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49ers sign Craig Dahl to 3 year deal

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.

but this thread is 34 pages long.

Goodness.
I can't even pronounce his name let alone know who he is.
Originally posted by pdizo916:
this signing blows. RIP 2013 season.

OH YE OF LITTLE FAITH


Goddamn doomsaying is annoying. You don't know.
[ Edited by xtm059 on Mar 24, 2013 at 3:16 PM ]
Originally posted by Afrikan:
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!





LMAO!! Great post! Why are these guys making Dahl out to be a formidable replacement based solely on "In Baalke I trust"?
Originally posted by m_brockalexander:
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.


You have to first be reasonable in order to know what reasonably priced is. Now ask yourself what is the REASON for making these moves? Is it to save money, or win a championship? Does Dahl or any move they have made in the secondary so far put us in a better position than we were last season? Then ask did the secondary get better or worst? Its now a week since your last response to me and STILL Dahl is the best FS on the roster. Are you still so confident in Baalke to put him in the infallable bracket?
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Originally posted by Puckdaddy:
You have to first be reasonable in order to know what reasonably priced is. Now ask yourself what is the REASON for making these moves? Is it to save money, or win a championship? Does Dahl or any move they have made in the secondary so far put us in a better position than we were last season? Then ask did the secondary get better or worst? Its now a week since your last response to me and STILL Dahl is the best FS on the roster. Are you still so confident in Baalke to put him in the infallable bracket?

You might want to consider waiting until the roster is complete before you judge it.
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Originally posted by braap49er:
why the f**k would we sign this scrub?

Dude has red eyes, man... he'll be great if we play on Halloween night
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Originally posted by sacninesixteen:
If this guy starts we're f**ked.

rumor has it, Niners are drafting a safety with their LAST 7th rd pick... Dahl will back him up!
You guys are hilarious. Some of you guys act like Dahl is a disease that will infect the entire roster.
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Originally posted by fister30:
You guys are hilarious. Some of you guys act like Dahl is a disease that will infect the entire roster.

I'm just bored, dude

actually, I look at it as an upside (since he isn't getting paid much)...

1. has few yrs experience.
2. special teamster/emergency back up at both safety positions
3. familiar with NFC WEST opponents
4. will give us insight on how to prepare for St. Louie Lamb Chops.
3 year deal sure sounds like more than a special teams guy. But hey, who needs Goldson, right??? Harbs and Co. better be on their knees praying that our pass rush re-emerges, cuz our secondary is gonna be hurting.
Originally posted by ChazBoner:
3 year deal sure sounds like more than a special teams guy. But hey, who needs Goldson, right??? Harbs and Co. better be on their knees praying that our pass rush re-emerges, cuz our secondary is gonna be hurting.

I have to believe this is all a process to a plan.
Originally posted by Puckdaddy:
Originally posted by Afrikan:
don't over react folks....if still sign an older vet FS and he gets injuried....Craig will step right in.

Seahawks are in trouble!





LMAO!! Great post! Why are these guys making Dahl out to be a formidable replacement based solely on "In Baalke I trust"?

He had backside there... which ended up being the WR from the other side, not the deep guy who caught the ball... that one's on #22
[ Edited by mkmasn on Mar 24, 2013 at 9:15 PM ]
Originally posted by mkmasn:
Originally posted by Puckdaddy:
Originally posted by Afrikan:
don't over react folks....if still sign an older vet FS and he gets injuried....Craig will step right in.

Seahawks are in trouble!



LMAO!! Great post! Why are these guys making Dahl out to be a formidable replacement based solely on "In Baalke I trust"?

He had backside there... which ended up being the WR from the other side, not the deep guy who caught the ball... that one's on #22

Yeah, it also seems like #22 lost his man and let the guy get behind him.
[ Edited by 9erfanAUS on Mar 25, 2013 at 7:55 AM ]
Did Dahl even play special teams in St. Louis? Did he play special teams with the Giants? I've read nothing mentioning him as special teams player. If he's been signed as a backup safety then that leads me to believe that the coaches think someone currently on the roster is ready to step up. We have a plethora of backup safeties on the roster now and will more than likely add another in the draft. Still puzzled by this signing. I know money wise its nothing but signed for three years? This guy better be ready to spill his guts about the Rams defense otherwise this signing is more pointless than tits on a boar.