Originally posted by Joecool:Originally posted by 4evrfan:Originally posted by Overkill:Originally posted by SanDiego49er:Originally posted by Overkill:
Hill & Morgan both lack speed. Hill just does a better job catching the ball with his hands while Morgan almost always traps ball with his chest. That means Hill would get a better % of the 50/50 balls thrown his way, so I'd put Hill in at this point. If he can't produce more than Morgan, than at least you know who to cut next year.
But the major difference between Morgan & Hill is that one has simply had more opportunity to demonstrate his mediocrity. Neither look like the answer at this point.
Hill runs a 4.32...
Wow! Astute observation there, Al Davis.
You can base your estimation of his speed on his forty time. Or you could do something revolutionary like - oh I don't know - watch the game.
Hill is not now, and has never been, a burner. He's quicker in & out of his cuts than Morgan, but the straight line speed simply isn't there. That much is obvious on the field.
I think we can all agree Hill does not reflect his 4.32 speed on the field, but is faster than Morgan, which isn't saying much, since he (Morgan) seems painfully slow at times. It's ironic that our faster receivers, Jones (who probably IS the fastest receiver) and Hill spend more time on the bench than the over-rated and underachieving Morgan. And both have gotten good marks on prior performances. Sing seems to be penalizing Jones for being injured, else how can you explain that the most impressive receiver in camp can't buy any playing time?
It's equally ironic that both our tight ends are faster than any of our receivers.
I'd like to see both Hill and Jones get more reps now that the playoffs are highly unlikely.
We don't know if he's faster than Morgan. Morgan has gotten behind DBs where Hill has not. Who knows, maybe his 4.32 became a 4.6 after you throw on the 10 pounds of pads.
By that same logic Morgans 4.6 becomes a 5.0 with pads...
Hill has gotten behind DB's plenty of times when he has gotten opportunities last year and this year.
[ Edited by SanDiego49er on Dec 11, 2009 at 15:22:38 ]