Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by FredFlintstone:
Like his last 2 games they'll have Jenkins in for like 8 snaps and if Vernon returns him and walker will get more time split out wide. That just tells me dude either sucks or just flat out ain't ready for the big boys
This. As an NFL first round pick you're not supposed to redshirt in, this isn't the 1980's, teams can't afford to drop a 1st rounder and then have the guy sit and sit. I understood James sitting with Hunter, Gore and Jacobs, but they couldn't fit Jenkins in even a few times? Its even more telling now that guys are beat up, Williams is out, Ginn is useless and Jenkins is still not dressing. If after a whole preseason and 15 weeks of practice you're still not ready to contribute on an NFL team, you're most likely a bust.
I too have found this exceedingly strange. It's almost like Harbaugh still has a college coach mentality: you don't play freshmen unless you absolutely have to. IMO we only have one really good WR - Crabtree. Like you say, you'd think that your first-rounder should get at least a little game experience in case he shows real potential.. Lord knows, the team needs some help on the outside.
Same with LMJ. He was forced into action out of neccessity without having any game experience. He is only now showing signs of life. And may prove really good. He looked good catching passes out there at the end.