Originally posted by TheFunkyChicken:
I feel like I've been on here since draft time ranting about how poor WR depth cost us both of the last superbowls, and how we need to be WAY more proactive about getting better WRs.
I suggested drafting 3 WRs in my mock draft (Hopkins, Bailey, and Sanders).
I said that I our depth this year was even worse than last year, our WRs beyond Boldin are average at best, and we needed to do more about it.
And I was consistently ripped for saying these things.
But I think it's clear that Moore and Williams are not starting caliber players. There aren't a lot of options left at this point, but I think the 9ers would do well to at least do these two things:
- re-sign Hawkins or Collie
- activate Baldwin
Sure, those moves will not fix everything. But I think getting bigger, more dynamic players at WR will help. And all three of those players (Baldwin, Collie, Hawkins) have all done way more in the NFL than Williams or Moore ever have. Baalke and Harbaugh need to wake up and face reality when it comes to our WRs.
Yes, TFC, I know you have been saying this all along and quite frankly me too.
This is like Ground Hog Day, this WR discussion never gets old. Baalke is soley responsible for this mess !!
The problem being is once you screw up the draft, it doesn't matter how many millions of FAs you bring in, you will never sort out the problem unless you are talking about big contract major signings. How many FAs did we bring in this offseason ? At one point, we had somehing like 13 WRs perhaps or thereabouts ?
I totally agree with you that multiple WR draft picks is absolute key !!
Baalke has been absolutely pathetic in this area. From 2011 onwards, we have drafted merely 3 WRs and 2 of them have been proven bad picks. We have never properly traded up to draft a bonafide top WR pick nor have we drafted multiple WRs in 1 draft class. This, has to change !! If we don't draft 2 top WR picks in this coming draft like Jordan Matthews and Brandon Coleman for example, Ballke can pack his bags !!
OK, but in the meantime, we need to look into possible trades and sign more FAs to restart our motor to salvage this season while we still can.
I also agree we need to rotate our other receivers such as Baldwin to see what he can bring cos I am sick and tired of us not playing guys, just look at what happened to Brandon Jacobs.
If not for anything, just for KR alone we need to sign back Hawkins now !! He was the only guy we had who was any good in returning kicks and we cut him. That is how sh*t our staff are in evaluating talents !!
Harbaugh, Baalke and Roman, in the true spirit of Bill Belichick - DO YOUR JOB !!!