LOL at people flipping over things going on in OTA's.......they're in shorts!
PS - If Cam is the real deal.............he makes our WR's better.
Are things so different from last year?
I'm not necessarily reading too much into the OTAs, but I do ascribe a certain amount of relevance to a player's career history. Like was said earlier, we still have a few partially unknown quantities in Adams and Gettis. Lamont Bryant? As for anyone else, we pretty much know what the deal is. Some may not want to admit it, but mediocre WRs on one team don't usually go to another and become quasi superstars.
It is what it is.
A good QB can do wonders in the receiving game, but I can't really only think of one great QB, save one, who has done magic---won a Super Bowl---without at least two legitimate and consistent take-it-to-the-house type threats at WR in the modern NFL era, and he is arguably the best QB in NFL history---an enigma that we will likely never see again in our lifetimes.
Cam has not risen to the top yet. He has not proven that he has the consistency in his decision making or possesses the moxie to consistently pull out tough wins based mostly on his arm, will and ability to project his inspiration up to this point in his relatively short career. I would like to see him take that step this year, but to simply expect him to do it with just one WR who can play up to Cam's level (and even above it at times), may not only be wishful thinking, but markedly and patently unfair.
We can give all the excuses for the world for Ginn not stepping up fully at a time when San Fran really could have used him during the last couple of seasons, playing in an inspired atmosphere under an inspired coach and along with two obviously inspired QBs in Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick. Moreover, Ginn had even more of an opportunity to do this when Mario Manningham, another WR that many would classify as a middling type of receiver, but one who has proven that he will rise his game to the highest level when it counts the most, went down with injury. Ironically, with the departure of Super Mario in New York City, his seeming successor, Domenik Hixon just couldn't fill Manningham's role for whatever reason---step up to the plate---and raise his game to the level enough where Eli Manning, two-time champion, and the champion New York Giants could even make the playoffs. And, similar to Ginn, Hixon had the opportunity to showcase that he could be more than just mediocre because Nicks was banged up during a good part of the season.
Now I am not saying that Ginn or Hixon won't step up, and that Cam won't "make them better", but let's keep our expectations in check until we see what we're really working with as far as our WR corps is concerned, and to what heights our franchise QB can really achieve. Like I said, it's not necessarily about OTAs, but you'd think that there would be a certain level of positive impression that these vets would be making even without pads at this point in their careers upon a man not known to beat around the bush. Perhaps it means nothing, or could mean "everything". We will see the truth in the coming weeks and months.