Originally posted by OnTheClock:
If Baldwin starts producing, I think Boldin moves into the "big slot" role as the Y receiver when Crabtree returns and rotates with both Manningham and Baldwin at both positions, which will keep all of them fresh.
According to this article, he's been working at the X receiver spot right now. http://www.49ers.com/news/article-2/Jon-Baldwin-Puts-in-Extra-Work/86493fa7-dc42-4ae2-99c7-b5e25f08033f
That means Baldwin would start there and Boldin would start as the Z.
Or in simpler terms for others:
1TE Vernon Davis
Most likely though, I look for us to establish the run game and expect us to utilize Vance McDonald to bring size and power out there, over Kyle Williams who has not played well in any facet -- blocking or catching -- so far.
Agree. Boldin becomes the "big slot" Y receiver when Crabtree comes back. Boldin has been most productive from the slot. It's easier for him to get open, and he already plays in the slot about 60% of the time according to PFF.
Later in the year this is where we could see them line up:
or in other words
[ Edited by SofaKing on Oct 1, 2013 at 11:53 PM ]