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sup3rk1ng
03-02-2007, 07:49 PM
LEWIS SIGNS WITH NINERS

Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reports the the 49ers have signed safety Michael Lewis, and that the Niners are close to signing nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin.

The Niners also have signed cornerback Nate Clements, arguably the top free agent on the market.

http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm

art vandelay
03-02-2007, 07:51 PM
Return to glory for the Niners? All they need to do now is trade up and take Calvin Johnson.

ninerfan
03-02-2007, 07:52 PM
Return to glory for the Niners? All they need to do now is trade up and take Calvin Johnson.

Ah if only

princefielder28
03-02-2007, 07:53 PM
The Niners have drastically improve their secondary today and if they can sign Franklin, their defense will be pretty solid compared to 24 hours ago. Add players through the draft and the Niners could contender for a playoff spot in the NFC

Flyboy
03-02-2007, 07:53 PM
Return to glory for the Niners? All they need to do now is trade up and take Calvin Johnson.

Scary thought.

KILLERSANTA
03-02-2007, 07:54 PM
Lewis sucks...who cares???

bigbluedefense
03-02-2007, 07:54 PM
Bad move. Michael Lewis was downright awful this past year. They signed an average at best SS. With the plethora of safety talent in this draft this move makes no sense.

Space Ghost
03-02-2007, 07:54 PM
He got toasted early on this season. He got better late in the year, but Considine is just way better than him. He isn't really going to be a big name for the 49ers. He will make some big plays and then totally miss on a big play attempt. Definitely an upgrade on the 49ers though, their safeties were terrible.

49ersfan_87
03-02-2007, 07:55 PM
I need some financial terms.

sup3rk1ng
03-02-2007, 07:57 PM
Bad move. Michael Lewis was downright awful this past year. They signed an average at best SS. With the plethora of safety talent in this draft this move makes no sense.

Well, he's definitely better than our current safeties. Keith Lewis has potential, but he needs to improve his coverage. I'm not sure how to feel about this, until I see how much we paid him.

bigbluedefense
03-02-2007, 07:59 PM
Well, he's definitely better than our current safeties. Keith Lewis has potential, but he needs to improve his coverage. I'm not sure how to feel about this, until I see how much we paid him.

I guess he can be ok if you paid peanuts for him. But he is by no means an answer at the SS position. He's just another body. I think they still should address the safety position in this draft. Theres plenty of talent for that position, it would do them some good.

keylime_5
03-02-2007, 08:02 PM
He is a former pro bowler, so he has the potential to be a playmaker for San Francisco. Hopefully for the 9ers they didn't give him a deal as insane as Clements'

Chucky
03-02-2007, 08:02 PM
i really wanted the bucs to get lewis.

sup3rk1ng
03-02-2007, 08:04 PM
I guess he can be ok if you paid peanuts for him. But he is by no means an answer at the SS position. He's just another body. I think they still should address the safety position in this draft. Theres plenty of talent for that position, it would do them some good.

Well, he can't be THAT bad...he was a probowler a few years ago and considered a pretty good players before this year. Hopefully, he'll have a walt harris type bounce back year. Like I said before, I'm not sure how to feel about any of these signings...I still feel like we should be addressing our pass rush. It's only the first day of FA, so I'll judge at the end.

bigbluedefense
03-02-2007, 08:14 PM
Well, he can't be THAT bad...he was a probowler a few years ago and considered a pretty good players before this year. Hopefully, he'll have a walt harris type bounce back year. Like I said before, I'm not sure how to feel about any of these signings...I still feel like we should be addressing our pass rush. It's only the first day of FA, so I'll judge at the end.

The one thing Ive learned about FAs, through Accorsi and watching the Redskins, is that you can't really go by what they did a couple of years ago. That was then, and this is now. And 90% of the time, theyre let go because theyre simply not what they used to be. You get old in the NFL fast, and Michael Lewis was a PBer in a blitz heavy scheme surrounded by Brown, Sheppard, and Dawkins. And that was 2 years ago. He's older now, and doesn't have the pass rush, or the players in the 2ndary around him to mask some of his deficiencies in SF.

Can it work out, yeah it can. But I wouldn't count on it. Philly is known to be very good in letting go of players. They know when a guy is done, everytime they let somebody go its because he's done. Ask any Eagles fan if you don't believe me.

For SF's sake, I hope it works, but I think they should still address safety in the draft regardless.

Yung Flippa
03-02-2007, 08:16 PM
Damn 49ers Might Are Going Crazy
They Might As Well Sign Fred Smoot Just For Fun

Caddy
03-02-2007, 08:41 PM
i really wanted the bucs to get lewis.

At least we got him in the Offseason Mock

YAYareaRB
03-02-2007, 08:43 PM
Damn 49ers Might Are Going Crazy
They Might As Well Sign Fred Smoot Just For Fun

Ssssshhhhh! It's Topsy Kret

JoeMontainya
03-02-2007, 08:47 PM
I think I cover better than Michael Lewis. he should just move to LB and be undersized. maybe like Cato June.

holyschmidt
03-02-2007, 08:51 PM
They don't play a zone or cover 2 scheme, so signing Lewis is GREAT. They can mask his coverage deficiencies, and he is a great run stopper and a great tackler. Like the signing for SF. They have a VERY solid team they're building.

PACKmanN
03-02-2007, 08:55 PM
the 49ers just spend half there money on non needed players. They could have took Landry and moved Kieth Lewis to SS, then drafted a young CB to play the nickel then moved to the 2nd spot like the vikings did.

holyschmidt
03-02-2007, 08:56 PM
Reportedley a six year 7.25 million dollar deal. Great value.

http://www.ninercaphell.com/

sup3rk1ng
03-02-2007, 09:02 PM
Reportedley a six year 7.25 million dollar deal. Great value.

http://www.ninercaphell.com/

Geez, that's a really good value. I thought it'd be a bit more than that.

D-Unit
03-02-2007, 09:03 PM
As a Cowboys fan, I'm disappointed that we don't get to face Lewis anymore... :(

Boooo! The Eagles better not find somebody decent to replace him. I can see it now... They're gonna draft Michael Griffin. :(

cb9464
03-02-2007, 09:05 PM
I met Michael Lewis about two years ago and was very excited then, but now I see he sucked. He got burnt so bad in pass coverage and is more suited to put on some pounds and play outside linebacker.

etk
03-02-2007, 09:10 PM
i really wanted the bucs to get lewis.

I'm a bit disappointed.

Vikes99ej
03-02-2007, 09:17 PM
Wow. The Niners are just beasts this offseason. I still don't see them doing better than 9-7.

Eagles own the NFC East
03-02-2007, 09:22 PM
Lol this isn't something to have a boner over.

49ersfan_87
03-02-2007, 09:24 PM
Reportedley a six year 7.25 million dollar deal. Great value.

http://www.ninercaphell.com/


Absolutely. A former probowler for good backup money? Ill take it.

Yeah, the 49ers safety duo as it is isnt stellar (roman, M lewis) but hopefully the CB (spencer, clements, harris) and most importantly a improved front 7 will hide the safeties defincies.

49ersfan_87
03-02-2007, 09:25 PM
Wow. The Niners are just beasts this offseason. I still don't see them doing better than 9-7.

The 49ers want 7 new defensive starters. Theyve got at least 1 (clements) possibly 3 (franklin, lewis). Theyre not sitting pat this offseason.

Windy
03-02-2007, 09:39 PM
It's being reported that he got 10 Million guaranteed.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sgreen/author?blogid=40&auth=31

49ersfan_87
03-02-2007, 09:41 PM
It's being reported that he got 10 Million guaranteed.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sgreen/author?blogid=40&auth=31


Damn. Thats not so good.

That basically means he is going to be the starter.

JoeMontainya
03-02-2007, 09:49 PM
San Fran is dishing the money.

SimonRath
03-02-2007, 10:24 PM
DANG IT... I wanted the Falcons to go after this guy

NGSeiler
03-02-2007, 10:24 PM
It's being reported that he got 10 Million guaranteed.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sgreen/author?blogid=40&auth=31

...yowza. :eek:

Grizzlegom
03-02-2007, 10:26 PM
even with m. lewis, the FS spot could be upgraded but these two signings are great.

i thought they would get Ken Hamlin honestly but now they could take a FS in the second or third round and probably get carriker at 11 to add two more defensive starters.

eastside49er
03-03-2007, 01:12 AM
Wow. The Niners are just beasts this offseason. I still don't see them doing better than 9-7.

How do you figure? They aren't even close to being done with FA, they have already added 3 great to good young defensive starters and they also have 8 draft picks in the first 4 rounds.