he was considered a titanic bust for years because the 49ers couldn't get their thumbs out of their asses and put together a halfway decent staff. that dude hadn't notched two consecutive seasons with the same OC until 2010 and lost his starting job at least once. then 2011 came around, the 49ers got serious about assembling a real coaching staff, and he played in 26 games putting up 30 TDs to 10 INTs
cam is far more talented than smith and played better than him pre-2011 with similarly inept coaching
So you extend him and then do practically nothing else to improve the team?
Give me one good example of a positive from this past offseason not named Kelvin Benjamin.
The jury is out on Bene, Ealy, Turner, and Boston... Gaffney was a total LOL fail by the FO.
None of the FAs have done much of anything worth noting.
Where are we at now, if it isn't square one? So you are tanking a season while giving a coach an extension, just so it doesn't look like he's being lame ducked. Well forgive me if I'm not patting Gettleman on the back for his good deed to Ron Rivera.
why is the tyler gaffney thing so hot all of the sudden. have you people been going through trash cans for stupid ideas that were debunked in july or some poo?
i'm going to be nice and explain it one more time: the only way to get a rookie onto IR without letting him take somebody's roster spot on the final 53 is to dump his ass on the waiver wire and cross your fingers that he passes through. then he can be IR'd. teams do this literally every offseason-it's a very basic thing and nobody thinks twice about it. hell we did it this very offseason with edmund kugbila.
this time, belichick saw something he liked and put in a waiver claim for our player. perfectly legal but considered a grey area in the unwritten rules of the league. he also pulled it in 2011 too. that was in no way, shape, or form gettleman's fault and it's time everybody understood that.
Smh still can't believe we gave Roman Harper a 2 yr contract.
there's no cap penalty if he's a june 1st cut in 2015 so i wouldn't worry about year two of the roman harper era in carolina. actually i think there's $1 million + in cap savings if he's a june 1st cut
edit-just checked it's $1.5 million if he's a 2015 post-june 1st cut
well considering how john fox is discussed on this site now we'll be reading threads in three years about how rivera was actually a wonderful head coach whose teams always had a strong identity and were prepared and ready to play week in and week out
Steve was unwilling to renegotiate his deal (I wouldn't either at 35) and keeping him would have cost this franchise dearly. People ignore that part. Smith knows how to draw attention to himself and make people think he is actually better than he is. Look at his numbers. He had one of the lowest yardage per target rates in the NFL, and had 740 yards last year.
And his attitude was detrimental to young WRs. He was a dick, basically. No WR ever prospered here who was signed or drafted after Smitty was. I think the number who tried is around 35.
the cap scenarios have been laid out pretty clearly in a bunch of threads. it usually falls on deaf ears though.
it makes me think of a politician who can stand on the soapbox and give an energetic, rabble rousing, but ultimately simplistic speech on a populist issue that gets the audience fired up. it doesn't matter that a lot of very real, very serious factors don't square with what they're saying because it's emotionally resonant and stirring which is why it's effective.