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.
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.