Well, not really. This played out pretty much like some of us thought it would. They would target depth at the defensive line (Glenn Dorsey), wide receiver (traded for Antuan Bouldin), defensive backfield (the much-maligned Craig Dahl and Nnamdhi Asumouaga), and quaerterback (traded for Colt McCoy). Splashy? No. Well, the trade was a pretty big deal. Needed? Most definitely.
I’ve gone over how Seattle has done well this offseason. AZ? Well, hitching their cart to one Casron Palmer looks to be a disaster in the making. He’s as mobile as a tree, and looks to fall down like one about 60 times this year. Timberrrrrrrrrr! So far they’ve cut Kevin Kolb, Adrian Wilson, Beanie Wells, William Gay, Early Doucet and Kerry Rhodes. They’v signed Rashard Mendenhall, QB Drew Stanton, CBs Jerraud Powers and Antoine Cason, LB Lorenzo Alexander, and DE Matt Shaughnessy. In other words, no line hellp for a line that has been aten in recent years like a red-headed, uh, Cardinal. I guess they will draft help up front and pray it works.
The Rams? The team with the best divisional record last year? Well, they’ve lost perennial thorns in the Niners side in Stephen Jackson and Danny Amendola. Jackson was hurt too much, and was going to be ($7 mill) costly. Amendola got a deal and split for NE. Craig Dahl, Mr. Super Safety, came west to SF. They did sign OT Jake Long, TE Jared Cook, CB Courtland Finnegan, and a few others, but they look to improve in the draft as well. I think overall they hurt themselves, butr they had little choice with Jackson and Amendola.
As it stands, the Niners still have 13 picks in the draft, so to even try to guess how the draft goes would be next to impossible. I seriously don’t think the Niners draft more than 8 guys, so there looks to be a boatload of wheeling and dealing on Trent’s part.