Originally posted by Rascal:
Originally posted by xcfan:
Originally posted by LAFortyNinerfan:
Signing him could only help. As of now, we have one of the worst WR corps in the league.
people will laugh at that, but it's true. we need our tight ends at the fore in order to give our passing game legitimacy.
we have a very good #2 in boldin--and nothing else. none of them have a legit game-day resume. we're just hoping they develop into playmakers.
if you fancy yourself a top-4 team in the nfl, you can't enter the reg season with that; you need proven playmaking before you start a reg-season game.
at least one more proven playmaker needs to be on this roster today.
Let's just say this, in order to cater to the usual group who don't agree with our view on the current crop of WRs, AJ Jenkins and so forth, instead of saying we have one of the worst receiving corps of the league, may be we can put it in another way which is easier on their palate - the 9ers' receiving corps is simply not regarded as one of the elite groups amongst the top of the league.
One way of guaging the strength of the receiving corps is to look at the combined performance and production of the No.1 and 2 wideouts of a team. That reminded me of a segment done on Total Access a few days back. They did exactly that and ranked the production of WR tandems since 2011, the top 5 teams are as follows :
I will attach the link of the clip here which will show you the numbers. (http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-total-access/0ap2000000216985/Which-WR-duo-is-the-best-in-the-NFL)
- Altanta Falcons - Roddy White & Julio Jones
- Detrot Lions - Calvin Johnson & Nate Burleson
- NY Giants - Victor Cruz & Hakeen Nicks
- New Orleans Saints - Marcus Colston & Lance Moore
- Pittsburgh Steelers - Mike Wallace & Antonio Brown
Bottomline ? Let's just say the 9ers' receivers performance and numbers are far from the listed above. If the premise is we want to win the Super Bowl, I don't know, common sense tells may be we need to take a serious look at our receiving corps and make some deliberate moves going forward to make that required upgrade.
Rascal dude... you still don't get it. No one is saying we are 100% happy with our current crop of wide receivers. The issue is that your entire perspective on the matter is completely shortsighted.
You continue to say, "We need a big-bodied wide receiver and must do anything to get one." The problem is that there are only so many guys on the planet earth who can do the job, and if the 49ers could have found a practical
way to get a receiver akin to the one you desire, they would have already. Like I said before, you are essentially the same as a Browns or Cardinals fan, yelling at anyone who will listen, "We need an elite, top-5 quarterback, and we must do anything to get one."
You don't think Jenkins is gonna pan out. I get that. I don't get why you want to cut him so quickly, especially when all but two of the 49ers receivers are currently hurt, but whatever. The fact is that there are people in the 49ers front office far more versed in the art of football than you who last year took the time to study and then select a kid they envisioned as being a solid contributor for the team. And your response to this is that, "Baalke gets cute sometimes." Sorry, but that's just stupid.
I just don't understand what your endgame is. We ALL want Calvin Johnson on this team. The problem is that those guys are hard to find. Earlier you mentioned you wished that the 49ers had somehow found a way to pick WR Stephen Hill, currently of the Jets, ignoring the fact that his struggles are almost identical to that of Jenkins. And Hill had far, far less college experience when compared to Jenkins. It's like you want the 49ers to recklessly gamble in the draft to fit exactly what YOU want. Would you be happy right now if we had swapped Jenkins for Hill? I don't think so, based on Hill's ongoing struggles with the Jets.
You don't think the front office has tried to find that stud? You don't think they would have taken a guy like that had they had the opportunity? You keep beating this drum like everyone is against you. We all support the "stud-WR-cause" man. Everyone supports it. But you keep trumpeting "AJ Jenkins time is almost up! Make room for the better players!" as if cutting or trading Jenkins is going to suddenly going to help that cause THAT much. You cut or trade AJ and then he could easily go ball for another team.
I just don't get it. You want to yell and scream for the team to move up next year and grab a top-tier wide out, that's fine. Go to the Draft War Room and go nuts. But you are acting like there are quick and easy solutions to this wide receiver problem... there aren't. And AJ Jenkins is your current punching bag for such things after only spending a year with the team.
[ Edited by NickSh49 on Jul 31, 2013 at 10:28 PM ]