, too, even though I'm not a huge fan of the flashy names - Abraham, Seymour.
I guess my point after all that is this team is in solid shape, with a little wiggle room under the cap, and ton of draft picks, and are again considered a premier place for free agents to come and have a better than average chance of winning a Championship. You want the megasuperdeluxe payday? Chances are you're not going to get it in San Francisco. Want a chance to play for multiple championships? Come on down!!