Originally posted by Rascal:
Originally posted by buck:
I maybe wrong, but the thread seems to assume that we have not been looking for a franchise wide receiver.
Asking the question Is it time to identify a franchise wide receiver seems to indicate that the team has not been attempting to do that.
Although in fact, we do not know if the team has identified such as wide receiver, but was unable to draft him.
It is the off season, and the thread surely has its value. No harm, no foul.
I don't know whether we have attempted to before or not. I guess my point is bottomline we don't have that guy right now. We don't have our own version of Megatron or Julio Jones. That is what I am hoping we can attain.
My sense is that this post is based upon negative assumptions about the quality of our front office.
Your response to another poster (quoted below) seems to confirm my sense.
Originally posted by Rascal:
I am not saying is "simple" or "easy" per se. The point is if Detroit can land Megatron or Atlanta can find a Julio Jones, surely the 9ers can do the same unless our talent evaluation capability is somewhat below par.
That is perhaps something we need to look into. Sometimes, I do get a feeling that Baalke gets a little cute with some of the picks at times, case in point AJ Jenkins. Sometimes, great players are exactly that and will be both rated high and projected to be drafted high. You don't always have to prove a point by going against the grain. Julio Jones was rated and projected to be drafted high and that was what happened and he is easily a top 5 wideout now.
No matter what, there is always going to be a level of risks involved in any high draft whether his name is Julio Jones or Eric Reid. There are no 2 ways about it, you just have to make the call and go for it. That was what the Rams did this year, traded all the way up to 8th to get Tavon Austin. As the saying goes, no risk no gain. You just can't get away with it, it comes with the territory.
Apparently, you think Baalke gets too cute
or that our talent evaluation is below
Like anyone you are entitled to your own opinion and your assumptions, but, and correct me if I am wrong, based upon your years of experience
in publicity you quite vigorously predicted that a disaster
when the team granted the stadium naming rights to Levi Strauss, because the company had a deal with Russel Wilson.
Contrary to your expert opinion
, that predicted disaster has not occurred, and it does not appear that it will occur.
What weight exactly do think your opinion should be given when you evaluate a professional in another field when you do not have the information or facts required to make such an evaluation.
But, like I said, you are entitled to your opinion and assumptions. I have mine.
Baalke may have blown the Jenkins pick, but he has made many more good picks than bad.
Even if he blew the Jenkins pick, there is no credible evidence he did so because he was being too cute.