Disposition: With this attitude, let him play out his deal and then go to a 4-3 team as an outside linebacker where he belongs as a mediocre pass rusher.
Seeing the headlines that this guy thought he deserves a new contract made my day.
Not only is desiring a hefty deal after posting a 6.5 sack season an insult to the 49ers organization, it's an indication of what he feels his best contribution is.
We tried the "Pay me then I'll perform." route with Nate Clements. This is contrary to Singletary's desire for a competitive spirit on the team.
Does he deserve more than his current contract is paying? Probably.
Giving Parys Haralson a small deal probably didn't help matters much, but that GM is no longer here.
If it's more money Lawson is after at this production level, it's in the best interests of both Lawson and the 49ers that he go elsewhere.
The alternative: pipe down for a year, develop some pass rushing technique, and post double-digit sacks.
I'm not worried about the better of Ahmaad Brooks and Travis LaBoy being able to match his pass rush production, which is what an OLB playing next to behemoth Isaac Sopoaga should be focused on.
If Manny Lawson can provide the kind of run support he does AND post 10 or more sacks, he justifies his desired pay raise.
He certainly has the potential to do it, it's a matter of film study and working on technique. Get hot, buddy!