Page 4 of 21 FirstFirst 1234567814 ... LastLast
Results 46 to 60 of 310
  1. #46

    Re: Looking at the off-season: Navorro Bowman



    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    Why would the Niners let Bowman go when he has been one of the top 3-4 ILB's in the game the last 2 seasons? The Packers paid a fair amount to lock up AJ Hawk and Desmond Bishop. It's not like a team has to choose one or the other.

    No way the Niners let Bowman go.
    AJ Hawk has been anything but stellar until this year. Desmond Bishop and AJ Hawk arent comparable to the level of play and level of PAY that Navorro Bowman/Patrick Willis play at/get paid at.

    Obviously the 49ers dont want Bowman to walk, but its the same situation that houston was in this off-season with Mario Williams. Theyd love to have them both, But having 2 LBs at 2 of the highest salaries for LBs in the league on the same team? Thats not a good use of funds, when they could use help elsewhere, considering they have a lot of 1-year contracts this year.
    Last edited by landspeed; 10-24-2012 at 11:05 PM.




  2. #47
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Frederick, MD
    Posts
    31,848
    Blog Entries
    3

    Re: Looking at the off-season: Navorro Bowman

    Quote Originally Posted by landspeed View Post
    AJ Hawk has been anything but stellar until this year. Desmond Bishop and AJ Hawk arent comparable to the level of play and level of PAY that Navorro Bowman/Patrick Willis play at/get paid at.

    Obviously the 49ers dont want Bowman to walk, but its the same situation that houston was in this off-season with Mario Williams. Theyd love to have them both, But having 2 LBs at 2 of the highest salaries for LBs in the league on the same team? Thats not a good use of funds, when they could use help elsewhere, considering they have a lot of 1-year contracts this year.
    IIRC. the Niners had (at least this year) one of the lowest cap totals in the league...so there is no reason to think that they can't or won't afford Bowman.

    Their big contracts right now is Patrick Willis, Frank Gore, Justin Smith, and maybe Vernon Davis. They don't have a ton of money involved in their secondary, their stud OLB pass rushers are a rookie (Aldon Smith) and a guy in his 2nd contract (Ahmad Brooks), so neither of those guys are expensive either. On the other side of the ball most of their guys are in rookie deals or very affordable deals, including Alex Smith. Even if the Niners do retain Alex Smith next year he won't command nearly the money that Flacco or other young QB's entering contract years will command.

    The point is, the Niners could afford Bowman if they want to.
    Milk is for babies. When you grow up, you have to drink beer.

    -Arnold Schwarzenegger



    Check out Fatherhood Rules - a blog site dedicated to sports, food, music, movies, and politics.
    http://fatherhoodrules.com




  3. #48

    Re: Looking at the off-season: Navorro Bowman

    This off season the team needs to part ways with the big dollar older players. It is time to turn over the roster. These are the players I would part ways with: Boldin, Birk, McKinnie, Lewis, Reed, Jameel McLain, BA and Maake.

    There is a good nucleus of veteran players to lead the transition. If this season falls apart it will make it easier. Of course there better be some coaching changes as well.

    I love Manti Teo from ND but I doubt he is going to be there when the Ravens draft. It seems to be a strong draft for DT. I would really like to see the Ravens get a true LT in the first round. It is a deep defensive draft.




  4. #49
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Blvd of Broken Dreams
    Posts
    2,226

    Re: Way Too Early 2013 Draft/FA Thread: Fixing the Defense

    Great thread.

    I see a huge problem in that we face two conflicting realities:

    1) We need to fill a LOT of holes on the D (fewer on the O), almost certainly through the draft

    2) Our recent draft history has not been a confidence builder:

    Kruger, Kindle, Cody, McPhee, Art Jones, Jimmy Smith (?), Tavares Gooden.

    Oz/FO at fault? Maybe they made bad picks. Or maybe we drafted pretty good guys, but did not have the coaching to develop them (McPhee, Cody, Cary Williams, Jimmy Smith?) or mis-developed them ( Kruger, Cary Williams, McPhee, Jah Reid?)

    Current status -- especially D -- says we need a huge draft. Recent history says . . . glass half empty. Lots of you guys follow the team and the game more closely than I do. I hope to be proven wrong.




  5. #50
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Southern York County
    Posts
    1,522
    If we end up drafting Baccari Rambo I'm going to pee myself
    Follow me on twitter at @dandrews66




  6. #51

    Re: Way Too Early 2013 Draft/FA Thread: Fixing the Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by dandrews View Post
    If we end up drafting Baccari Rambo I'm going to pee myself
    He's really good.

    Should be a solid/good year for safeties.
    Although Walsh's system of offense can compensate for lack of talent; however, defense is a different story. According to Walsh, talent on defense was essential and could not be compensated for. What did Walsh do in 1981? He acquired physical and talented players on defense.




  7. #52




  8. #53

    Re: Our Ray Replacement

    Likely won't have a shot at him.

    And this probably belongs in the fixing the defense thread...
    Although Walsh's system of offense can compensate for lack of talent; however, defense is a different story. According to Walsh, talent on defense was essential and could not be compensated for. What did Walsh do in 1981? He acquired physical and talented players on defense.




  9. #54
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    section 132
    Posts
    2,648
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Way Too Early 2013 Draft/FA Thread: Fixing the Defense

    i would definately get a Rambo jersey.




  10. #55
    He would have to wear a red head band under his helmet....




  11. #56
    He's going in the top10 IMO. I love the guy, but don't think we'll see him in purple n black :/. Never know tho!




  12. #57
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    "Merry old England"
    Posts
    9,307
    Blog Entries
    4

    Re: Our Ray Replacement

    This guy is going in the top ten for sure, I can easily see a team like the Redskins getting him, or even trading up for him. The thing is, he's probably the best ILB prospect coming out of college since Patrick Willis. This may sound a little crazy, but even though the ILB position is devalued these days, guys like Manti Teo are the exception, and if teams feel he is going to be a Patrick Willis/Ray Lewis type player on their team (which I think is possible giving how his senior season is going and how he's handled his very unfortunate situation losing his loved ones.) teams are going to go after him like mad.

    If he falls for whatever reason, I'd be over the moon for him to land to us.




  13. #58
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Frederick, MD
    Posts
    31,848
    Blog Entries
    3
    They drew first blood...not me.

    Sent from my DROID X2 using Forum Runner
    Milk is for babies. When you grow up, you have to drink beer.

    -Arnold Schwarzenegger



    Check out Fatherhood Rules - a blog site dedicated to sports, food, music, movies, and politics.
    http://fatherhoodrules.com




  14. #59
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    "Merry old England"
    Posts
    9,307
    Blog Entries
    4

    Re: Way Too Early 2013 Draft/FA Thread: Fixing the Defense

    Wow guys, I knew Michael Mauti was GOOD, but not this good. Very very similar player to Sean Lee from what I've seen, would certainly settle for this guy in the 2nd round if we miss out on Teo.





  15. #60
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Southern PA
    Posts
    5,056
    Blog Entries
    3

    Re: Way Too Early 2013 Draft/FA Thread: Fixing the Defense

    Anyone, and I repeat, anyone who can run the passer consistently, will have a dramatic effect on the defense. If they can set the edge then all the better.




Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Russell Street Report Website Design by D3Corp Ocean City Maryland