There are 74 users in the forums

Remember
Not a member? Register Now!

49ers sign Craig Dahl to 3 year deal

Originally posted by mryan1004:
Originally posted by Magzarillious:
Slow down there guy sloooooooow down! WE BUILD THROUGH THE DRAFT AND WE WILL USE EXTRA $$$ TO EXTEND OUR PLAYERS!!!! We have a ton of picks so just settle down guy.

Really? Thanks for the education, glad we have you to reassure how the core of a team is built. Adding a player in free agency, key word "A", to the secondary isn't asking to break the bank or expect unrealistic contract offers. It's obvious who needs to be signed and who we need cap space for. So I can just disregard a concern for the current secondary because "we have a ton of picks" sorry, there's still a hole in the defense that could use veteran leadership with more skill than what is currently on the roster. What impact do you think one of the ton of draft picks will have as a rookie this year?..

It's not an education it's a fact we will continue to build through the draft because that's how you stay out of cap hell. I do think the draft is secondary heavy and I do think there are guys to come in and start right away and apparently Baalke feels the same way. There are guys we must be high on, coverages don't change in college and NFL, I definitely think we will draft some high impact players.
Originally posted by m_brockalexander:
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.

THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS......
This was for depth and think that the 49ers will go after another safety through the 2013 draft.
Originally posted by mryan1004:


Who said give up a first and bring him in for 12-15 million dollars,? I think I recall stating something like step up efforts to move on Revis....that being said when you have a "ton of picks" it puts you in a position to package a few without surrendering your draft

The Jets will require a 1st round pick he is not a free agent and yes it's documented that he thinks he's worth that much, it would be a holdout nightmare signing him and resigning our own. IT'S NOT HAPPENIN!
[ Edited by Magzarillious on Mar 17, 2013 at 9:39 AM ]
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.

I'm with you, G.


ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Originally posted by Bleed49ers4Life:
Ugggh..... Damn Afrikan.... this vids make me wanna puke

This
Originally posted by cciowa:
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.

Exactly. If anyone really wanted to, they could put together a very horrible collection of Dashon Goldson moments as well. What's the point? Evidently the point is freaking out, channeling Chicken Little, assuming you have a better handle on how to manage a team than Trent Baalke, etc. etc. etc.
[ Edited by GNielsen on Mar 17, 2013 at 9:41 AM ]
Originally posted by cciowa:
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
Yes, settle down it is only March! Have some faith.
Originally posted by cciowa:
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

This. The outrage over Dahl's signing is over the top. The money is very reasonable for a guy who can provide solid depth and can be a key special teams player. You would think he just got 20M guaranteed for christ sake. Obviously, the Niners do not think spending a ton of money on old players makes a lot of sense.
Originally posted by Wrathman:
Yes, settle down it is only March! Have some faith.

I completely agree. Strangely, some people around here equate that with "blindly following Baalke" or "blind homerism." Very mixed up fans easily prone to freak outs.
  • cciowa
  • Veteran
  • Posts: 24,757
Originally posted by GNielsen:
Exactly. If anyone really wanted to, they could put together a very horrible collection of Dashon Goldson moments as well. What's the point? Evidently the point is freaking out, channeling Chicken Little, assuming you have a better handle on how to manage a team than Trent Baalke, etc. etc. etc.

agree, you could put together five nice little clips or gore fumbling or ck not playing well. what is the point other than to incite the townspeople to drive the evil dahl out of the village. yes poor dahl he is the scurge of our team
  • cciowa
  • Veteran
  • Posts: 24,757
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
This. The outrage over Dahl's signing is over the top. The money is very reasonable for a guy who can provide solid depth and can be a key special teams player. You would think he just got 20M guaranteed for christ sake. Obviously, the Niners do not think spending a ton of money on old players makes a lot of sense.
but we have to make a move cuz seattle did, we have to over pay for people because tampa bay did. you must have missed the staff meeting. or at least he last two years when the niners have done EXACTLY this same approach. what have those results yielded?
This signing appears pretty solid. I'm a native San Franciscan living in St Louis. Dahl is a good depth pick for us and STer for sure. Guaranteed money is extremely low.

Our draft is going to be interesting. We can go after dline and secondary best available. We have players on the team, Culliver in particular, who could move to safety if necessary. Though I think he will stay at cb. Also, Trent Robinson is supposed to be looking very good. I think we will still make a move on Woodson, or another cb, Nnamdi possibly. However, I the team is waiting for the market realities to hit those guys.

Lastly, check out our salary cap number for the next two years. We have plenty of salary space earmarked for the 5 core players we will need to address over the next two years (Kap, Crabtree, Upati, Davis, and Aldon).
[ Edited by Fasteddy on Mar 17, 2013 at 10:50 AM ]
SMDH at some of the reactions in this thread and out in the general fandom universe. At the worst, he battles it out with Spillman and or a draft pick/another vet safety for the FS position.

At best, he fills Goldon's personal protector role on the punting unit in addition to filling in on other special teams units where Colin Jones excelled.

For the level-headed fans out there, a little insight as to who Dahl is:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLnJUiWbeg8
[ Edited by phiLthyphiL on Mar 17, 2013 at 10:12 AM ]
This is deepest draft in terms of safety's in a while. Dahl is versatile and we've already improved our coverage units ten-fold. It didin't make sense to shell out huge cash to one of the old guys.