Bottom line, he's not an effective pass rusher, isn't much of a pass defender and is moderately effective against the run. So with all that in mind, I think we can fairly easily find someone to replicate his numbers (and likely anything else PH did on the field) for much less than his current cap figure. I'm pretty confident about that, and this is coming from someone who actually really likes the guy.
And a point ppl forget, is that he'd be taking up a roster spot. The bottom line is we need STARTER material behind Brooks/Aldon in case one goes down. THAT talent can't develop if PH and his 3M backup money is playing first downs for Aldon. Look at Fleming, Johnson, FA and the draft and develop a full, well-rounded OLB in case Aldon/Brooks goes down.
Wouldn't it be nice to have an OLB who can not only seal the edge and produce TFL's but also rush the passer/drop back in coverage as part of a rotation with Aldon/Brooks on ANY DOWN? PH makes our 3-4 predictable.
Couldn't have said it any better.
Aldon Smith didn't do $hit after JS got hurt...maybe we need another OLB to replace him
Originally posted by fip24:
I would try to redo his deal. Maybe 2 yrs for 4m...lower the cap number and keep a quality bkup. I am a hug L Grant fan but i would rather let Grant walk and sink that money into Parys
Grant filled in pretty good for P. Willis, didn't he?
Originally posted by fip24: I would try to redo his deal. Maybe 2 yrs for 4m...lower the cap number and keep a quality bkup. I am a hug L Grant fan but i would rather let Grant walk and sink that money into Parys
What the heck for? His deal is up after this year. What do you have to rework? He can provide depth this year while Fleming or Johnson get up to speed, and then let him walk next season.
Once again, the 49ers are not in dire straits with the salary cap this year, there's no need to restructure a bunch of deals or release a bunch of players, they're fine for this year.
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