Originally posted by 5280High:
Thats my bad, Ill take a break and work on cleaning up my language. No harm was intended, I can just be a dick. There is a line of ex-gf's that will tell you the same.
I don't think anyone is saying that Gordon is the perfect player by any means, there's a lot of downside, he's a bit of knucklehead, he's got 2 strikes facing him with one more putting him out for the year. I've listed all the cons to trading for him many times, I'm well aware of how problematic it can be. That said, I think the upside of acquiring him is enormous. I mean, imagine trotting out Crabtree, Gordon, Boldin and VD out onto the field at the same time. I'd put that group against any defense in the NFL right now. I like Manningham but I think people are putting way too much into depending on him playing the way he was last season, even the way he was last season was solid, not great. As I've said for years, Manningham is a high quality, very good #3 WR, if you have the opportunity to acquire a guy like Gordon, with undeniable franchise-level WR talent, then its an absolute upgrade. Beyond those 3, you would have Manningham, Patton and Baldwin for depth, in terms of winning in the playoffs and winning a Superbowl, that's an absolutely killer lineup.
Regardless, whatever Baalke ends up doing or not doing, I trust he'll make the best possible decision for this team. I think a lot of people are simply appreciating the upside Gordon possesses and how just trotting him out on to the field, even as a decoy forces defenses to change up how they've been playing the 49ers this season.