Originally posted by brodiebluebanaszak:
Sure. Is there a pecking order / invisible try out hurdle that players have to pass to be part of the mix on field? I think of Brandon Jacobs and wonder why did this guy not contribute? Personality clash with coaching staff? We find reasons not to use people to their capability.
Not sure, MM just interviewed Kyle Williams and he claimed he was getting open (this is true on many occasions as film reviewed in this thread, I believe) but he claims, "I'm getting open but I'm not getting any balls thrown my way." I wonder in this case, if Kyle is not being dialed up by the coaches (trust) or CK is avoiding him (like Baldwin) even when they are WIDE open. Now, Anthony Dixon is being considered for return duties (wow)!
The good news is that Patton will be back soon and I would expect he would take over Kyle's role as the slot WR going forward.
"I anticipate he'll be playing again," Harbaugh said of the promising rookie. "I think ahead of schedule for Quinton."
Either way, HaRoMan will NEED to start spreading the ball around better going forward and dialing up other annointed options (receivers) beyond Boldin/VD/Gore. Gore is 3rd in the league right now in rush attempts and we NEED to save him for the playoff run. We better see more Hunter/James soon. No more excuses by this coaching staff of not having a full arsenal...when you do NOT have a full arsenal, IMHO, that is when you find out most about your coaches (and other player execution; depth; talent on the bench). Look at what has happened to the Hawks (Harvin/Rice), GB, NE, ATL, DEN, etc. Nobody wants to develop players on the field IN games but in the NFL today, that is a reality. And so far, we haven't developed anyone at the WR position.
Anyone have any theories here (beyond the blanket statement of, "We just don't have any talent beyond Boldin"-statement). Many already feel Williams is miscast as an X and Z receiver (more ideal in the Y - slot). Baldwin has only been thrown too a handful of times. Nothing you can do about Patton's injury BUT like Williams, I wouldn't put him out at the X or Z either (where he got hurt, like Williams got hurt on a block in the run game). We've moved our FB, Miller out wide there quite a bit. We haven't used McDonald out wide, have we? VD has played a ton outside. Hmmm....