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The Quinton Patton Tank of Truth

Originally posted by dj43:


Now don't jump the gun here but...Williams is more on the pattern of a Wes Welker. Welker is small and quick. Brady/Manning rarely put him in places where he had to compete


The problem is this.....Welker is a great route runner, Kyle Williams is a s**tty, lousy route runner going back to his college days. This is where your comparison falls apart, just being small and undersized doesn't make you a good slot receiver, playing in the slot you have to show even more superior route running, Williams hasn't even even slightly shown that.
Originally posted by 9NERNATE:
Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Originally posted by dj43:
It is good news that this is a metatarsal bone. Those usually do heal well. However, they can also become problematic if not allowed to heal fully. Because of their location in proximity to other bones, it is often difficult to tell if they have fully healed. You just can't always tell from an X-ray. The player may say they are pain free and the bone looks healed from what can be seen. Then they go out and putting full force on the foot and the partially healed bone breaks again. I have seen this in soccer players on a couple of occasions and the result was that the player missed months instead of weeks. I trust the 49er med staff will err on the side of safety and long term health.

Patton is likely to be out 6 weeks. In the meantime, this gives Baldwin a chance to develop and contribute. He should be able to take the pressure off the decision to hurry Patton back.

Just my thoughts based on personal experience with such injuries.

Are you an orthopedic doctor?

I am a pedorthist (one who makes orthotic devices {insoles} to support the foot). I have worked in a variety of sports (ski, hiking, soccer, baseball) for many years. Much of that time I worked for a podiatric laboratory that makes custom devices to support feet. During that time I have had a good deal of experience working with a wide variety of foot and lower extremity injuries. Through all that, the interaction with other areas of medicine has taught me a great deal beyond just my particular specialty.

Welcome to the Zone, Dr. Scholl

Williams has a place

In the slot, but not on the outside
Originally posted by dj43:
Yep, me too.

Harbaugh's version of the WCO isn't WCO. He has given lip service to Bill Walsh and what a great mentor he was, but he is far closer to Bo Schembechler than Bill Walsh. In fact, his offense would be unrecognizable to Walsh.

In the end, I really don't care which he runs as long as the team wins. To that point, when Harbaugh arrived this roster was largely filled with players in the Mike Nolan/Mike Singletary "impose our will on the ground" mode and pass if we are forced to do so. Nolan came out of the Jamal Lewis/Trent Dilfer Baltimore mold. He wanted a herd of bulldozers in the OL, a RB that could pound along behind them, and a QB that just didn't lose the game. Baltimore won a SB with that with Nolan as DC and he brought that vision here. To match the vision, we drafted a bunch of huge OL who could run block all day but were not particularly adept at pass protection. That is the roster Harbaugh inherited, and for the most part, it matches well with his Bo Schembechler heritage. Consequently, we aren't seeing anything close to a WCO style attack.

In a true WCO, both Williams and Patton could be very effective going in motion or coming out of the slot where opponents could not just put a big body on them and prevent them from getting into the pass route. Walsh would love to compliment those two quick guys with Baldwin and Boldin, both of whom have the strength to battle big DBs in man coverage. Right now, Williams out of the slot, with B & B outside and Vernon Davis at TE would make a pretty darn good receiving corp in a true WCO. The question is: do Harbaugh and Roman even know what that looks like?

Excellent points! But now you're trying to depress me! Bo Schembechler was one of my least favorite coaches...just above Woody!
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Originally posted by 9ersLiferInChicago:
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Just hold your breath, cross your fingers and hope that Boldin doesn't fall victim to the WR curse.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by 9ersLiferInChicago:
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Just hold your breath, cross your fingers and hope that Boldin doesn't fall victim to the WR curse.
I mean really!? Crabs, Manningham, and now Patton!! Man, the football Gods must really hate our WR's
Originally posted by 9ersLiferInChicago:
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by 9ersLiferInChicago:
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Just hold your breath, cross your fingers and hope that Boldin doesn't fall victim to the WR curse.
I mean really!? Crabs, Manningham, and now Patton!! Man, the football Gods must really hate our WR's

Beginning to think that Walsh made a pact with the devil when he drafted J Rice..."If you give me the best WR to ever play the game I'll sign off that the team will never have another great WR....unless he's nuts!"
Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by dtg_9er:
Originally posted by dj43:
...and that is my problem. They have a guy that they could use to make the passing game more effective but their stubbornness prevents them from doing so.

Guess I've resolved to accept the Harbaugh version of the WCO! When he was hired I talked to some Stanford fans and they all talked about the power running game. Not one of them talked about a clever passing attack...or any passing attack. So I decided to love the team with it's new approach and try not to dwell on the past...like I could actually do that!
Yep, me too.

Harbaugh's version of the WCO isn't WCO. He has given lip service to Bill Walsh and what a great mentor he was, but he is far closer to Bo Schembechler than Bill Walsh. In fact, his offense would be unrecognizable to Walsh.

In the end, I really don't care which he runs as long as the team wins. To that point, when Harbaugh arrived this roster was largely filled with players in the Mike Nolan/Mike Singletary "impose our will on the ground" mode and pass if we are forced to do so. Nolan came out of the Jamal Lewis/Trent Dilfer Baltimore mold. He wanted a herd of bulldozers in the OL, a RB that could pound along behind them, and a QB that just didn't lose the game. Baltimore won a SB with that with Nolan as DC and he brought that vision here. To match the vision, we drafted a bunch of huge OL who could run block all day but were not particularly adept at pass protection. That is the roster Harbaugh inherited, and for the most part, it matches well with his Bo Schembechler heritage. Consequently, we aren't seeing anything close to a WCO style attack.

In a true WCO, both Williams and Patton could be very effective going in motion or coming out of the slot where opponents could not just put a big body on them and prevent them from getting into the pass route. Walsh would love to compliment those two quick guys with Baldwin and Boldin, both of whom have the strength to battle big DBs in man coverage. Right now, Williams out of the slot, with B & B outside and Vernon Davis at TE would make a pretty darn good receiving corp in a true WCO. The question is: do Harbaugh and Roman even know what that looks like?

I think we're going to find out this next week, cause Boldin, Baldwin and KW are going to be the ones on the field on 3 WR sets....
Originally posted by dj43:
Yep, me too.

Harbaugh's version of the WCO isn't WCO. He has given lip service to Bill Walsh and what a great mentor he was, but he is far closer to Bo Schembechler than Bill Walsh. In fact, his offense would be unrecognizable to Walsh.

In the end, I really don't care which he runs as long as the team wins. To that point, when Harbaugh arrived this roster was largely filled with players in the Mike Nolan/Mike Singletary "impose our will on the ground" mode and pass if we are forced to do so. Nolan came out of the Jamal Lewis/Trent Dilfer Baltimore mold. He wanted a herd of bulldozers in the OL, a RB that could pound along behind them, and a QB that just didn't lose the game. Baltimore won a SB with that with Nolan as DC and he brought that vision here. To match the vision, we drafted a bunch of huge OL who could run block all day but were not particularly adept at pass protection. That is the roster Harbaugh inherited, and for the most part, it matches well with his Bo Schembechler heritage. Consequently, we aren't seeing anything close to a WCO style attack.

In a true WCO, both Williams and Patton could be very effective going in motion or coming out of the slot where opponents could not just put a big body on them and prevent them from getting into the pass route. Walsh would love to compliment those two quick guys with Baldwin and Boldin, both of whom have the strength to battle big DBs in man coverage. Right now, Williams out of the slot, with B & B outside and Vernon Davis at TE would make a pretty darn good receiving corp in a true WCO. The question is: do Harbaugh and Roman even know what that looks like?

Nolan wasn't the DC of the 2000 Ravens who won the Super Bowl. Marvin Lewis was. Nolan was DC for the Jets in 2000.
It will be interesting to see what happens over the next few games, I believe Baldwin will be a better #2 and this will create opportunities for Williams in the slot and when Patton comes back it seems he will get a lot of work in the slot as well as some at the #2 position. Its hard to judge these young WR because of the play calling and lack of true identity on offense (play calling). It seems as if Roman draws plays according what he wants to run versus the personnel we have. The way our offense is built we need to obviously run first and set up the play action. We need to motion to find mismatches for our smaller quicker WR's versus the bigger more physical corners. It all goes back to game planning and adjustments, which has been our major issue these past couple of years its not our personnel. I remember when everyone was giving up on Crabs and now it shows how much we need him. Point being we can be successful with out inhouse guys if we plan and adjust properly. Our most glaring weakness is our inability to make in game adjustments, its like Roman and Harbaugh arent watching the game and how the defense's are game planning against us. We tend to have a game plan and stick to it no matter how ineffective it is, we just keep going with what we planned the week ahead.
Originally posted by 9ersLiferInChicago:
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technically we are
Originally posted by OregonDuckNiner:
This.

And what, we've seen Patton thrown to like 5-6 times, including the preseason, and you can already determine that he has the ability to get open and catch passes in a wide radius? I remember two catches were on WR screens, one was a slant route that got broken up, and another one was on a broken play where Kap left the pocket. It was nice that he got open in the back of the endzone, but people here treated that like he was the second coming of Rice (yes, I heard that comparison by a few people)

I swear, the zone picks favorites and crowns them even before they've shown anything. I really like the kid and I hope he develops into a good WR, but he hasn't shown us s**t yet. I've got a bad feeling that this year will be one to forget for Patton cause this injury might keep him out awhile, and once he comes back, Manningham and Crabs might be too. Let's hope I'm wrong though.
I agree. I have also consistently heard things like, "Patton could develop into something similar to or better than Crabtree." Come on! That's just ridiculous.

Then again, these were probably the same people that thought Ricardo Lockette was going to be a force this season.

(For what it's worth, I love Patton... but some of the optimism that is floated around on here is a little ridiculous sometimes.)
Originally posted by theduke85:
...but some of the optimism that is floated around on here is a little ridiculous sometimes.)
Optimism? In a sports forum? Get out of here...
He's injured and out. I really had high hopes for him like everybody. Time to shift our attention elsewhere and focus on answers.