Originally posted by Brazilian49er:Originally posted by BMore9ersfan:Originally posted by Method:Originally posted by RonMexico:
how can you be disappointed in someone who has done so very little to show he is a good WR?
Agreed. For a guy touted to become very good in the league, he really hasn't done much. Just like VD if you ask me.
Either way when a ball hits your hands in this league, you better f**king catch that s**t or at least make sure it doesn't get tipped up into the air for an Interception.
Thanks to linkboy for the pic
The question is, who had him touted to be good? Yes, I've seen a couple national articles here and there listing him as a "sleeper", but nothing much. Much of what we've seen has been generated by local media and on message boards. The guy had 20 receptions, 300 yrds and 3 tds last season and some people around here have penciled him into the pro-bowl. Morgan is a classic case of over expectations from fans. I'm not saying that he wont become a good, maybe great WR some day, but come on people, it's only his second season.
It wasn't just the local media. If it were, why not create a open competition for the #2 WR spot like they did with the CBs? It's because people within the organization believe he was so good that Jones, Hill, Battle or Zeigler didn't even deserve a shot at the job.
That's where you're wrong. There are very few players on this team that went into camp with their starting positions guaranteed. Gore, Willis, Clements, Spikes, Justin Smith and couple others are about it. Morgan was penciled in as the starter at the beginning of camp, but that in no way guaranteed he would be the starter come game one. There was even talk of Bruce's time being reduced and based on the camp he was having, I wouldn't have been surprised to see Brandon Jones as a stater prior to his injury. It was us the fans that hyped Morgan up not the coaching staff. I don't remember coach Sing or any other team official say that Morgan was guaranteed a starting position. Sure they expect big thing from him, but I imagine that they expect big things from all of their promising young players.