Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Originally posted by frozen49er:
Eh, maybe VD gets 2000 yards without Crabs around. Who cares, as long as we win. Look at all the damage Brady has done for years without premier wideouts. I think Kap will be just fine.
Kaep relied on Crabtree hugely last year. Brady is more of a pocket passer and more used to that role. Plus he played in 5 Super Bowls. He's a more established guy. Kaep played 10 games. I like Kaep and his future potential. But comparing him to Brady at this point is just absurd.
Maybe not entirely absurd. Not saying he is in Brady's league yet, but they all have to start somewhere. Brady was drafted later, has inferior physical tools and came to be starter under very similar circumstance. So you could say Kap actually compares favorably to early Brady and has potential to run neck and neck with him now on many days. He isnt in Tom's league mentally yet, but Kap can simply make plays Tom probably never could and certainly cant now.
Now look at the talent around them...comparing Niners this year to Pats last year. Bolden is flat out better than Loyd. No question. When pairing up TE's Vance and Vern are pretty comperable to Gronk and Hernandez last year...probably better as both the Pats guys were hurt plenty and Vance while raw has potential well beyond Hernandez. Collie if healthy has the tools to be a Welker light in the slot...he wont be as good, but minus concusion has shown similar ability to be that chain mover. So really the wild cards are Patton, Manningham, Crabs and Williams and to a lesser extent until he shows otherwise Jenkins. Lets say for the sake of arguement Crabs and Rio dont even come back at all this year. Not true in Rio's case..but whatever. Still Patton, Williams and even Jenkins are hands down better than anything else the Pats had available last year period full stop. The remaining recievers on that roster were historicaly bad and you arent even taking into account our RB's make theirs look like pop warner.
I really think Kap has more than enough talent and slightly to greatly better weapons depending how it pans out for some of these guys to eclipse Brady's numbers from last year hands down. There is no certainty that he will...but its not homerism or a pipe dream to see its very, very possible.