Originally posted by Rascal:
Originally posted by AB81Rules:
WR wasn't an issue, we had Crabs healthy, not till May is when he hurt his leg. Or we probably would of drafted a WR higher.
That is exactly Baalke's issue. In this league you need to plan for injuries.
Do you honestly think Crab and Boldin, a 32-year old WR were going to be the future of the 49ers receiving corps for years to come ?!
Baalke never learnt his lesson, last year God already showed him what it would be like with 2 WRs down. In other words, you can't just wait till injuries happen and go crap I should have drafted a WR higher. You need to bring in enough high picks to develop them so in case of injuries happen these budding young stars can step up without a major drop-off in performance.
What Baalke needs to do is wake the hell up and recognize the importance of the WR position. Don't just draft 1 receiver when his hit rate is so embarrassingly low. Draft 2 or more WRs until the situation is under control. We had the same discussion when Mario and KW went down, then we had yet another discussion when Crab went down and now we are having the same discussion again cos the FAs he brought in can't step up.
This is not a kid's card game like "hey, look at me I have so many more cards than you, hehehe" nonsense !! Stockpiling draft picks in isolation is pointless unless you make full and proper use of them.
You dont need to plan on injuries. We had talent at WR, like said, we all had hope Jenkins would turn around. So he didnt we made a bad pick, only 1 bad pick Baalke has made in the 1st 2 rounds. I dont blame him on Mays, that was Singeltary's pick.
We had Crabs and Boldin, who is damn fine for a 32 yr old WR. Why people think when you hit 30 you are overrated, or old and outdated is beyond me.
Baalke did his job fine, and has been for 3+ years, dont blame him, blame the players, and coaches. This is same as Nolan and Singletary eras. We should of blamed Alex, Nolan and Sing and not all on McCoughan.
And there is nothing wrong in stockpiling picks, look how well The Pats did it. Got a lot of quality guys with those extra picks. Walsh did it. He traded up and down all the time.
Just because 1 bad pick(2012) doesn't mean he is at fault. If anyone is, to me, it's the coaches, for not having enough faith in Jenkins, and giving Kyle "Frigging, I suck at PRs and WR" Williams playing time as #2. Let Baldwin and Patton play. They cant be much worse than Williams and Moore.
I pray to god, Williams is cut soon, same for Dixon and Moore. All 3 are horrible. A pitch to Dixon, thats on Roman and Harbs. Slowest back on roster, who does great against 3rd stringers, but s**t against starters. Reason why he should never get a carry.