Niners know things change

Posted by Darren Urban on February 23, 2012 – 10:02 am

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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3 Responses to “Niners know things change”

  1. By D on Feb 23, 2012 | Reply

    This is the SF news we need to keep an eye on, per one of their insiders:

    The 49ers are not going to pay Brooks big money. The reason is because they already have his replacement at every-down outside linebacker on the roster.

    Perhaps you’ve heard of him. He’s a guy who goes by the name Aldon Smith.”

    he would be a nice addition for AZ

  2. By nestingzombie on Feb 23, 2012 | Reply


    I am not what you would call a smart man but I do think it is odd the cardinals are even considering keeping Levi Brown at all cut him and save the franchise 14+ million man then you can pursue a free agent for our defense like a John Abraham or a Mario Williams both worth 14+ million in comparison to Levi Brown although I wouldn’t pay Abraham that as old as he is now cause that is a move too similar to Joey Porter for my liking… then draft O-linemen and let Hall of Famer Russ Grimm whip these guys into shape since we have a full real off season… Is that too simple of thinking man?

  3. By Darren Urban on Feb 23, 2012 | Reply

    Nesting —

    RE: Levi

    They wouldn’t keep him at that high a price tag. It would be much lower.

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