Today, March 17th, the San Francisco 49er organization made major NFL news yet again. Today the 49ers signed there second WR this week. First they agreed to a one year deal with Randy Moss then five days later agreed to a two year deal with Super Bowl champ Mario Manningham, a mere two days after Chris Mortensen announced that the 49ers were in the running for Peyton Manning.
Now I know that everyone, literally, didnt expect any of this, besides maybe the signing of Manningham. Everyone was expecting the FO to lay back and wait for sleepers in the free agent pool like they did last year, but they made it clear this Monday that they would be doing quite the opposite. Most people have very mixed feelings about everything that has transpired this offseason. 2012's offseason has been fishy from the start. First the whole Bounty program down in the Bayou, Redskins taking rediculous measures to ensure they get Robert Griffin III, and the entire Peyton Manning episode as well as the sneaky, and shocking emergence of the 49ers in the race.
I cannot say Im not happy, Im ecstatic. But things are starting to get overwhelming, to the point where the 49ers may go from no #1 WR to three or four on a team that expect to get the majority of receptions. Manningham said earlier this offseason he would like to be a starter and he feels he could fill that role. Randy Moss is obviously a #1 and if all goes well should end up with the job and Crabs isn't fast enough to be a slot. I think its pretty clear how they will line up 1. Moss 2. Crabtree 3. Manningham, and thats a very good core, with the right QB that could be the best in the league. Right up there with Driver, Jennings and the rest of the pack crew, and of course were all thinking the same thing: "That QB is Peyton Manning!"
Ah Peyton, somehow he finds his way into every post on this site it seems. Manning is the best QB out there by far and may be the best ever. I have to tip my hat to Jim Harbaugh and Greg Roman. Conducting a secret meeting with Peyton Manning, whom the press has been covering non-stop for the last twenty four hours, and having nobody know for a solid two days. But thats all Im saying about him. If he wants a Super Bowl he'll know where to go.
Now for the question. Have the 49ers become a Dream Team? No. Not yet. (Dream Team referring to the 2011 Philadelphia Eagles who acquired a multitude of big-name players through free agency) If PM suits up in Red and Gold then yes. Every piece will have come together for the 49ers. [Enter Steve Young's statement to Peyton Manning here].
Most people would interpret the Dream Team as a negative nick-name. I don't really consider it that way, i don't think that by acquiring all these players that somehow too much talent results in a very disappointing season. That team was too young. Michael Vick is two years out of federal prison. D Jax is far to immature, and the D wasn't really together (besides an amazing season by Jason Babin). In San Francisco the team wouldn't be all that different. Crabtree is a very similar situation as D Jax, Alex Smith(only if) is just now coming out of his shell, and even Vernon Davis still shows signs of immaturity (two personal fouls in NFCCG).
When it all comes down to it i really don't care who's on the roster and who gets the snaps, throws, receptions, etc. etc. etc. I just want to see this team in the Super Bowl, to win. I was surprised when they signed Moss, I was surprised when they were announced in the hunt for PM, and by the time they signed Manningham it just seemed natural. Dream Team or not it looks like the 49ers are preparing for something or someone, we'll just have to wait and see, cause ladies and gentlemen, its going to be a long offseason and were only in week 1.