Originally posted by Raul98:
I have 2 points
1. As far as Manningham goes i feel bad for the guy hes a good dude and he was decent when he was playing. Hes not a make or brake receiver so letting him go at the end of the season isn't a huge deal. Hes not worth the cap money he cant stay healthy he can easily be replaced in the draft or FA.
2. My second point is a slightly off topic but worth mentioning now we have no real 3rd receiver this type of sh*t falls on Balkee he knew we were going to be short handed at receiver and did nothing about it. Boldin was more the 2 Harbaugh brothers.
Patton and Mcdonald and Osgood are in no way ready for a play off push right now but what makes me mad is Balkee knew we were very thin at receivers and good players for example Kennan Allen 66 Receptions 957 and 8 TD's were RIGHT THERE! on the board and Balkee drafts Mcdonald instead and players who never even saw the field this year. Knowing your so thin at a position and you do very little about it is confusing to me. And im afraid next year will be the same. They will cheap out not sign Boldin and his replacement will be another AJ Jenkins in the draft. I hope Harbaugh and staff have a more hands on approach on who we sign and don't not just Balkee.
After the rush of FA and the draft our depth chart was
plus camp bodies.
That isn't that "thin" or "bad" of a depth chart but then the injury to Crabtree happened when they finally traded Jenkins for Baldwin they knew they had someone that could at least so something worthwhile in the NFL.
Like the other poster said, at TE we had VD and a bunch of nobodies. At WR we were fine and just waiting to see how healthy The problem is actually that we don't develop/give opportunities to our younger players and backups. It is a philosophy that would've been perpetrated by Harbaugh/Roman and the rest of the offense no matter how Baalke drafted.
Can you imagine if we had picked Keenan Allen? He just told the media that after a dull training camp and preseason he honestly thought about walking away from football when he didn't do anything in Week 1 of the season. Now you can argue that money and sound mind won out but since Michael Floyd went down he got the opportunity he wanted and is playing insane now. He said he couldn't take being a role player because he had never done that.
Had we picked him for all we know he would've quit on the organization because of this belief of redshirting or easing our players in. I honestly believe Jenkins quit on the team as well, even if he wasn't physically fit for the nfll, he had history of self doubt and the team and his family had to pull teeth to get him to show something in the final 2 years of college. Then he comes the 9ers were they tell him he has to get in the weight room and redshirt his rookie year? Nobody wants to hear that kind of talk.
Even if people bring up Aldon being used as a pass rush specialist as a counterpoint to this, he still played more than 50% of the teams defensive snaps his rookie year. Why the team didn't put Jenkins in on special teams and freaskishly obvious passing situations is beyond me.