Streets Makes Most Of Opportunity
October 2 2002
By Bryan Hersh of 49ers Paradise
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Tai Streets is the 49ers third receiver, and throughout the pre-season there was some question as to whether Cederick Wilson the teams fourth receiver, had overtaken Streets. But through three games, Streets has proved effective when the ball actually comes his way.
There were two passes in particular to Streets against the Redskins that come to mind as being effective. On two consecutive first down, Streets ran a sideline-out pattern and caught two well timed passes for first downs. They were great throws from Tim Ratty, but certainly staying in bounds, making the catch and the first down showed what Streets can do.
Streets spent the off-season healthy for the first time. The 49ers need to find a way to get him more involved in their offense. He clearly has good hands, and can make plays when the ball comes his way - the 49ers just have to find a way to get the ball to him. Essentially he’s in the same situation as JJ Stokes, who holds onto the ball, but doesn’t see the ball come his way often enough.