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AJ Jenkins is a 49er

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Gotta love the attitude, he didn't do anything this season but it's still to early to call him a bust

He said he'd go home to Jacksonville for a "couple of days" and, as soon as he could, return to Santa Clarato work with strength coach Mark Uyeyama. He also said he would spend time in Atlanta with Kaepernick and continue working on their chemistry.

"Obviously, I want to contribute a lot more than I have been," Jenkins said. "So I'm going to make that happen and come back bigger, faster, stronger.

"Obviously, they made me a first-round choice for that purpose," he said. "I'm going to accountable this offseason and make myself the kind of player that they want me to be.

"Read more here: http://blogs.sacbee.com/49ers/archives/2013/02/aj-jenkins-to-train-with-kaepernick-wants-to-return-a-totally-different-player.html#storylink=cpy
Sounds like a guy who is desperate to keep his job. I wonder how much of this has to do with the coaches or GM telling him that if he doesn't improve, he will be cut.
great move on his part. he needs to hangout with crabs and kaep. hes a talented dude but hes not gonna play if he doesnt know how. hopefully he emerges next year and can help us out, he wouldve been valuable in the playoffs if he knew the playbook
The thing with Jenkins is that he has a few things that you just can't teach.

GREAT hands and pure speed.

If he can get with it and really apply himself to improving he may turn out to be a good pick. I think this season was a rude awakening for him. Now he knows whats expected and I guarantee he'll be a different player in TC than the guy who was in TC last year.
If nothing else, I like hearing that the kid actually cares. If he can add some strength and build chemistry with Kaep, there is no reason why he can't be a productive player.
I think he will be eventually be good. Can be our number three guy this year. Don't give up hope.
This is going to be interesting. If AJ Jenkins comes back, looking like a number 1 pick, this team could be a nightmare for other defenses. I still am in favor of drafting someone that has the potential to start, but it would be great to have another guy with good hands (I remember hearing this after he was drafted last year, along with some good speed. The only reason I am optimistic that it will work out because it is a Baalke pick and he hasn't whiffed in the first round yet, let alone an entire draft (2010 producing Anthony Davis, Mike Iupati, NaVorro Bowman, and Kyle Williams, and 2011 speaks for itself).
Originally posted by valrod33:
Matt Barrows ‏@mattbarrows AJ Jenkins says he plans to spend part if the offseason in Atlanta training with Colin Kaepernick.


Kaep keeps in shape and it will help build some trust and chemistry. Good move by Jenkins lets hope it pays off next season. We could use his speed cuz Kaep has the arm to get him the ball

Some good news. Thank f**k.
AJ's next year is going to be crucial for this team, esp. with Manningham and Williams coming back from injuries.
Jenkins is the last player on my mind right now, I don't care if he develops this off season or not, we can't wait for him, or waste any time hoping he does doesn't do something, bring in more wide outs have plenty of open competition, if he makes the team fine, if not cut him, I could really care less. I'm sure he is talking big about the off season, his career depends on an amazing turn around, good luck kid.
Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
Gotta love the attitude, he didn't do anything this season but it's still to early to call him a bust

He said he'd go home to Jacksonville for a "couple of days" and, as soon as he could, return to Santa Clarato work with strength coach Mark Uyeyama. He also said he would spend time in Atlanta with Kaepernick and continue working on their chemistry.

"Obviously, I want to contribute a lot more than I have been," Jenkins said. "So I'm going to make that happen and come back bigger, faster, stronger.

"Obviously, they made me a first-round choice for that purpose," he said. "I'm going to accountable this offseason and make myself the kind of player that they want me to be.

"Read more here: http://blogs.sacbee.com/49ers/archives/2013/02/aj-jenkins-to-train-with-kaepernick-wants-to-return-a-totally-different-player.html#storylink=cpy

He had all year to train and run the hill with Jerry Rice. Did he do it? He got to also learn from the self-proclaimed best WR of all time in Randy Moss. Did he learn anything? He had all year to eat right, hit the gym, work out and bulk up like Crabtree has done. Did he do it? We lost Williams and Hunter and Manningham to critical injuries and did he earn his way onto the field? In the Superbowl, even Ginn got a shot at a TD pass/catch.

Let's just wait and see if he does anything.
Originally posted by NCommand:
He had all year to train and run the hill with Jerry Rice. Did he do it? He got to also learn from the self-proclaimed best WR of all time in Randy Moss. Did he learn anything? He had all year to eat right, hit the gym, work out and bulk up like Crabtree has done. Did he do it? We lost Williams and Hunter and Manningham to critical injuries and did he earn his way onto the field? In the Superbowl, even Ginn got a shot at a TD pass/catch.

Let's just wait and see if he does anything.

I agree. Given his awful first season, I'm inclined to believe his quotes are nothing more than lip service.
Originally posted by NCommand:
He had all year to train and run the hill with Jerry Rice. Did he do it? He got to also learn from the self-proclaimed best WR of all time in Randy Moss. Did he learn anything? He had all year to eat right, hit the gym, work out and bulk up like Crabtree has done. Did he do it? We lost Williams and Hunter and Manningham to critical injuries and did he earn his way onto the field? In the Superbowl, even Ginn got a shot at a TD pass/catch.

Let's just wait and see if he does anything.

As much as I want to be optimistic, you are 100% right. He has all the resources, why not use them?
My biggest issue with the AJ Jenkins pick is this....

Last year (2011 season), one of the biggest issues for the Niners was converting 3rd down plays and red zone trips into TDs.... So, what do they do? They pass on Coby Fleener, the TE from Stanford who is a huge 6'6" target, has a 35"+ vertical leap, has great hands, and knows Harbaugh's system!! Do any of you think that he might have been of some help in the SB, where the Niners were 2 for 9 on 3rd down and 2 for 6 in the red zone?

I love Baalke but he blew it big time with that Jenkins pick.
[ Edited by nw9erfan on Feb 5, 2013 at 5:15 PM ]
He's saying the right things, but we will see.....Hope he comes back strong just not holding my breath on it...