UNDEFEATED wrote:Geez, Kensat thats a strong statement. You wood thinks Woods slept with your girlfriend or something like that.
Rashaun shouldn't be considered an absolute bust. Or even a partial bust. Woods only has 2 years of NFL experience. The last year on the bench/injury.
This is the uninformed speaking. I'm not trying to be harsh here, but you guys don't know the situation. I live the 49ers, have been a fan of them for my entire life, am a season ticket holder and follow them religiously in the offseason, etc.
No one seems to realize that Woods was in danger of NOT MAKING THE TEAM last year. That's right his ass almost got cut just like Maurice Clarett. That's is the kind of person this guy is, a first round pick that almost gets cut in the offseason following his rookie season under a new coaching regime.
One more time, this is in the offseason before his 2nd year before ANY INJURY was even brought up. Woods barely got on the field at all during his rookie year; one of the worst seasons in 49ers history, when we had one of the worst WR cores in the league, and finished with a 2-14 record.. Chalk that up to Dennis Erickson trying to hang onto his job? OR Rashaun Woods himself? Year 2, Coach Nolan takes over and there should be a clean slate and chance to show what made him deserving of a first round pick right? Wrong. The guy is a bum in training camp, bemoans minor injuries, proceeds to get passed on the depth chart by PJ FLeck and Rasheed Marshall and is in danger of not making the final cut.
Short and simple, the guy is a CHUMP. Not once have I heard a glowing remark about the guy in a follow-up chat session after a practice, not once has his heart and desire been mentioned in a positive light, and not once in his career has he done a damn thing for my favorite team other than be a complete and utter waste of a 1st round draft pick.
So back to the Rashaun Woods story, the guy makes the team last year because he shows a glimmer of hope in his last preseason game before being cut. He makes the final roster. So what happens next? The guy gets a minor injury and complains about it, and his ass gets deactivated for the first 3 games of the season. He barely makes the team, suffers a minor injury in practice and then he's out. After being inactive for 3 games because he is a complete douchebag, he goes on to sustain a season ending injury. Oh well, let's wait until the last preseason game of 2007 to see if he can make the team again.
At least Otis Amey, who didn't have a single catch last year, will play special teams. At least Derrick Hamilton who was drafted in the third round in the same year as Rashaun Woods and doesn't have a single catch in the NFL, has shown heart and determination in trying to succeed. Arnaz Battle worked his ass of as a kick returner to be a starting WR for the 49ers after two hard years and a strong work ethic. When Coach Nolan came on to replace Dennis Erickson, Battle was immediately noticed and promoted while Woods was immediately noticed and demoted.
Even if he played...what has been going on in San Fran over the last 2 seasons? Jack squat! Two years in a row 4th in the NFC West. Behind Arizona...that is not simple. Its hard to suck as bad as the Niners have lately.
All the more reason why Woods is a piece of garbage. First round pick for a struggling franchise that can't even get on the field.
If Woods puts 700-800 yards and 5-7 TDs... He would be an incredible pick-up with Gates-LT-Keenan ahead of him. Very Respectable numbers with three Very respectable guys ahead of him. If Woods doesn't surpass Reche's pawltry numbers...Then and only then do I start waiving the "Bust-Stick"
If Woods puts up 700-800 yards and 5-7 TDs as a Charger, then I will become a Raider's fan. Guy is not even gonna see the field and he might not even make the team.
UNDEFEATED wrote:I'll semi buy into the Woods sucking statement...becuz he was a 1st rounder....let me check something.
Actually he was the 7th wr taken at 1.31. Two spots away from the second round. Its not like he was top 10. And we all know most wr picks in the 1st round tend to suck based on history. So there should be no surprise there.
2004 was the strongest WR class in the past decade. Why oh why couldn't Michael Clayton have fallen a couple slots to us?