Originally posted by cwilson830:Originally posted by Hoovtrain:Originally posted by 49erThrowback:Originally posted by NinerBuff:^^ instead of Smith, I think you meant Johnson...
And I highly doubt we sign a player off waivers; we'll be low on waiver priority and I really doubt there's a player out there that will be cut by another team that could be out anyone we're considering for our 53.
I doubt it too, but stranger things have happened. If the squad gets decimated by early injuries, it could play out a lot of ways.
Yes, I meant Johnson. I should never post before metabolizing coffee...or after a pitcher of margaritas...
Speaking of Johnson, Grant Cohn touches on him in his latest blog, where he points out (accurately) that Johnson's skill set is basically the same as Crabtree's and Boldin's: he's a good route-running possession receiver who doesn't have blazing speed. When the Niners acquired him, I didn't see him as the #3 slot receiver, but as the guy who would spell Crabtree and Boldin, and step in if there's an injury. It always seemed to me that the Niners would rather have Ellington or Patton in the slot than Johnson. I'm guessing he sees plenty of snaps during the season, just not while both the starting outside receivers are in the game.
Whether that's true or not, I put ZERO stock into anything Grant Cohn says. He is absolutely clueless and it's beyond me how he is a professional sportswriter..or writer in general.