BWToth, on Thursday, January 4th, 2007, 2:09 PM, said:
my argument is: 'the assumptions that cap space, and many high draft picks = a good team' is NOT TRUE, it is merely one of many possible outcomes that has yet to happen.My argument is that your argument does not lead to your conclusion.
please show me where I said cap space + draft picks = good team. I would love to see that. yes these factors do not automatically make good teams. I said that these are reasons to be optimistic
. a team with this many picks and is sure to have a couple new starters this year and probably some impact players down the road. everybody knows that being the team with the most cap space in the whole league is a good thing. picks and cap space give them a good chance to build upon what they already have, and what they have is an up and coming young team.did anyone predict frank gore would have a breakout season? I don't think so. the offense is a lot better than people thought it would be. larry allen is a great role model for the young o-line. they are still a couple players and growing years before they can be great, but frank gore might be one of the top 5 backs in the league. we can't judge him on one good season but it's fair to say he's pretty darn good. the defense stinks, but there are a couple good young guys on there and they should add some impact players in the offseason.my conclusion as you put it was that the niners will have a good offseason because of the factors stated. they will have a better season than this year and should be one of the best teams in the nfc in the next few years. I did not state this anywhere, but I don't understand how someone can think I was saying something different. people were very optimistic about next year, you said a loss versus denver would have changed these thoughts, I said it would because of a potentially very good offseason.I won't make fun of your ridiculous "draft picks are meaningless" statement, but I will restate it because it is truly amazing. how do you think teams get better? they draft players, acquire players via free agency and develop their young players. there is no current cloning policy in the NFL so maybe teams are getting good players this way.