49ers Need To Stop Wasting Their Gold

Christopher EsparzaContributor IIMarch 10, 2010

The San Francisco 49ers made another wasteful signing. The signing of David Carr to a two year contract is a waste of money. The 49ers still have Shaun Hill who has a better overall winning percentage than Alex Smith, and Nate Davis can maybe be the future of this new look shotgun offense.

Now the 49ers have four quarterbacks on their roster. Which means they will have to dump one. David Carr has not proven himself capable of playing in the NFL. He is also signed for two years, which is longer than Smith and Hill's contracts are.

The 49ers need to address the offensive line and some key defensive spots. Every year someone on the offensive line gets hurt, so they need to sign some versitle backups. They need players who can play multiple positions on the line. For example, the re-signing of Barry Sims would be a good choice because he can play most of the line. He also did a great job while Staley was hurt.

The 49ers should sign an elite pass rusher such as Joey Porter. He would be a great addition to the linebacking corps and could put some much needed pressure on the opposing quarterback. The 49ers had only 44 sacks the entire season. Or they could attempt to sign Osi Umenyiora. He would fit in well with the rotation at DE since Balmer has not lived up to expectations.

Then the last issue to address is at DB. The 49ers need to add another safety since Lewis got three concussions in one season. They need to have a second option ready just in case of any heath set backs with Lewis. Or they could move Nate Clements to the safety spot. Re-signing Dre Bly would also be smart since they are short on cornerbacks. The Niners can also turn to the draft for a player like Patrick Robinson or Chris Cook.

The 49ers need to start spending their money on players that matter and are going to help the team win.


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