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Solution(s) to losing Crabs

Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
The solution to this problem is Vernon Davis. He had 965 yards and 13 TD's one year. And 900 + and a lot of TD's another year. He around 6'4" 255 lbs. with 4.3 speed. When Kaep came in he totally forgot how to use the TE. Well it's time to learn the TE is actually on the field again.

I think Patton will do really well. I don't think AJ Jenkins is as bad as made out to be but I don't expect him to be a savior either.

I like how you're thinking. One more wild card out of the young guns is V. McDonald. This kid can't have worse hands than Delanie Walker and it looks like he can make plays in space. Kaep will have plenty of options to spread the ball around this year, especially with 3 months to prepare.
I'm liking the way Kaepernick is tutoring Lockette and Harbaugh's praising of him. We don't need Jenkins or Lockette to be pro bowl status, but for them to contribute a little here and there.
Originally posted by Team49ers:
I'm liking the way Kaepernick is tutoring Lockette and Harbaugh's praising of him. We don't need Jenkins or Lockette to be pro bowl status, but for them to contribute a little here and there.

They need to stretch the field.

I remember Brett Favre losing Sterling Sharpe and doing OK. Sharpe was on pace to best Jerry Rice
Originally posted by Pillbusta:
Originally posted by Team49ers:
I'm liking the way Kaepernick is tutoring Lockette and Harbaugh's praising of him. We don't need Jenkins or Lockette to be pro bowl status, but for them to contribute a little here and there.

They need to stretch the field.

I remember Brett Favre losing Sterling Sharpe and doing OK. Sharpe was on pace to best Jerry Rice

Both are capable of stretching the field, we'll have to wait and see how things play out in the regular season
I think Coach H comes out of the box with WRs this yr. Look for LMJ to be in the slot on occasion, look for Vernon to be in the slot on occasion. And on 3rd down, look for vance either in slot or split wide to run just past the chains and to do a sit down for the 1st down. Man, unless these new guys have leprosy or something, I expect to see some amazing offensive sets with some surprising people, and I am betting on vance becoming the go to man of 3rd and 6(or 8). Anybody tries to stop him at the LOS is in for a surprise.
Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
I think Coach H comes out of the box with WRs this yr. Look for LMJ to be in the slot on occasion, look for Vernon to be in the slot on occasion. And on 3rd down, look for vance either in slot or split wide to run just past the chains and to do a sit down for the 1st down. Man, unless these new guys have leprosy or something, I expect to see some amazing offensive sets with some surprising people, and I am betting on vance becoming the go to man of 3rd and 6(or 8). Anybody tries to stop him at the LOS is in for a surprise.

Yes , they will get broken in 2. End up on IR or some sh!t
Originally posted by bzborow1:
The immediate future doesn't look very promising as far as the WR's. With Crabtree scheduled to be back later in the season and the 49ers lack of salary cap space I would venture any WR's of significance that might be available won't be feasible on the management side of things. This leaves two scenarios, neither of which are appealing: (1) Maintaining the status quo and hoping for someone to step up out of the Patton, Jenkins, Williams, Manningham group; and (2) searching for a player who might excel in a very specific role in FA. My suspicion is that management doesn't believe any FA's are available right now that would provide anything different than the guys on the roster. None of the FA's on the market comes with LESS risk than the guys the 49ers already have. This leads me to believe standing pat is the first option.

If they sign another WR I would argue that would be pretty damning to Jenkins future in the NFL. The guy was a 1st round pick and should be in there making an impact. I think we are going to struggle big time against the Seahawks this year because, without Crabtree, the 49ers won't have anybody who can gain separation from those defenders.

A lot of people are just assuming Vernon Davis is all of a sudden going to morph into something completely different. Oh, don't worry, Vernon Davis will just take up the slack. This is untrue. There is no doubt he will have to be leaned on a bit, but in the absence of a threat at wideout Vernon will see even more coverage than usual which forces him to adjust underneath, not his strong suit. If Greg Roman can keep the 49ers offense on the same track as last season, he will almost certainly have earned the right to lead his own NFL team following the season.

Well maybe our WR group doesn't have proven talent, but we have a solid team all the way around. Before Crabtree stepped up and started making play Vernon Davis was our only solid option and he still flourished with the extra attention. We still have a pick your poison scenario with our WR group. This post sounds like your assuming none of our receivers are going to do well. While we can't be sure I think the webzone as a whole has been a bit harsh on these guys. Just because they are rookies or in Jenkins case haven't played very much doesn't mean they can't contribute. All we need is a couple receivers to make a couple plays a game when we aren't running or throwing to VD or Boldin. We can also just treat Boldin as the new Crabs as far as 3rd downs.
Originally posted by jvangeystel:
Well maybe our WR group doesn't have proven talent, but we have a solid team all the way around. Before Crabtree stepped up and started making play Vernon Davis was our only solid option and he still flourished with the extra attention. We still have a pick your poison scenario with our WR group. This post sounds like your assuming none of our receivers are going to do well. While we can't be sure I think the webzone as a whole has been a bit harsh on these guys. Just because they are rookies or in Jenkins case haven't played very much doesn't mean they can't contribute. All we need is a couple receivers to make a couple plays a game when we aren't running or throwing to VD or Boldin. We can also just treat Boldin as the new Crabs as far as 3rd downs.

Yes Kaepernick only throws about 25 times a game anyway
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My solution, let Jenkins, Williams, Manningham (If healthy) and Patton battle it out. It won't matter anyway Boldin or Davis will most likely be #1 and #2 reads, Gore, Hunter and James will also be there to catch passes outta the back field. The rest will be last, unless one of them really steps up.
I miss Delanie already
Vernon, Nate and Vance are all going to have big years, as will our backs.
Originally posted by WINiner:
Vernon, Nate and Vance are all going to have big years, as will our backs.

Who's Nate?
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Originally posted by RedAndGold4Life:
I miss Delanie already

that makes one of you
Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by RedAndGold4Life:
I miss Delanie already

that makes one of you

Surely we can find someone to drop the ball?
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Originally posted by English:
Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by RedAndGold4Life:
I miss Delanie already

that makes one of you

Surely we can find someone to drop the ball?
that was pretty funny. sad and true but funny.