Originally posted by buck:
Originally posted by NCommand:
Well, if the Niner's want to go more physical (like Baalke alluded to and backed by CB's we've looked at in FA and Draft) they could go:
Culliver (LCB) - Brown (slot) - 1st round (FS) - Dahl (SS) - Nnamdi (RCB)
Whitner is cut to save 4M this year alone. Rogers' renegotiates and baks up both CB spots.
Whitner will not be cut this year.
If he is cut, fly down to Chile and I will buy two drinks.
Most likely not but what do you do as a FO? When a short SS gives up CRITICAL TD's on a regular basis the last two years (14 last year alone - lead the league) and this issue isn't a correctable issue (e.g. lack of height/coverage ability). And his issue had nothing to do with Justin Smith going down (he gives up TD's on a consistent basis). Teams will continue to target him in the passing game next season as well. He literally cost us the Superbowl (gave up 2 EASY TD's). Then you factor in we could save 4M alone by cutting him?
This FO really needs to consider all of these factors. Do they see Dahl as a viable SS replacement? Then you have an open competiton at FS with Culliver, Spillman and a top draft pick and let the vets fight it out at CB with Culliver, Nnamdi, Brown and Rogers. I said all along we'd see a totally different secondary this off season and so far, that is coming to fruition.
PS: "If" this happens, are you buying my round-trip ticket to Chile as well? LOL