Originally posted by Rascal:
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Guess who is taking KWs spot ?
I said it when KW got cut. I am not saying KW is some WR stud or can return kicks, but if we believe Baldwin might have some potential, there is no way we will get to see jack cos he won't be given the opportunity to play nevermind to develop. 6 targets in 5 games is just a joke !! Same thing with Moore who had 4 targets in 6 games, is just ridiculous.
As I've said repeatedly before, 49ers is like a graveyard for young wideouts. They only get the opportunity to do 2 things when they are with the 9ers : 1) block and 2) wait to be cut !! Nothing more !!
Even when Kap is struggling almightly, they still won't introduce some alternative targets for Kap when Anquan and Vernon are covered. I just don't get it unless Kap is truly just a one-read guy. But, I read Steve Young's piece and he believes the coaches should give Kap more targets so he can make more plays and improve on his progression reads.
So, sure I wouldn't be surprised if Baldwin gets cut in the offseason, not that he doesn't want to do anything about it, but what can he do when they don't throw him the ball ??
Baldwin and Williams have the same thing in common: they were relatively productive as wide outs until Harbaugh anointed Colin Kaepernick to replace Alex Smith.
Baldwin caught 41 passes in KC for an average of 14 yds/catch all with terrible QB play. Now in SF he has caught 3 for an average of 9.3 yards.
Williams in two years with Alex Smith caught 34 passes for an average of 14 yds/catch. This season before his release he caught 12 passes for an average of...wait for it...9.4 yds/catch.
See the pattern here.
Williams is freed from this offensive offense and within hours is reunited with Alex Smith. You can bet that unless something dramatic changes, when this season is over Jon Baldwin will leave in FA. No way will he want to stay here with this offense.