Originally posted by real9erfan:
Originally posted by billbird2111:
The cuts this year are really going to reflect just how well Baalke-Harbaugh have drafted over the past 2-3 seasons. Yeah, I know, everyone is going to point to AJ as a bust. And he clearly was. But the Baalke-Harbaugh tandem has swung and connected on far more than they have missed.
You'll notice this when you see the linebacker cuts. We are REALLY deep at both linebacking positions. It will show when the final cuts are made.
Bill Walsh ALWAYS made surprising cuts. Year, after year, after year, he ALWAYS cut a known player or two. He had too. He drafted too well, and had to keep the team fresh.
I remember Steve Young saying that Bill Walsh would always cut a player one or two years before they are truly unable to play at the same level. He would meet with them and tell them "you may not think that you're done, but you're done."
Del Rodgers, a special teams ace on Walsh teams of the eighties and now a sportscaster at KCRA TV in Sacramento, had some harsh words for Austin Collie. He knew Collie was the local kid. He knew Collie wanted to play, But he essentially told his audience during the pre-game show last night that Collie was "done" and should do himself and his family a favor and "retire."
Del is rarely that outspoken. But he played this game. He played for Walsh. He was a special teams stud for six seasons. If anyone would know, Del would.
I was really surprised by his comments.