Originally posted by SJniner7:
Originally posted by Big_Daddy:
I've seen plenty of posters agree that we can't be labeling this kid a bust just yet. I do agree, in theory.
BUT--- A first round receiver should be good enough to press the issue. What I mean is, a first round WR should be good enough to be pushing the regulars for playing time. A first round WR should be making so many plays in practice that he forces the issue, that he forces the coach to play him, for the QB to throw his way. We have seen none of that.
I dont care that he has wheels. He makes no plays when it counts. That's all I need to know. I'm sure Harbaugh is skilled enough to get some use from him but to not believe that the pick was a complete disaster is foolish. For CK to not even target him means he has no confidence in him. We've seen Kap force throws to Crabtree. No one is forcing throws to Bustkins
A little bit premature?
Crabtree is showing to be a #1 in his FOURTH year! IF he does not show something by this time next year, I think he could go down as bust. Labeling him after about 50 snaps of playing is just silly.
The Crabtree comparisons have got to stop. People were disapointed with what crabtree showed because everyone knew what potential he had. People questioned his work ethic and his desire, not his ability for the most part. People were upset about the hold out, then happy with what he showed his rookie season, then disapointed again with the missed offseasons and apparent lack of desire to be great.
Crabtree missed his entire rookie offseaon, and the first 5 weeks of regular season footbal then came in and in 11 games had 48 receptions for 625 yards 2 TD's and a 13.0 average. The same average he had this season.
Jenkins has had the entire offseason, and 17 weeks of the regular season, had two WR's that were ahead of him on the depth chart have season ending injurys, and he still hasnt even passed Ginn on the depth chart it seems. Ginn isaint even an NFL caliber third WR on nearly any team in the NFL. That is very disapointing and concerning no matter which way you spin it. Can he be labeled a bust definateivly? Of course not. But people have reason to be concerned.
[ Edited by IdahoNiner on Jan 14, 2013 at 12:17 AM ]