I was thinking...I wonder what the result would have been if we had faced the Pats instead?
Bro you need to get over it. Stop going back and forth with mojo. No matter how much you want it to change or how much you think the 49ers were screwed by the refs...they lost the game. And really they screwed themselves even worse so no matter what happened in the end they have nobody to blame but themselves.
Sucks but you're not re-writing history. I tend to think we had the team to beat anyone but that doesn't always guarantee a victory. 49ers came out sloppy. Made more mistakes and by the time they found their groove it was too late and say what you will about that last no call. If you can drive 73 yards in under 2 minutes but then you can't get 7 yards on 4 tries then I blame the team more than the refs.
Crabtree just put up the first 1000 yard season the 49ers have had since TO. To say he's not explosive enough is a hard sell. If we get the guy from when Colin took over all season in 2013 then they absolutely need to extend him. Does need to show it over an entire season first however.
It's not a question of if he is any good. What I'm questioning is if he's worth the type of elite WR contract he's going to want? Crabtree has become a good WR but he will want to be paid on par with the elite guys and I don't think he's worth it. He is not a jump ball guy, or an elite speed guy with top shelf big play ability. He's got good hands and RAC ability but he's on a tier below the top WR's in this league imo.
Baalke and company will set a price that they think Crabs is worth and if he accepts it then he accepts it, just like they seem to do with everyone on the team. If not there's always the franchise tag...hopefully in 2-3 years we can finally develop capable depth at WR and not have it all go to **** with injuries and whatnot. If he puts up 2 more seasons in a row like last year he's atleast in that Marques Colston tier, 5 years $40M range.
As far as that free agent list, Hixon and Barden intrigue me. Cribbs was still a Pro Bowler last year and is versatile on offense, like a better version of Ted Ginn (not that that's saying much anymore). I was a fan of Johnny Knox but he's going to probably need a year to kick the rust off. I wouldn't be opposed to cheap 1 year deals for Donnie Avery, Donald Jones, or Randy Moss. The rest of the list besides the 6 guys at the top doesn't really interest me. The top 4 will command big time bucks, Hartline is going to get overpaid, and Amendola will be franchised atleast.
I'd just let Ginn go and draft Marquise Goodwin or Ace Sanders and be done with it.
*FS Ha'sean Clinton-Dix, AL; *FS Ed Reynolds, Stan.; *NT Louis Nix, N.D.; *NT Danny Shelton, WA; NT Justin Ellis, LA Tech.; DE Stephen Tuitt, N.D.; DE Cassius Marsh, UCLA; DE Taylor Hart, OR; OG/OC Gabe Jackson, MS St.; OC Bryan Stork, FL St.; OC Tyler Larsen, UT St.; **WR Mike Evans, TX A&M; WR Jordan Matthews, Vandy
I just read there's a good chance DHB will be released from Oakland for cap reasons. He's a guy I'd add to that list above that I'd accept on a cheap deal, except I might even lock him up for 2-3 years instead of 1. He showed a year ago he has talent, just injuries along with all the dysfunction in the organization (sound familiar?) seems to have halted his progression again.