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Who will play Strong Safety if Whitner leaves via Free Agency?

Draft Bucannon and get Nick Williams as one of our 7th round picks to develop.
Originally posted by Marvin49:
I hear Troy Polamalu might get released in Pitt (10 mil on the cap and they're 12 mil over)

I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin....

Right. Get rid of a veteran who's gotten slow and replace him with someone even slower. Perfect!
Bring back Taylor Mays!
Originally posted by NJNiner:
Bring back Taylor Mays!

Yes! The player Singletary insisted the Niners draft instead of Kam Chancellor.
Originally posted by crake49:
Originally posted by Marvin49:
I hear Troy Polamalu might get released in Pitt (10 mil on the cap and they're 12 mil over)

I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin....

Right. Get rid of a veteran who's gotten slow and replace him with someone even slower. Perfect!


Just sayin'....

....depends on the price. Whitner won't be gone because he's slow. He'll be gone because he'll be too expensive.
Originally posted by Marvin49:
Originally posted by crake49:
Originally posted by Marvin49:
I hear Troy Polamalu might get released in Pitt (10 mil on the cap and they're 12 mil over)

I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin....

Right. Get rid of a veteran who's gotten slow and replace him with someone even slower. Perfect!


Just sayin'....

....depends on the price. Whitner won't be gone because he's slow. He'll be gone because he'll be too expensive.

Too short............................................jk!
Originally posted by Marvin49:
Just sayin'....

....depends on the price. Whitner won't be gone because he's slow. He'll be gone because he'll be too expensive.

You're right. But, any of the three top rated strong safeties in the draft can be had in the second round. Any of them would be even less expensive than they could ever hope to get Whitner or Troy for. And any of them probably have better coverage skills than either of those veterans right now.
Originally posted by crake49:
Originally posted by Marvin49:
Just sayin'....

....depends on the price. Whitner won't be gone because he's slow. He'll be gone because he'll be too expensive.

You're right. But, any of the three top rated strong safeties in the draft can be had in the second round. Any of them would be even less expensive than they could ever hope to get Whitner or Troy for. And any of them probably have better coverage skills than either of those veterans right now.


I would much rather have a rookie.

All I'm sayin is that Troy may be an option. If he can be an inexpensive one (and that willl be the reason Whitner leaves) there is no reason not to get a vet there AND a rookie to groom.

Lets be real tho...we don't even know if Troy will be released and we have no idea what he's thinking or what his market will be if that happens. Last year I thought Ed Reed would sign cheap...I was WAY off on that one.
I'm not sure. I'm a little leery of us replacing him with a rookie. That would be 2 inexperienced safeties back there. Very scary. We may just have to keep Whitner even though he is terrible in coverage and makes some costly errors.
Originally posted by WeDidIt:
I'm not sure. I'm a little leery of us replacing him with a rookie. That would be 2 inexperienced safeties back there. Very scary. We may just have to keep Whitner even though he is terrible in coverage and makes some costly errors.

Reid is no longer a rookie and he's extremely smart. I think he made about two or three mistakes the entire season and he didn't draw one flag. The 1981 Niner secondary was the best in the league. It consisted of rookies at both corners, a rookie at strong safety and a second year guy at free safety.
Originally posted by crake49:
Originally posted by WeDidIt:
I'm not sure. I'm a little leery of us replacing him with a rookie. That would be 2 inexperienced safeties back there. Very scary. We may just have to keep Whitner even though he is terrible in coverage and makes some costly errors.

Reid is no longer a rookie and he's extremely smart. I think he made about two or three mistakes the entire season and he didn't draw one flag. The 1981 Niner secondary was the best in the league. It consisted of rookies at both corners, a rookie at strong safety and a second year guy at free safety.

Hicks was drafted in 78 (picky, I know!) but I agree with your point. It's the quality, not always dependent on experience. If they draft a guy as astute as Reid the team will be set at Safety for many years...barring injuries of course.
Originally posted by dtg_9er:
Hicks was drafted in 78 (picky, I know!) but I agree with your point. It's the quality, not always dependent on experience. If they draft a guy as astute as Reid the team will be set at Safety for many years...barring injuries of course.

No, that's not picky. It's a fact and I appreciate facts. Thank you. Maybe it was that he was a second year starter in 81. I could have sworn I heard something about a second year.
Originally posted by crake49:
Originally posted by WeDidIt:
I'm not sure. I'm a little leery of us replacing him with a rookie. That would be 2 inexperienced safeties back there. Very scary. We may just have to keep Whitner even though he is terrible in coverage and makes some costly errors.

Reid is no longer a rookie and he's extremely smart. I think he made about two or three mistakes the entire season and he didn't draw one flag. The 1981 Niner secondary was the best in the league. It consisted of rookies at both corners, a rookie at strong safety and a second year guy at free safety.

He made a few in that last game alone, notably in the 51 yard baldwin pass and the lynch td. He definitely made rookie mistakes sometimes; so the prospect of having him with a rookie out there makes me kinda nervous.
Anyone but Dahl
Originally posted by lucky_49:
He made a few in that last game alone, notably in the 51 yard baldwin pass and the lynch td. He definitely made rookie mistakes sometimes; so the prospect of having him with a rookie out there makes me kinda nervous.

Yeah, those were not good plays. But, I'm having a hard time thinking of another example of a glaring mistake he made last season. And the thing they keep saying about Reid is that he never makes the same mistake twice. So I don't think we'll see him letting someone get behind him on a Wilson scramble next season.