Originally Posted by tru80texan
How can you come to that conclusion based on a very small sampling of work? That's a bit premature to assume they are failures when they are barely given opportunities. I'm not so quick to judge based on their handful of plays that they got combined towards the end of the season. I need a bit more before deeming basically a majority of the wr corp busts because Kubiaks man love for a run blocking specialist runs so deep that he foolishly kept marching the run blocker out there week in & week out instead of giving other wr's a true opportunity to get on the field & make plays. Sure their performances at practices may have dictated whether or not they earned those opportunities, but most of us can attest to the fact that kubiak is loyal to a fault & not necessarily to the best options. For that reasoning alone we can't say it was the wr's actions or the stubbornness of the overly loyal HC. I think I will hold out for a bigger sampling from our young wr's before I deem them failures. That only seems fair. Production can only happen w/ opportunity, which the latter is something that they didn't get much of.
Not saying either should be starters but come on Jean has two years learning system & should have had more than 12 catches from 24 attempts in '12? Sure, I'm willing to give Posey another year but 14 catches at 43% of targets? Then add on to this his penalties = failure. Both could be pro bowlers next season but as for last year...boo. I am grading them on this year as I did with KJ on his first. Does not mean career failure but both get "F" imo for 2012.
I also disagree on your man love comment for Walter blocking; Kevin has history of holding onto the ball. It has been noted on this MB that Kubiak let Posey on field as he had approved in blocking.