Originally posted by biggiep:
Mike Singletary did not have personnel powers and was not in charge of the draft. The two times you have Mike Singletary on record regarding a draft pick there's Patrick Willis, where he admitted he didn't think was anything special at first and Mike Nolan was the main force behind that decision, and there's Taylor Mays, who no one in the front office liked by Singletary begged and begged and begged Baalke to draft because he thought he had character. Tell us dude, when did you become a 49ers fan? 2014? Are you doing Google searches and stuff now to figure out the past you never witnessed? LOL
Please read the article i posted please before posting. Its clear Singletary had some influence on that draft.
>>>Trent Baalke has some player personnel type title, but Singletary clearly called the shots through the draft. And, because the head coach called the shots the group of incoming rookies indicate that Singletary very much intends to get back to a smash-mouth offensive style that failed miserably last season.
That draft produced Anthony Davis, Mike Iupati, NaVorro Bowman and Anthony Dixon.
My point is the old management (whether it be Singletary or someone else) put a lot of the current impact players on the Niners roster - you can add Patrick Willis, Vernon Davis and Frank Gore to that list too. It cannot be argued that most of the major contributors on the 49ers roster were drafted or picked up by the old management.
Outside of Kap, Aldon Smith and maybe Reid (if he continues to play at a high level).
I am talking impact players - not just role players.
BTW Talking about personnel decisions - Ahmad Brooks was not drafted by SF but claimed off waivers pre Baalke and Harbaugh. So basically three of the biggest impact players on D came from the old management's personnel decisions (Willis, Bowman and Brooks). You can also add Justin Smith as well who was signed by the old management
Give credit to them where credit is due. They put the pieces in place for the current coaching staff. Is Harbaugh utilizing that talent better yes.
But still the old management put a whole lot more talent on the roster then the current one and on a more consistent basis.
[ Edited by Touchdown49ers2014 on Feb 3, 2014 at 9:55 PM ]