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49ers look at Ginn strictly as returner

Posted on: April 16, 2010 1:47 pm
Edited on: April 16, 2010 1:49 pm

There are reports out there that the 49ers acquired wide receiver Ted Ginn, Jr., from Miami, and, if so, the move makes sense for a couple of reasons: 1) The 49ers need a returner in the worst way, and 2) the Dolphins' acquisition of Brandon Marshall meant somebody was out, and Ginn is the logical guy.

Let's go back to item No. 1. The 49ers have been talking to the Dolphins for sometime about surrendering a fifth or sixth-round draft pick for Ginn, the ninth overall choice in the 2007 draft, and they wanted him not as a receiver but as a kick and punt returner. That's an area where the 49ers were woefully short last season and an area they targeted for the draft.

The 49ers were 23rd in kickoff returns and dead last in punt returns.

Ginn last year returned two kickoffs for touchdowns in a 30-25 defeat of the New York Jets, the first NFL player to have two 100-yard TDs in the same game. But he also dropped too many passes and ran out of bounds to avoid contact, two reasons the 49ers don't look at him as anything other than a fourth receiver. He's a straight line guy with speed and not much else.

Hmmm, sounds like a returner, which he is what he will be in San Francisco.

Category: NFL

Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: April 16, 2010 4:50 pm

49ers look at Ginn strictly as returner

Orlando Pace?

Eddie George?

Chris Wells?

James Laurinits?

Antoine Winfield?

Chris Carter?

Mike Vrabel?

Chris Spielman?

Robert Smith?

Will Smith?

Paul freaking Warfield is in the HOF?

Nate Clements?

Shawn Springs?

Santonio Holmes?

Nick Mangold?

Joey Galloway?

You are an Idiot

Lets try this:

Marcus Nash?

Tee Martin?

Heath Shuler?

Joey Kent?

Andy Kelly?

Shawn Bryson?

Terry Fair?

Justin Harrell?

Just to name a few!

Since: May 20, 2008
Posted on: April 16, 2010 4:43 pm

49ers look at Ginn strictly as returner

Horrible Trage.  Ginn is not worth a draft pick at this point.  Golden Tate is the answer inthe draft a solid #2 WR and a great returener.  No guarantees he would be ther inthe second round but they couldhave traded up a few slots wiht the 5th round pick for Tate.  much more upside.  After missing out on holmes and then this....I am very worried about the 49ers ability to add talent to their roster

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: April 16, 2010 4:18 pm

49ers look at Ginn strictly as returner

The best part to this trade from a 49ers perspective, is now the C J Spiller possibilities have all been eliminated.  1st round looks more like we will get some line help.  I like this trade.  Maybe he fixes his supposed fear of contact maybe he doesn't.  All I know is we aren't going to waste an early round pick on someone that would have been more for that regards.  Now I hope the talks about Claussen ends and we can concentrate on solidifying posiitons that are crucial.

Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: April 16, 2010 3:54 pm

A mile away

The purchase price for a decent return man is great. A 6th rounder? And once Singletary gets in his face, he will want to get hit before coming to the sidelines! I predicted this move before the Marshall trade.
Good job 49ers! Now go git some OL and a CB in the draft.

Since: Dec 5, 2007
Posted on: April 16, 2010 3:12 pm

49ers look at Ginn strictly as returner

Dolphins receive a 5th round pick for Ginn and they receive an 8th round pick for his family,

Since: Jan 19, 2010
Posted on: April 16, 2010 3:01 pm

49ers look at Ginn strictly as returner

Always a great trade when BOTH teams are pleased.  Can you think of a better guy to fix Ginn's "contact issues" than MIKE SINGLETARY?!  He may better keep his head up on the practice field, in his driveway at the grocery store.  You never know when Coach could hit.

Since: Nov 5, 2008
Posted on: April 16, 2010 2:31 pm

Ginn is soft, really SOFT!

Ginn is awful! Obviously a great move by Miami, just the opposite for the 49ers. Ginn will be out of football before long, period.

Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: April 16, 2010 2:30 pm

49ers look at Ginn strictly as returner

I remember Dolphin ownership appologizing for drafting him.  What in the hell were they thinking?
A fifth round pick sounds too lower for a return man that could come on in the future as a receiver.
I would think more like a 3rd or 4th unless teh 49ers have to pay an ungodly salery.  Then this is
more a business decision.  Don't the dolphins now need a returner?  Are they going to take one
with the fifth round pick?  If so, why take the risk, just keep what you got in an uncapped year.
This dump deal does not make sense to me.  Atleast Holmes had a law history problem and is
suspended for 4 games next year but I don't remember Ginn being in trouble.

Since: Apr 25, 2009
Posted on: April 16, 2010 2:28 pm

49ers look at Ginn strictly as returner

Bitter comments by a Fins fan that can't get over the trouncing that Marino took at the hands of the Niners. If you didn't enjoy SF you have no culture.

Since: Apr 14, 2010
Posted on: April 16, 2010 2:27 pm

49ers look at Ginn strictly as returner

ted ginn is going to have a break out year, just watch

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