Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by KegBert:
Originally posted by dj43:
I like the fact the FO is looking for more WR help...but the fact they are suggests they are not yet seeing what they hope for with the young guys. This is a big opportunity for Patton, Moore, Hall, and particularly Jenkins. Jenkins needs to step up. It would be a big disappointment if one of these guys fails to earn the #2.
I wouldn't get worried yet. They didnt take a look at Collie until Carswell went down so they might just be looking for a replacement for camp.
I am worried now. I was worried last season...and the season before. WR has been a huge weak spot for years. This team has not had a single quality WR since Owens left. Crabtree was coming into his own last season but even then, without a strong #2, or other viable option, the offense stalled against top teams. The 2011 NFCC game was the beginning. NYG doubled MC and the offense stalled. Same type of thing happened in the NFCC last season and at the end of the SB. Now without Crabtree, this offense is going to be very one-dimensional if one of the young receiver does not step up. So far, apart from one nice catch by Jenkins, the reports from mini camp have not been very encouraging. We will get a much better idea in TC, but Boldin is not the threat Crabtree was and we are still without a solid #2.
All I meant was don't read too much into us taking a look at Collie. Carswell was a WR, he went down with an injury, it makes sense we would try to replace his loss with another WR for TC. I don't think it is an indictment against our young receivers by any means but time will tell that.
To the bold, you and I must be reading completely different reports because everything I have read about AJJ this off season has been really positive.
A quote from Kap himself
Q: You spent a lot of time with Jenkins this offseason. What kind of progression have you seen from him?
KAEPERNICK: Huge. He's leaps and bounds ahead of where he was last year. We've just got to get him on the field now.
"[I] thought A.J. had his best week of football since he's been a 49er the last four days of OTAs, which was the last week of OTAs, and he continues to build on that," Harbaugh said,
This is a lot different that what was being said about him last year. I also understand that Kap and Harbs are not going to say anything negative about him but I still look at it as a good sign (gotta love the Harbs reality distortion field). Also the Matts have both had positive reviews. In fact the only negative I could fin was from Grant Cohn and Well... Cohns gonna Cohn.
Personally I'll wait to see what our receiver group looks like when we have it down 53 before I start s**ttin bricks over it.