Originally posted by dtg_9er:
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
If I was an elite reciever, no way in hell would I want to go to the Niners......just saying.
I was thinking the same thing but then looked back at Stanford's WR production under Harbaugh. They did well under Harbaugh even though they were not elite. This past season, with the same system, Whalen led Stanford receivers with 56 and Owusu was second with 35, so it is not a desert for WRs. Of course, they won't have the opportunity to catch more than 10 every game.
If you are speaking about having Smith for a QB then I would look at VD and Morgan's production over the years and FAs would realize it is up to the WR to catch the ball--plain and simple.
It's definitely a different offense when you're talking about having a passing game built around a guy like Luck vs around Alex smith...Alex averages 17 completions per game. Rarely ever do those go deep.
I think they'd look at crab or VD's production and go "wow those guys would be 1000+ yd pro bowl receivers with a rivers, brees, manning, type of quarterback throwing to them."
Our passing game was ranked 29th for a reason.
[ Edited by mike on Jan 29, 2012 at 1:13 PM ]