Originally posted by Ceadderman: Biggest preseason disappointment? The entire WR corps. Seriously the battle was supposed to be at QB for cryin out loud. These guys should have been on their game from the blocks.
Oh an how bout Battle not being with this team in '09? There are QUITE A FEW people here that should call him to kiss his @ce for all the $h|t talkin they do about him.
It's a yearly tradition on the WZ. Every single offseason we always have the annual "lets cut Battle" threads. And year in and year out he always seem to be the WR who has the most chemistry with the Smith and Hill.
I don't think that a one of us believes that he's HoF material. But the man DEFINITELY has proven that he belongs in a 9er uniform. Until the day comes that he stops doing that I'll stick up for him. Nobody who proves that he belongs on this team above all the talent that we supposedly have deserves to take as much $&|t as Battle does around here.
Originally posted by CoffeeMachine:
Originally posted by Brazilian49er: his biggest play was letting the ball go through his hands and being intercepted against the Raiders
Um, that was Alex Smith's fault. He put it way too high.
What?!? Dude your member status is hereby REVOKED until you can be truthful in your posting. I don't care if you don't like Smith and wish to trash him but COME ON at least call it straight the truck up.
I've seen that play OVER AND OVER again all of that week via (ESPN, NFL Network, etc.) and it was RIGHT TO HIM!!!
Freakin Noobs. I'm sorry but shouldn't there be a minimum post limit before they can post in 9er talk?
[ Edited by Ceadderman on Aug 30, 2009 at 4:23 PM ]
Maybe not the biggest disappointment, but for someone so highly built up by coaches, fans and media, I'd have to say he is a significant disappointment thus far. he's dropped very catchable balls, and don't vilify me for this, but has shown a tendency to short arm balls when he thought he was going to be nailed. Much was expected of him this season. I hope he steps it up.
As big disappointments are Lawson, Clements (he's being routinely beaten), Michael Lewis, RT, Shaun Hill and of course, the pass rush in general.
Nice surprises: coffee, Sheets, McKillop and Brooks' development. Also Balmer's play of late. And did you see some of those great blocks the rookie FB, Miller, laid? The kid's got good hands and decent speed for a fullback too.
Season opener should be interesting. You know Sing is gonna be on their case this week; he wasn't happy!
in order my level of dissapointment in people before josh morgan
-jimmy raye (severely, severely ignorant offensive scheme)
-mike singletary for hiring jimmy raye
-the offensive line
-nate clemente(never was, never will be a shutdown corner, and the money, wow)
-mcglouhan or however you spell it for not adressing lack of a quality qb issue or lack of any pass rush issue
-michael crabtree in the vein of even if he signs, he is a primadonna first, team player second, he's proven in spades of who he is characterwise
-kentwan balmer(allthough not so much after dallas game)
-both jimmy raye and mike singletary again, the lack of passing attempts is sickening
-niner qbs again
-jimmy raye and mike singletary a third time...(run first offenses dont win superbowls)
-jason hill-from reading this board the last few years, he was the second coming of jerry rice
niner brass for taking such a huge gamble on the right tackle spot on a guy who -never even made it to game 1
-mike singletary for a 4th time, for failing to get a guy with a believable pedigree at the oc spot...6-7 win team again...even when you maximize the run first philosophy with superior talent, it hardly ever wins the big one without a legitimate passing game. something that not only have we not proven we have, but something we have not even tried to prove we have...
-vernon davis, should have been higher but aside from his stupid tweets, forgot he was still a niner
-the jimmy raye version of the wildcat offense
point being, i find the assesment of josh morgan being a dissapoint, and the #1 dissapointment of preseason a immensly wrong evaluation.
Originally posted by Barrows: Mike Singletary said today that for now Josh Morgan would remain one of the starters at wide receiver, but he left open the possibility that Arnaz Battle could unseat him. Singletary said earlier in training camp that Morgan had to work on being more consistent. Today he echoed that. "He's still learning how to be a pro," he said. "At some point, the light's going to go on and he's going to take off." Asked whether Battle could overtake Morgan, Singletary said he'll "continue to watch the film and continue to look at the possibilities. But right now it is what it is." ... Left unsaid is the fact that Michael Crabtree also could replace Morgan when/if he signs. Crabtree has been earmarked for the split-end spot opposite Isaac Bruce. Crabtree is the Last of the Mohicans (My favorite flick) in terms of first-round holdouts. Cincinnati's Andre Smith signed today.
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