San Francisco 49ers Need Torry Holt and Roy Williams

Steven ResnickSenior Writer IMarch 14, 2009

The San Francisco 49ers have just benefited from the St. Louis Rams again and they need to act fast. Last year the 49ers signed Isaac Bruce from the Rams and he had one of the better seasons for a receiver of the 49ers in a while. Bruce's stats were:

61 receptions for 835 yards, on 13.7 yards per catch, seven touchdowns, and a long of 63.

Would a reunion of two of the best receivers in the Rams history in San Francisco immediately improve the passing game for the 49ers?

The answer is yes and Holt still has some great seasons left in him, unfortunately for him the Rams are moving in a different direction and are trying to rebuilt the team meaning that Holt was expendable.

With Mike Singletary going back to a run dominated offense it helps to have a solid receiving tandem which the 49ers didn't really have last year. With Holt and Bruce the 49ers would get that. Holt is a seven time pro-bowler and is on his way to having over 1,000 career receptions which should happen in about one and a half seasons.

Holt would also bring experience again to the 49ers receiving core and would help develop the youngsters in Dominic Ziegler, Jason Hill, and more importantly make Josh Morgan an even more dangerous number three receiver.

Holt had the second worst season of his career and not since his rookie year did he have such a low amount of receptions. His season last year:

64 catches, 796 yards, 12.4 yards per catch, only three touchdowns, and a long of 45.

If the 49ers want to compete and win the division it's been known besides the offensive line the team needs to improve its receivers. This would be a perfect opportunity for the 49ers to improve the team.

For the 49ers the teams needs to improve its play in the secondary and that means bringing in hard hitting safety Roy Williams. Yes, he's the one known for the horse-collared tackling that has become a 15 yard penalty, but in six seasons he's gone to the pro-bowl five times.

Not only that but Williams is a playmaker he can be used in coverage or up against the line of scrimmage. He's aggressive and makes plays and would improve the defense tremendously. He didn't play much last year due to an arm injury and so he could be gotten for relatively cheap.

Williams can play either free or strong safety which is good news for the 49ers. In the past two years when Williams was playing he's had seven interceptions. For Michael Lewis and Mark Roman the starting safeties for the 49ers in the past two season only two interceptions.

Meaning that Williams would definitely upgrade the position. It could also mean either Roman or Lewis would become expendable and a team in need of a safety could come calling.


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