Trent Baalke held a press conference on Thursday, and here is a transcript courtesy of the 49ers.
[Question inaudible but was in regards to the 49ers use of the read option offense.]
“You’ve got to do what the skill sets of your quarterback allow you to do. As long as you do that, I think you’ve got a chance.”
Did QB Colin Kaepernick scream “franchise-caliber” to you when you first drafted him? I mean, it seems like you guys worked hard to develop his consistency as a passer once you got him, but in terms of identifying franchise guys, I’m just curious as to your initial thoughts when you chose him in Round 2 a few years ago.
“Well, it’s a lot easier to sit up here after a young man’s had success and say, ‘Yes, we pictured that,’ but there are a lot of unknowns when you draft…[rss-cut]
A great read from Baalke. Not so much the "we need good players" stuff, but more on how he expects Jenkins to perform. I really respect how the team is working with and handling the Alex Smith situation. Taking both he and his wife to dinner to have a honest chat, that's family like. That's how you treat a player who has got the bad end of a stick. It will be very interesting to see this one playout.
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