CB Nolan Carroll ... who is starting to look pretty darn good. Ginn? He's teasing the 49ers with a whole lot of nothing.
Dave Hyde wrote:
Ted Ginn Jr. returned a kickoff in San Francisco's preseason game against the Colts for 17 yards. Sound familiar? He didn't go hard after a ball thrown his way. Sound familiar? He caught no balls for no yards in the 49ers game against the Colts. Ginn is prenciled in as the third receiver for the 49ers on what is a good receiving corps with Michael Crabtree and tight end Vernon Davis. My guess is he'll turn a game around with a kickoff return or the speed to get behind the defense. But it's the 14 other games where he exhibited a tissue-soft attitude that got him dumped. The Dolphins got nothing for him? That's what I thought until they used the fifth-round pick in the trade to take cornerback Nolan Carroll.http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports/ ... l+blogs%29
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Carroll is a big, strong athlete with great intangibles. He has a good combination of size, strength and athleticism for the position. Nolan is a tough, hardnosed competitor who needs to refine his secondary techniques. He is best in press man coverage, where he can jam and re-route receivers. Carroll is an intelligent player to grasp football concepts but lacks great natural instincts. He is a willing run support player but can be inconsistent making the sure open-field tackle. He possesses average ball skills and has missed several opportunities to make the interception. Carroll has tools to develop but needs time to improve his overall reactions in combination coverages.
Big corner with a muscular build. Possesses smooth hips and changes direction without losing momentum. Explodes out of his breaks and has an extra gear to close the gap in man coverage. Gets his hands on receivers at the line and re-routes them in press coverage. Vocal leader who pumps up his teammates.
A bit late recognizing routes and gets caught looking into the backfield too often. Over-aggressive at times and is susceptible to double moves. Does not have good hands and struggles to make plays when the ball is in the air. Misses too many tackles in the open field and is inconsistent in run support.