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Morgan Replacement Options

Morgan Replacement Options

Originally posted by FGore2121:
LeBron James for the duration of the NBA lockout

Use him for a trick play in the 4th.


he like's to pass in that quarter.
Originally posted by jimbagg:
Next man up, if you go in a straight line, is Hastings. He beat out Zeigler, Long, Jurovich, etc for a PS spot. He has been practcing week-in and week-out with this squad, attending meetings, and absorbing the coaching philosophy. Hastings isn't as well known to fans, as some other names, but obviously, the coaches value him over some of the other names being mentioned.

It seems to me that much depends on what the club really believes about Edwards availability forn Game 7. His availability for that game, or for succeeding games, does not seem like a sure thing to me. If the club ius confident about Edwards return on the proposed schedule, then a 1-game replacement by Hastings seems like a no-brainer. If Edwards looks to be out longer, that might slant things more toward Reuland.

TJH needs to go back to the couch. No way that this guy (or any outsider) can be ready to go full-bore in the Niner scheme within the next 36 hours. Major contribution of this #4 WR player is (1) practice body to fill out the offense reps, (2) injury insurance for the Detroit game, (3) ability to block and avoid penalties if pressed into action in Game 6.

Feels like Hastings, as I see it..
Nice post
Originally posted by jimbagg:
Next man up, if you go in a straight line, is Hastings. He beat out Zeigler, Long, Jurovich, etc for a PS spot. He has been practcing week-in and week-out with this squad, attending meetings, and absorbing the coaching philosophy. Hastings isn't as well known to fans, as some other names, but obviously, the coaches value him over some of the other names being mentioned.

It seems to me that much depends on what the club really believes about Edwards availability forn Game 7. His availability for that game, or for succeeding games, does not seem like a sure thing to me. If the club ius confident about Edwards return on the proposed schedule, then a 1-game replacement by Hastings seems like a no-brainer. If Edwards looks to be out longer, that might slant things more toward Reuland.

TJH needs to go back to the couch. No way that this guy (or any outsider) can be ready to go full-bore in the Niner scheme within the next 36 hours. Major contribution of this #4 WR player is (1) practice body to fill out the offense reps, (2) injury insurance for the Detroit game, (3) ability to block and avoid penalties if pressed into action in Game 6.

Feels like Hastings, as I see it..

Lots of good points here, Bagg... One picky thing though... Ziggy wasn't eligible for the practice squad this year so the Niners had to make a tough decision on him, a decision that was made easier by the fact that he still hadn't fully recovered from ACL surgery last year.

Even now, I doubt he is fully healthy because the team didn't even invite him in for a tryout, although that might have something to do with the fact that he only weighs 185 lbs. and the guy he would replace weighs 220 and is a proven blocker.
Originally posted by crabman82:
was he terrible in seattle? i believe he had more yardage in that year that any of our wr's and also vernon davis during his career year, i'm not going to bat for housh but to say he was terrible is a stretch. i mean if houshs stats in seattle in 09 were terrible, what does that make morgans stats every year of his career?

Stats, as we all know, can be misleading. I know that if one goes purely by the numbers Housh was pretty solid in Seattle but when Pete Carroll was brought in the next season, Housh was cut in training camp and the behind-the-scenes word was that he wasn't too cool in the locker room. That may have been more because of the re-emergence of WR Mike Williams but who knows what the truth is?

I'm sure that Harbaugh talked to his brother in Baltimore to ask about Housh before even bringing him in for a tryout so that at least bodes well.

My sense of Housh at this point is that is he still very physical but can't create much separation because of a lack of quickness and speed. However, he can still block and because of his experience, snatch a few balls away from young CBs who don't know the tricks of the trade yet. Think Jerry in his last years with the Niners. He also knows the WCO... I heard him interviewed several times because I live in the Seattle area now. Very bright guy. Probably a good stop-gap measure for a few weeks until the team can figure out a longer term solution at that position.

Cheers!
TJ?
Originally posted by 49ERwhiner:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Zeigler seems to be the better option. He knows the system/playbook, is familiar with Alex (and visa versa), isn't going to moan or b***h about being the 4th WR (or 5th when Edwards returns) and can add value on special teams. Housh brings none of this.

I like the Ziggy thought too , he does already know the system , but I do question his run blocking a bit. I think who ever we bring in will be for depth mainly and Ginn and Williams will be the next go to guys along with our TE's.

Hey , Ghost where have you been ? Glad to see your post.


Just been hanging back, enjoying life and watching some damn good football for a change! :)

Yah, I think people are focusing a little too much on bringing in a WR who can block. Sure, it's important, but once Edwards gets back, whoever we sign will be the #4 guy behind Crabs, Ginn and Braylon (and possibly even the #5 guy if Williams steps up), so it's not like he's going to be on the field a lot. He's mostly insurance, so why not get a guy who has a little more versatility than just being big enough to block???

Besides, blocking is mostly about effort/heart/technique and not always size/strength. Being willing to throw your body in front of the right defender at the right time is just as critical for a WR as it is being able to drive your man downfield 10-15 yards.
I dont like TJ and his horse face, but he'll probably light it up in this offense.
mattbarrows Matt Barrows
Source: Wide receiver Chris Chambers also among those auditioning for the 49ers today in Santa Clara ...
Originally posted by jimbagg:
Next man up, if you go in a straight line, is Hastings. He beat out Zeigler, Long, Jurovich, etc for a PS spot. He has been practcing week-in and week-out with this squad, attending meetings, and absorbing the coaching philosophy. Hastings isn't as well known to fans, as some other names, but obviously, the coaches value him over some of the other names being mentioned.

It seems to me that much depends on what the club really believes about Edwards availability forn Game 7. His availability for that game, or for succeeding games, does not seem like a sure thing to me. If the club ius confident about Edwards return on the proposed schedule, then a 1-game replacement by Hastings seems like a no-brainer. If Edwards looks to be out longer, that might slant things more toward Reuland.

TJH needs to go back to the couch. No way that this guy (or any outsider) can be ready to go full-bore in the Niner scheme within the next 36 hours. Major contribution of this #4 WR player is (1) practice body to fill out the offense reps, (2) injury insurance for the Detroit game, (3) ability to block and avoid penalties if pressed into action in Game 6.

Feels like Hastings, as I see it..
Good analysis. I agree with what you say.
Originally posted by valrod33:
mattbarrows Matt Barrows
Source: Wide receiver Chris Chambers also among those auditioning for the 49ers today in Santa Clara ...

Just saw that. Thats interesting.

He has fallen off a bit lately, but he was SCARY athletic.
Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
Originally posted by FGore2121:
LeBron James for the duration of the NBA lockout

Use him for a trick play in the 4th.


he like's to pass in that quarter.

I like the idea of Walker getting a lot more opportunities. Apparently there was talk in the preseason of him potentially playing (at least some) WR. He was a WR in college, and I he creates match up issues. Why not go to a base 2 TE and occasionally spread Walker and Davis out wide.

Whoever they sign will basically be a 5th option at best, behind Crab, Davis, Walker and Gore. I think Williams and Ginn are fine as options behind those guys... Joe Hastings is the guy I would like to see... bring him up and see what he can do.

Besides its not every day that I can root for a Washburn Ichabod - Go Bods!!!
I like the idea of Walker getting a lot more opportunities. Apparently there was talk in the preseason of him potentially playing (at least some) WR. He was a WR in college, and I he creates match up issues. Why not go to a base 2 TE and occasionally spread Walker and Davis out wide.

Whoever they sign will basically be a 5th option at best, behind Crab, Davis, Walker and Gore. I think Williams and Ginn are fine as options behind those guys... Joe Hastings is the guy I would like to see... bring him up and see what he can do.

Besides its not every day that I can root for a Washburn Ichabod - Go Bods!!!
Originally posted by Pick6:
I like the idea of Walker getting a lot more opportunities. Apparently there was talk in the preseason of him potentially playing (at least some) WR. He was a WR in college, and I he creates match up issues. Why not go to a base 2 TE and occasionally spread Walker and Davis out wide.

Whoever they sign will basically be a 5th option at best, behind Crab, Davis, Walker and Gore. I think Williams and Ginn are fine as options behind those guys... Joe Hastings is the guy I would like to see... bring him up and see what he can do.

Besides its not every day that I can root for a Washburn Ichabod - Go Bods!!!

If we go with a young guy over a vet, I like Hastings as well.