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AJ Jenkins is a 49er

Originally posted by 5timechamps:
AJ is going to get better.

i hope so. if he catches one ball next season it's an improvement.

2012 - 0 rec.
Originally posted by GNielsen:
At least his head is in the right place. He's leaving for Atlanta to do intense work with Kaepernick and wants to mold himself into a "different kind of receiver" next year. We'll see. He could surprise fans next season.

Talk is cheap. I will beleive it when i see it.
Originally posted by LoneWolf:
Originally posted by jreff22:
That's the million dollar question.

If his comments about working out with Keap and getting bigger and stronger are any indication I would say it might be a physical issue (strength/conditioning or catching).

But being that his scouting reports said he had good hands I cant see it being a pass catching issue. But being that he had an entire football season to get bigger and faster and digest a playbook.....I really dont know.

Im almost 100% it was a physical issue in his draft report the majore con was his slim build and lack of strengh when it came to fighting for the ball. The positives were his excellent route running and his hands. In college he snatched he ball like it was nothing, i think the workouts in the off season are to build size and strength and he needs to adapt to receiving lasers from Kaep because he college qb threw the ball pretty soft.

Problem I have is lots of guys play at this size. And in 6 months he should be able to put on 5-10lb's. If he comes in under 200 in TC I want to know what the hell the real excuse is.
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by LoneWolf:
Originally posted by jreff22:
That's the million dollar question.

If his comments about working out with Keap and getting bigger and stronger are any indication I would say it might be a physical issue (strength/conditioning or catching).

But being that his scouting reports said he had good hands I cant see it being a pass catching issue. But being that he had an entire football season to get bigger and faster and digest a playbook.....I really dont know.

Im almost 100% it was a physical issue in his draft report the majore con was his slim build and lack of strengh when it came to fighting for the ball. The positives were his excellent route running and his hands. In college he snatched he ball like it was nothing, i think the workouts in the off season are to build size and strength and he needs to adapt to receiving lasers from Kaep because he college qb threw the ball pretty soft.

Problem I have is lots of guys play at this size. And in 6 months he should be able to put on 5-10lb's. If he comes in under 200 in TC I want to know what the hell the real excuse is.

I think the biggest issue is mental. I dont think he had a clue about digesting the play book. I dont know hat he scored on the wonderlic i would be interested to know. It seemed like he was not even close to ready for the big stage. The real depressing thing is that there were alot of players with that first that would have improved this team year one, and alot of WR's in the second available for developing.
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by LoneWolf:
Originally posted by jreff22:
That's the million dollar question.

If his comments about working out with Keap and getting bigger and stronger are any indication I would say it might be a physical issue (strength/conditioning or catching).

But being that his scouting reports said he had good hands I cant see it being a pass catching issue. But being that he had an entire football season to get bigger and faster and digest a playbook.....I really dont know.

Im almost 100% it was a physical issue in his draft report the majore con was his slim build and lack of strengh when it came to fighting for the ball. The positives were his excellent route running and his hands. In college he snatched he ball like it was nothing, i think the workouts in the off season are to build size and strength and he needs to adapt to receiving lasers from Kaep because he college qb threw the ball pretty soft.

Problem I have is lots of guys play at this size. And in 6 months he should be able to put on 5-10lb's. If he comes in under 200 in TC I want to know what the hell the real excuse is.

I think the biggest issue is mental. I dont think he had a clue about digesting the play book. I dont know hat he scored on the wonderlic i would be interested to know. It seemed like he was not even close to ready for the big stage. The real depressing thing is that there were alot of players with that first that would have improved this team year one, and alot of WR's in the second available for developing.

If it happens to be a physical thing putting 5-10 lbs of muscle for some people is harder then it is for others, and he has one of those skinny boy builds. It may possibly be what was mentioned earlier also was he probably knows nothing about blocking in Ill he was just a route runner, and he ran really crisp routes really quickly. Who knows though
Originally posted by LoneWolf:
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by LoneWolf:
Originally posted by jreff22:
That's the million dollar question.

If his comments about working out with Keap and getting bigger and stronger are any indication I would say it might be a physical issue (strength/conditioning or catching).

But being that his scouting reports said he had good hands I cant see it being a pass catching issue. But being that he had an entire football season to get bigger and faster and digest a playbook.....I really dont know.

Im almost 100% it was a physical issue in his draft report the majore con was his slim build and lack of strengh when it came to fighting for the ball. The positives were his excellent route running and his hands. In college he snatched he ball like it was nothing, i think the workouts in the off season are to build size and strength and he needs to adapt to receiving lasers from Kaep because he college qb threw the ball pretty soft.

Problem I have is lots of guys play at this size. And in 6 months he should be able to put on 5-10lb's. If he comes in under 200 in TC I want to know what the hell the real excuse is.

I think the biggest issue is mental. I dont think he had a clue about digesting the play book. I dont know hat he scored on the wonderlic i would be interested to know. It seemed like he was not even close to ready for the big stage. The real depressing thing is that there were alot of players with that first that would have improved this team year one, and alot of WR's in the second available for developing.

If it happens to be a physical thing putting 5-10 lbs of muscle for some people is harder then it is for others, and he has one of those skinny boy builds. It may possibly be what was mentioned earlier also was he probably knows nothing about blocking in Ill he was just a route runner, and he ran really crisp routes really quickly. Who knows though

He couldnt even line up right when he got in there. I have to beleive he was only included in a couple of packages and a couple of plays, so it asnt even necissary for him to know every play in the playbook like a QB or RB. All he needed to know was the assignment for his designed packages and he couldnt even handle that after a full season.
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
He couldnt even line up right when he got in there. I have to beleive he was only included in a couple of packages and a couple of plays, so it asnt even necissary for him to know every play in the playbook like a QB or RB. All he needed to know was the assignment for his designed packages and he couldnt even handle that after a full season.

Yeah maybe its a mix of mental and physical, digesting our playbook would be a little complicated i would guess for most rookies. Which would explain him lining up just in certain packages.
And you dont know for sure he couldnt handle it, I doubt he would have even been active unless Harbaugh thought he could handle it.
Originally posted by LoneWolf:
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
He couldnt even line up right when he got in there. I have to beleive he was only included in a couple of packages and a couple of plays, so it asnt even necissary for him to know every play in the playbook like a QB or RB. All he needed to know was the assignment for his designed packages and he couldnt even handle that after a full season.

Yeah maybe its a mix of mental and physical, digesting our playbook would be a little complicated i would guess for most rookies. Which would explain him lining up just in certain packages.

Not as difficult as its made out to be. He has certain packages to learn his assignments too. This already reduces the playbook greatly. Its not like a QB or RB or even crabtree that needs to know most of the playbook because they are in on the majority of packages and plays. He had extremely limited packages that he had to learn, and again he couldnt even handle that. Im sure the club wants him to bulk up, but i have a feeling its mental. Mental issues are the hardest to overcome.
Originally posted by LoneWolf:
And you dont know for sure he couldnt handle it, I doubt he would have even been active unless Harbaugh thought he could handle it.

He as active because there ere no other options. Even hall got elevated. The last play i remember him in on other than the drop, Kaep, and several other players had to direct him where to lineup and where to motion.
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Not as difficult as its made out to be. He has certain packages to learn his assignments too. This already reduces the playbook greatly. Its not like a QB or RB or even crabtree that needs to know most of the playbook because they are in on the majority of packages and plays. He had extremely limited packages that he had to learn, and again he couldnt even handle that. Im sure the club wants him to bulk up, but i have a feeling its mental. Mental issues are the hardest to overcome.

Yeah mental issues are tough. I think he'll be good next season if he works with Kaep and the veteran receivers in the offseason. But only time will tell.
Originally posted by LoneWolf:
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Not as difficult as its made out to be. He has certain packages to learn his assignments too. This already reduces the playbook greatly. Its not like a QB or RB or even crabtree that needs to know most of the playbook because they are in on the majority of packages and plays. He had extremely limited packages that he had to learn, and again he couldnt even handle that. Im sure the club wants him to bulk up, but i have a feeling its mental. Mental issues are the hardest to overcome.

Yeah mental issues are tough. I think he'll be good next season if he works with Kaep and the veteran receivers in the offseason. But only time will tell.
the only guy he has to work with is Crabs.....
Originally posted by jreff22:
the only guy he has to work with is Crabs.....

Theres alot he can pickup from Crabs, also Vernon I know hes not a receiver but he can learn alot of skills needed by a receiver from Him, especially the blocking skills needed by any receiver on this team. He can learn from Gore, Kaep, Hunter, hell even Williams can teach him something needed to be a NFL receiver.
he can learn from everyone because he doesnt know s**t apparently. crabs, VD and the others can help him if he makes an effort to ask and learn from them. theyre not obligated to baby sit him if he doesnt wanna make the effort. we'll see if he follows thru with his plan to work with kaep
Originally posted by LoneWolf:
If it happens to be a physical thing putting 5-10 lbs of muscle for some people is harder then it is for others, and he has one of those skinny boy builds. It may possibly be what was mentioned earlier also was he probably knows nothing about blocking in Ill he was just a route runner, and he ran really crisp routes really quickly. Who knows though


If he can't put on 30 lbs of muscle working with a professional football program, there is something wrong with that program. 5 - 10 is nothing. I put on 25 lbs of muscle in 2 months. All it takes is discipline and proper nutrition.
Keeping the weight on might be harder for him, because he is burning a ton of calories with his football workouts, but still, he has all the resources he could ever need.