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Do the 49ers have the *fastest receiving corps in the NFL?

Originally posted by cciowa:
i am looking for guys who can catch the ball when it hits them in the chest and hands first

Lol this...
I guess the real comparison should be with our own guys from last year. I actually agree with those that say the steelers. It's about the speed that you put on the field and what it does. We may haev the "five" fastest guys in the league. But you have to rule out Ginn because all that speed doesn't matter if you can't catch. he's a return specialist not a reciever. Crabtree will be in on most downs. He's "quicker than fast" whatever that means. I think it means he's not fast. He doesn't get over top unless he's playing chumps. So we don't get faster there. If Moss or Jenkins becomes the man on the other end then YES we are faster than some of the groups we had last year. But consider our fastest group last year was Davis, Walker, Ginn, Crabtree. Ginn's speed din't help. Manningham is probably faster than crabs. But is likely to be #3. Jenkins looks like he plays as fast as williams but is bigger and broader so that is good. Heck moss can run a 4.5 but if he can elevate on the deep ball then who cares.
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by paperplanemedia:
Originally posted by 21SandersMoss84:
Alex better tighten up that spiral and get the ball downfield. Nothing squanders a receiving corps' vertical threat like an inadequate arm. Not sure how much its improved, but Alex will need to work on this deep ball accuracy as well (maybe not with Moss, since he can mask it with his agility and leaping ability).

It's odd how his deep passes to Vernon are pinpoint accurate. I think what really squandered our vertical passing game was the inadequate speed and route running abilities of our WRs. That's my take though, we'll see how things work out this year now that it's been addressed.

I think Alex not wanting to make the tighter throws with defenders sandwiching played a role in that.

Agreed. Alex can throw it in there. With Davis mismatched on LBs that were not going to pick it off he was fearless. If you were throwing to a doubled crabtree who can get outjumped and outrun or a Ginn who won't go up and fight for the ball, you better err on the side of caution. Which is what Smith usually did.
Originally posted by VA49er:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by paperplanemedia:
Originally posted by 21SandersMoss84:
Alex better tighten up that spiral and get the ball downfield. Nothing squanders a receiving corps' vertical threat like an inadequate arm. Not sure how much its improved, but Alex will need to work on this deep ball accuracy as well (maybe not with Moss, since he can mask it with his agility and leaping ability).

It's odd how his deep passes to Vernon are pinpoint accurate. I think what really squandered our vertical passing game was the inadequate speed and route running abilities of our WRs. That's my take though, we'll see how things work out this year now that it's been addressed.

I think Alex not wanting to make the tighter throws with defenders sandwiching played a role in that.

Agreed. Alex can throw it in there. With Davis mismatched on LBs that were not going to pick it off he was fearless. If you were throwing to a doubled crabtree who can get outjumped and outrun or a Ginn who won't go up and fight for the ball, you better err on the side of caution. Which is what Smith usually did.

Dont worry Alex will be benched and Kap will lead us to the super bowl.
Originally posted by susweel:
Originally posted by VA49er:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by paperplanemedia:
Originally posted by 21SandersMoss84:
Alex better tighten up that spiral and get the ball downfield. Nothing squanders a receiving corps' vertical threat like an inadequate arm. Not sure how much its improved, but Alex will need to work on this deep ball accuracy as well (maybe not with Moss, since he can mask it with his agility and leaping ability).

It's odd how his deep passes to Vernon are pinpoint accurate. I think what really squandered our vertical passing game was the inadequate speed and route running abilities of our WRs. That's my take though, we'll see how things work out this year now that it's been addressed.

I think Alex not wanting to make the tighter throws with defenders sandwiching played a role in that.

Agreed. Alex can throw it in there. With Davis mismatched on LBs that were not going to pick it off he was fearless. If you were throwing to a doubled crabtree who can get outjumped and outrun or a Ginn who won't go up and fight for the ball, you better err on the side of caution. Which is what Smith usually did.

Dont worry Alex will be benched and Kap will lead us to the super bowl.

Hey I won't complain if the superbowl thing happens. I doubt Alex get's benched this season though. Either way let's keep that to the smith thread. for what it's worht we are faster than we were last year at reciever. At least on the clock. I think we will be faster on the field. The question is do Moss or Jenkins bring both game speed and recieving ability?
[ Edited by VA49er on May 1, 2012 at 11:49 AM ]
http://youtu.be/K8VH3Cjw8pc Fastest guy in the league..
When you have someone as slow as Crabtree we will never have the fasted WRs.
DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin are faster then any of our receivers
Originally posted by nickbradley:
I think so. Including Owusu, who does have a shot at making the 53-man roster and will be PS if he doesn't. Here is what it looks like:

Michael Crabtree, age 24, 40yard - 4.5 sec. (estimate)

Mario Manningham, age 25, 40yard - 4.59 sec. or better

Randy Moss, age 35, 40yard - 4.4 sec.

AJ Jenkins, age 22, 40yard - 4.38 sec. -- rumor of a 4.31

Kyle Williams, age 23, 40yard - 4.43 sec.

Ted Ginn Jr, age 27, 40yard - 4.38 sec or better

Chris Owusu, age 22, 40yard - 4.31 - 4.36 sec

I can't think of any team with more speed than the 49ers. Its really shocking because we were thought of as one of the slowest offenses only last season...

Mario Manningham actually ran a 4.38 at his pro day. But Owusu isn't going to make this team and Ted Ginn shouldn't see the field as a receiver. Jenkins, Moss, and Manningham are pretty god damn fast though, but no, we're not the fastest receiving corps.
We have quick receivers, but remember speed isn't everything in the NFL
No we're not the Raiders
give me hands
Originally posted by PSYKO5:
give me hands

Manningham isn't very consitent in that category which was why Belachick wanted to force Manningham to be the one to make a play for NYG. Good thing Eli didn't care of his inconsistencies and "trusted" him.
Originally posted by ruthless49er:
not.even.close

Who's faster???
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by paperplanemedia:
Originally posted by 21SandersMoss84:
Alex better tighten up that spiral and get the ball downfield. Nothing squanders a receiving corps' vertical threat like an inadequate arm. Not sure how much its improved, but Alex will need to work on this deep ball accuracy as well (maybe not with Moss, since he can mask it with his agility and leaping ability).

It's odd how his deep passes to Vernon are pinpoint accurate. I think what really squandered our vertical passing game was the inadequate speed and route running abilities of our WRs. That's my take though, we'll see how things work out this year now that it's been addressed.

I think Alex not wanting to make the tighter throws with defenders sandwiching played a role in that.

I think the position of the DBs also makes Alex not make the tighter throws to our WRs. Many times I've seen the DB covering crabtree with his hips square to him as he's making his break in the route. With no fear that crabtree might run past him. In that position the DB can easily keep an eye on Crabtree and see the ball coming if it's passed in his direction.

Faster WRs force the DBs to turn their hips quicker, sometimes before the WR has even made a break in his route.