Originally posted by oldninerdude:
Originally posted by CorvaNinerFan:
When you have Crabtree, Manningham, Moss and Williams ahead of you, a rookie's job is to learn the offense and prepare himself for action whenever it comes. Jenkins will contribute a lot, in time. The roster has grown to the point very few rookies will get significant PT their 1st year...that's a good thing, though. Fans will Jenkins' talent...fast, runs terrific routes. Just like LMJ, he'll be a major offensive contributor...just don't equate his lack of PT this year to him not being a good pick.
Reasonable, logical---how'd this get on Ninertalk?
Seriously, it's like a bunch of 12-year-old girls in here sometimes. We beat NE, and it's, "Super Bowl!!! We are by far the best team in the league, and this season will establish the start of our new dynasty!!!!!"
We get beat up by Seattle, and it's, "Oh NOOOOOO!!! We won just enough games to mess up our draft slot, which won't even matter, because Baalke can't scout talent to save his life. FML!!! I'm gonna dig out my Dashboard Confessional CDs to work through my emotions!!!"
People: this is football, not Twilight. Put down your black lipstick and razor blades. Your memory needs to be longer than one week.
I am pretty positive that they got Jenkins because they thought he was an immensely talented WR who needed some time to develop his strength. Presumably, they thought our depth at WR would allow him that time to develop, and we would end up getting a dynamic playmaker that other teams did not have the depth to wait for at that spot. I have seen nothing thus far that disproves that idea. The Matt's mentioned that most of his snaps have featured him blocking, which was probably an opportunity to gain some game experience, while giving the staff an opportunity to evaluate his strength. If they trust him as a blocker, I would expect to see him get more snaps in the game. If they don't, he needs to continue to get stronger.