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49ers sign Craig Dahl to 3 year deal

Originally posted by Beeker:
Everyone still standing on the ledge over this signing? Wow. Just, WOW.

I encourage those who still are to go ahead and jump.
From many pages back, no this is NOT the replacement for goldson. Goldson is a great tackler, but for 8 or 9 or 12 million, way overpriced, AND he couldn't stop the jumpball passes on the left side of our D. Nor could anybody else. Our starting corner is coming thru the draft, and unfortunately,, may be a bit higher than we had wanted. I just don't see any FS out there with tons of Probowl talent . Goldson had it, but it did no good against Anquan and his two buds, which just killed us. Anybody playing us in the future is going to use the jumpball pass on 3rd down and RZ all day, unless we come up with a guy who can beat the jumpball....maybe a tall WR who can jump , but has bad hands, and convert him to FS? Oh well...
Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
From many pages back, no this is NOT the replacement for goldson. Goldson is a great tackler, but for 8 or 9 or 12 million, way overpriced, AND he couldn't stop the jumpball passes on the left side of our D. Nor could anybody else. Our starting corner is coming thru the draft, and unfortunately,, may be a bit higher than we had wanted. I just don't see any FS out there with tons of Probowl talent . Goldson had it, but it did no good against Anquan and his two buds, which just killed us. Anybody playing us in the future is going to use the jumpball pass on 3rd down and RZ all day, unless we come up with a guy who can beat the jumpball....maybe a tall WR who can jump , but has bad hands, and convert him to FS? Oh well...
Hi doc. You're really sold on the "convert a tall WR to CB" idea. lol. It might work, who knows.

I think they should draft that 6'8" DL (Hunt?), and then play him and 6'8" Alex Boone at CBs on those "jump ball" type plays. (Also would be good on extra points and field goals!)

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[ Edited by oldninerdude on Mar 20, 2013 at 9:39 AM ]
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I don't now if this has been mentioned anywhere yet, but I haven't seen it until today.

Dahl is listed as a SS on the 49ers roster webpage.

http://www.49ers.com/team/roster.html

Doesn't mean much, but I thought it was odd. Especially considering he's the only safety listed as strong or free.
http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/0ap2000000093207/Crabtree-14-yard-TD-catch



There's our new FS
My only question about this signing is why a 3 year deal? Why not 1 or 2. This guy doesn't seem to offer much outside of special teams and I have a hard time believing there were too many teams out there vying for his services in the secondary. Is he that awesome of special teams player??
Some of you guys are true homers.


I trust in Baalke/Harbaugh but they arent invincible. Dahl is NOT a starting quality safety. I trust them enough to believe that they got him as a 3rd safety.
Originally posted by spizzy:
Some of you guys are true homers.


I trust in Baalke/Harbaugh but they arent invincible. Dahl is NOT a starting quality safety. I trust them enough to believe that they got him as a 3rd safety.

This!

If this guy ends up starting we are f**ked
Even if we still had dashon, we still couldn't stop the left sideline jumpball pass. Ravens cleaned our clock with that one play at least a dozen times, and maybe it was more. DAshon was a great tackler. But tackling a WR who just caught another jumpball on flacco's right side didn't help us one whit. The ideal guy is some rangy WR from nowhere's ville, who is 6'7" and can jump vertical 4.5 feet, has strong hands, and can cover like a wet blanket on a hot fire. Honestly, I would love to see the tallest WR out there in camp to see if he could be converted to defend the one play dashon nor anybody else NEVER defended, the jumpball sideline pass. Making the tackle, like dashon, didn't stop the chains from moving. Anyone question if the entire league tries to wrap that play around our necks this coming yr? Guys like Gonzalez, the Ravens two remaining WRs, plus a couple others are the usual suspects. But we gotta stop that play this yr or we don't win bumpkus.

I suspect trent and JH have been working exactly on that one dammed play...ie, how to defense it. Maybe it takes a gang of 8. More likely, it would have been harder to complete if flacco was on his back after every pass he threw, or tried to throw. Do I think Fangio has fault in this? Bet your boots. Like they say, if you can't cover, Blitz....and fangio was allergic to that call against flacco...a shame.

Hey oldninerdude, yes, I do like the idea, but the problem of finding a guy like that is...well, it just seems impossible. But until you try something different, all we got is a bunch of tall WRs that rule our CBs and Ss. That one darn play just poleaxed us, and JH had no idea how to defend it. Wish he would have had fangio blitz all out on those plays. But heck, who knows if even that would work. To be that tall and that good an athlete to cover really tall , strong WRs....jeez, that is a tall order.

Your question about a LB covering, or specifically , Aldon covering the left side, playing CB or SS...now that would have been fun to watch. He's athletic enough, no question about that. Would it work? I dunno...but I would love to have seen it....#99 playing left corner or SS. Imagine that. And yes, I have thot a lot about it...with no answers.
[ Edited by pasodoc9er on Mar 22, 2013 at 4:29 PM ]
Originally posted by NinerG94:
My only question about this signing is why a 3 year deal? Why not 1 or 2. This guy doesn't seem to offer much outside of special teams and I have a hard time believing there were too many teams out there vying for his services in the secondary. Is he that awesome of special teams player??

The length of this contract means very little when the guaranteed money is less than a million. This signing is being way too scrutinized.
[ Edited by SFrush on Mar 22, 2013 at 4:27 PM ]
True and jettisoning him at any time will not hurt the 49ers but is he really a good special teams player. I really don't know. Still seems we were deep with backup safeties as it is. We need quality back there but maybe Spillman really is ready to step up. If so this would make more sense to me.
Originally posted by NinerG94:
True and jettisoning him at any time will not hurt the 49ers but is he really a good special teams player. I really don't know. Still seems we were deep with backup safeties as it is. We need quality back there but maybe Spillman really is ready to step up. If so this would make more sense to me.

I doubt Spillman will ever be our starting FS. Perhaps he'll be our 2014 starting SS if Whitner is not re-signed though.
this signing blows. RIP 2013 season.
Dahl has so little name recognition, I seen the thread title and thought it was a new signing. Goodness, I forgot about this one already.
Originally posted by fister30:
Dahl has so little name recognition, I seen the thread title and thought it was a new signing. Goodness, I forgot about this one already.

Hahahaha. Sadly, this was the case with me as well.