Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by RollinWith21n52:
I want Nicks here. I think he's a tremendous receiver with size, deep ability and the ability to score. I think he's a great future to build around (if the price is right... BIG IF). But where would he fit this year once Mario and Crabs come back? Is Mario now the #4? Do we have 3 receivers on the field without any speed? Crabs being the fastest receiver would be problematic.
Forget about it, not going to happen, if the 49ers did trade for him, it'd be for a rental period, they're already going to be scrambling to re-sign Crabtree, there's absolutely no cap space available for Nicks if you want them to resign Kaepernick, Aldon, Iupati, Culliver..etc.
Agreed. To add another point to your argument, it's not like you trade for Nicks, insert him and watch the 100 yard games pile up. This is football, it's complicated and new players need to be brought up to speed with the new offense they are joining. The important factor for the 49ers here would be timing, as Nicks optimistically would require a couple of weeks to acclimate himself to the new offense. By then, you have Manningham back with Crabtree in the queue.
Also, given Nicks is sure to be gone at seasons end, why focus your energies on someone who's out the door in 4 months anyways? Gordon from the Browns would make more sense for the 49ers than Nicks as at least he is locked up longer term....in either case, you'd also have to be willing to drop Boldin at season's to make salaries work for the following season.
I think the best play here is to roll with what you have (4-2) and worry about that stuff next season, where you'll likely have Boldin/Crabtree outside and Patton in the slot. The o-line is vital to the success of this team as well, and I'm betting they'll want to consider a C early in the 2014 draft followed by another DB.
WR is a need only because of injuries so lets not panic here. It is highly unlikely they target an early receiver in next years draft. They will likely use a mid-round pick on a guy with a particular skill they need (ie. Return guy) and hope he develops.
[ Edited by bzborow1 on Oct 16, 2013 at 12:46 PM ]