Originally posted by willtalk:
The main reason he didn't see the field much last year was that he wasn't strong enough to fight through the press at the line of scrimmage. If his weight training hasn't improved his strength enough none of his other skill will matter much. I was curious about him and did some research on his scouting evaluations out of college. He didn't face the press much in college so that wasn't much of an issue at that level. The scouts also said he had trouble maintaining weight which I assume means his natural body is very skinny. That might play into his lack of strength issues. They also mentioned that he played slower than his 40 times. They saw him more of a slot receiver rather than an over the top receiver. I see him as an unknown quantity until we see how much stronger he has gotten and how it affects his play in training camp. He might very well become a good receiver but I just cant understand posters high expectations of someone who as yet hasn't even proven that he is even strong enough to play at the NFL level.
I hear ya... all I really have is (hope). I can't say he's going to be good because he hasn't shown anything yet (everything's speculation). AND, one dropped pass isn't enough for me to say he's a total bust (not yet). I know he couldn't get on the field even after the two injuries (Manningham/Williams) and Chad Hall even got more playing time, but I want to see what happens in training camp/pre-season games before anything.
Still, if he's just weak off the LOS and didn't "fully attack the weight room" (according to Baalke), then what EXACTLY
were those "unfortunate situations" Baalke was talking about?