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All-Time 49ers Team Anybody?

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So, lately I haven't had a whole ton of time to check out the many SB Nation sites as often as I'd like.  This evening I was poking around and noticed over at Big Blue View and I noticed they are in the midst of voting on the All-Time Giants squad.  So, I thought, why not work on coming up with an All-Time San Francisco 49ers team?  Things will be busy over the next few weeks with the draft and plenty of reviews.  However, there will be plenty of summer time to fill up and this is a perfect opportunity.

So how are we going to do this?  Here's the plan (with requests for suggestions on certain issues):

  1. We'll do a different post for each position.  For positions with multiple starters (WR, DEs, OTs, Gs, etc...), we'll do an initial vote for the first starter, then follow with a second vote for the next starter removing the first winner.
  2. I plan on coming up with lists at each position and hopefully we'll have four or more to vote on.
  3. I'm trying to decide between posting the poll on the front page or within the story itself.  More than likely we'll go with a front page poll, although I've noticed there are some polling sites that will let me set up a separate polling option on the sidebar.
  4. The most important part: Coming up with the lists of players.  The 49ers website has a database of All Time Rosters which I will be using to compile 4 or 5 players at each position.  However, any help all of y'all can provide would be appreciated.  So, there are a couple of options.  You can post in here or you can email me.  If you post in this thread, state the position you're mentioning and then your list of players.  If somebody lists a certain position and you want to make suggestions for it, reply to their comment.  Also, when we move to the new site, FanShots will be perfect for listing your positions, instead of taking up an entire diary.  I'll explain that more on Wednesday when we switch over.  The other option is emailing me your suggestions at the email listed on the sidebar.  
  5. Once we get the lists together, I'll post a different position on different days.  They won't necessarily be every day, but I'll definitely work at getting them done as close to every day as possible.
  6. It's easy to think this All-Time Team will be heavily favored to the 80s and 90s, so I'll do my best to provide links and info on each player to get a more well-rounded picture.  For now, check out the 49ers All-Time Stat Leaders if you wanna check out some of the older team leaders.  Additionally, I'm still not 100% sure how a guy like Patrick Willis will factor into this, but we'll deal with that as it comes up.
As always, I appreciate any suggestions to improve the process.  I think this will give us something for entertainment value and also help us learn a little more about 49ers history.