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Zithers


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:14 pm    Post subject: So who are some lesser known B and C-list FAs we can get Reply with quote

Gettleman talked about building the bottom of the roster. So here's some names I'll throw out for you to chew on. Just for depth purposes or rotation. Or a lower end starter.

QB
Josh Johnson (Cleveland)
Drew Stanton (Indianapolis)
Matt Moore (Miami)

Jimmy Clausen is horrific and Derek Anderson is a free agent again. Josh Johnson could run Cam's option offense. Stanton was pretty good in Detroit from what I remember and Matt Moore rocks.

WR
Danario Alexander (San Diego)
Donnie Avery (Indianapolis)
Julian Edelman (New England)
Plaxico Burress (no team)
Emmanuel Sanders (Pittsburgh)

Avery worked out well for Indy last year after being out of the league. Lots of these guys could be solid 3rd options, something we've lacked for awhile now. Burress will be cheap if he makes a comeback and was a good redzone target for the Jets. Edelman adds versatility as a sometimes corner and ST ace. Alexander is a great deep threat but has issues with injuries.

TE
Delanie Walker (San Francisco)
Martellus Bennett (NY Giants)
James Casey (Houston)

Bennett has the obvious Gettleman connection. Casey is a H-back type and I'm always for signing versatility. But I think I'd like Walker the most. Can also contribute on special teams. Really lacked the dynamic 2-TE sets last year and he can probably put up Shockey-esque numbers.

DL
Sammie Lee Hill (Detroit)
Roy Miller (Tampa Bay)
Desmond Bryant (Oakland)
Pat Sims (Cincinnati)
Chris Canty (NY Giants)

All could probably start in the middle right now for us. Bryant has the arrest though which I'm sure will scare him away from us. Miller and Sims can soak up blocks and Canty and Hill can rush the QB.

DB
Derek Cox (Jacksonville)
Keenan Lewis (Pittsburgh)
Kyle Arrington (New England)
Bradley Fletcher (St. Louis)

Don't think any of these guys will command big money. If we lose Captain and Gamble then we need a veteran presence at the position.

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Pat Chung (New England)

I don't see why we couldn't bring him in.


There's also a lot of kickers and punters out there... not very confident in our current duo. Thoughts? Any guys out there you want on the team who aren't big names?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only one I'd really want is .Emmanuel Sanders
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I honestly don't know too many more than who you listed, of that group I like:

Josh Johnson

--I think signing him in conjunction with keeping Anderson (or Clausen) would be a good move. A pure pocket backup is okay for spot duties (or in Madden/NCAA terms, "Wind Knocked Out"), but if Cam missed a game or two, we'd want someone who can do similar things. This backup situation would be similar to what Oakland did this past year (Leinart stepped in against us, Pryor got the next start)


Delanie Walker

--He's a very versatile player, just never been able to see the field as much as he deserves. Though he'd still be the backup, he'd see the field a lot more here than he has in San Fran, and his skills mesh very well with what we seem to be trying to move towards on offense


Sammie Lee Hill, Pat Sims

--These guys are still very young, and have a lot of upside left. Hill is the classic "buried on the depth chart" guy, and Sims has just struggled with scheme and inconsistency. If either put together full games of what they've shown in flashes, we'd look like geniuses for picking them up instead of spending a premium pick




2 guys I could see us signing would be Sims and Martellus Bennett.

I'm not the biggest fan of Bennett, but he definitely has talent, and though he probably doesn't want to relinquish the taste of being a "starting TE" that he now has, he might consider it if we show a willingness to use more 2 TE sets.

Sammie Lee Hill will probably get a lot more attention, as he's been very good in the time he's played. Probably out of our price range. Sims fits in there nicely though, as he's been on a good defense and has had plenty of opportunities, just hasn't put things together yet.

And though I think the backup QB play I laid out would be great, its probably not realistic.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am more inclined to bring in a defensive player or two. I like:
S-Chung
DT-Roy Miller, Pat Sims
I wouldnt be opposed to Donnie Avery either. Good speed, would come cheap.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always liked Delanie Walker. Seems like he was making splash plays fairly consistently when he got on the field. Just didn't get much opportunity behind Davis.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Walker and sims seem like players we could make a move on and would be fairly inexpensive for there amount of talent.

Other players that i think will be come cheaper than expected are Louis Delmas bc of his injury history and sean smith cb miami. Just dont think team value the cb position like they did at one time.

So if we were able to pick up 3 out those 4 this FA offseason would be a great success.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Louis Delmas would be a dream. Then we could fill OT, WR, and DT void in the draft.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd really like us bring in Roy Miller or Sammy Hill.

I'd be all for bringing Matt Moore back. Skill wise he's the best back up QB available.

None of the FA WR's really stick out to me. Bennett would be a great addition to the team too. It would be nice if the Gettleman connection could get us Canty.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would love to get Sammie Hill. He's one of those guys that could really get to that next level if he signed with us and got more snaps. He was very good his first year in Detroit as a rookie.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Danario Alexander

He was the best WR based on WR rating in the NFL once he began starting for the chargers in 2012. Idk why he is not getting more attention,he was starting over Maclin at Mizzou before an injury.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wolf7373 wrote:
Danario Alexander

He was the best WR based on WR rating in the NFL once he began starting for the chargers in 2012. Idk why he is not getting more attention,he was starting over Maclin at Mizzou before an injury.


Its all about the injuries. Last year was the only time he'd been healthy pretty much since High School. He's one odd step from his career being over.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

didnt know where to post...

but can you guys give me a summary of gamble. and his play this past season and as of late

thanks!
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49ers Finest wrote:
didnt know where to post...

but can you guys give me a summary of gamble. and his play this past season and as of late

thanks!


He was injured most of the year last year, only played 4 games.

In 2011, he was definitely a top 10 CB in the league, arguably top 5 depending on what you look at for a CB. Excels in man coverage. He really went to that next level with Rivera's defensive scheme.

He's never been what one would say is a good leader of a secondary, but he can be your go to guy for coverage.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another name with ties to both Gettleman and Rivera...

Jeremy Shockey!!!

Can't believe that dude didn't get with a team last season. Was a good redzone target with reliable hands in 2011. Though you have to wonder how out of shape he and Plax could be.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are a few guys that could be stills
Chad Rinehart OG
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Chad Rinehart has played guard in a backup role for the Bills since 2010. In that time, Rinehart has accumulated 1,474 snaps on offense. In those snaps, he has only allowed 13 hurries, three hits and only one sack on the quarterback, according to Pro Football Focus.

By contrast, in nearly 300 less snaps, Evan Mathis (the highest rated guard in 2012, according to PFF) has given up more than twice as many quarterback hits and only one less hurry.

These numbers clearly demonstrate Rinehart's potential to be not only a full-time starter, but a potential star in this league for years to come.


Darius Reynaud RB/KR/PR
This guy has big play ability everytime he touches the ball. I would like to bring him in as a KR/PR specialist.

Lastly
Derek Cox CB
Since 2009 he has allowed 11 td's against him and has 12 picks over that same time. hes 6'1 has great speed and should come cheap, tbh i think cheaper than captain.

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