Originally posted by xcfan:
Originally posted by SofaKing:
So far he's been a big downgrade from Walker. Walker also drops his share of passes, but at least he made himself available to the QB by getting open more often.
answer this question: have you ever seen a team whose receiving crew was so inept at getting open?
i'll cut vance a little slack because he's a rookie.
manningham can get open, but it will be a while before he's in starting form.
boldin can't get open, but he just manhandles the situation half the time, so it's on kaep to be very accurate to boldin.
every other wide receiver we have is smelly garbage.
To answer your question, not since our 2007 team have I seen a receiving core struggle this much to get open.
I cut Vance some slack too because he's a rookie, and the way we use him is drastically different from how he played in college. At Rice he was basically a jumbo-sized slot receiver. Now he's playing Walker's old swiss army knife role and blocking 60% of the time. It's a big adjustment.
I thought Manningham looked pretty good considering the long layoff.
When Davis left the game, it was a double punch to the nuts because that puts Boldin in situations where he gets bracketed in coverage. He already has trouble shaking man coverage on the outside with his lack of speed. When he's the focal point of the defense it becomes even tougher for him. We need VD out there to create space from him to work.