Sometimes we get a bit short sighted, due to Trent's/Jim's talent evaluations, and like other team's homers, think our GM is the best. The Martin deal was destined to happen, because the kid still wants to play football, had a very good first yr, then fell off. The disgraceful Miami locker room ( and "Coach" didn't know)would be inconceivable in a locker room filled with quality guys like P-52, Staley, Frank, Vernon, Anquan, Justin, Navarro, to name just a few of the incredibly really good guys we have, and that is not even considering their talent. This was THE place for Martin, AND JH knows exactly what he has in this 2nd rd OT. This wasn't necessarily brilliant, but having the best coach(or close to it), the best GM, and overall the best team, sure has it's advantages. Anquan wouldn't have come here otherwise, and then, re-signed. If Martin is a top flite back up, for a 6th or 7th conditional, this is a steal. Oh, he also can play OG.
Better yet, looking at the two CBs signed for $57 mil and $52 mil...you don't see the 9ers doing that kind of thing. With the best and deepest draft in some say 10 yrs, others say 20-30 yrs, this just isn't the time to be blowing a load like that on a CB, no matter how good. I did hear the thought of one of NFL network guys that Rivas could possibly be had for a yr for $6 mil, on a one yr deal...and that is intriguing, but I doubt it. Currently TB is looking at another FA CB now, not well known, but a potential upgrade. Then in draft, I think we get a couple, one high, one in 3rd. The TB attitude is Poco a Poco, or little by little...and no $57 mil CBs.
[ Edited by pasodoc9er on Mar 12, 2014 at 11:26 AM ]