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    Jim Harbaugh extremely high on WR Ricardo Lockette. Sensing big things.

    Bleh. I remember being impressed with Lockette on the first day of training camp when I was attending it in person. If he ends up being a thorn in our side, that will be kind of annoying. I was sad to see him get cut; would have preferred someone else leaving the team. No more details than what Sando just Tweeted above, but I hope for our sake it turns out to be overblown.
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  • Honestly sounds like Harbaugh is responding to our Sherman and Baldwin breakouts from Stanford and trying to reach for a player of his own who was overlooked by Pete.
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  • I recall when we sensed big things from him, too. Gonna have to place this in the "don't hold your breath" category.
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  • He couldn't even stay on our practice squad. . . and never touched their 53. Nothing to see here. Lockette is a wash out.
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  • He very well might be, but, if this is true, then I'm sad.
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  • volsunghawk wrote:I recall when we sensed big things from him, too. Gonna have to place this in the "don't hold your breath" category.


    Beat me to it.
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  • nothing like the motivation from being cut to fuel ones fire... from what i saw he's got some skills, and definately the speed... but i don't think he's going to be anything our corners haven't seen before... could be good, we'll have to see
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  • Receivers often need time to adjust to the speed of the NFL. Remember Cruz was also an undrafted player that sprung up out of nowhere.

    The kid definitely has the physical abilities.
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  • I would have rather held on to Lockette than Charly Martin. But whatever.
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  • He couldn't make their active roster last season, and now they've added Anquan Boldin to the mix...plus Manningham is coming back.

    I don't see it. The more interesting WR question for the Whiners is if A.J. Jenkins is going to pan out or be a bust.

    I still think his initial flash-in-the-pan success went to his head a bit.
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  • Takes time to mature. Several teams tried to sign him to their active squad last year. Speaks volumes that he stayed with 49ers and now JH is singing his praise. We will see if it has weight.

    Would not surprise me if he does something this year.
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  • Fast but no hands
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  • So high on him he was active for how many games last year?
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  • drdiags wrote:
    Would not surprise me if he does something this year.



    Like, run fast in a straight line?
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  • CurryStopstheRuns wrote:
    drdiags wrote:
    Would not surprise me if he does something this year.



    Like, run fast in a straight line?


    If he can out-run coverage in a straight line, he can make a career out of it; one-trick pony, or not.
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  • Hopefully Phil Bates is the high ceiling flier WR that comes through. I think he's still signed to a futures contract or something.
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  • RolandDeschain wrote:
    CurryStopstheRuns wrote:
    drdiags wrote:
    Would not surprise me if he does something this year.



    Like, run fast in a straight line?


    If he can out-run coverage in a straight line, he can make a career out of it; one-trick pony, or not.




    Says Darius Heyward-Bey
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  • CurryStopstheRuns wrote:
    drdiags wrote:
    Would not surprise me if he does something this year.



    Like, run fast in a straight line?


    Randy Moss made a HOF career out of one route.
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  • CALIHAWK1 wrote:
    CurryStopstheRuns wrote:
    drdiags wrote:
    Would not surprise me if he does something this year.



    Like, run fast in a straight line?


    Randy Moss made a HOF career out of one route.



    Oh sweet! Well, I have no argument then. If Randy can do it, anybody can.
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  • We did too, Jimmy. We did too.
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  • FlyingGreg wrote:He couldn't make their active roster last season,


    Neither did Jenkins. :lol: I wouldn't hold that against him, per se.
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  • He is nothing without TJack.


    But, honestly, his speed scares me.
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  • bestfightstory wrote:He is nothing without TJack.


    But, honestly, his speed scares me.


    I don't know if your being sarcastic or not but Kaeps arm is equal.
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  • CALIHAWK1 wrote:
    bestfightstory wrote:He is nothing without TJack.


    But, honestly, his speed scares me.


    I don't know if your being sarcastic or not but Kaeps arm is equal.



    In this case, I don't know if I am, or not, either .
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  • bestfightstory wrote:
    CALIHAWK1 wrote:
    bestfightstory wrote:He is nothing without TJack.


    But, honestly, his speed scares me.


    I don't know if your being sarcastic or not but Kaeps arm is equal.



    In this case, I don't know if I am, or not, either .


    You do love T-Jack?
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  • We wanted Lockette to work too.

    He is fast and they need speed. Maybe Harbaugh's magic Douche-Juice can morph Boldin and Lockette into Boldette and they will have a fast receiver with good hands at 27 years of age.
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  • Anybody know what kind of talent evaluator douchbag is?
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  • Bobblehead wrote:Anybody know what kind of talent evaluator douchbag is?


    I'm not sure, but every 49ers fan in existence thinks he's the best QB teacher in the league, and that no one else is even close. Apparently, because Andrew Luck would have been nothing without him. :roll:
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  • At best Lockette will be in the 48-53 position for the Niners and I gotta figure they'll use one of their many relatively high draft picks on a WR. His chances of being on the active roster are pretty slim
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  • The jury will be out on Douchebaugh for a while. If you really look at the starting roster (and they have lost a couple) The Niners are built from those first round (and deeper) draft picks over the years.

    Gore
    VD
    Staley
    Willis
    Brown
    Bowman
    Boone
    Crabtree
    Iupati
    A Davis

    Were all drafted prior to Douchebaugh being there.

    He has drafted AJ Jenkins, Kaepersnout, Aldon Smith, Culliver and James. I left out Sopo, Goldson, Alex Smith and such. Don't know what the hell happened with Jenkins? first rounder that was inactive? Not in PCJS's world.
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  • I still get a kick out of knowing that the Whiners drafted Smith overall number one and Aaron Rodgers is considered the top QB in the league, with a Super Bowl win. Dude is in their own backyard? Just what they needed and they let him go. EPIC FAIL. Rodgers playing with that OLine, running game and defense? They could have one 3 Super Bowls by now. OOPS.
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  • loafoftatupu wrote:I still get a kick out of knowing that the Whiners drafted Smith overall number one and Aaron Rodgers is considered the top QB in the league, with a Super Bowl win. Dude is in their own backyard? Just what they needed and they let him go. EPIC FAIL. Rodgers playing with that OLine, running game and defense? They could have one 3 Super Bowls by now. OOPS.


    Epic fail?

    You can add Sherman..
    You can Baldwin..

    I'd say that just adds to the failure.
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  • loafoftatupu wrote:I still get a kick out of knowing that the Whiners drafted Smith overall number one and Aaron Rodgers is considered the top QB in the league, with a Super Bowl win. Dude is in their own backyard? Just what they needed and they let him go. EPIC FAIL. Rodgers playing with that OLine, running game and defense? They could have one 3 Super Bowls by now. OOPS.


    To be fair, Alex Smith's mediocrity is what enabled them to assemble that team. Most of their best players were high-to-mid 1st rounders.
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  • RolandDeschain wrote:
    CurryStopstheRuns wrote:
    drdiags wrote:
    Would not surprise me if he does something this year.



    Like, run fast in a straight line?


    If he can out-run coverage in a straight line, he can make a career out of it; one-trick pony, or not.

    Not if he gets bumped at the LOS and the QB play breaks down.
    I liked Lockett's upside, but he did have problems hauling in some passes, plus, I think Pete gave him every chance to prove that he could shake it out.
    He has speed to spare, hope he can find his niche.
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  • loafoftatupu wrote:I still get a kick out of knowing that the Whiners drafted Smith overall number one and Aaron Rodgers is considered the top QB in the league, with a Super Bowl win. Dude is in their own backyard? Just what they needed and they let him go. EPIC FAIL. Rodgers playing with that OLine, running game and defense? They could have one 3 Super Bowls by now. OOPS.


    I hate to break it to you, but that O-line of theirs has only been there for a couple years. The one Smith started with was horrible. Remember, it was our defense that ran right through it and dislocated Smith's shoulder some years back. The one they have now is just a LITTLE more stout.
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  • RolandDeschain wrote:
    Bobblehead wrote:Anybody know what kind of talent evaluator douchbag is?


    I'm not sure, but every 49ers fan in existence thinks he's the best QB teacher in the league, and that no one else is even close. Apparently, because Andrew Luck would have been nothing without him. :roll:


    Actually, I think what they see is a coach who took Alex Smith and made him a lot better then he ever had been. Hey, I'm not going to disagree with anyone around here who says Harbaugh is not a very likable guy. He is a very weird bird. But, I think he deserves some respect. He's taken that team a long way from where they were a few years back.
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  • Oh Douchebaugh is high on Lockette??
    Just like he was high on Jenkins....yeah :roll:
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  • dunceface wrote:Oh Douchebaugh is high on Lockette??
    Just like he was high on Jenkins....yeah :roll:


    He drafted Jenkins? I think Kaepernick and Aldon Smith were Harbaugh's choices, the others came from Trent Baalke.
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  • I think he is trying to light a fire under Manningham's ass. Trying to insinuate if he is not ready to go they will just move on to Lockette. Using Alex Smith as an example and even Sherman in college, he does have a proven history of doing things like this and you can bet Manningham is well aware of it.

    Harbaugh would somehow look perfectly normal with a Hitler mustache.
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  • QuickLightning wrote:
    dunceface wrote:Oh Douchebaugh is high on Lockette??
    Just like he was high on Jenkins....yeah :roll:


    He drafted Jenkins? I think Kaepernick and Aldon Smith were Harbaugh's choices, the others came from Trent Baalke.


    I was actually referring to his press conference last year during the preseason where he basically threatened the media because of people saying Jenkins was a bust...but I believe ur right
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  • QuickLightning wrote:
    dunceface wrote:Oh Douchebaugh is high on Lockette??
    Just like he was high on Jenkins....yeah :roll:


    He drafted Jenkins? I think Kaepernick and Aldon Smith were Harbaugh's choices, the others came from Trent Baalke.

    Of course. Only the good decisions were his. The bad ones were someone else's. Typical Harbaugh.
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  • dunceface wrote:Oh Douchebaugh is high on Lockette??
    Just like he was high on Jenkins....yeah :roll:

    He's a blowhard that fluffs up all his players. 'Alex Smith is one of the best QBs in the league.' 'Crabtree has the best hands out of anyone Harblow has ever seen.' What else would we expect him to say? :roll:
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  • SE174 wrote:
    dunceface wrote:Oh Douchebaugh is high on Lockette??
    Just like he was high on Jenkins....yeah :roll:

    He's a blowhard that fluffs up all his players. 'Alex Smith is one of the best QBs in the league.' 'Crabtree has the best hands out of anyone Harblow has ever seen.' What else would we expect him to say? :roll:


    The statement regarding Crabtree is common knowledge throughout the league, and anybody who watches him play. The statement in regards to Alex...well that's a little more tricky. Alex was regarded as a bust since he was drafted 1st overall instead of Aaron. The fact though that as soon as Harbs stepped in and Alex looked like he suddenly awoke from a 6 year nap is more a credit of Harbaugh than Alex. Not to knock the kid, as he fell victim to possibly the worst scenario a QB can have through the years. But the fact that Harbaugh was able to make a "bust" suddenly worth a fortune in draft picks says a lot about how good a HC and evaluator of talent Harbaugh really is.
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  • NinerLifer wrote:
    SE174 wrote:
    dunceface wrote:Oh Douchebaugh is high on Lockette??
    Just like he was high on Jenkins....yeah :roll:

    He's a blowhard that fluffs up all his players. 'Alex Smith is one of the best QBs in the league.' 'Crabtree has the best hands out of anyone Harblow has ever seen.' What else would we expect him to say? :roll:


    The statement regarding Crabtree is common knowledge throughout the league, and anybody who watches him play. The statement in regards to Alex...well that's a little more tricky. Alex was regarded as a bust since he was drafted 1st overall instead of Aaron. The fact though that as soon as Harbs stepped in and Alex looked like he suddenly awoke from a 6 year nap is more a credit of Harbaugh than Alex. Not to knock the kid, as he fell victim to possibly the worst scenario a QB can have through the years. But the fact that Harbaugh was able to make a "bust" suddenly worth a fortune in draft picks says a lot about how good a HC and evaluator of talent Harbaugh really is.


    A fortune?
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  • Tech Worlds wrote:
    NinerLifer wrote:
    SE174 wrote:He's a blowhard that fluffs up all his players. 'Alex Smith is one of the best QBs in the league.' 'Crabtree has the best hands out of anyone Harblow has ever seen.' What else would we expect him to say? :roll:


    The statement regarding Crabtree is common knowledge throughout the league, and anybody who watches him play. The statement in regards to Alex...well that's a little more tricky. Alex was regarded as a bust since he was drafted 1st overall instead of Aaron. The fact though that as soon as Harbs stepped in and Alex looked like he suddenly awoke from a 6 year nap is more a credit of Harbaugh than Alex. Not to knock the kid, as he fell victim to possibly the worst scenario a QB can have through the years. But the fact that Harbaugh was able to make a "bust" suddenly worth a fortune in draft picks says a lot about how good a HC and evaluator of talent Harbaugh really is.


    A fortune?


    A fortune compared to what we ever thought we would get for him that's for sure. Before Harbaugh came, we were all just looking forward to he day that he would be released. Never imagined he would be worth anything LOL.
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  • Harbaugh is high on somethin'...not sure it's Lockette though. :pimp:
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  • CALIHAWK1 wrote:
    CurryStopstheRuns wrote:
    drdiags wrote:
    Would not surprise me if he does something this year.



    Like, run fast in a straight line?


    Randy Moss made a HOF career out of one route.


    To be fair Moss not only had the deep speed but the ability to pick the ball out of the air. Speed itself isn't enough - ask Troy Williamson, Ted Ginn, etc.
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  • I remember reading about this (H-douche high on Lock) when Sando first Tweeted it.
    I asked Doug Baldwin and got this response: "If he ever gets it, he could be one of the most dominant receivers in the league."
    Remember Real Rob dogging him out during an interview when Lock was acting like he'd already arrived? My guess is that he relied on his talent and really didn't understand how much work it takes to make it. Maybe a light finally came on.

    Baldwin and he are pretty tight. That's a good influence for him, but maybe not so good for us.
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  • Randy Moss made a HOF career out of one route.

    Oh sweet! Well, I have no argument then. If Randy can do it, anybody can.


    Mike Wallace is making a career out of that.
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  • WestcoastSteve wrote:
    CALIHAWK1 wrote:
    CurryStopstheRuns wrote:[quote="drdiags"]

    Would not surprise me if he does something this year.



    Like, run fast in a straight line?


    Randy Moss made a HOF career out of one route.


    To be fair Moss not only had the deep speed but the ability to pick the ball out of the air. Speed itself isn't enough - ask Troy Williamson, Ted Ginn, etc.[/quote]

    True but I didn't see Lockette drop many/any passes so.......
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