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Ted Ginn’s father wants him out of San Francisco
Posted by Josh Alper on February 5, 2013, 11:05 AM EST
During Super Bowl week, Ted Ginn passed on a chance ( http://bit.ly/UtwNy8 ) to air grievances about his lack of a role in the 49ers offense.
The man who shares his name wasn’t quite so magnanimous while speaking with Tim Warsinskey of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Ted Ginn Sr., a long time high school coach in the Cleveland area, said Monday that he thinks it is time for his son to move on from the 49ers.
“They don’t use him. He has to find a home,” Ginn Sr. said.
Tim Warsinskey @TimsTakePD -12:35 PM - 4 Feb 13
Just got off phone with Ted Ginn Sr. "I'm blessed. I'm so blessed,'' he said. Says of Ted Jr: "They don't use him. He has to find a home.''
Ginn showed off his ability to make plays in the return game when he helped the 49ers comeback with a 32-yard punt return to set up a Frank Gore touchdown in the third quarter, but he continued to be a non-factor in the passing game. Despite injuries to Mario Manningham and Kyle Williams, Ginn caught just two balls all season and it’s pretty clear at this point that the Niners don’t see value to him as a receiver.
He’ll be a free agent this offseason, which offers him the chance to go to a team offering him at least a chance at a role as a wide receiver. That may not lead to much more than a role as a returner, but it’s something more than he’s likely to find with the 49ers next season.
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I would say it would be great if he were a Bengal but I'm not sure I would wish that on poor Teddy. It's obvious that ginn has great talent still so maybe he should get a chance somewhere.
Instead of blaming the Niners, maybe Ginn Sr. should help Teddy work on his route running and catching skills. That is his problem. He has speed to burn, but if he can't get open and then catch the ball he is useless as a WR.
Come on back home to Cleveland Teddy...you can replace Cribbs. Don't waste your talents in San Fran, my Brownies will gladly accept you or at least I will!!
The weird thing is he was benched as a KO returner in SF too. I can understand not valuing him as a WR, but I would never take him off the field in any return situation.
I would love to see him come home to the Browns. Cribbs will be gone and there is no proven returner on the roster. They drafted Travis Benjamin last year in the 4th round to potentially fill that roll, and although he showed some promise last year in limited opportunities, it's a new regime now. Plus, Teddy is proven as an NFL returner and he would add more speed to the offense as they look to go to more of a "vertical" passing attack this season.
Can't remember what quarter it was but Kaepernick had Teddy for a TD if he made a little better throw (looked like he threw it a little early or on too much of a rope). A B-more DB barely got a hand on it or else it would probably have been 6.
Loved Ginn's effort on the free kick return. You could tell he was really running hard and he broke a few tackles. Was really hoping he would somehow bust it for a game winning TD. That would have been epic.
I really don't understand why they didn't use Ginn more since they started running the spread/zone-read pretty often. I'd throw a bubble screen to him and run a reverse at least once a game. There's no denying he still got the speed.
The CHASE is on...
That pass was defended well.
Perhaps if he'd led him further into the corner Teddy would have probably had it.
Agree with you on the free kick return. Nice effort. Thought he was down and fought through that first wave. Wish they would have responded to the safety sooner. Would have allowed time for him to get out of bounds on that return.
Teddy Jr can replace Devin Hester as the Bear's KR & PR... Hester's best days are behind him and he says he wants out... we'll take Teddy Jr. to take care of our return's game.
Note to Sr - nobody in the NFL sees value in Jr as a WR
He's a return guy, or maybe he can get a shot at CB (doubtful)
Is it too late to switch to corner? Not physical enough?
Great return man and seems teams could at least use him on screens or short passes.
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