Originally posted by NCommand:
Wow, thought they'd wait until after the draft but the more I thought about it, he is going to play and mentor a young gun anyhow...Moss-style so we can pick him up anytime! Been saying it all along... this is NOW the team FA's not only want to play for but willing to play for for less money.
Remember these Deion Sanders days? They are back baby!
Yea, you and I talked about this awhile back and it's coming to fruition. What's cool is that this FO can basically use this "cookie-cutter" approach to sustainability. Draft, resign your best, use FA for 1-2 year incentive-based deals, and compile draft picks to maneuver for current and future picks. These next five years are going to be spectacular.
IMO, it will be like 84-90 with us being in the playoffs, but, IMO, Baalke is doing a better job in this era of Salary-Cap-Hell. I honestly believe that we will resign Iupati, Aldon and Kap. We will let Crabs walk because he will demand too much like Goldson and would be willing to go elsewhere. That is why Lockette is such a key players this year. He succeeds, the need for Crabs won't be that great and we can continue to sustain our team by drafting his replacement this or next year.
The same with the CB and S group. This is a strong safety class where we could land two new candidates for stating FS and SS without having to pick them in the top 34. The same goes for the NT class. Jenkins could be had at 62 or even 74.
I have this feeling... Baalke will trade up to teens to land "his" player and still get to keep either 31 or 34. So here we go... FAs Nnamdi and Charles would be on one year deals to support and mentor their groups while still being able to prove their "mettle" to the rest of the NFL that they can still play, win win! Both Whitner and Brown will be FA next year. Now would be the time to find their future replacements while adding some all-star vets to the competition mix. So I see three potential DBs drafted this year. Donatell can now have a "Moss-like" presence in the CB and S squads, will only make them better: Iron sharpens iron. Then add three rookies to the deal and blamo, major competition.
Baalke is "Locked-In"!!!
Great time to be a Niner fan again.