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Bad at Scouting/Evaluating WR's?

No more Crabtree talk. McCloughan drafted him, not Baalke. Crabtree's always been a legit talent who has just come into form. His achilles injury is very unfortunate.

Nurturing WR's isn't the issue. Crabs, Kyle Williams and even Josh Morgan have proven that. Talent is talent. Austin Collie may be (and hopefully is) proving this as we speak. But have the Niners been bringing in legitimate talent? And by bringing in, I mean drafting guys who can get the job done and supplementing those picks with classy veterans. I say no, and as a result of this neglect, the WR corp is mediocre on an otherwise talented roster.

Many of you stay optimistic and "Trust in Harbaugh" (and Kaepernick for that matter), but a 16 game schedule exposes your weaknesses. I fear Jenkins is a bust, but this only opens the door for...who knows. All I'm saying is that I am questioning the evaluating of rookie WR's by our current FO. Hopefully I'm proven wrong.
Originally posted by mayo49:
Worst nightmare is we release him and he goes to the Seahawks or somewhere and becomes a decent receiver.


Oh so he can't make it with us and all of a sudden he turns into a stud when he plays for the Seahawks ? No way, not happening. Let them have him if they want so he can eat up a spot on their roster.
Originally posted by doc_brown_:
No more Crabtree talk. McCloughan drafted him, not Baalke. Crabtree's always been a legit talent who has just come into form. His achilles injury is very unfortunate.

Nurturing WR's isn't the issue. Crabs, Kyle Williams and even Josh Morgan have proven that. Talent is talent. Austin Collie may be (and hopefully is) proving this as we speak. But have the Niners been bringing in legitimate talent? And by bringing in, I mean drafting guys who can get the job done and supplementing those picks with classy veterans. I say no, and as a result of this neglect, the WR corp is mediocre on an otherwise talented roster.

Many of you stay optimistic and "Trust in Harbaugh" (and Kaepernick for that matter), but a 16 game schedule exposes your weaknesses. I fear Jenkins is a bust, but this only opens the door for...who knows. All I'm saying is that I am questioning the evaluating of rookie WR's by our current FO. Hopefully I'm proven wrong.


You are not the only one. I also sense there is a question mark there. Next draft to me will be the acid test. I think there is a chance we might even draft 2 WRs. That is all I am giving Baalke before I form my conclusion on his WR-picking ability.
Why don't you jump into the Delorean and go back and tell Baalke not to pick AJ doc brown? WTF is the use in creating a time machine if you don't use it to make sure our team never makes a bad pick. I blame you for everything bad that you have allowed to happen since October 26th 1985.
Originally posted by doc_brown_:
No more Crabtree talk. McCloughan drafted him, not Baalke. Crabtree's always been a legit talent who has just come into form. His achilles injury is very unfortunate.

Nurturing WR's isn't the issue. Crabs, Kyle Williams and even Josh Morgan have proven that. Talent is talent. Austin Collie may be (and hopefully is) proving this as we speak. But have the Niners been bringing in legitimate talent? And by bringing in, I mean drafting guys who can get the job done and supplementing those picks with classy veterans. I say no, and as a result of this neglect, the WR corp is mediocre on an otherwise talented roster.

Many of you stay optimistic and "Trust in Harbaugh" (and Kaepernick for that matter), but a 16 game schedule exposes your weaknesses. I fear Jenkins is a bust, but this only opens the door for...who knows. All I'm saying is that I am questioning the evaluating of rookie WR's by our current FO. Hopefully I'm proven wrong.

I'm as disenchanted with A.J. right now as anyone, but I think this analysis is off the mark. How much has the receiver corps really held the team back? This is a team that has been on the brink of a championship for 2 years in a row. Yeah, our receivers were in pretty bad shape by the time we lost to the Giants in the NFCCG two years ago, but then again we were in the NFCCG. With a "game manager" QB no less. And this last year, we didn't lose the Super Bowl because we had no receivers, we lost because we allowed 34 points including a kickoff runback and a stupid circus catch by Jacoby Jones from JOE FREAKIN FLACCO and blew the first drive of the game because of stupid penalties.

This team has done pretty well despite its "mediocre" receivers. This team is built in such a way that we'll get over the top with or without top flight receivers, I think.
Originally posted by Rascal:
You are not the only one. I also sense there is a question mark there. Next draft to me will be the acid test. I think there is a chance we might even draft 2 WRs. That is all I am giving Baalke before I form my conclusion on his WR-picking ability.

I am sure Baalke will be waiting anxiously for your evaluation of his abilities.
Jenkins got 3 games... after that I dont really care if he's cut or stays since there is nothing we can actually control. If he still has shown nothing, it will suck but Patton will be our future anyways. That kid has "it". He's gonna force his way on the field when he's healthy and make fans forget whoever was drafted before him, except for Crabs.
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I guess since Alex Smith is gone, time to find someone to pick on. A.J Jenkins come on down
Originally posted by 5280High:
Jenkins got 3 games... after that I dont really care if he's cut or stays since there is nothing we can actually control. If he still has shown nothing, it will suck but Patton will be our future anyways. That kid has "it". He's gonna force his way on the field when he's healthy and make fans forget whoever was drafted before him, except for Crabs.


Well, one thing about Patton is at least he is keen, dead keen. If you have your attitude at the right place, it does help a lot cos he will persevere and keep cracking at it. He seems like a great kid, I would like to see him succeed too. Mind you, even if he comes through and Jenkins tanks, we will still need to draft more WRs, we are yet to have our WR situation under control yet.
Originally posted by HERN:
I guess since Alex Smith is gone, time to find someone to pick on. A.J Jenkins come on down

This. I was just about to post AJ is the new Alex.
HINDSIGHT is a wonderful thing...
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Originally posted by MannySoopa49ersnMD:
HINDSIGHT is a wonderful thing...

yeah, but unfortunately it is quite often not much better than just plain sight or foresight.
[ Edited by buck on Aug 16, 2013 at 10:37 AM ]
Originally posted by buck:
I went to Cal and have a tendency to root for Cal players, but Desean Jackson was one of the few players that I did not want the 49ers to draft.

I have a very strong feeling that he was, and has been, a profound cancer in the locker room.

Sure wish we were able to have him now and save the chemo treatment for the offseason.

#ChuckStrong
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Originally posted by jreff22:
If AJ and Patton bust.....I think we could throw a red flag up

Apparently, that would have taken too long, the red flag has already been thrown.
I think it's a legit question. It's tough to tell because he did draft Kyle Williams, who I would say has proven useful but I would have to agree that we seem to have tunnel vision when it comes to that position. Hopefully, Patton can erase that doubt...