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Jerry Rice says consulting with 49ers' young receivers would be ‘fantastic'

Originally posted by 190836:
Yorks don't want any of the Eddy D.people around.

Tom Rathman...
I do not see how it could hurt. Rice was the absolute best ever at getting open so any advice/tips he could give a young player on that topic should not be spurned for any reason. Maybe you have him do it through Morton so it isn't an insult to a current coach, but it is a fool who wastes an opportunity to improve by studying at the feet of the grand master.
Originally posted by JeuSF49:
Originally posted by 190836:
Yorks don't want any of the Eddy D.people around.

Tom Rathman...

That's all you got. How about young, rice, Lott and many others that we could have used and never did. Many did express their desire to help and were given the cold shoulder treatment.
How many times did Steve Young expressed interest on helping? Was he ever approached to help? No......
If Jerry can teach the Niner's WR one thing (how to beat press coverage), it would be worth it. But it will never happen, Harbaugh has too much of an ego to ask for help
Originally posted by 190836:
That's all you got. How about young, rice, Lott and many others that we could have used and never did. Many did express their desire to help and were given the cold shoulder treatment.
How many times did Steve Young expressed interest on helping? Was he ever approached to help? No......

This applies to pretty much all teams. They hired their coaching staff to coach. It sounds like a great idea on paper but it really would make things a lot more complicated and would disrupt practice rhythm (if implicated during practices) - which is VERY important to football teams as they are habitual by nature.

This is something that would be much more beneficial during the off season when a lot of players do self organized work outs. DeSean Jackson (and others) has done this before with Rice.
Originally posted by trellblaze:
Originally posted by 190836:
That's all you got. How about young, rice, Lott and many others that we could have used and never did. Many did express their desire to help and were given the cold shoulder treatment.
How many times did Steve Young expressed interest on helping? Was he ever approached to help? No......

This applies to pretty much all teams. They hired their coaching staff to coach. It sounds like a great idea on paper but it really would make things a lot more complicated and would disrupt practice rhythm (if implicated during practices) - which is VERY important to football teams as they are habitual by nature.

This is something that would be much more beneficial during the off season when a lot of players do self organized work outs. DeSean Jackson (and others) has done this before with Rice.


If Young or Montana could help Kap, it would be cool. But, I guess Harbaugh probably wouldn't be too keen with the idea.
To me this is a non-story. I know it's enticing to think, "wow, the greatest receiver in the history of the game is going to help our struggling receivers out," but the reality is that if he's looking for a low-commitment "consulting" role it's probably going to have a negligible impact.
let him pass on his "work ethic and knowledge" ...what young WR wouldnt want to learn from the greatest wr to ever play the game??

if we can hire Mangini as a consultant ...why cant we hire one of our own?
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Originally posted by theduke85:
To me this is a non-story. I know it's enticing to think, "wow, the greatest receiver in the history of the game is going to help our struggling receivers out," but the reality is that if he's looking for a low-commitment "consulting" role it's probably going to have a negligible impact.

I have it on "good authority" that Rice has rubbed more than a few higher ups in the 49er organization the wrong way with arrogant behavior.
Originally posted by Rascal:
If Young or Montana could help Kap, it would be cool. But, I guess Harbaugh probably wouldn't be too keen with the idea.

Again, this is not something I would recommend for ANY position DURING the season. If Montana/Young want to come work with Kaepernick during the offseason, great. I think if you guys have ever been to or been a part of a football practice session you'd see how this could be disruptive.

It has nothing to do with Harbaugh's ego. It's just not as good of an idea as it sounds when you actually try to apply it.

Does Rice show up during practice sessions? Does he work with them before/after practice? What if Rice's "mentoring" conflicts with key components of the offensive philosophy?

Jerry Rice is my favorite athlete of all time and is 90% of the reason I became a 49er fan (Joe Montana is the other 10%). This, however, is not a great idea DURING THE SEASON. Let's see if Rice is still interested after Feb.
[ Edited by trellblaze on Oct 1, 2013 at 8:08 AM ]
Originally posted by trellblaze:
Originally posted by Rascal:
If Young or Montana could help Kap, it would be cool. But, I guess Harbaugh probably wouldn't be too keen with the idea.

Again, this is not something I would recommend for ANY position DURING the season. If Montana/Young want to come work with Kaepernick during the offseason, great. I think if you guys have ever been to or been a part of a football practice session you'd see how this could be disruptive.

It has nothing to do with Harbaugh's ego. It's just not as good of an idea as it sounds when you actually try to apply it.

Does Rice show up during practice sessions? Does he work with them before/after practice? What if Rice's "mentoring" conflicts with key components of the offensive philosophy?

Jerry Rice is my favorite athlete of all time and is 90% of the reason I became a 49er fan (Joe Montana is the other 10%). This, however, is not a great idea DURING THE SEASON. Let's see if Rice is still interested after Feb.

Yup....not now , wouldnt be the greatest idea to throw him into the mix , maybe as a motivator for the WR's from time to time this year .....but I know the York's and Harbaugh probably arent thrilled ......but to be honest, I wish Jerry would have considered this awhile back , maybe when Sing and Jimmy Raye's "Run Run Pass Punt offense" was frustrating 49ers fans a few seasons back...that would have been a breath of fresh air ...but now that the 49ers are a success, everyone wants to be an extension of the team
Originally posted by NeeJ49er:
Originally posted by trellblaze:
Originally posted by Rascal:
If Young or Montana could help Kap, it would be cool. But, I guess Harbaugh probably wouldn't be too keen with the idea.

Again, this is not something I would recommend for ANY position DURING the season. If Montana/Young want to come work with Kaepernick during the offseason, great. I think if you guys have ever been to or been a part of a football practice session you'd see how this could be disruptive.

It has nothing to do with Harbaugh's ego. It's just not as good of an idea as it sounds when you actually try to apply it.

Does Rice show up during practice sessions? Does he work with them before/after practice? What if Rice's "mentoring" conflicts with key components of the offensive philosophy?

Jerry Rice is my favorite athlete of all time and is 90% of the reason I became a 49er fan (Joe Montana is the other 10%). This, however, is not a great idea DURING THE SEASON. Let's see if Rice is still interested after Feb.

Yup....not now , wouldnt be the greatest idea to throw him into the mix , maybe as a motivator for the WR's from time to time this year .....but I know the York's and Harbaugh probably arent thrilled ......but to be honest, I wish Jerry would have considered this awhile back , maybe when Sing and Jimmy Raye's "Run Run Pass Punt offense" was frustrating 49ers fans a few seasons back...that would have been a breath of fresh air ...but now that the 49ers are a success, everyone wants to be an extension of the team

If Rice wants to join this team that would be awesome, he can still be scouting the college WRs this year and give pointers to the younger WRs. He was basically a teacher for his last years with oakland and seattle.

In regards to Young or Montana... I honestly wouldnt want them to help consult. The QB position is so detailed that adding more voices into the equation could be a big problem. The only QB I would trust with that is Peyton Manning, he is basically an OC at the QB position. Young and Montana were just gamers and its hard to teach clutch-ness, where as PFM is just a genius and can pick apart defenses with ease.
Originally posted by trellblaze:
This applies to pretty much all teams. They hired their coaching staff to coach. It sounds like a great idea on paper but it really would make things a lot more complicated and would disrupt practice rhythm (if implicated during practices) - which is VERY important to football teams as they are habitual by nature.

This is something that would be much more beneficial during the off season when a lot of players do self organized work outs. DeSean Jackson (and others) has done this before with Rice.

This
You could bring in the greatest MS DOS programmer of all time what is he going to teach an elite group of Windows 8 programmers?

You are dealing with the top 1% of wrs in the nation...that are already be coached by one of the top we coaches in football...

Sorry sounds like a distraction to do this now...mid season and a slap in the face of Morton.

If Rice wants to run an off-season camp...then by all means.

But right now...Rice is an outsider who would need to get up to speed on the offensive system before he would be of any use.

Yea sounds like a distraction
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Originally posted by Dshearn:
You could bring in the greatest MS DOS programmer of all time what is he going to teach an elite group of Windows 8 programmers?

You are dealing with the top 1% of wrs in the nation...that are already be coached by one of the top we coaches in football...

Sorry sounds like a distraction to do this now...mid season and a slap in the face of Morton.

If Rice wants to run an off-season camp...then by all means.

But right now...Rice is an outsider who would need to get up to speed on the offensive system before he would be of any use.

Yea sounds like a distraction
this times infinity.rice would get pissed when he finds out not everyone has his drive and mental toughness,. That is not a knock on any of our guys playing for us . I feel bad for him that he misses the game so much he is using an eager media and a sentimental fan base to drive this "story',, which actually has no legs to it in my opinion