The one thing we can be sure of is that the reporters who are commenting on the practices have NO CLUE on how to evaluate what they are watching. Going off what they are reporting, several posters are able to apply their expert cognitive skills to reassure some of us less able readers of the obvious: That so-and-so is only at camp because he was lucky enough to have been drafted, the higher the more probable, but, you'll see, they'll be busts. Can't catch, no touch on this passes, etc. Their rationalizations are even more hilarious. My personal favorite: "No core strength".
. . . sorry, not trying to be mean, it just stuck me as funny. Probably, it was said tongue in cheek,
Last season the most blatant example that comes to mind is our present starting QB. The reporters had him at #4 on the depth chart. Reading what MM had to say (and this went on well into the season): Hell it was debatable if he deserved a spot on the roster at all. Only there because he was a #2 pick by the Niners. Otherwise he would have been released long ago. Inaccurate, has trouble catching on to the schemes, looks lost out there. I n training camp it was a foregone conclusion that Tolzien had left him behind in the dust as #2. Tolzien's ony real competition was coming from JJ. Many of the posters on the WZ were picking up the same refrain.
Surprise: Come the end of training camp, Harbaugh revealed that there had never been an question that Kaepernick was #2. Neither of the other two had shown anything in the way of being able to unseat him. Everybody's (including our intrepid reporter's) objections miraclulously vanish. No acknowledgement of "perhaps I was wrong". Nope . . . never happened. There were other examples of "scrubs" who were only making up the numbers miraculously making the squad.
History repeats itself. The reporters are the same. And they haven't gotten any smater or more insightful. And I dare say some of our posters haven't learnt their lesson. We're a couple of days into camp, with a single day of padded practice, but some already know and we're hearing "I told you so's". Come on, guys!
[ Edited by Rsrkshn on Jul 28, 2013 at 4:41 AM ]