Originally posted by wysiwyg:Mod's this is different from the other Baalke thread
This is focused just on the inability with regard to wide receivers
There is the Josh Gordon Thread in NFL Talk (he has 1400 yards, what could have been if there was a trade on the table)
The Keenan Allen talk
We just signed Wylie, there was the thread about Lockette now performing back up again in Seattle
We drafted AJ Jenkins who will go down in 49ers lore as probably one of the worst WR draft choices ever, up there with Bassmaster Woods.
Crabs is not a bust but we swapped AJJ for Baldwin. Baldwin is 6'4 with 4.47 speed. He actually performed a little in KC
Why couldn't the coaches get anything out of Baldwin, or AJJ, or Lockette.
Like others have said, they went with Kyle for 8 weeks all the while Ninertalk was saying he was garbage, trade for Gordon, play Baldwin, etc.
We have 2 Wrs under contract for next year.
Is it coaching ala Jerry Sullivan before where he had "his guys."
We have so many picks but WR has become such a weakness, although having Boldin, Crabs, and Manningham healthy is a good trio.
Did they just think it would be those three?
I liked what little I saw from Patton but now he will be inactive from here on out.
I think this is a huge problem and more fundamental that will prevent this team from getting to its max capacity.
Vernon had 11 TDs and is 3rd in the league in TDs. That is great and not a problem.
Why can't we find and develop WRs when teams like SD can (Allen, and before that guys like Vincent Jackson)
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I AGREE WITH YOU 1000% THAT WE HAVE HAD SOME WR ISSUES........
Is it coaching, is it Baalke? It maybe both but......
I think WR's are tough to draft. Not many college teams run a pro system, and it's not like the NFL. So I think there's a huge bust factor. Every team has had a problem with WR's, not just the niners.
Baalke is a great judge of talent. He has done an excellent job since he has come to the Niners. He has kept the quality players, picked up the right free agents and let go of good players.
LETS LOOK AT A FEW PICK UPS
AJ Jenkins - TOTAL BUST.....I admit it, but is it Baalke's fault that he couldn't measure heart. Who knew that he would have been a compete PUSS...and refuse to train with Jerry Rice!!!!! WOW. Maybe Baalke could have gotten rid of him then.
Quinten Patton - looked great in Preseason. I think he's got a good future. HOWEVER, I think Baalke steps up and goes BIG in the draft next year. I don't think he wants to get the STAIN of AJ Jenkins off his hands.
6th rounder for Anquon Boldin - Genius Move!!!!
Ted Ginn for a 5th round pick - WHY THIS GUY COULDNT THRIVE in our system. I don't know. He was a great returner and maybe the coaching staff saw him more as a returner and not a WR. BEATS ME WHY HE COULDNT DO WELL HERE. He is making an impact in Carolina, and we could use the speed, but I think they were counting on Kyle Williams to develop and he didn't.
Lockett - Not worth talking about yet.
Randy Moss - Good pick up, he played well for us, but wish he would have stayed one more year. But Randy Moss was a timebomb, do you really want him on your team?
JUDGE OF TALENT
Carlos Rogers - Great pick up.
Donte Whitner - leader of the Defense, great pick up for us.
Navarro Bowman vs Takeo Spikes.....GREAT MOVE. Navarro could be the best player on the team.
Delanie Walker vs Vance McDonald.....This was a cap move. The jury is still out on McDonald and Walker is the better player right now, but I don't think the 49ers could have kept him at 17? 21 Million dollars.
Dashon Goldson vs Eric Reid....A lot of people on the board panned the Eric Reid pick, hell even Kiper didn't like the pick, but he traded up to get Reid who has been BETTER than Goldson. I don't know if I would have predicted that.
Sopoaga vs Dorsey - Good move for value.
Tony Jerod Eddie - nice FA pick up probably better than Rickey Jean Francois
Demarcus Dobbs - another nice pick up
Colin Kaepernick vs Alex Smith - Obviously the jury is still out on this, but Kaepernick has so much potential and he flashed more than Alex in the first two years than Alex did. And we got him in the second round after five qbs were taken.
Do I have to mention Aldon Smith.....TOTAL STUD. Great Player. Maybe the best pass rusher the niners have had since Fred Dean. STUD PICK!!!!
2011 draft - GREAT
2012 draft - NOT SO GOOD (looney and LaMichael - but we stocked up for the 2013 draft
2013 draft - LOOKING VERY GOOD SO FAR
2014 draft - Unknown but we are stacked!
Baalke for 90+% of his picks has been outstanding. WR has been a weakness for the Niners for sure, but he's going to hit on it. Oh yeah. I think he will get it right.