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Addition of Ginn means Spiller won't be a 49er

Posted on: April 16, 2010 5:18 pm
San Francisco's trade for former Miami wide receiver Ted Ginn, Jr. likely means they won't now be willing to invest a pick in Clemson running back CJ Spiller.

The reason is simple. At least some of the reason why San Franciso had been intrigued by Spiller was his return ability. Spiller returned seven kickoffs for touchdowns over his career. The 49ers finished last in the league last year in punt returns and haven't had anyone return more than one kickoff for a score in the same year in the past 20 seasons.

Ginn returned two in the same game last year.

Considering how Miami had been looking to rid themselves of Ginn and the cheap cost with which the 49ers were able to fill one of their greatest needs, this appears to be one of the few NFL trades in which both teams came out winners.

Since: Sep 30, 2006
Posted on: April 18, 2010 3:16 pm

Addition of Ginn means Spiller won't be a 49er

come on now coffee are u serious? did u watch any of the niners games when he played last season? he is not a no2. i rather draft a new rb in the middle rounds then keep that guy at no2. spiller wouldve made sense if we didnt have the needs in the secondary and oline. i agree with both of you on that, but i still think we use a 3rd or 4th rounder on a RB. that or finally come to our senses and give whoever is doing a good job in preseason the back up job. last year it was kory sheets and we slept on that, the year before thomas clayton and we slept on that. and while we are talkin bout RB, can we finally get rid of michael robinson. he is just taking up a roster spot. specially now that we have a fb on the team again. my opinion we are going with hadden and iutupu unless we pull a shocker and get clausen. but im really hoping for hadden . eric berry would be a dream but i doubt we would move up to get him.

Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: April 17, 2010 8:00 pm

Addition of Ginn means Spiller won't be a 49er

Gore AND Coffee! Where was Spiller going to come in anyway? I'm with you, gammish, the Niners should go CB/safety first.

Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: April 17, 2010 3:36 pm


and a very good thing too because the 49ers need OL and DB not someone to ruffle Gore's feathers. Who started that Spiller rumor anyway? Amazes me how sportswriters start the stupidest rumors that have no logic whatsoever.

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