Originally posted by OC49erLuVeR:Unless you can point me to a post you made before Jenkins was traded calling for AJ to get more playing time and opportunities, I don't think anyone on this board can get criticize the 49ers for letting him go to early. 90% of the posters thought he should have been gone much earlier.
Was just watching ESPN and the Chiefs Broncos highlights. Did you see AJ's 26 yard reception? Tough catch too! Anyone prefer to have Jenkins over Baldwin? Maybe the coaches didn't give AJ enough time? I know Baldwin had that tough endzone drop I believe against the Saints. Wasn't Jonathan's issue his hands with the Chiefs?
Water under the bridge, but are we too quick to let go of young talent? I.e., we had at QB Daniels. Gamble with him and he goes to the she-hawks. Get Skelton. Dropped him. Get another no-name and drop him. So we have Kap, McCoy and Boldin as the 3rd stringer (who can sling it at FSU)?
I know there were money issues, but here's some good looking players we let go (feel free to add more I missed)
Ginn Jr (Star @ Carolina)
Goldson (but too much $$$)
Tolzien (I think is better than McCoy)
JT O'Sullivan (LOL..jk here)
Sucked we had issues at WR this year, but we're picking up steam. Just thinking about Jenkins' play...lol...Seller's Remorse
As for Daniels, yes, he was picked up by Seattle...and has since been released and no one has moved to bring him in. If he was really that hot of a QB prospect, given the QB situations on some of the league's worst teams, wouldn't someone have brought him in by now? The league is telling you the same thing the 49ers and Seahawks have already told you.
Even if you think Tolzien is better than McCoy, is it really such a difference that it matters? Tolzien got benched in favor of Matt Flynn, who lost his job in Seattle, got benched in Oakland before the regular season started and then was released, signed with Buffalo and was released again, and was only signed by the Packers because Rodgers got hurt.
The 49ers couldn't afford Walker and Goldson. They actually have had an upgrade from Goldson in Reid at a much cheaper price. Walker has been missed but he wanted to start and be a featured TE. That wasn't going to happen here. I also seem to recall that, again, most on this board thought he was overrated and wanted to see him go.
There really should not be any hand wringing over Ginn either. It wasn't just that he was not productive here as a WR. He also wasn't productive as a WR in Miami after being a top 10 overall draft pick. The Dolphins thought so much of him that they let him go for a low round pick. Congratulations to Ginn and Carolina for finding a system to finally allow him to contribute something as a WR but lets not overstate it. He is still, at best, a # 3 or # 4 WR.
We should also not forget that going into this season, we knew the 49ers were likely going to have to let some guys go that would go elsewhere and be productive. That's the "curse" of having a deep and talented roster. It is likely to occur again next year as well. It is a good problem to have.