Alex Trade - A+... Got way more than any fan or media person expected from him. It was either that or cut him and get nothing.
Boldin Trade - A... One of the last picks in the 6th round for Boldin. His price tag isn't too bad either.
Re-signing Ian, Brock, Hastings - B... Brock is nothing more than a 5th CB but had 15 ST tackles last year. He was one of our top ST cover guys. Williams replaces RJF and will play for 3 years for about 4.1 mil compared to RJF at 4 years, 22 mil. Not sure why Hasting sticks around but I guess he is a favorite do good player for us. No potential though.
Dorsey - B... If he can replace Sopoaga who got 4 yrs 12 mil compared to his 2 yrs 6 mil than it's a win. We will see how he does... could be an A, could be a C but no reason to pay Sopoaga who is going downhill and only played 1/3 of the snaps.
Dahl - C... Not that good of a safety but he brings vet experience which we don't have. Good ST leader and try hard guy.. Familiar with NFC West/Rams. Wasn't paid much at 1.6 a season but I would rather have had a 1 year vet min deal.
Phil Dawson - A... Best kicker on the market. He's old but the 1 year deal makes it good.
Cuts (Haralson, Manningham) - A... kept 2 players we need and got them for half the price each.
Skuta - A... Great ST player... could be Costanzo but is more versatile.
Moore - Doesn't Matter... just competition for the 6th WR spot but mostly a ST ace. Might just be camp fodder.
No way we could re-sign our guys that left who made 94 mil with 42 guaranteed. None of them were in our price range. Goldson will hurt but we just couldn't pay him with all our younger players needing to be re-signed in a few years. We upgraded kicker, st cover units, WR, DL stayed about the same at a fraction of the cost. TE can be replaced in the draft but it will take time for a rookie to fill Walker's shoes. FS will be the hardest to replace... will take a rookie time to get even close to filling Goldson's shoes. Because of all the 2014 FA's (crabtree, kap, iupati, anthony, culliver, etc, etc) this offseason so far was about weathering the storm to me. Not necessarily getting better... our guys were hot commodities being in the SB and all... we did what we had to do to weather the storm and now in the draft we can start getting filling the rest of the needs and build for the future. No complaints from me...
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Mar 20, 2013 at 11:56 AM ]