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Who would you resign Crabtree or Iupati ?

Who would you resign Crabtree or Iupati ?

I personally would re-sign Iupati over Crabtree. My reasons Iupati is a pro bowler a few times? what does that mean? he is best at his position. crabtree might be the best Wr on the 49ers but is not so important as Iupati.When Iupati got hurt in the 1st have of the championship game the 9er's running game stalled due to the his injury. Crabtree is Not on the top 10 WR in the nfl! Kaepernick targets him all the time, does that make him the great? No! I would not want to see crabtree go but if I had to choose I would pick Iupati. The 49ers are a power run team ! Crabtree is a position WR ! keeping it real! when has he caught 80 passes? I would draft WRs and team him with Bolden.
Crabtree is the sexy pick, but the O-line is the back bone of the offense!
How is this even a question dude
It would be tougher to replace Crabtree
if you would get rid of crabtree in favor of iupati you need to gtfo
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Guards are easy to find...I'd trade Iupati for a 1st round pick if I could this off-season.
Easy. Crabtree.
Originally posted by 4ML:
Guards are easy to find...I'd trade Iupati for a 1st round pick if I could this off-season.

Well they probably would get a 3rd round compensation (ie Goldson) or i hope 3rd for Goldson as a compensatory pick. Thus I would not trade Iupati as the Niners are still in the "win now" mode.
The problem with Iupati is that he is widely thought to be one of the three best guards in the league, so a contract reflecting that would be up in the $8 or $9 mill per year level and I don't think the Niners place that number on guards. Crabtree is not seen as a top ten receiver so they might have more leverage with him. So there's probably a better chance the Niners will be able to retain Crabtree. And, I think that's the way they should go because it's probably harder to replace a go-to receiver than a run-blocking guard. Besides, they could stand to get a little better in pass protection anyway.
Crabtree is a chain moving machine. Lions drafted Larry Warford in the 3rd round last year and he was by far the best rookie guard this season. In order to replace Crabtree you would have to drastically move up in the draft, pray for somebody to slide in the draft or pay up in free agency. To find a replacement guard you could make a trade similar to the move made to get Eric Reid or use a late first rounder on a guy. Keep Crabtree.
I love Iupati, but we saw this year what happens when we don't have Crab. The offense was able to remain productive without Iupati. I'd love to keep both, but it's gotta be Crab.
Who is better at their own position? iupati! Look at the tape! The offense stalled when Iupati was hurt! crabtree what did he do????????? crabtree held out to sign a better rookie contract if people don't know! I just can't wait to see When Baalke re-signs Iupati over Crabtree! maybe Crabtree signs for less to resign Crabtree! People Just don't know how much Iupati loves the area and the team. crabtree cares about the business! WR is a sexy position that is why the 49ers will draft 2 wrs in this draft!
what has happened to the 49ers pass offense is that Kaepernick doesn't go through his progressions. and sticks only to Crabtree. look at the superbowl 2 years ago and the game verses seattle! Duh
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Originally posted by 9erred:
Originally posted by 4ML:
Guards are easy to find...I'd trade Iupati for a 1st round pick if I could this off-season.

Well they probably would get a 3rd round compensation (ie Goldson) or i hope 3rd for Goldson as a compensatory pick. Thus I would not trade Iupati as the Niners are still in the "win now" mode.

Good point. But I do believe we have good depth behind him and transition may be easier since we'll have a new Center as well. Both Looney and Kilgore have practiced together...so they should be on same page from the get-go.

Plus, we also gain a 1st rounder who can help us win now as well. But, I also get where you're coming from.
Originally posted by sanjose49erfan:
Who is better at their own position? iupati! Look at the tape! The offense stalled when Iupati was hurt! crabtree what did he do????????? crabtree held out to sign a better rookie contract if people don't know! I just can't wait to see When Baalke re-signs Iupati over Crabtree! maybe Crabtree signs for less to resign Crabtree! People Just don't know how much Iupati loves the area and the team. crabtree cares about the business! WR is a sexy position that is why the 49ers will draft 2 wrs in this draft!

Exclamation points aside, the significant thing to remember is not who is better at their respective positions (compared to other players in the league) but what would the drop-off be in production from that player to a replacement player if he walks. I have much respect for Iupati, but the drop off from him to a replacement guard is going to be significantly smaller than the drop off from Crabtree to a replacement WR. Crabtree may not be a top 10 WR in this league (although he comes pretty close when healthy) but he is our best receiver, routinely gets separation, has excellent hands, and a good rapport with Kap. Trust me, finding a player of equal or greater value to Crabtree would be significantly more difficult than for Iupati.

Originally posted by 9erred:
Originally posted by 4ML:
Guards are easy to find...I'd trade Iupati for a 1st round pick if I could this off-season.

Well they probably would get a 3rd round compensation (ie Goldson) or i hope 3rd for Goldson as a compensatory pick. Thus I would not trade Iupati as the Niners are still in the "win now" mode.

I think we'd still be in the "win now" mode if we traded Iupati for a high second or low first round pick this year. It won't happen though - he's coming off a fractured leg and won't be able to pass a physical in time for the draft, so I doubt anybody bites on a trade.