With the kick in the pants ending to the season, I thought I would look positively into the future and think about the possible moves and acquisitions that the team can/will make.
After pondering about the serious needs of the team, it is more than obvious that the WR's need upgrading and after sundays loss we need a reliable punt/kick returner. Is this proud franchise now an attractive place for hot free agent markets? Is it the place that the top free agents go to win a championship? With the new team structure of coaches, management and player personel it makes me think that this is true. A brand new state of the art stadium is in the works along with some of the best up and coming talent in the league. Does this have the makings of the franchises 6th + championships? As a niner faithful I tend to agree with Roger Craig when he said that he feels this is a beginning of a dynasty.
Let's take a look at some free agents and moves that are needed to be made by the team.
Mr. Bowe has a huge catching radius and would make Alex look even better than he has been as of late.
Don't tell me that we wouldn't improve with a player like this guy!
DeSean Jackson -Personally I feel that DJack would give us a killer threat at wideout and as a return man. However, is he worth the potential off field problems? Or if he is winning titles will he be able to keep himself under control? Thats the multi million dollar question.
Dwayne Bowe - I feel we need this guy however the niners are not known for picking up big players in free agency with the exception of this year. Dwayne Bowe would be our Calvin Johnson, he would draw attention away from guys like Vernon Davis and Delanie Walker and we already know what kind of threats they can be. Also with Josh Morgan back I feel that would bring some stability to the WR group.
Bernard Berrian - This guy should be on the 49ers radar this offseason. He can put up the numbers and given the right system can be a very reliable wideout. It will be very interesting to see where he goes.
QUARTERBACK- I am all for re signing Alex Smith, I think he undoubtedly deserves another shot here after proving what he proved this year. However, does Niner Nation feel that he has proved himself as a contender for the title year in and year out. Because lets be honest, that is what we are looking for. I'm not doubting him anymore, I'm simply questioning his consistency to return the niners to where they got this year so they have a shot every year for a SB. Given the market and the fact that we have Kap, I think we stick with Alex and maybe learn to utilize Kap in other types of packages.
Either you are all for this idea or you are totally against it. I'm all for it, but obviously I feel Alex can get us back to contending. But be honest, if Peyton Manning came to SF do you really think that would hurt the team? Be honest. Peyton Manning is one of the best all time, undoubtedly he would be elite with Harbaugh, and he has at least 3 more good years in him despite the injury to his neck. I mean if Harbaugh can groom Andrew Luck into what he has become then just imagine Harbaugh working with Manning with him being who he already is. Peyton is looking for money, or for the south beach climate (even though SF is a lot nicer climate than Indy) he is looking for more rings, and now that his brother is playing for another one, I'm sure his fire is burning even stronger. What do you think Niner Nation, would it be a good idea? Is it now more of a likelihood than ever before? Here is Bleacher Report's take on this.
Kendall Wright of Baylor could fall to us in the late first round.
Now as far as the draft goes, I still think we need to draft another quarterback that can battle with kap and alex for the starting spot and so everyone pushes each other to improve. I said this last year and I'm going to say it again, Kellen Moore of Boise State is going to be a very good quarterback in the NFL. He is expected to be drafted in the 6th to 7th round which makes it very much a possibility that the Niners could draft him. I say if he still there late when we have a chance to grab him then we should jump at the chance. Watch the way he moves around in the pocket and still comes up with huge throws, something Alex doesn't do. Mark my words he will be very good.
Mohamed Sanu -Rutgers
Alshon Jeffery- South Carolina, this guy is possibly the best wideout in the draft in my opinion. He has the size and strength and goes and gets the ball at its highest point. MegaSHON!