Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Originally posted by NCommand:
Originally posted by NinerG94:
Patton did line up outside some last season and he got abused. Constantly getting tossed especially against Seattle. Having him try to block against that defense was suicide.
I'm not saying he's he's not going to be a good player, and personally think he's going to surprise a lot of people next season. Non 49ers fans at least. I just think he's entirely way too small to paly outside.
Agreed too... He essentially replaces Manningham and Willliams, but not Crabs or Boldiin long term.
This is where I start to question personnel moves by our coaching staff. Aren't THEY supposed to know the strengths and weakness of our players? In our offense specifically, why would you put guys like Manningham, Jenkins, Kyle Williams and Patton out at the X & Z spots primarily? Crabtree on a corner fade? How about Boldin more from the slot esp. in the RZ? We all know about the lack of targets for the 3rd receiver (Miller) down...less than 1 pass a game average (if any at all). This coaching staff IMHO has a long ways to go in terms of utilizing proper personnel against certain defenses; and developing proper offensive talent. I hope this off season they are genuine in their efforts to get everyone involved in the passing game more and continue to evolve here.
[ Edited by NCommand on Apr 9, 2014 at 11:08 AM ]