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49ers sign OW, Kyle "Juice" Juszczyk

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Originally posted by AB81Rules:
Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
Originally posted by 9moon:
Originally posted by FranchisePoster:
Originally posted by 9moon:
MISUSED !!

2 TDs in 4 years??

I'm sure the " best young mind " in football can find more ways to use him w/all the millions we've given him..

Juice has been worth every penny Moon.

I just feel that if you gonna pay someone that much, any player, any position, you BEST use the guy... tho he's been worth every penny, I still believe that he still can be use more..

We once had Rice, Taylor, Craig, Brent Jones and Rathman still caught 72 or 73 passes... I think that was the REPEAT year..

Very true, but back then, WR3-5 really didn't do much. With that said, I think Juice could be a 50+ catch guy if they wanted to and I wish they used him more to attack defensives. it would give linebackers and safeties more to worry about it.
Originally posted by AB81Rules:
I have no doubt in my mind that Juice and Trent will be re-signed, those two need to be retained, I hope they keep K'Waun and Jones too, also Hyder & Verrett, the rest of the UFAs I don't care about, let Coleman, McKinnon, Thomas, Witherspoon, Sherm(Unless he takes less), Beathard, Tartt, Blair, Bourne, etc... can go, I'd bring back Bourne if it's no more than $2.5M a yr, and that's generous, seeing as he's making $3.259M this season. Retain Moseley and Mullens on RFA tenders, keep Wilson, Harris, Pepper & Dwelley on 1yr $920K deals, and tender Brunskill as a ERFA, also Austin Walter. Let Ken Webster go, same as Trent Taylor, those two plus James cost us points Sunday against the Saints. Now I'm more inclined to have Dontae Johnson play STs over Webster. Sad to see Ahkello inactive while healthy, went from 4 weeks in 2019 as a potential long term CB to no way in hell unless vet minimum.

I am so glad your position on Thomas has changed. Why do you want Ronald Blair to go however? I agree on Bourne. I can't see him getting much around the league. Ideally, I see Bourne as WR4.

On Blair, if it's a cheap 1yr deal then I'm good with it, but the ACL injury sucked, cause he was so a good guy for like 5 sacks a year kinda, now Hyder's proven he can be that guy, if they can get Blair on a cheap 1yr or 2-3 yr deal, do it. I'd prefer someone like this in 2021 on the DL, AA, Bosa, Dee(On a redone deal), Blair, Hyder, Kinlaw, Jones, Givens, Street, Rookie EDGE, let Thomas, Ansah, Jordan, etc... walk, maybe sign Willis to a 1yr vet minimum deal for camp to let him compete since no guarantee Bosa is ready week 1.

I really hope at WR we have Deebo-Aiyuk-Hurd for the future, add in another draftee, in the 4th rd range, a steal or something, I don't see a high round WR unless we trade up for one, cause we need a QB, EDGE, CB, and C or G over another high round WR, but knowing Shanny he won't use a high pick on a IOL, so maybe we trade up for a 3rd to get a WR who falls.
I agree with the redone deal for Dee. Perhaps they go to him with the Carlos Rogers deal where he has to take a pay cut or be cut. His best chance at big money given his history is with us so we'll see. I'd just like to add a pure speed guy at receiver. Even if they are a 1 trick pony, we are covered with Deebo and Aiyuk holding down the top spots. I agree with those top needs.
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Originally posted by Heroism:
Originally posted by thl408:
How is his lead blocking? I don't think they should be converting QBs to fullbacks but maybe why not.

In other news, I was looking around the league to see what teams might pursue Juice this offseason, and I was surprised to see the number of NFL teams that are using FBs right now. He's going to have a lot of suitors this offseason. Patriots have a ton of cap space. I know the hoodie appreciates a player like Juice.

I don't know anything about those other fullbacks and their ability to catch and run with the ball in their hands. It could be that they are capable receivers but aren't given the chance in their offense. What makes Juice so unique is his great hands and good mobility - he's not really a punishing blocker imo. I feel like there has to be fullbacks out there with somewhat similar traits to Juice, that won't cost $5 a year.
Originally posted by thl408:
Originally posted by Heroism:
Originally posted by thl408:
How is his lead blocking? I don't think they should be converting QBs to fullbacks but maybe why not.

In other news, I was looking around the league to see what teams might pursue Juice this offseason, and I was surprised to see the number of NFL teams that are using FBs right now. He's going to have a lot of suitors this offseason. Patriots have a ton of cap space. I know the hoodie appreciates a player like Juice.

I don't know anything about those other fullbacks and their ability to catch and run with the ball in their hands. It could be that they are capable receivers but aren't given the chance in their offense. What makes Juice so unique is his great hands and good mobility - he's not really a punishing blocker imo. I feel like there has to be fullbacks out there with somewhat similar traits to Juice, that won't cost $5 a year.

I think he actually could've been used better. He really needed to be featured more as a receiver. Can't stress it enough. If he were, it more than justifies the price tag.
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Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
Originally posted by thl408:
Originally posted by Heroism:
Originally posted by thl408:
How is his lead blocking? I don't think they should be converting QBs to fullbacks but maybe why not.

In other news, I was looking around the league to see what teams might pursue Juice this offseason, and I was surprised to see the number of NFL teams that are using FBs right now. He's going to have a lot of suitors this offseason. Patriots have a ton of cap space. I know the hoodie appreciates a player like Juice.

I don't know anything about those other fullbacks and their ability to catch and run with the ball in their hands. It could be that they are capable receivers but aren't given the chance in their offense. What makes Juice so unique is his great hands and good mobility - he's not really a punishing blocker imo. I feel like there has to be fullbacks out there with somewhat similar traits to Juice, that won't cost $5 a year.

I think he actually could've been used better. He really needed to be featured more as a receiver. Can't stress it enough. If he were, it more than justifies the price tag.

He was never going to get 3+ targets a game. After watching him in the 49ers offense for multiple seasons, I think his role is as a blocker first, then as someone Kyle would use for explosive plays. Which sounds odd for a fullback, but that's why he's a unique player. Off the top of my head, he's been wide open at least two times downfield this season and the QB overthrew him. When plays are designed for him to get the ball on a pass, it usually involves playaction then trying to hit him downfield.

This is the same way Kyle has been using him in years past allowing Juice to average over 10 yards per reception, which is crazy for a fullback. A quick look at Juice's longest reception per year with the 49ers: 44, 56, 49, 41. Kyle never intended Juice to be a volume pass catcher, he's a splash play guy.
Originally posted by thl408:

I feel like there has to be fullbacks out there with somewhat similar traits to Juice, that won't cost $5 a year.

I think you're right. It's never a good idea to have that much money invested in a fullback, especially when you've got more pressing needs.

Juice was the very first free agent player I was hoping they'd sign when Kyle landed here in SF. I loved watching him playing in Baltimore. It sucks, but our cap situation is getting tight, Juice is getting older(will be 30 before next year), and tough decisions must be made. That said, I'd love to have him back.
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