Originally posted by eonblue:
Originally posted by crabman82:
Originally posted by SFL49ER:
I guarantee Tank and Dial will NOT start practicing in two weeks. We'll have a clear timeline well in advance on when they'll be close. And right now they are not close. Manningham will start to practice within the month but dont expect him back at week 7 either.
I have the feeling that Tank will be available around the time of Crabtrees comeback, because he has no clue of running with the defense on the field. Vic is not going to elevate Tank over Jerod-Eddie with only a couple weeks of practice. Dont look for Dial until next season. I think its utter disappointment to not have available drafted players to spell Justin Smith and Dorsey. TJE is not going to get the job done in the playoffs.
i agree that carradine and dial wont just be stepping in after a week or two of practice. people need to temper expectations a little bit, they're rookies coming off of major injuries who havent taken part in a practice yet as a professional football player. they're not just jumping in mid stream and leap frogging fools on the depth chart.
I don't expect them to start after a week of practice.
The fact of the matter is for them to begin seeing snaps they have to practice and for them to practice they have to be activated.
So the sooner they're activated the sooner they get into the game.
In my mind that means if they intend on using Dial,Carradine, Wright, and Manningham this season they need to be activate them as soon possible so they can begin physically and mentally preparing.
This means week 7.
Wish we picked a guy who was ready on day 1. This drafting guys on PUP is bad practice IMHO.