Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Originally posted by AB81Rules:
I can't wait for Tuesday to come and go. Make the deal in offseason, when we know our draft position.
Plus we DONT need Gordon, we have a good core, Crabs, Mario, Boldin, VD, and Vance will work for the playoffs, and why does everyone think Gordon is the savior? He isn't gonna be THE GUY to get us ring 6. The analogy of Dillon to Pats to seeing Gordon to 49ers makes no sense. Dillon was a star, Gordon is a good player, with off the field issues.
Unless they are willing to take a low 2nd, I wouldn't touch him. Too risky. Rely on our current group. 5-2, we have a good roster. I dont know where Gordon even fits in. Crabs, Boldin and Mario would all play over him. Osgood on STs, and who knows if they keep Kyle Williams. idk how this trade would work. They aren't gonna trade away MM. He was loyal and took a pay cut to stay, difference between what he and Goodwin did compared to Haralson. Haralson wasn't gonna start, so we did him a favor and sent to a place to start.
The same can be said about everyone thinking Manningham and Crabs will come back and be saviors. Both are coming off injuries, and while the Crabtree articles of late are encouraging, we have no idea how healthy he will actually be for us this season. Manningham is another injury waiting to happen, and what happens if we have another injury at WR before then?
Manningham took a pay cut, because if he didnt he would be unemployed right now. If anything the club has been loyal to him.
Im Sorry AB, but you are dead wrong if you think Manningham would get playing time over Gordon. I usually agree with you in alot of ways, but your evaluation of Gordons talent and skillset have been way off.
Everyone talks about this great WR core we have, as if they are playing and we arent the worst passing team in the NFL right now. Fact is our WR core is awful, and there is no guarantee what Manningham and Crabtree will offer us this season.
Again, i dont, and never did think the trade would happen, but this WR group scares the s**t out of me come playoff time..
Well said, Idaho.
What AB keeps saying is Gordon is one step away from a year ban and we can draft as many WRs we want come next year. Again, let me just say this again, we need the help NOW.
I would like to use Seattle again as an example, we did have Mario and Crab last year and we still got smoked. Clearly, we just don't have enough weapons or the right kind of weapons to hang with the Seahawks. Just look at how the Colts were able to beat the Seahawks, they smoked them on the deep routes with TY Hilton.