The first days of Free Agency were typically entertaining, and as expected, the 49ers sat out the league wide scrum. Also as expected, Dashon Goldson went trolling for dollars and wound up on the opposite coast in Tampa Bay. Delanie Walker found a starting gig and more money than he’s worth in Tennessee. Not as expected, but certainly not surprising either, long time 49er Isaac Sopoaga took a pay raise and moved to Philadelphia.
Soap’s departure left only two guys on the team from the Terry Donahue era, punter Andy Lee and long snapper Brian Jennings. Perhaps fittingly for that less than admired former GM’s tenure, Jennings spends most of his football days staring back through his legs and up at his butt hole.
Two days into FA, it’s clear the 49er defense will be getting an overhaul this offseason. Whether it gets better or merely plugs some holes is yet to be determined. The team has plenty of draft picks to load up a new defense, but they’ll need time to mature. The best guess is the team brings in some old vets this year, like Charles Woodson and probably a couple of D-line heifers, to shore things up for a year or two.
The only move the 49ers have made was replacing Randy Moss with Anquan Boldin. By anybody’s yardstick outside of planet Moss, this is an improvement. Though perhaps not a ringing endorsement of last year’s number one pick, AJ Jenkins, unless the team is going away from the two tight end offense and making the three WR offense its base package.
At least football has a pulse again, so life, as we blogospherists know it, is alive and well.