We got 5 WRs right now and when Mario and then Crabs come back, will have to cut 2 of the current 6. Hawkins had 3 brilliant plays and 2 flags, stupid both, and in the end, he was less talented WR than those we have, but more important, this is a guy who can ruin a team with 1 or 2 stupid penalties, both self induced.
As I have said before, the risk did NOT equal the reward. Coach has enough to think about. He didn't need to be worrying when Hawkins would go off reservation again. Boldin, Kyle, Baldwin, Patton, Moore....just those 5 alone make Hawkins more liability than asset. Sure he had 3 sterling plays in two games, but he also had 2 stupid flags, one just 10 minutes after Coach lit into him. This is a great team, a classy team. To me , Hawkins is similar to Johnny Manziel...much more interested in himself and the spotlight than he was his team. End of story, and Coach cuts him. Good but not great, and definitely did not fit the 9er mold of guys like Gore, Kap, Vernon, Boldin, Iupati, Staley, Kyle, AD, Mario, Hunter, et al.
If it came down to Cam Johnson vs Hawkins( and it probably did or was close), I'd want Cam any day. Cool , confident, talented...and not a penalty machine who loves the spotlight. Hawkins didn't belong here... and his talent , while good, wasn't good enough.
[ Edited by pasodoc9er on Sep 1, 2013 at 9:46 AM ]