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Which Remaining 3 WRs Will Make The 53-man Roster ?

  • cciowa
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i also find myself getting caught up so much in saying,, well we just need our regular guys to get healthy and back and all will be better in regards to our wide outs. Then i stop and think about our regulars,,, ok kyle williams will probably be good for us but even he is coming off the injury, no clue when mario is back and then the rest of them are jenkins who has underwhelmed so far and a few kids. lot of "potential " there and that is why these "regular" guys need to get healed up and on the field and in games ASAP
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to docs point,,,, i really do not care how they line up, I just want roman to make sure plays are called to get the ball into the hands of james and vernon. you got weapons like that, you need to figure out a way to get them the damn ball esp james out of the backfield or , as doc said as wr, or wherever
Well, cc, that's two of us...altho, not really, because JH ACTUALLY had LMJ and Vernon running WR routes. I am liking this better and better, altho did note , 6 WRs returned to field , just a day or two after Collie signed. Coincidence? not likely. As to cc's point of getting best offensive ball catchers on the field, roman messed up last yr, with Vernon getting way fewer chances and crbs got a lot. Also, LMJ SHOULD have been used as a receiver last yr, and it is great to see him catching balls this yr.

Having a bunch of talent on the team and not using it? It's not criminal, but darn close. True, roman and jH have been HC and OC for 1st time in NFL for just two yrs, and there is a huge learning curve. Heck they almost pulled it off...TWICE. But better utilization of talent we already had was sorely lacking and kudos to Coach for at least getting those two guys out there at WR catching balls....altho it is a yr late. Better late than never, however. If Hall, or Aj, Collie, Patton, Lockette, moore et al, make it as starters with Anquan...they better dam well be a lot better than LMJ and Vernon. And that is an interesting thot to chew on.
  • cciowa
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Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
Well, cc, that's two of us...altho, not really, because JH ACTUALLY had LMJ and Vernon running WR routes. I am liking this better and better, altho did note , 6 WRs returned to field , just a day or two after Collie signed. Coincidence? not likely. As to cc's point of getting best offensive ball catchers on the field, roman messed up last yr, with Vernon getting way fewer chances and crbs got a lot. Also, LMJ SHOULD have been used as a receiver last yr, and it is great to see him catching balls this yr.

Having a bunch of talent on the team and not using it? It's not criminal, but darn close. True, roman and jH have been HC and OC for 1st time in NFL for just two yrs, and there is a huge learning curve. Heck they almost pulled it off...TWICE. But better utilization of talent we already had was sorely lacking and kudos to Coach for at least getting those two guys out there at WR catching balls....altho it is a yr late. Better late than never, however. If Hall, or Aj, Collie, Patton, Lockette, moore et al, make it as starters with Anquan...they better dam well be a lot better than LMJ and Vernon. And that is an interesting thot to chew on.
if you really want to get started,, you can say it was criminal having our two all pro linebackers setting around playing checkers in pass coverage during the super bowl and not blitzing them as the ravens were picking apart our comedic secondary that day. still not sure why vernon was such a non factor till playoffs but hope he and ck are on the same page this year and you have said what everyone wants to hear,, get james and hunter the ball out of the backfield,, hell even gore as it was the little dump off from ck to gore that got us going in the packers game. in iowa cows chew on their cud which is partially digested food that they vomit. doc says now that I know that what am i supposed to do?
  • cciowa
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Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
Well, cc, that's two of us...altho, not really, because JH ACTUALLY had LMJ and Vernon running WR routes. I am liking this better and better, altho did note , 6 WRs returned to field , just a day or two after Collie signed. Coincidence? not likely. As to cc's point of getting best offensive ball catchers on the field, roman messed up last yr, with Vernon getting way fewer chances and crbs got a lot. Also, LMJ SHOULD have been used as a receiver last yr, and it is great to see him catching balls this yr.

Having a bunch of talent on the team and not using it? It's not criminal, but darn close. True, roman and jH have been HC and OC for 1st time in NFL for just two yrs, and there is a huge learning curve. Heck they almost pulled it off...TWICE. But better utilization of talent we already had was sorely lacking and kudos to Coach for at least getting those two guys out there at WR catching balls....altho it is a yr late. Better late than never, however. If Hall, or Aj, Collie, Patton, Lockette, moore et al, make it as starters with Anquan...they better dam well be a lot better than LMJ and Vernon. And that is an interesting thot to chew on.
when there is competition for spots,even if it is not pro bowl ability,, it is amazing how fast guys get back on the practice field and they god damn should
Paso and CC-great points! So they have twelve WRs in camp and VD and James also taking reps there. Wow...can you say pressure to perform? Sadly, guys need to be committed all off-season to make a huge jump in performance and I'm not sure some of these guys understand that. VD and James are excited to take the reps because they understand that gives them a greater chance to shine. Some high draft picks assume they will be given a position...hope that isn't the case with our players--though Harbaugh will straighten them out post haste!

Guys like Lockette, Hall, and Moore came in hungry and insecure so that may help push Jenkins. Still do not understand why he is slipping so much! Too anxious?
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Originally posted by dtg_9er:
Paso and CC-great points! So they have twelve WRs in camp and VD and James also taking reps there. Wow...can you say pressure to perform? Sadly, guys need to be committed all off-season to make a huge jump in performance and I'm not sure some of these guys understand that. VD and James are excited to take the reps because they understand that gives them a greater chance to shine. Some high draft picks assume they will be given a position...hope that isn't the case with our players--though Harbaugh will straighten them out post haste!

Guys like Lockette, Hall, and Moore came in hungry and insecure so that may help push Jenkins. Still do not understand why he is slipping so much! Too anxious?
who knows? i think he has some ground to make up when it comes to hall and moore. Now I do not think I am expecting to much for a person selected number one to make up some ground on guys like hall and moore who have less than stellar nfl resumes. the cream rises to the top they say? people like kyle williams and jenkins need to start rising, pulled hammys and all
Amen to that cc.

dtg, one would think that having a shot at the bigs(NFL), everybody in camp would be busting his azz, playing hurt, etc. Somehow, I just get the feeling there isn't that desire, that hunger, with our WRs(obviously excluding Anquan, kyle)....and that I don't understand. That sure isn't the way the remainder of the O or D operates.
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Ricardo Lockette
AJ Jenkins
Quinton Patton
jeez, cc, I had finally just forgotten about our two all pro LBs sitting on the bench for half the SB. Have to drag out the blood pressure pills again. Thanks bro.
Oh, well...
Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
Ricardo Lockette
AJ Jenkins
Quinton Patton

I really hope this turns out to be the case because Lockette and Jenkins can stretch the field and Patton reminds me a little of Crabtree.
Lockette has shown nothing so far to make the 53
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BASG did an article on things to watch in the Bronco's game: http://www.bayareasportsguy.com/there-are-plenty-of-reasons-for-49ers-fans-to-watch-tomorrows-preseason-game-broncos/

On the WR front it did get me thinking, we're in a much better place this season than last beyond Crabs being injured. We started with Crabs, Manningham, Moss, Williams and Ginn and we finished with Crabs, Moss and Ginn. Kaep and Vernon took a while to get on the same page.

When you think on it, Manningham has always been inconsistent but he had some good plays with Kaep befor ehis injury, Williams I think was starting to break out a little but we were also relying on Moss who got less interested as the season wore on and Ginn who has always been more of a return specialist and then VD in the play-offs.

We're obviously missing Crabs this season, but we've got Boldin who's the same kind of receiver and seems almost ageless (base don last season) to pick up the slack until Crabs comes back. Williams should be fit and ready to go and hopefully carries on from where he left off. When we get Crabs and Manningham back at the same time we should have some good veteran depth to the core.

We also have Collie and Moore who are certainly an upgrade on Ginn and have more experience than Williams.

Further to this though, we've got AJ, Patton, Lockette (and McDonald) who we are looking to develop and this is really a perfect opportunity for them. We'll be able to ease them in a bit with Boldin, Williams, Vernon and our RBs to carry the offense, and allow them to adjust to the pace of NFL games. For the 3 of them it will be a bit of a sink or swim experience but the point is we won't be reliant on them (barrying an injury to Boldin and then we're in trouble!!).

Also aiding their development is the fact that we have Kaep on the team - if the camp reports are true he's dramatically imrpoved from this time last year and shown considerable imrpovement from end of season on his touch throws and range of passing. With that improvement added to his massive running threat (and that of Gore, LMJ and Hunter) it's going to ease the coverage on those young guys and give them more chance to improve.

How do opposing defences cope? They're going to have a number of threats to account for before they begin to consider AJ, Patton or Lockette and that should give them a chance to develop without being the focus of the opposing defense.
AJ better f**kin step up. it would be nice if lockette developed and patton learned how to catch. todays game should hopefully give someone whos hungry enough a chance to step up
Moore and osgood were signed for special teams.lockette is special cause he has size and speed and it seems kaepernick is developing a bond with him.patton will be kept .hall and Jacobs will battle it out for last spot of the three.