Why not both?
Originally posted by NinerBuff:Originally posted by prime21:
I think he should stick with reuturning kicks. Look at Hester, he was a great returner who isnt much of a receiver. The term "stretching the field" in this league is thrown aound too loosely, The raiders have Heyward Bey "stretching the field"; and I havent checked, but Im guessing that their passing game didnt benefit greatly from it. I cant even name any great receivers who relied solely on speed to get the job done. Jerry Rice wasnt very fast but he could just flat out play, and it seems to me that he would stretch the field quite nicely, not cause of his speed but because of his big play ability. I hope Ginn turns a corner as a WR if we are planning on seriously considering him as a top wideout on our roster.
The 3WR position on this team isn't exactly demanding. In the previous years the numbers are low to say the least:
3rd WR Season Statistics (Based on number of catches):
2007: Ashley Lelie 10 rec 115 yd 11.5 av 47 lg 0 TD
2008: Jason Hill 30 rec 317 yd 10.6 av 33 lg 2 TD
2009: Isaac Bruce 21 rec 264 yd 12.6 av 50 lg 0 TD
So you have to think that the third WR will get more than last year but less than a Mike Martz system. Maybe 24 rec 310 yd 12.9 av 2 TD. I think Ginn Jr. can get that.
Originally posted by chimp914:
Why not both?
Originally posted by matthewabbit:
Had the niners done even slightly better in the return game last year you could chalk up 2 more easy victorys to our 8-8 season. seriously we were nearly last in the nfl in return yards and got robbed of victorys due to numerous fumbles in that department. had we retained Rossum last year i truly thiink we would have made the playoffs with a merely mediocre return man... So it is my understanding that Ginn was brought in to adress that problem directly. As Ginn is regarded by many to be the best in the game at return skills I think it would take an injury or drastic improvement by Ginn at wr to redirect his skills. Our Wr core is deep has talent and the return game...????? not so much. We were that close last year
Originally posted by kezar49er:
Hopefully neither. He will probally get cut if he continues in training camp like he did in OTA's.
Originally posted by waiting4number6:
I hope he's both.