Good morning everyone. You know, a few weeks ago I would have been so disappointed to write about a peaceful day like yesterday where there was no fallout from some catastrophic event to create drama. Reggie Bush's contract details came out. That's it. It is probably a good contract, that won't be hard to out perform, but there's not much to dissect here, and I couldn't be more content. One thing that is interesting and Christian Gin goes over it in his article, is how cheap the position is as a whole. It is really important when a team has really high paid players at certain positions to counterbalance them with frugality at others. We're going through what has been dubbed the "worst off season of all time" here, so we have to find the bright spots where we can.
One of the things I have been pondering since we were hit with the barrage of retirements and free agent departures is draft needs. Before free agency I was all aboard the Dorial Green-Beckham bandwagon, but since then, Torrey Smith has been signed and ILB and Cb have been devastated. The success of next season is going to hinge on Colin Kaepernick playing like the last three games, and not the rest of the season. But even with that in mind, I would hate for every game to be like the Chargers game, where we run great offense, put up a ton of points, and still lose because we have no defense. With Willis and Borland, I thought the defense still had enough talent to carry the team even without Fangio running the show, now I'm not so sure. To the links!
49ers have a bargain backfield for running back (Gin)
Nice price: Bush’s deal with 49ers relatively modest (Branch)
How Borland's decision could impact NFL (Maiocco)
Willis: 'Zero' chance of making a comeback (Maiocco)
Return of Bowman a Key Piece to 49ers' Season (NBC)
Should 49ers have bypassed Michael Crabtree in 2009 draft? (ESPN)