David Akers, Larry Grant and Jack Corcoran. That ladies and gentleman is who the Niners have acquired so far in free agency. No wide receivers, no centers, no corners, a whole lot of nothing. But don’t worry, Baalke told us to have patience.
“It’s tough for the fans to look at it and hear us say we’re going to take a patient approach when we’ve had as many seasons as we’ve had and not made the playoffs,” he said. “That’s totally understandable. But we are going to be patient. We have been patient. We do have a plan and we’re executing the plan. And I guess the only thing is the test of time. And how successful this plan is will be measured by how successful we’ll become on the field.”
I’m not sure about anyone else but my patience is wearing thin. The 49ers are in desperate need of a DB and the top level DB’s are slowly coming off the market. Richard Marshall, Chris Carr, even Nate Clements are no longer options. A couple names remain, Antonio Cromartie, Carlos Rogers and Asante Samuel that the Niners might show interest in, but Cromartie will likely be back with the Jets and I seriously doubt the 49ers will trade anything for Samuel, but it’s okay Baalke says they have a plan.
In the other positions the Niners are showing interest in Center Olin Kreutz and it was reported he will not be back with the Bears, so there is a shot they might be able to sign him to replace Baas/Heitmann. Regarding wide receivers, reports are the 49ers are going to entertain Plaxico Burress on Monday. Other names that may draw interest are Braylon Edwards, Malcolm Floyd and James Jones. Nothing to much on that end but with the foot injury to Crabtree the Niners will need to bring in someone.
Again, don’t worry Baalke has a plan…what it is? Who knows.