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