All the kickers that can be had, why can't we sign one that can actually kick the ball a decent distance without having to hold your breath and hope it will go straight.
Comparing to reed, yes but Reed was not the only kicker available this year. Did you look across the field, Akers was available. Did he not fit our scheme?lol He only leads the league in points, all time point guy in SF and kicks on a field that historically doesnt give up long field goals.
Instead we went safe and cheap. This way our coaching staff on 50 yard field goals can go for it or punt, it cuts down on them making a 3 way choice on what to do.