When the San Francisco 49ers sent a three-day-old loaf of sourdough bread to Miami for receiver Ted Ginn, most thought the Niners were getting a return specialist. The Niners think they’re also getting help at receiver.
“More and more every day, as you have coaches coming back, they are
saying, ‘This guy has a lot more to him than just a return guy. He’s
going to help our team as a receiver,'” coach Mike Singletary
recently said, according to David White of the San Francisco Chronicle.
“The more he gets acclimated, the better he gets at being a receiver, the
less we are going to want him doing some of those [other] things. I
think it’s important to remember he is a receiver.”
It’s been easy to forget that Ginn is a receiver, since he hasn’t nearly done as much receiving as most envisioned when he joined the league as the ninth overall pick in the draft. Maybe in his fourth NFL season he’ll finally change. Though we wouldn’t bet on it, we also wouldn’t necessarily bet against it, either.
Until a pass bounces off his helmet. By then, however, it’d probably be too late to get in on that action.