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Ken Dye of Cat Crave takes Ginn with a big grain of salt.

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if cam starts hitting ginn deep on pads in training camp i'll be pretty stoked. a guy whose top advantage is his top-end speed doesn't benefit from a quarterback who can't heave the rock, and ginn has been cursed without one for most of his career.

 

i'm not saying cam will make ginn into an all-pro receiver, but it's about the best chance he'll ever get.

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Another guy with fumbleitis - just what Rivera was looking for

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IMO I think all he needs is an oppurtunity to play wr with a team on the rise. San Francisco did not give him that oppurtunity and he knows this is his last shot to be known for something other than his return game. Am I saying he will be the answer to our uncertain roster at WR no, but I do think he could be very useful to the team in multiple aspects. He will have Cam throwing to him so that is more of an arm than he's used to. If Ricky can help him with his hands he could be dangerous. 6 years is most likely to late to make major improvements to your game but I'm crossing my fingers.
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If youre gonna have one good route that you run. . make it the go route. If he can drop into a tight curl, he's got a perfect fastball / changeup combo. Any other route he owns is gravy after that.

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This.

I don't really think Ginn was signed to be a primary pass catcher.

 

 

Exactly .....people expecting him to be an impact wr may be disappointed.

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If we're talking about guys who will consistently be receiving, we've got Smith, LaFell, Hixon, and Olsen

 

Looking at last year pretty much swap out Louis Murphy for Hixon.  

 

Beyond those guys, the next in line at TE or WR last season was Gary Barnidge with 6 receptions for 78 yards.  

 

With Ginn, Pilares, Edwards, and Adams, we've got a good battle for some roster spots and return specialist (also Barner, but he makes the team as RB3)

 

I have little expectations for Ginn.  They are about as high as Adams, Pilares, and Edwards.   

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If we're talking about guys who will consistently be receiving, we've got Smith, LaFell, Hixon, and Olsen

 

Looking at last year pretty much swap out Louis Murphy for Hixon.  

 

Beyond those guys, the next in line at TE or WR last season was Gary Barnidge with 6 receptions for 78 yards.  

 

With Ginn, Pilares, Edwards, and Adams, we've got a good battle for some roster spots and return specialist (also Barner, but he makes the team as RB3)

 

I have little expectations for Ginn.  They are about as high as Adams, Pilares, and Edwards.   

 

 

If Ginn does anything at WR it will be a bonus.

 

He was brought here to help change field position on punts.......

 

and get us away from our endzone on KO's.

 

PS- if he has problems with fumbling........he's gone.

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Ginn has stone hands but he can contribute on ST and maybe make some plays as a receiver. I doubt it though.

 

I have low expectations on that front.

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Ginn wants to be a wide receiver.  He must have believed he had a chance here.  Hopefully he understands he has a lot of work to do to earn a spot.

 

Awesome if this is the right place for him and he makes it.  Hope he is coming in with the right mindset and effort.

 

 

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IMO I think all he needs is an oppurtunity to play wr with a team on the rise. San Francisco did not give him that oppurtunity and he knows this is his last shot to be known for something other than his return game. Am I saying he will be the answer to our uncertain roster at WR no, but I do think he could be very useful to the team in multiple aspects. He will have Cam throwing to him so that is more of an arm than he's used to. If Ricky can help him with his hands he could be dangerous. 6 years is most likely to late to make major improvements to your game but I'm crossing my fingers.

 

 

I agree 6 years is a little late to make any major improvements, but Brandon Lloyd bounced around from team to team for years before he became what he is today. Sometimes it is really about the system a player is in, and/or the players that are around him which are the difference between being good and great.

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He is only making somewhere around the veteran minimum, there are not a lot of other guys that I think we can sign for that money with as much possible upside.

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I'm see Ted Ginns floor as a 2 TD from special teams 250 receiving yards and 2 recieving tds and his ceiling as 6 special team TD 600 or so recieving yards and 8 or 9 receiving tds. I've never viewed him as anything other than a 3rd receiver at best and if nothing else here's hoping he shores up our return game and actually make us a threat in the return game.

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