Originally posted by hondakillerzx:
im still hoping baldwin gets more passes thrown his way. he played well and then got sick the last few weeks. if that guy can become a contributor in place of s**tty ass kyle williams were gonna be dangerous. Boldin, crabs, manningham, baldwin and patton goin into the playoffs? Ill take that
Originally posted by frankie:
Originally posted by thl408:
Originally posted by VectorGoal:Good for the guy to be coming back from this injury, but I have doubts on his impact for the team. Return to field doesn't mean return to form, never happened before especially with an achilles. Others were playing already from this injury but they weren't close to the same player. Even more important for a WR.
Guy is going to be a shell of what he usually is. Though a good player I don't consider him one of those special to be an exception.
That's a more realistic view. It's a tough injury to gain confidence in mentally too. Most of these injuries are caused by sudden bursts, so he'll have that thought in his mind as he changes direction. That's usually how he gets open, with a very good long stride change of direction. His hands and catch radius will still be an improvement over what the 49ers have now. I expect him to consistently be beating coverage versus average CBs by mid December. That will be a nice boost in the WR corp for sure.
And a much appreciated aspect of his game as well! I love the way crabs just snatchs that ball out of the air, in front of his body. We only had 1 wr so far this season who could consistently catch so def will be welcomed
Agreed, baldwin provides that big bodied reciever on the outside. Where boldin, crabs, davis can line up in virtually any spot to cause major mismatches all over the field. Last yr crabs, we moved him around from outside to slot, as well as we do with boldin which baltimore did with him as well. A cb's nughtmare is facing against davis who can line up at te, slot or outside. And his route running and catching had greatly improved. We have the makings of a hellaciously great wr te core to go along with gore, hunter, james, miller who can all catch as well! This aint even knowing what to expect from patton coming back from foot inj. Tho he looks to be special, makings of a great slot reciever once our guys return as well. We have lots of talent. 4 yrs ago many could only dream bout having on this team. Lol anquan comes to mind on this one lol. Looking forward to a great second half if season. And if we get up in first half by multiple scores and run out the second half to killout games im good with that as well also!
Bring on the panthers
[ Edited by frankie on Nov 8, 2013 at 1:27 AM ]