Originally posted by NCommand:Exactly. Baldwin is big and can jump. Use him that way. Those were the kinds of plays he did make in KC yet on this team he has rarely been used that way. HaRo just do not seem to know how to use his skill set. Too bad even Romeo Crennell could use this guy but HaRo can't.
Baldwin got his 3 passes (big time for us). And of course, all 3 are very low % passes. No issue on the TD. That was a very nice TD...that's a rule-issue. How the league expects a ball not to move a little on his chest when a 230 pound WR lands on his back on the ground is a joke-rule. Then, AFTER a T.O. CK launches a 40 bomb (no issue with the call actually - we NEVER take deep shots) in 1on1 coverage but he rainbows it so far in air, it looks like Baldwin lost it in the lights. After the play, you see CK pointing to himself as it was "my fault." I take it Baldwin was not the AR on that play either. I also didn't see CK audible to him.
We should use him on a quick slant, post pattern, etc. (where he can use his body, time jumps and adjust better)...these stupid long bomb sideline routes rarely work for ANY team. They have to be the lowest % play on the field.
What we do need is a speed guy to "take the lid off" the defense. He doesn't have to be a monster. Just somebody fast that is a threat to get behind the defense and take it to the house. Somebody to make the defense respect Kaepernick's arm strength. He doesn't even have to make a lot of catches every game. Just be used enough to make the defense respect the threat. If he could average, oh, say, about 17 yards/catch he could help open things up. Well, we had that guy but didn't know how to use him in this offense. Ted Ginn has caught 23 passes so far this season with Carolina for an average gain of 16.8. Plus he solved their return problems. Like Baldwin, Ginn is another guy HaRo don't know how to use.