Originally posted by thl408:
I knew nothing about him from college so this is all new to me. That sort of attitude is just inborn. No offseason training develops it. That catch and the blocking downfield to spring Boldin is just a 'do it for the team' attitude. On the Boldin big catch and run, QP was wide open across the middle, but Kap was looking to Boldin. QP came across the field to spring the block. Just a great hustle play.
Still a small sample size to me, but the flash of potential is exciting. I asked earlier in this thread what the knock on him coming out of the draft was and the main response was his size and small school. Always tough to gauge players from smaller programs, but size can be made up for with that attitude you described.
he isn't even small honestly. he's just not huge and he's still in his young adult body.
but you can't teach being a gamer. i knew nothing coming out but saw his tape and have been hoping he would be in the lineup ever since. and then in the 2 games he did play he scored the 2td's... 1 with a connection with kap like how he has with vd boldin and crab.. that was enough for me.
shifty runner, look at that gain.. he isn't the fastest guy in the world but in space he can get yards. in college he was getting hit and dragged and pulled and it didn't phase him. we need someone who isn't afraid of contact.. and he is it. the players that are happy to be a part of the team are the best.
boldin just wants the ball
crab just wants the ball
now patton.. that's what you want. you want them to say I want the challenge i want to contribute i want it.
so encouraging. and in simple 2 wide sets he's going to be DEADLY you absolutely have to guard crab boldin and davis.. so the less talented guy is going to be on patton.