Originally posted by reasonable1:
Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
Yeah lets deactivate our return specialist again, everything worked out just fine the last time Ginn was out in a big game
Dude its getting ridiculous. Idk if we just have a bunch of young high schoolers as fans or if some of them are just that lost.
AJ Jenkins has as follows in front of him on the depth chart:
Seeing as though we don't even use that many 3-4 receiver sets...it makes sense that the team opted for a couple of vets and allowed the young rook to develop without having the enormous pressure of a 1st round pick to play well right away. This way he's not going out there lost, he knows his assignments and is confident enough to complete the task asked of him consistenly. Great move...not going for broke and getting a great prospect who can come in and learn from some good, accomplished vets.
LaMichael James has as follows in front of him on the depth chart:
So...lets just say you activate James for the sake of just "trying to get something out of a rookie"...exactly where is he going to play? Seriously. Where is he going to play?? He's not a tackler and he's a very inexperienced return man...so that excludes him from ST duties. He is a bit undersized and needs to get stronger...so that excludes him from short yardage situations. He comes from a spread offense with limited read and react responsibilities, he was placed into space and allowed to make em miss...which coming to a run dominated offense that requires runs between the tackles, makes him a non-factor right now. He offers nothing in pass protection and is allowed to learn behind possibly the best pure runner left in the NFL and easily a top 5 active back in Gore. Hunter already established himself and is the primary backup...because Hunter has improved so much in pass pro...he plays a lot more. Dixon is an excellent ST player and doubles as a pretty decent RB (just hasn't had the reps). Jacobs was signed for a specific purpose and can't even get on the field.
So again...why are we complaining about rookies not playing??? They will be so ready come mimicamp/TC next year that it will truly be a fight to keep them off the field. As of right now...the 49ers do not need them on the field during regular season play...nothing wrong with that at all. Just means we are deep and able to continue the progression of our system by allowing young players the time to let it saturate in their brains and strengthen their bodies to carry it out.
This draft coming up is the one...I believe...where you will see Baalke make a splash in the early rounds for guys that will get significant time.
You guys dont seem to be getting the point. You can call me or anyone else questioning the draft immature, or whatever all you ant. Doesnt change a thing. You can keep going back to the strawman arguement about the depth in front of them. Doesnt change a thing.
I understand why they are inactive. Im personally not calling for them to be activated, because quite frankly i dont think they are good enough to be active right now. THAT is why its a failed draft. Celek is the only person to touch the field and he is garbage. In this league, if your #1 and #2 draft pick dont even suit up on gameday, and the rest of your draft class is non existant, then your draft failed.
Your point pretty much spell out why those picks were a disaster. We used our #1 draft pick on a #6 WR, and our #2 on a scat back ith no special teams ability, and average at best receiving skills. Do you pay attention to the draft? have you seen the talent that could have been taken at those positions instead that could have had an immediate impact? The starters on this team are for the most part, superstars, but the depth on this team is greatly overstated, minus the WR/RB position Yet those are the positions we draft for in the first and second? This teams depth and special teams is hurting right now because of this draft, and those of you that cant see it, well i don't know what else to say.
Im not a doom and gloomer. Im fairly level headed. I still think we get a first round bye. I however will call them like i see them if i see a failure, and the 2012 draft was a huge failure. Simple as that.