Originally posted by NCommand:
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Originally posted by darkknight49:
Will Jenkins become the new alex smith for Niner talk?
Kentwan Balmer is a better comparison. Late 1st with potential, but talent above him. The problem was, when we got really thin at WR, we ended up going with Chad Hall!?
I'm a little surprised nobody has brought this up but could some of this be falling on the coaches?
You have a first round talent and given all of the circumstances (critical injuries) and you can't get this guy on the field esp. in an offense that is a one-read (college) offense? You can't design a few plays to get the ball in his hands, either from the slot or even the backfield? A go route? A reverse? A WR screen? At all?
He couldn't be mentored by Moss? Hit the nutrition and weight room and be ready by the end of the season mentally and physically?
That would make sense but you are missing the forest here. The bigger issue isn't minor coaching decisions, but rather that the team selected a WR was unable to get on the field in any capacity for a team which was already missing both Manningham and Williams. The issue is one of talent. He's a first round guy, so why can't he distinguish himself physically enough to get on the field in place of such awesome WR's as Hall? Heck, the team often went to 2-3 TE sets because they didn't WANT Jenkins on the field.
As the old phrase goes, "swing and a miss."