Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Yes and no. Its easy to find a capable guard. Its hard to find a guard on the level of Iupati. IMO i would probably resign Iupati over crabtree. It is simply more important to keep the chemistry and core of the offensive line together long term for stability and chemistry than it is to resign a wr. If he was top 5, or even top ten WR, than maybe,but as of right now he is barely scratching top 15 WR's. The thing that will ensure long term success for this team is making sure we stay strong in the trenches. Right now we have a very strong arguement for the #1 offensive line in the league. I would personally like to keep it that way for the next decade.
totally agree, Iupati is very important to resign, now that we have an excellent QB, he can make average receivers look good. Finding an equally capable guard will be much harder. Iupati is a pro bowler, crabs not yet. Crabs will probably leave for more money anyways. Iupati has awesome attitude too.
[ Edited by thenovemberrain on Apr 6, 2013 at 10:22 PM ]