Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
No question, 2 yrs running we have gotten plastered because we had no receivers come playoffs or SB time...ok, we had very few. But right now we have 4 top flite receivers in Boldin Vance, Vernon Baldwin. And, altho I wish it were LMJ, it is Miller, so throw him in there too. Whatever, we are entering 2nd half of season with 4 hot shot receivers. Problem this yr? Roman doesn't want to use them. OK, he has called 4 winning games in a row, all basic run games. Still, when we meet N.O. and later SEA, we aren't going to win with a piddle passing game and all runs. Both teams will Box 8 or 10 or 11 us to death unless we start throwing the 5-7 yd passes over the middle. Otherwise, put frank down for 70 yds on 25 carries running into a brick wall, the box 10. We cannot win running alone in those games. We beat handily sub par teams, with run game. Fine. Now we have to bring the other half of O into the mix or we just flat azz lose in NO and then at home against SEA. I assume roman is aware of that, but then again, roman sometimes seems not aware of much. I hope to see those 6-8 yd passé across the middle start to see some action. If not, we lose in N.O. and definitely against SEA.
As far as trading for another WR, why? We got 4 great receivers right now. How about roman using what we have and forget about trading for more "receivers"?
When did Vance and Baldwin become top flight receivers? lol. Vance has 6 receptions on 12 targets in his career, and Baldwin was traded for Jenkins.... Sure we shafted them on that trade, but still...Top flight?
LOL. You beat me to it. Jon Baldwin is "top flight" ?! The kid has only played in 4 games with 3 receptions out of 6 targets for 28 yards. I like the kid, but he is nowhere near "top flight" yet that I can assure you !!
Also, I don't know how exactly do you define "top flight", "top flight" to me is Julio Jones, Calvin Johnson type guys.
What you can say is we have 2 good receivers in Anquan and Vernon. But, more importantly you need to look at the issues we have been having with our passing game. When we play top teams such as Seattle, they don't respect our passing game cos they have us figured out. Anquan while physical and great with his hands lacks speed to get off the line of scrimmage once you put a good corner on him such as a Sherman, so that's our short to intermediate game shut down. That only leaves Vernon for the deep routes and all you need to do is key in on him.
What we need is another speed guy who can burn the DBs and split the deep routes with Vernon to spread thin the secondary coverage so Kap can take long shots downfield. This shouldn't come to you as a surprise cos this issue has been well-documented for years now, it is the Achilles' heel of the 9ers. Don't forget, Baalke drafted AJ Jenkins exactly for the purpose of resolving this glaring issue, but of course he turned out to be a complete bust, still hovering in KC with 1 NFL regular season catch and 6 yards. So, I don't quite understand why all of a sudden people are saying we will be alright once Mario and Crab come back. Using Seattle as an example again, we already tried it with Mario and Crab in the line-up and we still got smoked. Plus, is just unrealistic to expect Mario and Crab will be 100% at the top of their game the moment they come back. Just look at RG3, it took him 5 games and a bye week before he started to click, that's a total of 6 weeks.
So, as you can see there is no question we need another legit deep threat WR to get our passing game going again cos as it stands we are currently ranked 31st, next to last in passing offense in the league, that is how acute the problem is.