Originally posted by mug0mug:
I'm a bit unclear on Ginn. He was to be a starting receiver on top of the return role. I love his return ability, but think he should be our #4 receiver. What we'd seen earlier is that when he's healthy, they were projecting him as the #2 receiver.
I'm in a wait and see position here, but I'd certainly hope we continue to give KW significant snaps at WR.
Are you basing this off of the pre-season? Ginn hasn't been a starting receiver at any point since we brought him here. Harbaugh was easing Moss into the lineup and Manningham missed 75% of the pre-season for various reason. Those are the only reasons Ginn was a "starting" receiver during the preseason.
They never projected him to be anything but a backup, if anyone thought Manningham would be coming off the bench for us then I would just have to call them foolish(not calling you foolish by the way - its directed at talking heads, media
Williams is the #3 and starting slot receiver, whenever we go 3 wide its Crabs, Ham, and KW out there. If Crabtree or Manningham went down and we stayed in 2 wide sets then it would be KW out there and during 3 wides Ginn would come in as the #3 and we'd move KW back into the slot.
Right now Williams is completely entrenched as the starting slot receiver and first player off the bench in the event of an injury to the top 2. This wont change all year, Jenkins is redshirting and will change Williams for the #3 next TC. Ginn will likely be gone or will have to be content with being the #5 WR, maybe even 6th if we finally draft a situational red zone guy in the middle rounds.