we need to somehow upgrade our secondary. culliver got abused last night
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, people around the league expect the 49ers to decide Alex Smith's fate "well before" April 1.
On that date, Smith's $7.5 million salary becomes guaranteed if he's on the 49ers' offseason roster. Per Schefter, the 49ers will owe Smith "nothing" if he's traded before March 14. If he's released before March 14, the 49ers would only owe him a $1 million roster bonus. So March 14 is essentially the deadline for Smith. He's not going to be with San Francisco any longer than that
Did I read this write? Adam Schefter is reporting that people around the league think???? HAHAHAH, the 49ers will do what it takes. Jed York even mentioned considering keeping Alex. releasing Smith would be foolish and something Terry Donahue would do.
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I would be surprised if the 9ers got rid of Walker. I could see Walker wanting to leave for more money, but he definitely is involved in the 9ers gameplans. I like him, so hope he stays!
Needs IMO (in no particular order):
1 - Goldson
2 - Backup for Justin
3 - #2 WR
4 - Kicker
Would love to get Revis after watching Rogers all season and Culliver the last half of the season.
Also, I'm so disappointed in Aldon. He pulled a Culliver also IMO. Just awful the last half of the season.
My feeling going into this off season is we can resign our guys and still be a contender. However we need to make a splash with a big time player.
I believe it has to be a big time DB. Obviously Revis comes to mind. I believe you bring him in if you can. I believe we can(Alex + 1st) Revis shuts down one half of the field pretty much. With him in the mix I think you have the best corners in the league. I still really like Brown. He is a borderline # 1, and quite possibly the best #2. Culliver as the third corner is still an absolute strength. Where does that leave Rogers? Well personally I would trade him or cut him. It has nothing to do with him personally, its just with Revis and the money he'd be getting Rogers would be to expensive for a #3. Unless you feel you can move him to safety.
Which brings me to my next point. I think we need to get rid of one of the safties if a ball hawking safty is available. I'm not sure what's going to happen with Reed. However if he is available you need to get him. Two other guys come to mind, and thats William Moore, and Jarius Byrd. Are either one of those guys better then Goldson, or Whitner no! However IMO one of them paired with Goldson or Whitner is better then Goldson and Whitner together. Perfect world is you get Revis, Re sign Goldson, Move Whitner, Rogers and sign one of (Reed,Moore, Byrd) Likely hood of that is probably 40%. I think we do get Revis, and resign Goldson, and move Rogers.
The other area I feel we are at a crossroads on is receivers. We need an absolute stretch guy. Someone who takes the top off of defenses. Mike Wallace obviously comes to mind. I don't see us affording him and Revis. To many other moves/cuts would have to be made. Can A.J Jenkins be that guy? I think the team could seem him in that regard. Crabtree is the best slot guy in the game. Davis is amazing down the seems. We have talented backs for in the flats. We just really need that vertical threat. I'm not saying Crabs,Davis aren't good deep cuz they are. However they need a little more help getting open, and a deep threat does that. Also Walker has to come back. He does way to much not too. Perfect world scenario is Mike Wallace. Likely scenario is A.J Jenkins.
Kicker is another priority. Akers will be gone, we will save good money there. I think we draft one of the two stud kickers in the draft. We are in a position where we have good depth, and a plethora of picks. So the stars are all lined up for that.
As far as our lines go. There is two paths, which IMO both are going to bring success. Offensively the only question is do we release Goodwin, and save money? Kilgore could be ready to be our starter. Or do we stay with the sure thing. For me personally, I want Revis, and Wallace. So i'm on the side of letting Goodwin go, bringing in a cheap vet to compete with Kilgore, and drafting O Line depth.
Defensively our "center" on D is Issac. RFJ is not the answer. However he is a great depth guy for our line. I think if you have your first rounder you get one of the Williams guys. If you don't, im not sure a stud prospect is there in the second round. I have faith in our own Williams, I think you can patch it up with him and a F.A. I should step back for a second. If and only if Issac is asking for a lot of money do we move on. If he's willing to take less and stay its a no brainier he stays. We do need to draft depth here though.
To me those are the only areas of real concern. Well maybe not concern, but the areas with the biggest issues? It's really good issues to have. We are in a position where i think either way we go we will be alright. I don't see any reason to panic. I also can't see a scenario with us blowing it either. We are at a point where we can be in cruise control and be alright. To me I think we could win a ring next season if we stand pat. However for me I want to be aggressive and put ourselves in the position of absolute favorites for the next 4 to 5 years. I think the Packers made the mistake of standing pat, when they won the Superbowl a few years ago, I don't want to do the same.
so if we cut ties with Moss and Ginn.... who do we have left?
Who am I missing?
With Manningham's recovery an unknown, wonder if they'll keep both Moss and Ginn.
Bowe is a free agent so is mike Wallace.... We need one of those guys preferably Wallace.... Let Walker walk I heard/read niners are in love with Ertz from Stanford. Also we need a kicker and major db help...and yes a back up for Justin. But this is a passing league and Crabtree and a shakey manningham won't cut it. Now with gholdson I dunno he doesn't cover to well and goes for the hit instead of the pick
Maybe Greg Jennings?