Originally posted by NeonNiner:
A third rounder for Gordon would be amazing but the Browns seem pretty insistent on a second and I'm cool with that as well as long as it's not a first.
A Boldin, Crabtree, Gordon, Manningham, Patton, and Baldwin receiving core going into the playoffs would just be golden
It would, but seriously think about how overkill that would be. You're not even including Vernon Davis in that list! If the 49ers were to trade for Gordon, one of Gordon/Crabtree/Boldin would be relegated to limited duty by the end of the season. If you give up a 2nd/3rd for Gordon, you're only really receiving maximum value on that trade for a handful of weeks.
This is why I think giving up a high-ish pick for Gordon would be a mistake, and this is why I don't think they are pulling the trigger on it. In a vaccuum, sure, trading for Gordon seems to make a lot of sense. But when you factor in what we'd give up and the fact that you only have so many passes to go around, I think he wouldn't be as big of a boon as people make it out to be.
The only way Crab/Boldin/Gordon would all be on the field at the same time is if we got rid of a fullback or took Davis off the field. That doesn't really jive with our run-first offensive mindset.
Honestly, I do think there is such thing as "too much talent" -- at least when you're dealing with finite resources (only so many players on the field at once, only so many draft picks, etc...)
[ Edited by theduke85 on Oct 7, 2013 at 4:31 PM ]