Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
This. Can't polish a turd. Patton is the most talented receiver they've acquired since Crabtree and he looked good late in the season.
Can't polish a turd but you can make it respectable. We saw what Ted Ginn did after going to another team. Part of the issue is the playcalling but what's the point of having a receivers coach anyways? The talent always rises to the top...doesnt' matter what coach you have there's no doubt about that. But when you have young players selected later in the draft who need work to get their game up to snuff...sorry I don't trust Morton to be that guy.
That's why I want us staying away from guys like Bryant or other project guys who have a lot of work to do. As you know I'm a big Ellington fan but I think his basketball skills will help him regardless of Morton's "teachings". Plus having Boldin and Crabtree on the team now and even Lloyd for the time being can help the young guys more than our WRs coach.
I wish Harbaugh heeded his own motto when it comes to his coaching staff "If you're not getting better then you're getting worse"
I haven't seen any improvement from our OC or WR coach.