Originally posted by NCommand:
Originally posted by Rsrkshn:
A bit off topic, but am I the only guy that thinks that Culliver is not for long with the Niners. Quite apart from laking marbles, he seems like a chronic disgruntled type. He took a swipe at the organization about the Niners being disingenuous when they were "negotiating" with Goldson. Niners better start drafting CBs now. They're gonna need several replacement real soon, beginning next year.
I really doubt that Whitner goes this year. It would be too traumatic for the team's backfield. But I do hope that an upgrade is in order for next year.
Still have the nagging sense that someone more impactful could have been had at #18. I have to say, that while I'm still not 100% with where the pick occured (hate giving up the #74), I do feel better about it with hearing what some others, whose opinions I respect, being so high on the guy.
Unless it's a pass rusher, ala Aldon Smith, who puts up 15 sacks while taking 50% of the snaps, I can't envision a more impactful player vs. someone like Reid who will be on the field 100% of the time.
Yeah, Culliver, seems like a great talent who needs to hone his skills a bit more but man, mentally, he needs counseling and an education. His mentality helps him stay angry on the field but clearly, something isn't adding up here.
Whitner? Who knows...we only have 1M to sign rookies right now and he or Goodwin could be one of those picks to go June 1st, sadly. That and b/c his coverage was horrendous last year and ultimately, cost us the Superbowl.
Just because a player is on the filed 100% of the time, doesn't necessarily equte to him him having the greatest positive impact on the team.
It is not my intention to get anyone riled up, NC. We all have out opinions. I don't hold to the theory that because Baalke made a choice, it was necessarily superior to all other choices that could have been made. Nor do I think kindly of those that take cheap shots at posters who happen to question the choices made. I know that you don't.
Let's hypothesize that Reid is indeed the best Safety out there. Let's say he would not have been there at #34. One would have to look at what the fall off in production would have been, had the Niners got the next best safety later in the draft. #34 or later, against what they would have had with Reid. Then measure that loss against the increase in production gleaned off an alternative pick at #18. Right? So it's the net drop or increase in impact under alternate scenarios that we're looking at, not the absolute impact tha reid will have (even that would be a guess at this point).
Others may disagree, but here's how I feel:
1. A big upgrade in our DL (Floyd, D.Jones), irrespective of how many snaps he plays, would result in a net increase in postive impact over having Reid instead of the next best available FS say Cyprien (there are many knowledgable people who feel he's better, bu that's another matter altogether).
2. Having a rare talent on offense (Eifert), irrespective of how many snaps he plays, would result a similar enhanced net benefit over a lesser free safety.
3. Reid is not in that rarified category of once-in-a lifetime safeties that an equivalent or near equivalent (or better) safety selected in round 2 cannot fill the Niners safety needs with near equal (even better) efficiency.
That's my opinion. I can respect that you have a different one. Sorry to be a bit long winded, but you asked . . . twice.
However, it is as transpired and I'm happy to look forward to what gives today.