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AJ Jenkins is a 49er

My guess is that Jenkins' problem is mental. Either he can't figure out the pro plays or he's lost confidence or both.
Originally posted by mayo49:
Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by mayo49:
Maybe he just hasn't had many targets thrown his way?

if your theory is correct does that mean roman, jh and ck do not trust him, or he is unable to get open in a game?


That's the question, has he not been thrown to, because he can't get open? What ever it is, they've got to get him some plays just to see if he can perform at this level.

they threw to him once i think and he droped it lol, they haven't went back to him since, i think he eventually gets cut.
I want this kid to succeed so bad, but I dont think hes really getting a fair chance. I understand where the nay-sayers are coming from, but I havent seen him get more than that ONE pass thrown his way (the one he dropped). Is one drop really the only chance he gets as a receiver? Or is it just that the offense hasnt been tailored to go toward anyone but the 1/2 receivers and Tight Ends. I dont know, I just dont know.
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Originally posted by TexasGuero49:
Originally posted by Pick6:
Not giving up yet... not many WR have great rookie years. Many HOF WR struggled their first year(s). Off the top of my head...

0 catches his rookie year,
Wes Welker
Jimmy Smith

Chris Carter had 5 receptions his rookie year.

John Taylor had 9 receptions his rookie year.

I'm sure there are plenty of other examples...



Are any of these receivers first round draft picks? Just asking... Not in a position to look it up right now.

nope, 2nd round (smith), 3rd round (taylor), 4th round (carter) and undrafted (welker). There may very well be other players with similar situations, drafted high and didn't produce early, yet went on to have productive careers. Manningham was a 3rd round pick who had 4 receptions his rookie year.

and contrary to something mentioned earlier WR is actually one of the most difficult positions to transition to in the NFL. I'm not ready to close the door... I also wouldn't rule out taking a WR #1 in the draft either.

OK.... doing a list of the top all time in Rec Yds who struggled yr one.
(all time rank in receiving yards) name - number of receptions


(4) Isaac Bruce - 21
(9) Chris Carter - 5
(10) Henry Ellard - 16
(14) Reggie Wayne - 27
(15) Irving Fryer - 11
(17) Jimmy Smith - 0, 0, 0, 22
(18) Charlie Joiner - 7, 28, 31, 24, 13, 24
(19) Hines Ward - 15
(20 Derrick Mason - 14, 25, 8
(21) Michael Irvin - 32, 26, 20
(22) Don Maynard - 5
(23) Steve Smith - 10
(24) Rod Smith - 6, 16
(25) Keenan McCardell 1, 13, 10


ACTIVE PLAYERS IN REC YDS
(3) Reggie Wayne, (4) Steve Smith - above
(8) Donald Driver - 3, 21, 13
(9) Santana Moss - 2
(12) Wes Welker - 0, 29
(13) Plaxico Burris - 22
(16) Brandon Marshall - 20
(20) Vincent Jackson - 3, 27


food for thought...
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again... I'm no insider, but being as far down as he was on the depth chart to start the season most of the stuff he would be doing in practice would be the scout team stuff. So until Manningham and Williams went down with injuries he was getting no reps in our playbook during practice... if he wanted to learn our playbook it would have to be outside of practice. It seems to me that he didn't take that opportunity (I read multiple articles talking about LaMichael putting in a ton of work on his own to be ready for when his chance came) and thats on him. He came in to camp out of shape... and wasn't ready to go then, and it appears he hasn't done the work since to make up for lost time. Work ethic is huge... if he ain't got it, it don't matter how much talent he has.
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Originally posted by PRIMETIME21:
Originally posted by mayo49:
Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by mayo49:
Maybe he just hasn't had many targets thrown his way?

if your theory is correct does that mean roman, jh and ck do not trust him, or he is unable to get open in a game?


That's the question, has he not been thrown to, because he can't get open? What ever it is, they've got to get him some plays just to see if he can perform at this level.

they threw to him once i think and he droped it lol, they haven't went back to him since, i think he eventually gets cut.
i huge part of me wants to agree with prime time,, but the oprah part of me wants to give the kid a second off season and pre season . i think a number one pick has a slightly longer leash but if we are setting here in august having the same conversation well then we need to follow prime times advice
He wasnt drafted for this year. Hasnt caught a pass or even been active for most games. Next year is his time, he replaces Moss on the active roster. Hes not a bust, its just a new thing to understand. We have talent everywhere, with Crabs, Manningham, Davis, Moss.....we had targets everywhere.

No need to rush him in, since we all knew on draft day this was for next season.
Jenkins as far as i know turned down an invite to train with the GOAT then showed up to camp outta shape and has spent a year learning and playing with HOF WR Randy Moss and still can't produce.

If Jenkins gets cut he will officially become one of the biggest 49ers WR draft busts in team history.

The fact that Hall right off the street was thrown to ahead of Jenkins is a joke.

Doug Martin David Wilson Stephen Hill Coby Fleener & Rueben Randle were all on the board and they draft AJ Jenkins WTF??????????
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Originally posted by SkyGod:
Jenkins as far as i know turned down an invite to train with the GOAT then showed up to camp outta shape and has spent a year learning and playing with HOF WR Randy Moss and still can't produce.

If Jenkins gets cut he will officially become one of the biggest 49ers WR draft busts in team history.

The fact that Hall right off the street was thrown to ahead of Jenkins is a joke.

Doug Martin David Wilson Stephen Hill Coby Fleener & Rueben Randle were all on the board and they draft AJ Jenkins WTF??????????
i think the running the hill with jerry rice is way over rated however you are spot on in the rest of your thoughts
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Originally posted by SkyGod:
Jenkins as far as i know turned down an invite to train with the GOAT then showed up to camp outta shape and has spent a year learning and playing with HOF WR Randy Moss and still can't produce.

If Jenkins gets cut he will officially become one of the biggest 49ers WR draft busts in team history.

The fact that Hall right off the street was thrown to ahead of Jenkins is a joke.

Doug Martin David Wilson Stephen Hill Coby Fleener & Rueben Randle were all on the board and they draft AJ Jenkins WTF??????????


Yeah, it's really depressing. AJ is a horrible pick at this point.
You know, I don't care if he is a bust or he turns out to be the next Jerry Rice, we are bout to go win a Super Bowl! We have Crabtree, Maningham, Moss and 15 draft picks! I'm betting we can find a decent #4 Wide out in next years draft! WR was not a position of need last draft, we had loaded up well in free agency, I think we took a flyer on a real fast kid, who might develop into a decent NFL receiver, but like I said if he doesn't...so what? We are about to go win a SUPER BOWL!!!!!
Originally posted by SkyGod:
Jenkins as far as i know turned down an invite to train with the GOAT then showed up to camp outta shape and has spent a year learning and playing with HOF WR Randy Moss and still can't produce.

If Jenkins gets cut he will officially become one of the biggest 49ers WR draft busts in team history.

The fact that Hall right off the street was thrown to ahead of Jenkins is a joke.

Doug Martin David Wilson Stephen Hill Coby Fleener & Rueben Randle were all on the board and they draft AJ Jenkins WTF??????????

Yep. Could have had Doug Martin and Reuben Randle instead of Jenkins and James. WOW.
Originally posted by mryan1004:
They unleashed Kaepernick vs the Packers as the Packers couldn't find that sort of game film on him. They unleashed Vernon vs the Falcons as the Falcons figured him a non threat. Do they unleash this guy as they have no film on him either?
We were 1-15 yard completion from being knocked out of the playoffs.

I doubt we are still holding onto some kind of top secret.
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by SkyGod:
Jenkins as far as i know turned down an invite to train with the GOAT then showed up to camp outta shape and has spent a year learning and playing with HOF WR Randy Moss and still can't produce.

If Jenkins gets cut he will officially become one of the biggest 49ers WR draft busts in team history.

The fact that Hall right off the street was thrown to ahead of Jenkins is a joke.

Doug Martin David Wilson Stephen Hill Coby Fleener & Rueben Randle were all on the board and they draft AJ Jenkins WTF??????????

Yep. Could have had Doug Martin and Reuben Randle instead of Jenkins and James. WOW.


im happy with james hes perfect for our offense, randle and hill were 2 wrs i wouldve been happy with at 30
Originally posted by frozen49er:
He wasnt drafted for this year. Hasnt caught a pass or even been active for most games. Next year is his time, he replaces Moss on the active roster. Hes not a bust, its just a new thing to understand. We have talent everywhere, with Crabs, Manningham, Davis, Moss.....we had targets everywhere.

No need to rush him in, since we all knew on draft day this was for next season.

That is BS. He was a big disappointment in camp and could never get on the field. It had nothing to do with not being drafted for this year. It had everything to do with the fact that he just wasnt good enough to play. First round picks that arent QBs dont just sit out every game
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