Originally posted by flow:
Originally posted by WRATHman44:
Holcomb is on IR, and ROJO will be on the PS, at least initially.
So you proved my point: Ronald Johnson isn't on the 53-man roster.
With Nolan/McCloughan/Singletary, how many years did we have to wait for an under-performing high-round player to be sent packing? This regime jettisoned Mays after one year (which shows a willingness to cut losses) and allowed two hard-working undrafted rookies to make the team (which shows they value performance).
Not sure how I proved your point. RoJo did get cut, but Colin Jones was just as bad as him in the preseason games (running fast doesn't prove much if all that gets you is the first missed tackle on a punt). The difference is that Harbaugh raved about Jones' speed and tough mentality right after the draft. Even Barrows referred to Jones as Harbaugh pick. Never heard Harbaugh speak of RoJo the same way, not even right after the draft. It would seem that Harbaugh had more invested in Jones, regardless of how crappy his play was. It's easy to cut loose someone else's mistake (Mays); it's harder to see the dross on your own silver (Jones). I don't claim to know what goes on in the meetings or practices, but it seems obvious from the four games that Jones was kept for what they think/hope he can do, not what his game tape proved he can do.
That said, I have much more confidence in this staff than I did the last, and it is clear that Harbaugh has no patience for players that do not fit his vision, which has to be a good thing.