Originally posted by LisaTwelve:
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
Originally posted by RolandDeschain:
Originally posted by Stanley:
Why? Because you got a bunch of young players who are going to be looking to cash in that's why. The 49ers core is already locked up for a few years - Your young gunz won't stick around for peanuts.
One of the pitfalls of drafting supremely well for years on end. Every NFL team wants this problem. Also, between some of your key players getting older and some of the young guys starting, I don't think you're as well stocked & locked for a few years as you imply, IMO. Harvin's the first expensive, flashy FA signing Carroll & Schneider have done since they came here nearly 4 years ago, unless you count Zach Miller; which I don't, his price and skill set seems moderate, or upper-moderate, to me.
No, NFL teams don't want this problem. They want their stars tied down with long term deals. Not all becoming free agents at once.
Also, the Marshawn Lynch trade and Whitehurst trade were "flashy" at the time. Lynch worked out.
Lets not forget the Matt Flyyncident. Fail.
I think the "problem" he was referring to was continually having a plethora of young draftees balance the occasional FA signing (or three).
Charlie Whitehurst a splash? most were like "what the?!?!? (and, rightly so)
As for Flynn, no "incident" there.
Just a FA signing at a position of great need in the off season and then the unexpected case of a special rookie winning the job in summer competition.
It sure was a splash according to Seahawk fans? lol
Flynn couldn't beat out a 3rd round rookie. Wilson didn't start off great either. It was as Flynn wasn't even an option. That says it all to me.