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AJ Jenkins is a 49er

The thought of all the other players we passed on in the draft to select this dude makes me think of Rashaun Woods all over again... BUT I would gladly trade selecting a bust good-for-nothin receiver in the first round for a Lombardi trophy.
Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
you guys are seriously still doubting this coaching staff????

lmao, give it time, we don't need jenkins to be a star immediately

They will make mistakes. Akers and Jacobs come to mind.

you're comparing a 1st round pick to a kicker and a FA safety valve RB....good comparison lmao

Well its hard to find a comparison for a healthy 1st round WR not playing for any team while a PS player starts over him.....you find me a comparison of that magnitude.
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by kap2crab:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Roman was a starter from the get go....Hall was on the PS

I'm not interested in duration of tenure, the bottom line is that Goldson couldn't beat out a guy who was just absolutely atrocious when he was a youngin'

I know Goldson did have the injury bug for a while early in his career, dont remember if he was out in the beginning of the season or not.

Dashon Goldson was a 4th round pick.

Any comparisons to crabtree, kaep, goldson, or any other 49er currently on the roster are laughable at best.

The guy is a 1st round draft choice, and has made 0 contributions, even after our WR core was decimated due to injurys, looked utterly lost, and just got knocked further down the depth chart in favor of a nobody.
Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
you guys are seriously still doubting this coaching staff????

lmao, give it time, we don't need jenkins to be a star immediately

They will make mistakes. Akers and Jacobs come to mind.

you're comparing a 1st round pick to a kicker and a FA safety valve RB....good comparison lmao

Yea because the comparisons to crabtree, kaep and goldson are much, much better.

No one is questioning the coaching staff. They are questioning Jenkins. Every team misses a pick here and there. This draft seems to be worse than other recent drafts, but no staff is perfect.

If your not worried about Jenkins your either not paying attention, or you are blindly optimistic.
Originally posted by JustinNiner:
he is going to catch the game winning TD in the SB...book it!

People have been booking it since he was elivated to the active roster. People have booked it the last two games. I seriously hope you guys dont bet.
[ Edited by IdahoNiner on Jan 21, 2013 at 1:02 AM ]
Originally posted by JustinNiner:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
you guys are seriously still doubting this coaching staff????

lmao, give it time, we don't need jenkins to be a star immediately

They will make mistakes. Akers and Jacobs come to mind.

i dont like morton as the WR coach. i think we should try for a WR guru next season, if there are any out there

Morton has done just fine. We made it work last season with a makeshift receiving corps all season. Not to mention Crabtree has continued to get better and better under Morton. I'm sure having Randy has helped a little this season but you could see Crabtree making strides last season and begining to develop into a more complete receiver then. At the begining of this season when everybody was healthy, our receivers looked really solid. Lots of great coaches miss on talented players all the time and thats because everybody that enters the NFL is talented. Sometimes its about commitment from the player and less about the coaching.

With that said, we need to be patient. This kid is still very young. I thought it was understood when we drafted him, we were drafting for potential and not immediate success. Look at how terrible Heyward-Bey was his rookie season when the Raiders drafted him. He hasn't developed into a stud or anything but he is a dependable deep threat for the team and has had a couple decent seasons. He probably would have had an even better season with some better quarterback play this year. This is of course all moot anyhow, because the point is. Be patient, we haven't needed this kid to have his moment yet so give it time and see how hard he works for it in the offseason.
Originally posted by JustinNiner:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
you guys are seriously still doubting this coaching staff????

lmao, give it time, we don't need jenkins to be a star immediately

They will make mistakes. Akers and Jacobs come to mind.

i dont like morton as the WR coach. i think we should try for a WR guru next season, if there are any out there

Morton has done just fine. We made it work last season with a makeshift receiving corps all season. Not to mention Crabtree has continued to get better and better under Morton. I'm sure having Randy has helped a little this season but you could see Crabtree making strides last season and begining to develop into a more complete receiver then. At the begining of this season when everybody was healthy, our receivers looked really solid. Lots of great coaches miss on talented players all the time and thats because everybody that enters the NFL is talented. Sometimes its about commitment from the player and less about the coaching.

With that said, we need to be patient. This kid is still very young. I thought it was understood when we drafted him, we were drafting for potential and not immediate success. Look at how terrible Heyward-Bey was his rookie season when the Raiders drafted him. He hasn't developed into a stud or anything but he is a dependable deep threat for the team and has had a couple decent seasons. He probably would have had an even better season with some better quarterback play this year. This is of course all moot anyhow, because the point is. Be patient, we haven't needed this kid to have his moment yet so give it time and see how hard he works for it in the offseason.
Originally posted by Willisfn4life:
Originally posted by JustinNiner:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
you guys are seriously still doubting this coaching staff????

lmao, give it time, we don't need jenkins to be a star immediately

They will make mistakes. Akers and Jacobs come to mind.

i dont like morton as the WR coach. i think we should try for a WR guru next season, if there are any out there

Morton has done just fine. We made it work last season with a makeshift receiving corps all season. Not to mention Crabtree has continued to get better and better under Morton. I'm sure having Randy has helped a little this season but you could see Crabtree making strides last season and begining to develop into a more complete receiver then. At the begining of this season when everybody was healthy, our receivers looked really solid. Lots of great coaches miss on talented players all the time and thats because everybody that enters the NFL is talented. Sometimes its about commitment from the player and less about the coaching.

With that said, we need to be patient. This kid is still very young. I thought it was understood when we drafted him, we were drafting for potential and not immediate success. Look at how terrible Heyward-Bey was his rookie season when the Raiders drafted him. He hasn't developed into a stud or anything but he is a dependable deep threat for the team and has had a couple decent seasons. He probably would have had an even better season with some better quarterback play this year. This is of course all moot anyhow, because the point is. Be patient, we haven't needed this kid to have his moment yet so give it time and see how hard he works for it in the offseason.

When I started reading this, well, I thought the first paragraph was very good and you made some important points.

And then you brought up Heyward-Bey, easily the worst WR in all of football. And it just blew whatever point you were trying to make.

"Look how terrible Heyward-Bey WAS?" Look how terrible Heyward-Bey IS!

In the words of that ESPN feature: "C'MON MAN!"
Originally posted by billbird2111:
When I started reading this, well, I thought the first paragraph was very good and you made some important points.

And then you brought up Heyward-Bey, easily the worst WR in all of football. And it just blew whatever point you were trying to make.

"Look how terrible Heyward-Bey WAS?" Look how terrible Heyward-Bey IS!

In the words of that ESPN feature: "C'MON MAN!"

No, that would be Braylon Edwards
Jenkins will have to put in a lot of work in the off season to get stronger both physically and mentally. I think it is mental as much as anything, I don't think he can grasp the offense yet and react fast enough to actually play the game.
Originally posted by dj43:
When you consider how many rookie wideouts made substantial contributions to their teams this season, it is clear that Jenkins is a bust at this point. Someone was definitely snowed on the scouting reports on this guy. There should have been something about his attitude or work ethic that should have been picked up in the interview process.

I'm seeing Baalke drafting at least two big WRs this year.

with all those draft picks I think another WR or two will be drafted. AJ jenkins? The jury is still out. I always wonder where these solid Green Bay Packers WR's come from and it is possible they too are drafted and don't play or do much their first year or two, then they pop up out of nowhere. Sometimes it does take time.
He's had one pass thrown his way. Only one. Reserve judgement until he has 3 or 4 thrown his way .
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Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
He's had one pass thrown his way. Only one. Reserve judgement until he has 3 or 4 thrown his way .

This. Good point.
[ Edited by mayo49 on Jan 21, 2013 at 3:47 AM ]
Originally posted by sfninerfanMax:
with all those draft picks I think another WR or two will be drafted. AJ jenkins? The jury is still out. I always wonder where these solid Green Bay Packers WR's come from and it is possible they too are drafted and don't play or do much their first year or two, then they pop up out of nowhere. Sometimes it does take time.

I think it's just good scouting and the coaches giving them opportunities to succeed. The Giants have had a lot of success drafting WRs of late also. I think some players just lack the confidence early. Not too long ago Roddy White was looking like another 1st round bust for ATL, but it finally seemed to click for him. Jenkins seems to be overwhelmed right now. Hall probably beat him out because he as hungrier. This offseason should be pivotal for Jenkins. Hopefully the game slows down for him and he gains some chemistry with Kaepernick.

Earlier in the season LMJ also looked lost at times. I think AJ will be alright once the game starts to slow down. His college coach said the same thing when he was drafted. He has to be really comfortable in an offense before he starts making plays. I think another WR early would be a smart move though. I wouldn't bet on Moss coming back, Ginn either, and Manningham will be slowed early next year.
Still can't believe we passed on Fleener for this chump!
[ Edited by NYCNINER on Jan 21, 2013 at 4:01 AM ]
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