Originally posted by SanDiego49er:Originally posted by D_Niner:Originally posted by SanDiego49er:Originally posted by D_Niner:Originally posted by B650:
OK, I know everyone is going to hate on me for this, but why the hell do we still have Battle? Bruce and Jones are veterans (good for 3rd down receptions). Morgan and Hill have some speed and could be our deep threats. Spurlock also has some speed. Now, what exactly does Battle do? He's part of the reason why Hill isn't getting any playing time, and I think that's ridiculous. Hill is younger, faster, and has much more upside. He should be out there playing. He had some nice catches for us in the final game last year against Washington, and why's that? He got the opportunity to play, and he should be playing this year too. He DEFINITELY should be playing over Spurlock at least.
Battle vs. Hill (winner = Battle)
J. Hill = Unrealized potential.
Battle = Proven performer.
Hill vs. Spurlock (winner = Spurlock)
Spurlock = Backup PR and KR, Taser O QB, and #6 WR.
J. Hill = #5 WR. That's all....
Hill is a 1 trick pony and his trick isn't all that good. If he was a better WR or did more than just play WR then ok; but, he doesn't...
What the hell has Battle proven? That he has banged up knees, is slow and is an under performer. I'd much rather start Jason Hill over him. Battle is the most overrated guy on the 49ersWebzone. A #5 WR at best on most teams. He just played here for a number of years because we had garbage. Josh Morgan and Jason Hill are both better than him.
Lets see, he led our WRs in receptions in 06 and 07 (this is when the QB had options like Darrel Jackson and Antonio Bryant btw). He led the team in receiving yards in 07. In 06 he led the league in catch to drop %. Has proven a reliable receiving threat on 3rd downs. This is just off the top of my head, I'm sure there's more.
Your turn. What the hell has Hill proven? That he lost out to Battle when competing for a WR slot this past year.
Or WR's sucked a** in 06 and 07. Comparing some guy to 06 and 07 is like comparing it to a pile of trash.
Jason Hill is faster with better hands than Battle and he has less injuries. His routes are just as good. Battle is the most overrarted crap WR on this entire WZ. Obviously the coaching staff doesn't like Jason Hill for some reason. But whenever he is in all he does is make plays an catch the ball and catch touchdowns. He will probably go to another team and tear it up there. The 49ers loss is somebody elses gain. This staff and GM don't know what they are doing personnel wise. It doesn't surprise me that their depth chart is all screwed up.
Look, I don't think Battle is all that great either. He is clearly better than Hill though.
Hill is supposed to be this fast deep threat; but, he only has a long of 33 yards (2nd worst from last years WR group). To back up that Battle is better, he had a long of 36 yards last season with 75% of his receptions going for first downs. Only 66.7% of Jason's receptions were for 1st downs. Battle played in one less game than Jason; but, he had more receiving yards on the season.
Jason gives us a #4 or 5 WR.
Battle gives us a #3 or 4 WR, backup PR, and backup Taser QB.
I stick by what I said, Jason is a 1 trick pony and his trick isn't all that great (compared to his competition).