Free agency is really getting into full gear today. Normally this is where I would tell a joke but time is wasting before this post is already too old and useless!
The 49ers and Seahawks. I mean, the Rams and Cardinals too? No, just the 49ers and Seahawks. Okay, the Rams are interesting. What if the Cardinals get a quarterback? Anyway, the 49ers and Seahawks. We like one of them and we hate the other. The "others" are the biggest conceivable competition for a Super Bowl trip next season. They have less cap room than us though and are older than us. You're probably wondering a little bit about how the 49ers are setting up right now for next season.
Here's the information I have found and just laying it out and that's the entire post basically. Just soak it in you super soaking sons of bitches. I had a brief chat with David Fucillo of Niners Nation and he gave me a little insight into how the Niners could save some money. I also linked to some NN posts from last month about possible cap casualties. An interesting one is Carlos Rogers, and I believe they could save over $4 million if they cut him at the right time which might lead to Darrell Revis? I don't know man, this is not as easy as your dynasty league.
Significant Losses and Potential Losses -
Alex Smith, QB
Randy Moss, WR (28 catches, 434 yards)
Delanie Walker, TE (21 catches, 344 yards)
Ted Ginn, Jr, Special Teams
Dashon Goldson, FS, Pro Bowl 2011-2012
Ricky Jean-Francois, DL, Justin Smith insurance
Isaac Sopoaga, DT, 32
David Akers, 39, K
Parys Haralson, 29, LB, $2.87 cap hit
Carlos Rogers, 32, CB, $7.3 cap hit
What they look like as of this post, I think (Numbers added in when I thought numbers were important):
QB - Colin Kaepernick, 26, Scott Tolzien
RB - Frank Gore, 30 ($6.45), Kendall Hunter, 24, LaMichael James, 24, Jewel Hampton. FB: Anthony Dixon, Bruce Miller
WR - Michael Crabtree, 26 ($5.7), Anquan Boldin, 33 ($6 million), A.J. Jenkins, Mario Manningham, 27 ($4.95), Kyle Wiliams, 25. Also: Chad Hall, Joe Hastings, Ricardo Lockette.
TE - Vernon Davis, 29 ($8.74), Garrett Celek, Demarcus Dobbs
OL - Alex Boone, Anthony Davis, Jonathan Goodwin, Mike Iupati, Joe Staley. Dan Kilgore, Joe Looney, Al Netter, Wayne Tribue, Kenny Wiggins.
DL - Justin Smith, 34 ($8 million), Ray McDonald, Ian Williams, Lamar Divens, Tony Jerod-Eddie, Ian Williams.
LB - Patrick Willis, 28 ($3.6), NaVorro Bowman, 25 ($3.1), Ahmad Brooks, 29 ($5), Aldon Smith 24, ($3.9). Also: Darius Fleming, Cam Johnson, Nathan Stupar, Michael Wilhoite, and Parys for now.
CB - Carlos Rogers, 32 ($7.34), Tarell Brown, 28 ($3.9), Chris Culliver, 25, Perrish Cox.
S - Donte Whitner, 28 ($4.9), C.J. Spillman, Trenton Robinson, Michael Thomas.
Average age of Pro Bowl 49er: 27.4
Average age of Pro Bowl Seahawk: 25.8. Including Richard Sherman: 25.5
I was actually a little shocked to see how different the 49ers might look but let's not forget a few things:
Their bread and butter is the offensive line and that's not changing, probably.
Neither is Kaepernick's ability.
Neither is the best linebacking corps in the NFL.
In our favor:
They need to replace Goldson or find a way to bring him back.
They need significant help and depth on the defensive line.
They need help at corner.
Frank Gore is going to be 30.
They still seem to be straddling the line between the red and the black on the budget, but I'm not a financial doctor.
Let me know if I have made any errors and I'll fix it I promise. I ain't too proud to admit when I'm wrong and I rong alot. Thanks bye.