themunn wrote:Harvin is the better player, but IMO SF filled a bigger position of need - we had 3 talented receivers already. SF had just 1 (Crabtree).
Boldin is 32 and people are saying SF will get one good year out of him. This isn't the 90s anymore. WRs can play for years - especially ones who don't rely on speed, Boldin could play another 3 or 4 years at least, and is good for 800+ yards a season.
Hasselbeck wrote:We did. No comparison.
Sherman/Browner can handle big slow physical guys.. the Niners have no one that can handle Harvin (who had a great game against them last season)
Seahawk Sailor wrote:This is actually a great question, and one that's a lot closer than folks may think. I really didn't like hearing that SF got Boldin for a 6th. That's ridiculously cheap, especially when compared to what we paid for Harvin. Just on a picks for picks basis, we gave up a ton more.
Yes, we got a ton more in return, as we should have. And I think the Harvin move was spectacular for us. I think we got the better side of that deal, too, even giving up a first plus for him. He'll be with us for a good several-year window, and he's one of the best in the game right now. That move was the perfect one, and came at the perfect time - much better than if we'd have sprung for a marquee receiver last year.
That said, SF's a bit more stacked than we are. They went further in the playoffs than we did. They did accomplish more, as painful as it is to say. It's fact. They're missing very little, and to pick up a guy like Boldin might just have been what they needed to take them to their next Super Bowl win. I think he's better than many are saying. I see a lot of sour grapes from Seahawks fans regarding him - "Eh, he's not really that good anyway. Too old. Done already. Etc." But the fact is, he's a very solid receiver, and that's one key cog that the 49ers needed. To get that cog for a mere 6th rounder is absolutely phenomenal for them.
I think the whole thing is a push. We got the better player, but we sacrificed more for him. They got the better deal if taken straight up, but as they were gunning for Harvin as well, it evens things out. If Harvin were to have gone to them, it would have been very bad for the Seahawks, and that alone makes getting him worth a little more in cost. The fact they got Boldin evens things up for them.
One thing is for sure: the NFC West is going to be VERY COMPETITIVE next year. And VERY TOUGH to beat.
The Radish wrote:It was posted earlier that the ninnirs are picking and choosing trying to get the player or two they need to get back to the SB because they think their time is now.
I agree with that.
I'll go further...I think the ninnirs are a better team than us at the end of the season. Many of you will point out the huge win against them but at our house. I hate to agree with Harbaugh but I too felt the game turned on the blocked field goal returned by us for a 21-0 lead. If they make that FG making the score 14-3 the game could have been a lot different.
They have more picks, we have more money to spend so that will factor in.
But we had better be as good as some of you think we are cause last year a couple of games we basically pissed away cost us a fair shot at the SB. If we do that again the ninnirs likely will get another trip to the big show and given enough chances even a monkey can type a word on a typewriter.
We made our offense better cause of this trade. Now lets hope our offensive line will have played together enough to really make Beast Mode a game changer. We need to be able to run against anyone and it has to be when WE want to.
So they got what I think is a really good receiver who is older but can fill a void they have in sure handed receivers. But with a limited time to help them out.
We get a hot dog that can help us win for several years. We will have to wait to see how that works out.
I think we need more help on defense!! We have to get back to being able to stop teams from advancing again when WE want to stop them.
On paper for next year this trade is a wash. Lets hope it will keep us from losing dumb games like we did last season. Because finally everyone ought to see that every game is important.
hawkmanj wrote:Why did San Francisco jump to make this move after the Harvin news broke?
JSeahawks wrote:I think who wins the division comes down to one thing, and one thing only:
Which teams QB will better adjust to the adjustments the league makes to him.
Both teams are stacked with talent around their new stud QB's. The team that will win the division (assuming both stay relatively healthy) is the one who's QB takes the next step. My money's on Wilson.
Russ Willstrong wrote:That 2009 Vikings offense with Brett Favre, AD, Rice, Harvin was dynamic. This Seahawks team has the potential to be as explosive but with more depth. RW is like a young Favre (great field general) but with wheels and can hit anybody from any angle. Time to tweek the defensive now.
The Yugoslavian wrote:Short term and compensation? 49ers. Long term as well as overall talent? Seahawks no question
Hawkfan77 wrote:The Yugoslavian wrote:Short term and compensation? 49ers. Long term as well as overall talent? Seahawks no question
What does that mean? You think Boldin will have a better year than Harvin??