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Why are our 1st, 2nd, & 3rd round picks sitting on the bench?

Originally posted by NinerGM:
Originally posted by susweel:
Because this idiot is calling the shots.


You mean the idiot that didn't overpay Franklin and Goldson and who had the foresight to give Edwards a ONE year contract because of performance/injury concerns...

BTW, I didn't know Baalke could make guys play or not. So unless Baalke is the both the GM, HC and position coach I'm not quite understanding how this thread makes sense by blaming the GM for not having players he chose play.

IMHO, the argument is a poor reach.

Since everybody is still basically in the honeymoon period with Harbaugh, rightly or wrongly, Baalke is going to be the Webzone's management whipping boy.
Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
Originally posted by glorydayz:
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
They are breaking them in slowly. Like all good coaches do. WTH are you guys complaining about this. Even Patrick Willis was slowly initiated into the defense with Derek Smith.

How long did it take for Willis to take D. Smith's position?
Willis was starting week 1 of his rookie season. He had 20 tackles in the opener against Arizona in 2007

This is true. I had forgotten about that. What I remember though was they originally had Willis backing up behind Derek Smith in camp and preseason. But Brandon Moore suck badly in preseason that they abandon their plan to ease in Willis and had him starting along side Derek Smith instead.
If memory serves me, Singletary was a big Mays fan and that was his pick. Last year was the draft of smashmouth linemen for Singletary. This year is the first draft of the Baalke/Harbaugh era and it may turn out to be great or just decent. Kilgore is a surprise, Hunter is better than we thought, and Miller may be a keeper. Those choices were 4th, 5th & 7th. Not bad.

As for the first three rounds they all have potential and may become excellent starters in a year or two. There is never a guarantee but they picked three guys who look decent. CK is doing what Smith should have done his first year--sitting and watching.
[ Edited by dtg_9er on Sep 24, 2011 at 9:41 AM ]
Originally posted by Huego:
Kaepernick was a bad pick, i dont like him at all.

2 games is all it takes to call a 2nd round pick a bad pick?
They are on the RayMac lay-away plan.....NIners dont dont want to start them until the last game of the season the year their rookie contracts up. That way we can sign them to a longterm deal on the cheap. Then, WATCH OUT!!!
Originally posted by blizzuntz:
Originally posted by Huego:
Kaepernick was a bad pick, i dont like him at all.

2 games is all it takes to call a 2nd round pick a bad pick?

LOL, 2 games in which he didn't even play.
It's the way he didn't play! Sitting on the bench wrong, walking around in people's way and not very effective watching!
Kyle Wilson on the Jets was one of the best cornerbacks coming out of the draft two years ago and he still isn't starting. OMFG BUST
Originally posted by glorydayz:
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
They are breaking them in slowly. Like all good coaches do. WTH are you guys complaining about this. Even Patrick Willis was slowly initiated into the defense with Derek Smith.

How long did it take for Willis to take D. Smith's position?

About 10 mins before he was drafted.
Originally posted by 12b6demurrer:
Kyle Wilson on the Jets was one of the best cornerbacks coming out of the draft two years ago and he still isn't starting. OMFG BUST

He would be starting here....
lock out happpened...no ota's....end of thread...
kyle wilson f**king sucked last year. that is why they lost in the playoffs. he kept getting picked on. no thanks!
You know, I really think that the draft is mostly a crapshoot. You can find highly scouted hyped up busts all over the early rounds and major impact players in the late rounds. Its all about whether or not the guy can make the adjustment to the pro game, learn the playbook, work hard, and not be intimidated. No matter your level of skill, some guys got it and some don't. And as to the points made about rookies starting, between five super bowl teams we got what, a total of 10-15 rookies starting? (That is I believe a very generous estimate, I dont have the patience to check for sure right now.) Sure a rookie will crack the lineup sooner or later on an elite team when an older player begins to lose his stride or someone gets hurt. But as a rule, rookies are usually a liability, a weakness your opponent will exploit, and if you are trying to win right now, you should be very careful with starting rookies. Sometimes it works out flawlessly, but some times it can be a disaster. I personally dont care if any of our rookies get a chance to start this year. I didnt like this draft much, really. As soon as I watched them select Aldon Smith at #7, when they could have gone with Gabbert or a Amakumura (sp.?), I grabbed the bottle of whiskey and started drowning my disappointment immediately.
Originally posted by jimmythegreekjr:
Colin Kaepernick is not playing because is not better than Alex Smith, which says alot. We have not found our QB of the future. Couldn't get Dalton, so just wasted a pick.

No it doesn't. It only says he's a rookie who has been in this offense for two months now.
Originally posted by okdkid:
No it doesn't. It only says he's a rookie who has been in this offense for two months now.

I agree. You know, you guys are so spoiled. Cam Newton, Sam Bradford, Matt Stafford, Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco, Mark Sanchez. All quarterbacks that started from day 1 and have had success. And some predecessors, Peyton Manning, Drew Bledsoe, and Rick Mirer (though after year 1 he proved to be a bust.) All of those guys are anomalies. Products of teams that seriously dont have a damn thing worth spit other than the rookie they want to start. This recent trend of starting rookie QBs on day one disgusts me a little bit, but it has also been surprisingly effective, None-the-less, just because Kaepernick isnt starting doesnt mean anything, It means he is a rookie who still needs to adjust to the pro game and learn this offense and the team has a more attractive option than any rookie. (barring Newton who is some kind of freak.)