49ers to Make a Serious Run at Thomas

a-thomas2.pngUpdate: 02.15.07 – Baltimore Sun is reporting that in all likelihood the Ravens will not be able to tag Thomas . Also, Thomas was on ESPN’s Cold Pizza where he was talking about his contract and what the factors are in where he might end up. He said that money always plays a part as well as coaching, the city and the system. And ended it with ‘He likes to be warm.’
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02.11.07 – Adam Schefter of NFL.com is reporting that the 49ers will make a serious run at free agent linebacker Adalius Thomas of the Baltimore Ravens. The 49ers have two factors that should help them land Thomas ahead of other teams. They have a butt load of cap room and HC Mike Nolan coached Thomas when he was defensive coordinator with the Ravens. Thomas would help bolster a weak defense and give the 49ers a bonafide pass rusher they haven’t had in years.

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~ by 49ersNews on February 15, 2007.

65 Responses to “49ers to Make a Serious Run at Thomas”

  1. LOOKS LIKE ANDREW WALTER IS GIVING HIM SOME FACEMASK.IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.WAY TO GO ADALIUS.

  2. HA HA RAIDERS SUCK.

  3. NOW WE NEED TO TAKE A RUN AT SAMUAL FROM THE PATS….NOT NATE CLEMENTS!!

  4. Ill take Samuel or Clements. But if Clements is asking for top CB money, he’ll be on the maket for quite awile.

  5. a step in the right direction…rock me Adalius

  6. thats kool but I hope we dont use all our Cap on him …we got to get more with this extra Money then just 1 pass rusher

  7. I’m not getting excited until something happens. Too much stress was placed on Turner leaving, and then he stayed. (Which is good) Sometimes we go a little crazy speculating. I’m hopeful, but I’ll stay with wait and see…

  8. ps… Nolan knows what he’s doing…

  9. Nolan will get 3 to 4 Free agents this year

  10. that would be a great pick up hopefully we will have enogh cap left so we can sign some good secondary players..Well right now they Niners have the most cap room in the NFL with 37.5 so hopefully we can do something with it

  11. That sucks about Walt Harris breaking his hand at the Pro Bowl I was wondering why he wasn’t out there playing.

  12. with 38 mil, we can use 18 mil of that and still be in real good shape… look at our cap space compared to the rest of the league to put it in perspective… there are a few teams with tons of space, but we have a lot to spend so i just hope thomas doesnt ask for too much. i hope he is more concerned about winning a superbowl.

  13. Adalius Thomas WILL be a niner next season…know that!!! There is no reason for him to go anywhere else. Why would he go back to the Ravens…in Baltimore it has been reported that they have been putting him on the local talk shows asking him if he is going to return and he doesn’t sound like he is too excited to stay in Baltimore. Nolan would make him the LEADER of this defense. Asante Samuel is probably NOT going to be a niner. According to ESPN.com they are saying that it is extremely likely that the Pats will slap the tag on him. According to scout.com it is saying that we are also interested in some linback who didn’t play much last year with the Lions…I guess he is pretty good, although his name escapes me. I think our linebacker core will be awesome next year and it is highly likely that we are going to draft Landry with our first pick so the secondary is looking pretty nice as well, but what about the line??? It would be wise to use some second and third round picks to adress that issue because on the second day of the draft the pickings will be slim.

  14. EVERYBODY FORGET ABOUT IT THE RAVEN WILL TAG HIM

  15. wali rainer was the name… i really like reggie nelson instead of landry… nelson reminds me of ed reed. we already have keith lewis, i dont see the need to draft another safety who is better-suited for run support, so i think nelson is the better choice between the two.

  16. WE NEED TO HOPE THAT BRANCH SLIPS TO US OR WE NEED TO GET ONE OF THE DE WITH THE 11TH PICK. THEN WE NEED TO TRADE UP LIKE WE DID LAST YEAR FOR LAWSON AND GET MERIWEATHER FROM MIAMI (GREAT SENIOR BOWL)…I AGREE THAT A THOMAS IS MORE THAN LIKELY OURS BUT WE STILL NEED A FA CORNER FOR DEPTH AT MINIMUM. AND I ALSO READ ABOUT THAT LINEBACKER FROM SCOUT.COM (WALI RAINER)..HE WAS ON IR LAST YEAR HE WOULD BE AN INEXPENSIVE FA TO PICK UP WHO CAN MORE THAN HOLD HIS OWN ON DEFENSE AND SPECIAL TEAMS

  17. Thomas and Samuel would be awsome. John Clayton was on sportscenter and said that it is very likely that we will land Adalius and Samuel or Clements.

    -49er for life

  18. At first I wanted Lance Briggs and Nate Clements more than anyone. But after realizin how fuckin big Adalius Thomas is, he’s like a DE/DT playin LB. Not only that he can drop back in coverage and be a major factor. Second is now I definately want Asante Samuel way more than Clements. After I heard Clements wanted to be paid like Champ Bailey, that’s fuckin ridiculous. Bailey is makin like 8-9 mill a year I might add, so yeah Clements is fuckin loco. So I think if we pick up Adalius and Asante we will be all good. Not to mention Samuel hasn’t even peaked yet, still youngster.

  19. I agree with making the move for another first rounder, but unfortunately I don’t think anyone would make that move besides the patriots…who have two first rounders. This is going to be a very defensive draft after the first round so we need to strike early and get people who can fill holes. With another first rounder I wouldn’t object to getting Bowe from LSU to make offense really stick, but our first pick need to be a defensive player. Mel Kiper originally thought the same way you do, Big M, and I definitely see your point of view…both will help us out a lot. I unfortunately am not going to give up on my pipe dream of getting Branch (aka KONG) he would dominate in the middle. Then we could use our second rounder on Merriweather…who is supposed to slip to the

  20. sorry…Merriweather will slip to the second round. Unless we trade up with the Redskins Branch will become one. He is a LOCK to be Redskin with that pick and since the ‘skins don’t have any picks until the 5th round after that (due to their brilliant moves aka Brandon Lloyd…ha,ha). Another name I have been wondering about is Carriker from Nebraska…his stock is sky rocketing fast. In the later rounds we need to get Kareem Brown (6’5″ 300 pounds) he would help a lot. The problem is that Gore is the only classy player I have ever seen that has come from THE U. Same thing for Merriweather and my hair brained plan…he is talented, but has that thug mentality that will cause locker room and front office headaches….see “Pacman” Jones.

  21. hopefully we’ll get thomas. he is the kind of LB we need for D.
    does he play right or left side?

  22. thomas is a natural freak we need him on D he will help alot an with the new D-corrdinator we should turn it around gun for him and clements in the free agency an sign gore ok first get gore with a good contract then hit up thomas and clements and maybe get landry in the draft thats would be just perfect from like last to like top 8 in defence

  23. Thomas can, as has, played every position on defense, Tim.

  24. spending 15-18 mil for him is perfect. leaves cap to sign others, niners better do it…. sampson is a loser and aways will be

  25. DO IT!!!

  26. well if we sign rock me adalius.he will help boost our level of play on defense and make players around him better. he will become a team leader now and when bryant young retires.

  27. Keith, the Ravens are already 2.5 mil over next years cap and need 7.5 mil to tag Thomas. You do the math (It’s not very likely). They are reporting he is top on the Packers list and the Patroits radar.

  28. All this talk about Samuel, he is in the same boat as Clements. He is quoted as saying he deserves to be paid like Bailey too. I’m starting to think we may better off solidifying the position in the draft. With the signing of Thomas or Briggs and Bennett at WR.

  29. if what TJ says is true, i wouldnt be surprised if thomas went to NE.

  30. Tim, insiders tend to get far away predictions wrong. It makes sense that the 49ers are in the front running because the 49ers have a better team then the pakers, and the patroits dont have a ton of money becuase most likely they will TAG Samuel. Nolan is the coach that gave Thomas the starting chance, (first three years was a back up). He is going to the 9ers and inless clements drops his price then thats the only predictable AMAZING players out there that the 49ers are going to get in the FA

  31. Let’s hope this is all true. i love to watch great defenses play.

  32. i agree we dont need to get samuals or clements unless there asking prise goes down.and i hope we get adalius thomas so we can focus on getting a replacement for bryant young because none of the defensive linemen we have play near the leval that b.y. plays even now at the age of thirty whatever years old.

  33. yea i hope we dont get excited for nothing

  34. Im not as concerned about getting a Corner than I am about getting a MOTHER FUCKING PASS RUSH!!!!!! No offense to B.Y. but he has been are best defensive lineman year in and year out for as long as I can remember…. I love Young but damn dude you cant keep that steak alive any longer. Lets go get someone bigtime out there and our corners we already have will be that much better. But Im all for Adaluis Thomas too, if Baltimore doesnt slap the Franchise on him.

  35. ill tell you one thing this year with that dallas bullshit so far.i would go after andre gurode gaurd/center just to fuck with them he is an unrestricted free agent this year and we could use some dept there this year and move snyder to tackle.

  36. We all know the Bears are the tits.

    They have a Sex Cannon who can rifle-Rumph you six times before you hit the ground, Throwgasm on your face, then let Tank Johnson unload more weaponry into you than that surge of American troops going into Iraq. Then the game starts.

    Their defense will stifle your game like drool going down Kyle Orton’s neckbeard. If Mark Anderson, Lance Briggs or Brian Urlacher don’t snatch the ball out of your hand and score, Devin Hester breaks your back with a dizzying punt return for a TD.

    Urlacher fucked Paris Hilton. Lovie Smith loves white women like Paris Hilton. Rextasy has outfucked Paris Hilton. Barack Hussein Pol Pot Hitler Osama is a huge fan and Condi Rice thinks they’re going to the Super Bowl. That’s some uni-racial but bi-partisan support.

    But, man, do they have some stupid fucking receivers.

    Sure, they throw a fine block on a running play. But when will they get it through their leaky nuts that the Sex Cannon doesn’t do slants, button hooks, cross patterns, chicks with dicks – okay, he’ll do chicks with dicks – but no receiver screens. Even a fade is pushing it. Rexy doesn’t have time for foreplay. There’s no finessing it down the field with some intricately designed 12-play drive. That’s for the West Coast offense. You know who lives on the West Coast? Hairless twinky asexual freaks like Moby or Matt Hasselbeck. What? Moby lives in New York? Whatever – nobody measures up to the Chitown Sexhound.

    Rexy wants to go long, hard, deep and all in one motion. If those speedy motherfuckas Berrian and Muhammad don’t want to play by the Sex Cannons’ rules, he’s just gonna give it to the nearest available vessel. If that has to be an opposing defensive back, so be it. He’s got this loving inside and it just has to get out.

    Any discharge of the Sex Cannon is going to be direct, concussive and felt from miles around. All you have to do is take it in stride, wideouts. Keep taking it and keeping striding. Sexy Rexy has all the man missiles you need.

  37. STOP WITH THE BEAR CHAT…THIS IS A NINERS CHAT ROOM JACKASS.

  38. Hahaha…Sexy Rexy aka The Sex Cannon!
    That’s fantastic, you guys should actually read that post, it’s hilarious.

  39. “There’s no finessing it down the field with some intricately designed 12-play drive. That’s for the West Coast offense. You know who lives on the West Coast? Hairless twinky asexual freaks like Moby or Matt Hasselbeck. What? Moby lives in New York? Whatever – nobody measures up to the Chitown Sexhound.”

    HAHA!

  40. yeah its pretty funny, but no one cares about the Bears here.

  41. Isn’t Lance Briggs UFA too?

  42. Yeah, but he has no interest in any 3-4 systems. Call me crazy, but Shaun Phillips is greater than every other linebacker (possibly) available in terms of our team and their future. AT is good but is actually getting older. I’m not saying I don’t want him, but I’d just prefer Phillips due to his immense upside and the fact that he technically really doesn’t have to learn a new system, because our new DC was his linebacker coach.

  43. yeaa honestly that post is hilarious,you had your chance sex cannon,but you blew it byy just throwing the ball up for anyone who’s on the ground,you blew like paris hilton….

  44. if the packers get AT i’ll slap somebody.didn’t they just draft AJ HAWK?they don,t need defense they need to tell favre to quit his career for prilosec otc commercials.

  45. I would prefer samuels (Cb) NE, phillips (olb) SD, sands (nt)Oak, Rainer (ilb) and cory redding (de) both from Det. And draft Ginn. He’s faster than anyboby on the field. He can strech the field for gore. KR/PR give us good starting position. and be deadly on those end arounds.

  46. ginn sucks balls

  47. NO offensive players in the first 3 rounds. Focus on the porous defense. Pintor98 has it right but needs to add Thomas and drop Ginn. You put B Moore and M. Lawson with Thomas and Phillips, watch out. Then you need to get the biggest, meanest NT you can find to stuff two OL and let the OB smashing begin. With a solid pass rush and run clogging you free up the secondary. But with Samuel, Spencer and Harris you have a heck of a secondary.

    Yes, there needs to be a No. 1 WR on the team but you can get one in the draft late or in FA. Or send Bryant to Betty Ford get him dried up and put performance incentives in his contract and he could be the guy.

  48. Phillips is a RFA, depending on his tender he may be out of reach.He’s not worth dropping our first round pick.

  49. Guys check it out. We are only going to get one of those big time free agents. It’s probably going to be Thomas. The odds are we wont even look at a corner. But we will also hopefully look at Gurode the center from dallas that is a FA

  50. Bissell makes sense because if we sign Adalius and Clements it won’t leave us much room to work with to adress other positions which we need to. This is a perfect free agency period for us and we have the perfect amount of money…so we can’t be stupid.

  51. I think this website said it best…he IS pricing himself out. He isn’t as good as Champ Baily (facts are facts) is he a shut down corner…yes, but not as good as baily. Istead of signing him we could go after two or three good players with that money which makes more sense to me since he doesn’t sound like much of a “team oriented guy”. He kind of screams Kobe Bryant…..”I act like I’m the best and try to make people believe that I am all about the team, but really it is all about me getting my shine”. There are SOOOOOOO many free agents that we could pick up. Why not use it to really adress some issues. The KWAME issue needs to be adressed and there is no way Leonard Davis is going to ask for as much money as clements…plus with the left over money we could get that Ranier guy. This draft is really deep…lets draft wisely.

  52. Mock got us taken Anthony Spencer DE/LB from Purde n da 2nd round … not mad at dat

  53. What website is that from???

  54. sportingnews.com

  55. RAVENS ARE THE BEST TEAM!!!!

  56. i hope the ‘warm’ he’s referring to is santa clara ‘warm.’

  57. well if money, coaching, the system, and the city are factors i think he may be hinting to SF.

  58. Plus nolan seems to get some of the baltimore ravens defensive players to jump ship it’s like they’re dedicated to nolan so hopefully he can lure Thomas to come to the niners, Damn that will sweet.

  59. Speaking of Santa Clara. Any truth to the rumor that the Raiders were thinking of sharing a new Santa Clara Stadium with the Niners?

  60. Dre Bly soon 2 b a 9er… soundz good.. and makes da pockets feel better than signing Samuel or Clements… more money 4 other needs ………Lawrance da 9ers said no truth 2 dat rumor

  61. dre bly sounds good,hopefully walt’s hand heals so he can be in top shape when we take on teams like arizona,st.louis,cinci,and others.we better have a top secondary.

  62. Thanks West

  63. If this is true that Thomas could be on the market. Then Nolan get him and we sure could use him. Leave alot of bucks for others releases.

  64. IT SUCKS THE BENGALS TAGED J-SMITH

  65. It isn’t looking like the chances are REALLY in our favor of getting him. John Clayton is reporting on ESPN.COM that he would “be surprised if the Ravens didn’t put the tag on him.”

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