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49ers sign Craig Dahl to 3 year deal

Originally posted by Beeker:
Originally posted by SFrush:
Originally posted by Sourball:
Someone to back up Kenny Vaccaro

More like Eric Reid.

Ed Reed is NOT going to be a 49er. He will resign with the Joevens or sign with the Texans.

Lol
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Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
Originally posted by SanFranFanfrmVa:
Originally posted by 49erMike:
Every year that Baalke taken over as GM, the 9ers have improved. And every year people whine and complain because he doesn't do it THEIR way.


When Baalke took over there was no other way to go but up. The organization was in the basement for the last decade. A lot of talent was already on the roster and you can thank Harbaugh and the coaching staff for the major improvement. Baalke just signed a safety that even the Rams didn't want back on the roster. This guy sucks and in no way,shape or form is he a starting safety in the NFL. We need secondary help bad and let me explain this to you. Talib and Rogers Cromartie just signed 1 year and 5 million dollar deals. Sean Smith the big CB type Baalke said we needed just signed for 6 million a year. Ed Reed is still on the market and we signed this clown. Dahl wasn't getting this deal from any other team in the legue. There were good deals to be made on this slow market and Baalke sat on his hands and did nothing. Instead we signed special team players that we could've drafted in rounds 5 thru 7. Now we're placed into a position of having to play rookies in the secondary from day 1 or starting a scrub like Dahl. Just perfect Baalke you've placed our super bowl dreams in the hands of the unknown.

Check your calendar. IT'S MARCH ! It's one week into free agency. Good god
the sad thing is this is the way they have done it for the last two years and some people still roll out the shock and awe and of course the old expressions of how cheap we are and how we lowball people and how we need to sign someone RIGHT GOD DAMN NOW OR THE SEASON IS OVER!!!! gotta dust off those old pearl harbor 911 giant news paper head lines i guess
Originally posted by cciowa:
i do not who eric reid is but i will be curious to see what ed reed does. do you think he is using the texans for leverage? i thought all along the ravens would put a full court press on to keep him as their fan base is foaming at the mouth out there

I think Reed truly intends on staying in Baltimore and did all along, it was the business approach to say look I went to Houston, spoke to SF etc, here is what they have can you match or average the offers as well as he may consider a hometown discount.
Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by Beeker:
Originally posted by SFrush:
Originally posted by Sourball:
Someone to back up Kenny Vaccaro

More like Eric Reid.

Ed Reed is NOT going to be a 49er. He will resign with the Joevens or sign with the Texans.
i do not who eric reid is but i will be curious to see what ed reed does. do you think he is using the texans for leverage? i thought all along the ravens would put a full court press on to keep him as their fan base is foaming at the mouth out there

I do think that to be the case, and yes, I misread ERIC Reid as ED Reed .... My bad
No worries guys. Craig Curry will most likely be a ST guy and backup. Unless Baalke saw some untapped potential or is beginning to think he has the Midas touch, Dahl may not be our true starter at FS.
Originally posted by mryan1004:
Nothing in either of your posts have you suggested overpaying for anyone or go against what Baalke has been strategically known to do. You never stated that the seahawks already won anything, however they did sign decent players and against a homer's mentality, they were already a good team that may be a bit better now with some signings. Carlos Rogers being signed through free agency was a bigger signing than Dahl this year so, to hope for your team to sign for a better name and a better man suited for a hole in the defense doesn't seem unreasonable or asking too much.



Thank you very much for not saying everything Baalke does is correct and great. I'll go on record right now and say we can't win a super bowl with the current state of our secondary.
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Originally posted by Joecool:
No worries guys. Craig Curry will most likely be a ST guy and backup. Unless Baalke saw some untapped potential or is beginning to think he has the Midas touch, Dahl may not be our true starter at FS.

i look at dahl as a person who can play both free and strong in a pinch, upgrade special teams, young, some knowledge of the rams system and just overall the right type of player the coaches like without a hefty price tag. i am fine with it
Originally posted by AllTimeGreat:
Originally posted by m_brockalexander:
Let's all take a step back and see this signing for what it really is. Dahl is NOT being signed as THE replacement for Dashon Goldson. If anything, he is being signed as the replacement for long lost Colin Jones who they traded away before last season to the Panthers.

Dahl is being signed for depth and his special teams ability, nothing more. Baalke is trying to rebuild an area of our team that slipped last year because we lost some key contributors (Costanzo, Jones, etc.). Not one of you were concerned when they signed Dan Skuta because it is obvious that he is not being asked to replace Willis or Bowman. Call me crazy, but that is pretty obvious to me.

One last thing, if the Niners made this move AFTER the draft, I would be worried. I think they have plenty of opportunities to find the next Goldson in late April. Take a deep breath, Zoners. This is not the end of the story at FS.

I just don't think this move makes much sense.

Safety is one of the most challenging positions for a rookie to learn coming into the NFL and unless we are prepared to see a lot of blown coverages in the secondary we don't want to be depending on our draft pick to man that position. So we still need to sign a veteran FS (like Michael Huff or Kerry Rhodes) and we now have that much less cap space to do this.

This move would make sense if we needed depth a safety, but our problem isn't depth, we need a starting caliber replacement. We already have CJ Spillman who was our best special teamer the past couple years, Trenton Robinson, Michael Thomas from the practice squad + a likely high draft pick on a safety. If we keep Dahl and Spillman and our draft pick, we have to cut Robinson who might be important to keep since we'll be losing Whitner next year. And how many special teamers can we really afford to keep at one position anyways? If we cut Spillman we replace one good special teams player for another.

No 3 years for 5 million isn't a lot of money. But when we have holes to fill and limited cap space to do it every dollar counts and spending money on a guy who isn't starting material and has a good chance of being cut is a questionable move at this point imo.

If you were worried about a rookie playing safety and blowing coverages, just look at the Falcons game tape and you will see our former Pro Bowl safety let Julio Jones run right by him for the initial score of the game. It happens to everyone now and again. Having a rookie start at QB before last year was considered ridiculous and look at how that turned out for the Dolphins, Colts, Redskins and Seahawks. You either trust that Baalke will pick up a great FS in the draft capable of starting or you don't.

Dahl's deal really only has the Niners on the hook for $ 800k guaranteed money. It will be a straight up competition among him, Robinson, Thomas, Spillman and whomever else they add to the mix. Next man up as far as I'm concerned. It may not be the fantastic move that we have come to expect from our front office, but it doesn't scare me either.
Originally posted by SanFranFanfrmVa:
Thank you very much for not saying everything Baalke does is correct and great. I'll go on record right now and say we can't win a super bowl with the current state of our secondary.

Good thing the Super Bowl isn't coming up later today.

We still have the remainder of free agency and a draft in which we have an enormous amount of ammunition at our disposal. Relax.
Originally posted by PRIMETIME21:
Originally posted by mryan1004:
Originally posted by SanFranFanfrmVa:
Baalke has dropped the ball in free agency as far as the secondary is concerned. We couldn't afford Rogers-Cromartie or Talib on a 1 year 5 million dollar deal? The weak link on the team is only weaker with no help in sight. Other then Anquan Boldin the 49ers have done nothing in free agnecy. We could've used the money he spent on Skuta and Dahl and brought in one of those CB's. I could've drafted Tyrann Mathieu and made him a better special teams player then Dahl. Baalke's failure to address the secondary is just dissapointing, We'll be one of the teams in the next 5+ years that's good but never gets over the hump. We fail to address our biggest weakness every offseason. Waited 2 years to address a second WR,never added defensive line depth, and next offseason we'll still be talking about how weak the secondary is. When you have a weakness you address it and move on. You don't go cheap and move on. The Seahawks needed another playmaker and they traded for Harvin. We have a BIG need at FS and we sign Craig Dahl. We have a need for a big CB so we lowball Asomugha and let him take other visits. Monday we'll find out that he signed with NO for 1 year and 3 million dollars. Like it or not the Seahawks are the better team at this time. If we lose the division the Super Bowl dream is over. The 49ers aren't going into Seattle and win a playoff game.

I agree completely with all of this. Against many wishes on here I think at this point I would have to really step up efforts to move on Revis, I think more so now because of the all around gains Seattle has made on both sides of the ball. They can't afford to play games with musical secondary or trial and error.

yea i agree, i don't think dahl will every be as good as goldson, with that said we could have just drafted special teams players, this one is a head scracher.

the player acquisition/team building component part of the offseason is not even half way done there's still the draft and just because there are/were some recognizable names doesn't mean that they were the best fit (locker room,contract, or skill set). our St coverage units were terrible and baalke has addressed it (the honey badger is too light in the arse to help there not to mention that we already have return specialist in kw and lmj. so i find it highly unlikely that the 5'7 170lb guy can fill the same role as the 6' 200lb guy no matter how much coaching up you attempt. Talib is a head case, cromartie is a piss poor tackler, and nnamdi over the last couple of seasons has been exposed.

the I'm better then baalke syndrome is back for another tour.
don't over react folks....if still sign an older vet FS and he gets injuried....Craig will step right in.







he has experience in the NFC WEST... look how well he contains the Beast.





THANK GOD he is on our side now!





Seahawks are in trouble!



Originally posted by Puckdaddy:
Originally posted by m_brockalexander:
Let's all take a step back and see this signing for what it really is. Dahl is NOT being signed as THE replacement for Dashon Goldson. If anything, he is being signed as the replacement for long lost Colin Jones who they traded away before last season to the Panthers.

Dahl is being signed for depth and his special teams ability, nothing more. Baalke is trying to rebuild an area of our team that slipped last year because we lost some key contributors (Costanzo, Jones, etc.). Not one of you were concerned when they signed Dan Skuta because it is obvious that he is not being asked to replace Willis or Bowman. Call me crazy, but that is pretty obvious to me.

One last thing, if the Niners made this move AFTER the draft, I would be worried. I think they have plenty of opportunities to find the next Goldson in late April. Take a deep breath, Zoners. This is not the end of the story at FS.


There are two holes in this statement which skews your logic.

1. Using the Skuta example as proof that Dahl is not a replacement. You would have a good point if say we lost one of our MLB's and the FO signed Skuta before finding a formidable replacement. Because that is the situation as far as the safety position. But we lost a very important piece in our secondary and we sign a potential 3rd string safety after watching 5 or 6 days of decent DB's fall off of the board? Thats next to stupidity.

2. Hoping the Niners "find the next Goldson in April". This is a move that would be best if we either won the SB or are in a rebuilding stage. It is not astute to not reach the zenith, then put complete faith in coaching a rookie on the fly and expect him to perform as well as Goldson in hostile playoff conditions, and have the same impact. Its more unreasonable than anything.

If the 9ers have strong confidence in signing Darrelle Revis, Woodson or Reed, only then will the rookie or Dahl be understandable. Anything other than that, It would seem that we have a strictly gem searching for much of nothing FO like the Patriots. Using that formula will get you to 2nd of 3rd place, but not the promise land.

To your points:

1. The DB's that signed before we signed Dahl........how much did they sign for? The Niners signings are all modest dollar signings. Baalke is more inclined to build through the draft rather than make a big dollar free agent signing. The reason why they let Goldson hit the market is they knew someone was willing to pay him $ 8 million per and they were not.

2. Our secondary was torched in the playoffs, including Goldson (.....remember Julio Jones in ATL). You have to trust that Baalke will sign another reasonably priced free agent or be able to find the best coverage FS in the draft. It's not over yet.
Ugggh..... Damn Afrikan.... this vids make me wanna puke
Excitable boys rush to their keyboards and quickly throw together an inspiring compendium of Dahl's worst moments! Another day dawns on the Web Zone. Yawn.
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Originally posted by GNielsen:
Excitable boys rush to their keyboards and quickly throw together an inspiring compendium of Dahl's worst moments! Another day dawns on the Web Zone. Yawn.
you can cherry pick anything whether it be video or print media to justify your hate for a player , whom we have never seen in a niner uniform, if you just want to throw up your hands and say this player is garbage and we will suck because the coaches and front office, chose not to allow some guy to hold a gun to our heads, knock your self out.
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