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Losing Morgan Hurts us, but how bad?

Originally posted by NinerDieHard:
i think most of us would agree it's sad to see morgan gone, he was our most productive receiver before injury... but how bad does this hurt us? personally i think we would be ok... but we do need to sign another receiver (meachem?) and draft a receiver most likely in the mid rounds (3rd or 4th considering the depth considered at the wr position in this years draft) plus moss crabtree and williams WAS a productive wide receiver for those 4 or 5 wide receiver sets no matter how bad a lot of you hate him... so i think we will be ok

other thoughts? well i love to debate so let's get started

In what way was he our "most productive" receiver? Statistically speaking, Crabtree was more productive over the past 3 years by far.

From 2008-2010, Crabtree had 107 first downs, compared to Morgan's 59 over the same span.

In my view, Morgan has been overrated on this board. Don't get me wrong I liked him, but I see him as a #3 more than a starter.

I believe Crabtree's production will increase significantly with a deep threat opposite to him. I can see him becoming a Chis Carter type of player in time. Now lets see if Randy can be Randy!
[ Edited by BayAreaNinersFan on Mar 13, 2012 at 5:37 PM ]
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It did hurt my feelings quite a bit.
Him walking hurts our depth, but easily replaceable. On the other hand, wtf happened to Baalke being committed to bringing players back or some s**t like that?
Originally posted by NinerDieHard:
yes but if i recall (trust me i do) we never made it to the super bowl... morgan in means ginn doesn't play as much meaning he might not get hurt because of score difference while returning which does affect play which means williams is not in as returner and never fumbles even if we don't play better in the NFCC because morgan is in...

MORGANCEPTION!!!

question was does this hurt us though, and the answer would be no.. it was more like an upgrade from last season if we still had him.
Seems like a great locker room guy, hard worker and good personality...

BUT....

I really think people are overrating this guy now that we lost him. What has he done here besides block effectively?

Never even cracked 700 yards. Just a very very very average WR at best. I don't see SF losing anything in terms of true talent.


If you're thinking the Niners lost a "playmaker", watch the following video and remind yourself of who Morgan really is.

http://www.nfl.com/videos/san-francisco-49ers/09000d5d813512e8/Josh-Morgan-61-yd-pass-reception

All the best in Washington Joshua, but we're not gonna miss ya!
Originally posted by defenderDX:
Him walking hurts our depth, but easily replaceable. On the other hand, wtf happened to Baalke being committed to bringing players back or some s**t like that?

Dude that's overpriced for Morgan. They want him back but not at that price. Came off an injury year on top of that.
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
Originally posted by defenderDX:
Him walking hurts our depth, but easily replaceable. On the other hand, wtf happened to Baalke being committed to bringing players back or some s**t like that?

Dude that's overpriced for Morgan. They want him back but not at that price. Came off an injury year on top of that.

That's why I said easily replaceable.
Originally posted by BayAreaNinersFan:
Originally posted by NinerDieHard:
i think most of us would agree it's sad to see morgan gone, he was our most productive receiver before injury... but how bad does this hurt us? personally i think we would be ok... but we do need to sign another receiver (meachem?) and draft a receiver most likely in the mid rounds (3rd or 4th considering the depth considered at the wr position in this years draft) plus moss crabtree and williams WAS a productive wide receiver for those 4 or 5 wide receiver sets no matter how bad a lot of you hate him... so i think we will be ok

other thoughts? well i love to debate so let's get started

In what way was he our "most productive" receiver? Statistically speaking, Crabtree was more productive over the past 3 years by far.

From 2008-2010, Crabtree had 107 first downs, compared to Morgan's 59 over the same span.

In my view, Morgan has been overrated on this board. Don't get me wrong I liked him, but I see him as a #3 more than a starter.

I believe Crabtree's production will increase significantly with a deep threat opposite to him. I can see him becoming a Chis Carter type of player in time. Now lets see if Randy can be Randy!

was talking this year bud and quite frankly i don't think he is worth it either but it does affect how we go after certain people in FA and possibly draft
Originally posted by cciowa:
he is a third wide out , borderline second, not worth getting into a war, easily replaced in free agency and the draft. jesus

I agree.
Washington......don't they have to stay under a cap or reduce cap by 36 million in 2 years. And they got Garcon too. I was really hoping the niners would get Garcon. JEEZ!!!!!! Why in the hell would you want to go to Washington. I guess they would rather get "paid" instead of win.

It really sucks that Morgan got hurt last year. I think he would have been great in the new system and he had chemistry with Alex, but he also disappeared in games too.

Niners will get another receiver in FA at the right price and pick up 2 WRs in the draft and a TE......BANK ON IT!
i might be over rating the guy because i like him as a receiver and i like his class but even i think that's too high i had no clue the deal was that much congrats to him and time to look at mcnutt and another fa
It would hurt us real bad . . . . if we had to play a game tomorrow.
Originally posted by NinerDieHard:
was talking this year bud and quite frankly i don't think he is worth it either but it does affect how we go after certain people in FA and possibly draft

it won't affect much. We needed to upgrade the WR's anyways, and I doubt our approach will change. I see us drafting two WRs and signing another veteran, maybe Chaz Schillens. Maybe if we resigned Morgan we wouldn't sign another vet, but I'd bet we'd draft two WRs either way.
I'm just counting on us having a good draft in order to pick up a CB, a WR, a PR & possibly Fleener in the first round.
The Redskins fans keep saying that Josh Morgan is fast, did I miss something? I never noticed that he was fast