Originally posted by buck:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by Pillbusta:
We are using the picks in 2014 for draft day positioning and or to pick up a developmental prospect like BJ Daniels
That makes sense but taking BJ for example. Why spend the time developing him to dump him for another 7th for instance? If we get better value I'm all for it, if its a lateral move
We traded Daniels for another 7th?
If that is the case, Baalke must figure we can a number of seventh round picks for a first round pick.
Our ifs may or may not be connected to reality.
I do know that my ifs are almost never have any thing to do with the real world.
@jeff22: If we keep a bunch of rookies, we pay them 500k/year and if we cut them they're done. But after a few years (I think it's 4) they become "vested veterans". Now they cost close to a million $ a year, and if you cut them their salary is guaranteed.
This is important because there is a hard salary cap and very soon we're going to be paying Kap $20 million and Aldon $10 million. If the bottom 20 on your roster are filled in with guys making $1 million guaranteed instead of $500k not guaranteed, that adds $10 million. Brutal as it sounds, it's the stars fans pay to come see, and they're the ones who are going to get paid. This team is trying to find a way to keep the roster strong and still keep those superstars the fan-base will pay to see. And frankly, they're going about it the only you can go about it, if you want to be successful!
Now after a couple of years, the coaching staff has to determine the future of a player: is he going to develop into one of those guys people are going to pay to see? Then you try to extend them (like they did with Willis, Bowman, Brooks, V Davis, Staley and A Davis) early and at the most reasonable price possible. But if they're not showing the potential to get to that level, you let them go in a way that allows you to accumulate more bodies, some of whom will ultimately work, but most of whom will end up just like the guys you're letting go, only cheaper. And that's the formula.
That's what happened with Goldson: he was a good safety, but he'd reached the point where he could get paid like a "great" safety on the open market, and so the Niners let him go. They've drafted a guy they're confident will at least be a "good" safety, just like Goldson, and may end up being a great one.
If they don't constantly renew the roster (to the consternation of the fans) the roster will ultimately decline.