• By Sumeet Arora
    Mar 22, 2009 at 4:47 PM 3 comments
    The 2009 free agency may seem like an uneventful offseason compared to the 2007 and 2008 free agency periods led by former head coach Mike Nolan. But upon further review, this is exactly the type of offseason the 49ers need to turn the franchise around. Mike Singletary and Scot McCloughan are signing the right players for reasonable prices. Before I dissect the 2009 offseason, let me take a step back and analyze our free agency moves under Mike Nolan in those previous years. In 2007, Nolan led the 49ers to sign Nate Clements, Michael Lewis, Aubrayo Franklin, and Tully Banta-Cain to transition into a primary 3-4 based defense. In addition, the 49ers acquired Darrell Jackson from the Seahawks for a 4th round draft pick to improve the WR unit. In that year alone, the 49ers...
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