I've read a lot of fan comments about how all the Niners need to do is plug in a QB and they'll be all set, but I looked over their roster tonight, and sadly I disagree.
I would love your opinion about this.
I am going to make a list of "keeper" players.
An asterisk * will signify players that are true stars in the league, difference makers, not just potentially, but right now, statistically provable.
A parenthsis (will signify that he's a free agent and needs to be re-signed).
What you will see is that precious few of the players we have signed for next year are playoff caliber players. Most are just "warm body" players that fill out the roster. Feel free to disagree.But I think Singletary left this team in a massive mess.
~ You can find the Niners full roster here to compare: http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/sfo/roster
QB: No one. (Remember him? At least he's better than Alex Smith, because no one doesn't lose games over and over again.) Nate is gone. Watch him in Seattle. This could put Singletary in the Hall of Shame if this kid is a good QB and we're stuck looking for a QB for the next 5 years.
Gore* frequently injured as he may be, when healthy he can win games for us. Hence, the asterisk.
(Westbrook) Would love to re-sign him. But the way he was treated last year, why not just jump to a team that needs you to play?
Dixon Has potential. Not sure how much.
FB (No one plays FB too: see QB)
Davis * A true super star. One of the few on our team.
Walker I like him a lot
Bynham Keep him for his blocking. Or turn him into our FB
(Bass) Need to sign him.
No starting RG Rachel aint it.
Smith * Pro Bowler
(Franklin) Don't know if we can sign him but I'd like to think we can
Willis * Best ILB in the NFL
(Spikes) Would love to keep him here
(Lawson) Is he worth the money we'd have to pay him?
Bowman I like his potential
McKillop at least for ST
(McDonald) worth keeping for a fair price.
Brooks I have a feeling this could be his year
Secondary -- No Clemens. Too expensive for what he does. So:
C Taylor at least for ST
Nedney old but good enough if he can stay healthy. His kick-offs are too short but Reed isn't any better
TELL ME I'M WRONG. BUT I ONLY SEE 29 PLAYERS OUT OF A 53 MAN ROSTER THAT ARE WORTH KEEPING.
6 FREE AGENTS ARE WORTH RE-SIGNING IF THE PRICE IS RIGHT.
WE'LL HAVE OUR DRAFTEES COMING.
BUT MAN, THAT MEANS WE'LL WE HAVE 18-24 HOLES TO FILL (DEPENDING ON OUR ABILITY TO RE-SIGN OUR FREE AGENTS)!!!!! . . . PLUS POSSIBLY SIGNING OTHER TEAMS' FREE AGENTS. BUT WHO?
AM I WRONG ABOUT THIS? IS THERE ANYONE ELSE ON THE TEAM THAT ISN'T JUST A WARM BODY ON A POTENTIAL PLAYOFF TEAM?