Originally posted by Dr_Bill_Walsh:
Does anyone know why JT didn't play his rookie year? He has absolutely no stats for 1986. Was he hurt early on then put on IR? I know there was only marginal depth at WR with Clark, Rice, Wilson, etc. Was he in Bill Walsh's doghouse? He also had drug trouble in '88 but i don't think it was that. Other than one pass and dropping it, AJ has similarly been M.I.A. his rookie year...with how high he was picked i'd be happy if AJ just shows promise of having half as good a career as JT
Or he could end up like Rashaun Woods.
I hope hes just a slow starter, but it might just be that Baalke and Harbaugh decided to take a gamble on the talent, and it didnt work out. Still too early to call him a bust though. Im just afraid that his apparent laziness wont change. Im guessing laziness is the issue, because he showed up to camp out of shape and unable to keep up, and has gone a full season now without catching a single pass for a team thats hurting for WR depth.
LaMichael James was kept on the sidelines because we didnt need him until Hunter went down. Weve needed Jenkins for a while now, and hes still MIA...