Originally posted by buck:
Originally posted by NeeJ49er:
I wouldnt give up a 2nd for Gordon, there has to be other options out there, a 2nd rounder is pretty steep
Getting an extra second round pick is a big deal.
I would not give up a 2nd round pick for a player with what seems to be a penchant for drinking cough medicine to get his codeine.
I know it's a huge risk and it's easy for me as an armchair GM to say I would pull the trigger bu tit's something to consider. I think he adds an element that the niners don't have in their WR core and that's speed. I could be wrong, but isn't he a vertical threat. Plus, this team has two second rounders and the draft is such a hit and miss process. But then again, Gordon's off the field troubles are alarming!
Maybe if he leaves that s**tty city, Cleveland, and goes to a real city like SF, maybe his behavior would improve a little bit; but I doubt it. Also, Colin wouldn't have had time to work with him, so if Gordon was slightly open in his route, colin probably wouldn't deliver the ball to him since he only throws to players that he feels comfortable with. That in itself can be a huge risk. For an extremely young WR to learn a new system mid season and expect him to produce immediately may be too tall of a task.
To me, the second round picks rarely produce the caliber of player that Gordon is IMO and it's worth the gamble since he's under contract for two more years, have a very cheap contract, and is very young. There are some risk involved but I think the team should do its due diligence.