Originally posted by stimpy:
Originally posted by cory4903:
Finally, I just cant see the team cutting Gore, even if it makes the most football/business sense to do so. Thoughts?
I'm not suggesting Gore gets cut. Let next year play out and see how much gas he has left in the tank as he has another year on his contract. I was responding to AB81Rules who suggested his contract gets redone/extended this offseason and I don't think that makes any sense to do, especially since he has another year to go. Worst thing a team can do is be sentimental and hang onto aging stars; this is a young man's game and especially so at the RB position.
I don't think it's sentimental when Gore is still very very productive, and Lattimore is coming off a serious knee injury. And Hunter isn't the same as he was pre-Achilles injury. James is nothing more than a Sproles wannabe.
I wouldn't draft a back in high rounds at all. You can find backs in late rounds that work out for you. Lattimore had 1st round potential, fell due to the ACL injury. I dont see how it's bad to give Gore a 1yr extension. He helps the team by lowering his base salary, and gets an upfront signing bonus, something he has earned IMO. I would hate for Gore to be let go, and sign somewhere else, and lead a team to a super bowl. Gore is a 49ers to the bone. He is in my top 10 all time 49ers. Steal for a 3rd rounder, who many said was a bust when drafted.
Plus we have more pressing needs than adding an early round back. CB(Rogers makes too much, and Brown wants too much), SS(Even if Whitner stays), WR(Boldin re-signs, still need depth and youth, and Mario likely gone), C(Goodwin is a goner), QB(2nd QB), and OT/OG Depth(Snyder is a good swing OL, but we need some youth, not saying for the rook to be on 46 man roster, would keep Snyder for another year).