Originally posted by Rsrkshn:
Originally posted by ninerfan1984:
Originally posted by dtg_9er:
ninerfan1984--Manningham demonstrated an ability to get open off the LOS before being injured last year (rare among SF WRs)...that seems to be an important part of being a receiver. Jenkins showed nothing, though I believe he will this year, and Patton is a rookie and may not be used much in this complicated offense. To assume either would start over Manningham is "crazy" speculation.
Edit: Williams may have a better shot at #2 than Patton or Jenkins due to experience. I do hope Jenkins and Patton become pro bowlers some day but strongly doubt it will be this year.
alright seriously now? do you think they drafted jenkins and now patten with the idea they could be our future 1 and 2 receivers one day? If so you would half to think they would want and expect for them to beat out a reciever who has never been a pure #2 reciever for an entire season in his career. It just makes since. ai am not saying that they both will but that Harbalke would love to see it and it would be the best thing for our team and if neither of them beats out Manningham I am saying they are not living up to expectations.
Precisely. And what I was saying . . . perhaps not as well as you.
Last year was Manningham's 5th in the NFL and he has been a starter
2008 (Rookie Season): Situational player
2009: Became the starter week 3 and had a game of 10 receptions, 150 yards against Dallas that year
2010: Started and had an OK year
2011: Starter and had 5 catches for 73 yards in Super Bowl and caught a pass to set up winning TD
Harbaugh and Baalke drafted Jenkins and Patton to develop into starting WRs...not to give them the job over veterans who are much more savvy and capable at this point. It would please me if they beat out all the vets and led the team to a super bowl victory...but is that likely? No! It is very likely that Jenkins plays a bit more and Patton plays some, but that (if healthy) Manningham and Boldin will be the starters and perhaps James/Hunter will play quite a bit as the third receiver.
As far as not living up to expectation...have you ever heard Harbaugh say he expects a rookie to earn a starting position? And since Jenkins did nothing last year it is unlikely that he will leapfrog over Manningham to start.
Edit: Manningham was constantly pointed out last year as a guy who could get open off the LOS. The young guys struggle with this. They will learn and hopefully excel but Manningham looked very good last year until injured.
[ Edited by dtg_9er on May 31, 2013 at 4:43 PM ]