This thread makes me sad... mostly because it shows the ignorance of a lot of fans regarding what "bad play" truly is. These players below deserve more love.
DT Anthony Adams
was drafted in 2003. He's a 4-3 defensive tackle. The Niners let him go after Nolan decided to switch us to the 3-4. He's played well in Chicago ever since.
SS Keith Lewis
was inserted into the lineup in 2006 in place of Tony Parrish. Lewis was a big hitter and recorded 3 picks in about half a season of play. He was also great on special teams.
MLB's Hannibal Navies and Brandon Moore
were both decent players. Navies had a good career as a Green Bay Packer before moonlighting with the 49ers. 2006 was Brandon Moore's career year. Unfortunately, he kind of fell off afterwards, but he was never "awful."
FS Mark Roman
defined inconsistent. I'm not going to protect him any more than that, but he was better than say Sammy Davis or Mike Rumph were at CB.
Anyone that lists C Eric Heitmann, G Justin Smiley, or TE Billy Bajema
as "bad" players is reaching. And while OT Jonas Jennings
was always hurt, he played well during the 2006 season when he was healthy.
QB Trent Dilfer
was bad, but QB Ken Dorsey
was worse... at least I think I remember it that way. That's actually worth a good debate. I think QB Giovanni Carmazzi
was probably the bottom of that barrel.
FB Zack Keasey
was never a "bad" player. He was just a guy in pads. To call him bad is kind of a joke, cause he was never asked to do much.
I think poster QUATIC had the right idea... guys we believed could do the job but flat out could not perform at a level close to competent. I think MLB Derek Smith
got by on completely mediocre-to-bad play in our worst years as well.
Originally posted by quatic:
[ Edited by NickSh49 on May 2, 2011 at 11:09:50 ]
DT Reggie McGrew (i believe the WORST one of all)
QB Jim Druckenmiller & Giovanni Carmazzi
RB Glen Coffee
WR Rashaun Woods, Derrick Hamilton, Brandon Williams, Marcus Maxwell, Rasheed Marshall,
LB Jay Moore
DL Andrew Williams, Kentwan Balmer,