Originally posted by sfout:
Originally posted by billbird2111:Can't lay this one at the feet of Baldwin, but I can understand whyu Kaep doesn't have total trust in him.
The fact that he didn't know a ball was thrown in his direction during a crucial drive against the Saints is inexcusable. You're an NFL receiver. You play like you're getting the ball on every single pass play. If you can't go into each passing play with that kind of a mindset? It's time to play a different wide receiver.
what are you even talking about? Are you saying Baldwin was running lazy routes or are you referring to the 1 play that we called 40 yard bomb facing 3rd and 10? Kaepernick let that ball way to early because of pressure and it went out of bounds anyway. Had Baldwin turned around high pointed the ball he would've just been pushed out of bounds or gone out on his own power.
He's been on this team for 3 months now if Kaepernick doesn't have chemistry with him then it is both the fault of the QB and WR and the play calling not allowing Kaepernick to get into a rthym with any of his WRs.
The ball did NOT go out of bounds and if Baldwin is running routes that forces him out of bounds that is BALDWIN'S fault, not Kaep's. Baldwin had two GOLDEN opportunities to make an impact during yesterday's game and failed. I can excuse the bobble in the end zone because no receiver is perfect and isn't going to snag every ball thrown in his direction.
Gore's failure to catch that lob from Kaep that would have probably led to another score is a perfect example of this.
But to not even realize that a pass has been lobbed in his direction, desperation or not, is inexcusable. The best wide receivers in this game made a living at converting desperation plays. Baldwin should have known that ball was coming.
Short and sweet? He didn't. Not sure what Harbs will do about this, but Baldwin better have another great week of practice!
[ Edited by billbird2111 on Nov 18, 2013 at 7:51 AM ]