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Marquise Goodwin vows to be “always open” in San Francisco


No one doubts that new 49ers receiver Marquise Goodwin is a great athlete. An Olympic long jumper, Goodwin is one of the best athletes in football. But Goodwin wants to prove he’s more than just a track and field star who plays some football on the side.

“I know a lot better things are in store,” Goodwin said of leaving Buffalo for San Francisco this offseason. “I’m running a lot of different routes that I never had the opportunity to run before. I’m just excited. I’m excited I can assume a different role. People assumed I couldn’t run routes. So when they actually see me run routes, they’re like, ‘Wow, this dude’s fast and he can stop fast and he can run routes, and he can catch.’ It sickens me that people would think I’m just this fast dude who can’t run routes or can’t catch.”

Goodwin said the 49ers are learning just how well he uses his speed.

“I’m always open and I’m fast. And I say that in the most humble tone –not to be arrogant. I’m just confident I’ll be open. And I’m fast,” he said.

Despite missing some offseason work while focusing on the long jump, Goodwin had his most productive season last year, catching 29 passes for 431 yards and three touchdowns. This year in San Francisco he believes he’s due for bigger things.

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35 Responses to “Marquise Goodwin vows to be “always open” in San Francisco”
  1. george1859 says: Jun 1, 2017 6:53 AM

    This guy is one great man. Read his story.
    All the best, and we hope you find great success from your fans in Buffalo..

  2. sjsmarts1 says: Jun 1, 2017 7:12 AM

    Being open was never the problem… catching the ball or winning a battle against a corner was the problem. But good luck and hopefully he can turn it around in SF.

  3. blacknyellow5 says: Jun 1, 2017 7:15 AM

    Maybe, if he can stay healthy.

  4. dave_bords says: Jun 1, 2017 7:22 AM

    Made of glass

  5. stubbyjones says: Jun 1, 2017 7:31 AM

    Sure, he’ll be always open while recovering from a yet another injury. Dude is fast, watch how fast he’s injured. He’s too small and too fragile. His body can’t handle it.

  6. billsbackto81 says: Jun 1, 2017 7:31 AM

    Yeah Yeah, we get it! You’re fast……


  7. moseszd says: Jun 1, 2017 7:47 AM

    Dude, 49 receptions in 39 games played over 4 years. How about we settle for ‘play 16 games’ and catch more than one, maybe two, a game and leave the hot-air to Odell Beckham Jr.

  8. maxkingpin says: Jun 1, 2017 7:49 AM

    My Bills have spent many high (3rd RD or higher) draft picks on WRs during recent drafts, only to see those WRs leave.
    Only broken foot Watkins and new Isaiah Jones remain.
    The Bills basically only used Goodwin on “go” routes.
    We will all see how former Bills WRs Goodwin in SF & Woods in LA perform away from the ground-n-pound style the Bills used on offense.
    I’d bet both do much better away from caveman type offenses.

  9. llojac1 says: Jun 1, 2017 7:57 AM

    we all know you’re fast. problem is you’re always injured.

  10. nwofolife says: Jun 1, 2017 7:59 AM

    Did he mention he’s fast?

    Just a reminder… 49ers are a dumpster fire of an organization and the best thing to happen to them is the York family. Haha

    Have a nice day!

  11. dspyank2k11 says: Jun 1, 2017 8:08 AM

    Always liked Goodwin as a Bills fan…. when he was healthy…. and thats a HUGE when

  12. stucats says: Jun 1, 2017 8:09 AM

    that’s all good and dandy that you will be always open but who is going to throw you the rock?

  13. gredington says: Jun 1, 2017 8:12 AM

    Then he pulls a hammy, and is out for 3 weeks.

  14. jeffreyshulenburg says: Jun 1, 2017 8:14 AM

    Being open isnt his main problem. He did that a lot in Buffalo. Being “on the field” is his problem. Talent cant do much if you are constantly too injured to play. Thats how Buffalo will remember him.

  15. vesh31 says: Jun 1, 2017 8:20 AM

    Of course you can always vow to be always open when your hurt on the sidelines most of the year

  16. buffalobraves says: Jun 1, 2017 8:20 AM

    Good luck Marquise – we will miss you!

  17. niners816 says: Jun 1, 2017 8:27 AM

    I like him already.

  18. BraceForImpact says: Jun 1, 2017 8:50 AM


  19. timmyp716 says: Jun 1, 2017 8:55 AM

    Vowing not t0 be injured would be a better start

  20. 12brichandfamous says: Jun 1, 2017 9:08 AM

    1. Not always open or you’d lead the league in targets.
    2. 4 years and 111 targets tells me that the QB does not think you are “always open.”
    3. You are a role player using speed to open the underneath routes for others. What QB is going to get you the ball downfield?

  21. bradkaz96 says: Jun 1, 2017 9:42 AM

    He was always open here in Buffalo as well. Nobody covers the guys on IR.

  22. thirdistheworrd says: Jun 1, 2017 9:45 AM

    It sickens him? Man, I can’t even imagine the hardship he’s been going through. All while only making a million dollars a year… Poor guy.

  23. afifthlombardiforthehaters says: Jun 1, 2017 9:46 AM

    Now all you need is somebody to get you the ball when you’re open

  24. wny49er says: Jun 1, 2017 9:51 AM

    He has amazing streaking speed, but defenses can design coverage around that. Learn how to run routes son!

  25. billswillnevermove says: Jun 1, 2017 9:55 AM

    One Word = Glass

  26. mongo3401 says: Jun 1, 2017 10:04 AM

    He is good until somebody hits him

  27. winningisabrees says: Jun 1, 2017 10:10 AM

    Great place to be “open”

  28. donbat67 says: Jun 1, 2017 10:31 AM

    Is he opening a 7-11 ?

  29. theeaveragejoe says: Jun 1, 2017 10:54 AM

    HAHAHAHA! Riiiiiight. This guy is ridiculous…You will NOT be missed in Buffalo. Get real.

  30. bigtimebrownie says: Jun 1, 2017 10:58 AM

    I’ll bet Colin Kaepernick could be an Olympic Long-Jumper – and yet he doesn’t have a job. Why can’t we discuss the truth?

  31. aj66shanghai says: Jun 1, 2017 11:09 AM

    Seems like a nice guy, giving an impromptu answer to a reporter’s question, as he is still all hyped up from practice or whatever they call these things.

    Too bad he plays for such a turd of a team. Garbage football for garbage people.

  32. EJ says: Jun 1, 2017 11:40 AM

    Goodwin will do better in San Francisco. His last season in Buffalo he was thrust into playing a different role at wr because of injuries. He was starting to run different routes and did very well with the comeback route and also made a few big curl route catches that scored or extended the drive. Cornerbacks usually needed Safety help and had to give Goodwin a little extra cushion because of his top end speed & acceleration, which gave him a few extra steps on the short comeback routes. I wish him all the luck in the world, he is a real good guy on and off the field. #Billsmafia #BuffaLove

  33. raiderrob21 says: Jun 1, 2017 12:24 PM

    That’s great if your always open, BUT whos gonna throw the ball to you? Brian Hoyer??? Matt Barkley???? Hoyer seems to like throwing to the opposing team especially in crunch time.

  34. omeimontis says: Jun 1, 2017 12:27 PM

    Hope he is better than Renaldo Nehemiah, an Olympic athlete who did not play football much before he played briefly for Bill Walsh.

  35. I'm better than you because I like a better football team than you says: Jun 3, 2017 3:56 AM

    I had to laugh a little. There’s only a few places where being a wide receiver sucks more than Buffalo. But with that QB situation SF may be one of them.

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