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Off Season Thoughts

Off Season Thoughts

Originally posted by 4ML:
Originally posted by teylo31:
Originally posted by 4ML:
Originally posted by teylo31:
The dumbest thing I have read on here(when posters are being serious) is getting rid of Gore. Who on earth is gonna take his spot. Lattimore is not proven yet and hasnt played a snap in the NFL. Who knows if Hunter is an every down back. After that they have nobody.

I love Gore..but it's hardly the dumbest thing. He's scheduled to make 6+ million dollar this year. If we were well under the cap and our young studs were signed to long term deal - then there is no issue with it. But, that's not the case and we've to make smart decisions.

If he is willing to restructure his contract..then by all means. But, if he insists on playing that salary...we've to make tough decisions. Better to cut a guy a year too early and keep him a year too late. Rams are a great example of what I'm talking about.

Plus, RB is probably the easiest position to replace through the draft. You can find good RBs in 2nd and 3rd round.

The Rams are not a good example. Parted with Jackson based on a full season last year with rb they thought were gonna be the future and didnt pan out only to get lucky that a rookie stepped up. Thats not sound practice but luck and falcons just fell apart. Nobody on that team was any good this year. The 49ers have much bigger needs than rb this yr so they are not gonna draft any rb high so again its hoping somebody pans or picking up a free agent at half Gore salary. Gore has 1 yr left at 6+ thats well worth it for a pro bowl rb especially when the money we need is more for next year than this year. I believe nxt year is his last but it seems everybody wants a veteran to come in and guide Kaep why would you not want the same for a rb under the greatest rb in 49er history. So yes I think getting rid of gore or worrying about him restrucring is dumb

lol dumb? It's common sense. We can not afford to keep 30+ year old Gore at $6M. It is the nature of the business. It's great to have a veteran like Gore to mentor young guys...but it's not a necessity, definitely not for $6M at a time when we have to extend our QB, No. 1 WR, premiere pass-rusher in the league...and resign Boldin and possibly Whitner. I gave Rams as an example because they were able to let Jackson go and did just fine with couple of young RBs.

Extensions if done right will not factor into next yrs contracts
Crabs - Must Keep
Kap - Must Keep
Boldin - Must keep
Iupati - Trade or let walk
Whitner - Sign for cheap if not let him go
Rogers - Get rid of him
Aldon - Must keep
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Originally posted by teylo31:
Originally posted by 4ML:
Originally posted by teylo31:
Originally posted by 4ML:
Originally posted by teylo31:
The dumbest thing I have read on here(when posters are being serious) is getting rid of Gore. Who on earth is gonna take his spot. Lattimore is not proven yet and hasnt played a snap in the NFL. Who knows if Hunter is an every down back. After that they have nobody.

I love Gore..but it's hardly the dumbest thing. He's scheduled to make 6+ million dollar this year. If we were well under the cap and our young studs were signed to long term deal - then there is no issue with it. But, that's not the case and we've to make smart decisions.

If he is willing to restructure his contract..then by all means. But, if he insists on playing that salary...we've to make tough decisions. Better to cut a guy a year too early and keep him a year too late. Rams are a great example of what I'm talking about.

Plus, RB is probably the easiest position to replace through the draft. You can find good RBs in 2nd and 3rd round.

The Rams are not a good example. Parted with Jackson based on a full season last year with rb they thought were gonna be the future and didnt pan out only to get lucky that a rookie stepped up. Thats not sound practice but luck and falcons just fell apart. Nobody on that team was any good this year. The 49ers have much bigger needs than rb this yr so they are not gonna draft any rb high so again its hoping somebody pans or picking up a free agent at half Gore salary. Gore has 1 yr left at 6+ thats well worth it for a pro bowl rb especially when the money we need is more for next year than this year. I believe nxt year is his last but it seems everybody wants a veteran to come in and guide Kaep why would you not want the same for a rb under the greatest rb in 49er history. So yes I think getting rid of gore or worrying about him restrucring is dumb

lol dumb? It's common sense. We can not afford to keep 30+ year old Gore at $6M. It is the nature of the business. It's great to have a veteran like Gore to mentor young guys...but it's not a necessity, definitely not for $6M at a time when we have to extend our QB, No. 1 WR, premiere pass-rusher in the league...and resign Boldin and possibly Whitner. I gave Rams as an example because they were able to let Jackson go and did just fine with couple of young RBs.

Extensions if done right will not factor into next yrs contracts

Of course it matters. We've to be under cap next year as well. Whatever money we save this year can be given to guys like Boldin...Whitner up front rather than next year when hopefully some extensions kick in.

Top RBs over 30 are getting paid 3-3.5M a year. IMO...that is how much Gore should get paid. Half of what he is scheduled to make. Since none of the money is guaranteed...I'm hoping he'll realize that he has no option but to restructure. No one is paying him $6M a year in the FA.
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Originally posted by NinerLegend:
Crabs - Must Keep
Kap - Must Keep
Boldin - Must keep
Iupati - Trade or let walk
Whitner - Sign for cheap if not let him go
Rogers - Get rid of him
Aldon - Must keep

Sounds about right. I'd wait on Aldon though. He needs to prove he can stay out of trouble.
Originally posted by 4ML:
Of course it matters. We've to be under cap next year as well. Whatever money we save this year can be given to guys like Boldin...Whitner up front rather than next year when hopefully some extensions kick in.

Top RBs over 30 are getting paid 3-3.5M a year. IMO...that is how much Gore should get paid. Half of what he is scheduled to make. Since none of the money is guaranteed...I'm hoping he'll realize that he has no option but to restructure. No one is paying him $6M a year in the FA.

He's a humble guy who wants to help the team. I see him possibly extending for 2 years and cutting his hit on the cap in half assuming he doesn't just retire, which I can't see him doing now. He still got over 1000 yards last season.
Originally posted by HONEYBADGER:
Shore up secondary, kick Rogers down the road.

We need one or two more talented wide outs, some speed, a legitimate downfield threat

A replacement for Bowman at Linebacker, he wont be back by next season.

New OC, and offensive game plan because the current one is terrible.

Someone to spell or replace Gore, hes getting up there in age.

Too many things and not enough money which is why they should not give Kap the farm.

I like everything. Latimore is going to be our future, I can promise that. He is going to be 100% and ready. I don't like Rogers like I did in 2011 when the dude was a shut down CB. I want Hitner back, but if not, I like the SS from Washington State, Deone Bucannone. That man can cover and lay some hits. I hope we can get a steal in the draft with Skov in the later rounds. I hope Roman is fired. We have too many weapons to be executing so poorly.
Originally posted by HONEYBADGER:
Shore up secondary, kick Rogers down the road.

We need one or two more talented wide outs, some speed, a legitimate downfield threat

A replacement for Bowman at Linebacker, he wont be back by next season.

New OC, and offensive game plan because the current one is terrible.

Someone to spell or replace Gore, hes getting up there in age.

Too many things and not enough money which is why they should not give Kap the farm.

I like everything. Latimore is going to be our future, I can promise that. He is going to be 100% and ready. I don't like Rogers like I did in 2011 when the dude was a shut down CB. I want Hitner back, but if not, I like the SS from Washington State, Deone Bucannone. That man can cover and lay some hits. I hope we can get a steal in the draft with Skov in the later rounds. I hope Roman is fired. We have too many weapons to be executing so poorly.
Originally posted by ElephantHaley:
Let Me do the Drafting, And Im not kidding. Keenan Allen woulda been a 49er at McDonald's spot at #55 overall. In this years draft, I really do think the team DOES need to trade up for Sammy Watkins. Give up a 1st, 2nd and 4th if he somehow slides passed #10. This 49er team LACKS explosive Plays!!

Yup, I would have drafted Allen and Lacy, but Reid was a good move, i probably would have went Cyprien.
after reading a few articles Im so stoked for next season. most of our starters will be back next year including guys like miller, bowman, cully, and williams who were hurt. we have lattimore and carridine coming off their redshirt years to join the lineup, we have 13 picks in the draft with 6 in the first 3 rounds. we are going to be scary good next year. put a champion in the new stadium in season 1!!! go niners!!!
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