Originally posted by 9ersLiferInChicago:
Glad we agree on Ginn. But there's nothing in Moss' history that tells me he's gonna make this team. His form means little to me. He's gonna be asked to do things in this offense that he's never shown he can/will/want to do on a cosistant basis. Does he look good? Absolutely! At this point he's suppose to. He's not gonna be happy being a decoy; he's gonna want to be a major part of the offense but I'm not sure he's gonna do the things needed to be a big part. If he does, fine. But I seriously doubt it.
Cam could play DE, if he bulked up. Bulking up fo hm won't be too much of a problem given his frame. But the injury to Fleming has given me doubts he'll play anything other than OLB, but hell need to lose a few to be affective there. He's a project regardless of the position. Bottem line, at some point we are gonna have to think about the future of Justin Smith's position.
As for QB I just think with all the new talent I don't see JH using a spot on the 53 for a spot that depends on a disaster to see the field. With the looming roster battles for sub-starter, OG, and WR a 3rd QB becomes dead weight. Besides, this is a settled position.
Moss is not going to be an everydown player we both know that. He will come in on pass plays, but the QB has the option to audible if the D overreacts to Moss. The key will be for Moss to get involved early in the season and forcing people to go ...oh Moss seems to be back. Moss is a veteran, but people are forgetting one thing about his last year. He went from one team to another and never had a chance to assimilate. Also, the teams he went to weren't the best situation for him. I think the year off will show it re-invigorated him. He is also playing for a quote on quote contract year.
Gaining weight is not an easy thing to do and maintain your speed and strength. I don't think DE is his natural position, in high school and the first two years of college he was a LB. At most he'll gain 10 maybe 12 lbs in the next two years. The person replacing Smith should be at 285 and up in the 3-4 at least.
As for QB, is not a done deal, yes Smith is designated as the starter, but if he was all that then we wouldn't have gone fishing for one and two, would have given him a 5 year deal. If you have talent at the position you don't give it away. QB's are very valuable, more than any other position, you can get a possible high pick for someone who plays a couple of game and flashes possibilities. It is also harder to bring someone in after the fact. Plus chance favors the prepared mind. In this case if you only have two, chances are an injury will result. If you are prepared for it, chances are it won't happen-if we were a team in the bottom you might take that risk. Like I said several teams went south when they were considered playoff teams after their QB went down.
We were lucky last year except at wr concerning injuries. this year we are already down one at OLB. Also, just because we signed Jacobs and Manningham -it doesn't mean they are a lock.