The phrase “it’s a business” is one used often in NFL circles. Rosters change every year. It’s impossible — and not smart, in many ways — to keep everything the same, even after a successful season. That’s where 49ers general manager Trent Baalke was coming from today when talking the chance to re-sign cornerback Carlos Rogers, who is a free agent after a very good season in his one year in San Francisco.
“You can’t have everybody back,” Baalke said. “But one thing you can’t overstate enough is the locker room. That’s what gets you to 13-3.”
The moving parts on all teams are what dictate the following year, which is why it’s a little foolish when teams’ schedules are rated via the previous years’ records. When you are chasing a team, like the Cards are the 49ers, those changes are to be noted. The 49ers are going to have to find a way to bounce back in 2012 too; Baalke said he didn’t even watch the Super Bowl after the Niners lost the NFC Championship because he and the scouts had a meeting that day. Yes, that’s an odd time to have a meeting for an NFL team, but it was intentional.
Speaking of the Cards, GM Rod Graves and coach Ken Whisenhunt will be speaking in a bit. Updates to come.
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