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Ginn Jr. Ready for ‘New Start’

Posted by Taylor Price on April 16, 2010 – 2:14 PM

Ted Ginn Jr. doesn’t think he ever “fell off.” The Miami Dolphins apparently did. They sent the former No. 9 overall pick of the 2007 NFL Draft to the 49ers in exchange for a fifth-round pick (No. 145 overall) in this year’s draft.

In speaking with Bay Area reporters hours after he received the initial news from 49ers head coach Mike Singletary, Ginn sounded excited about joining the 49ers and starting anew.

His initial thoughts of the trade?

“A great team. A great coach. I knew a couple guys, so I was just excited to be a 49er. It’s a great tradition and there are some great people that came from there. So, I’m happy to be there.”

Ginn figures to instantly give a boost to the 49ers return game. He returned two kickoffs for touchdowns with Dolphins in 2009, and scored on a punt return as a rookie in 2007.

He also caught 38 passes for 454 yards (11.9 yards per catch) and one touchdown last season.

But whether he’s catching passes, punts or kickoffs, Ginn wants to help out the team in any way possible. With the ball in his hands, he feels most comfortable.

“I’m very open. That’s one of the things that I like to do. Special teams-wise, as far as kickoffs and punt returns, that’s me. I just feel that’s another way that I can get the ball in my hands and make plays for my team.”

Click here to listen to Ginn’s conference call with the Bay Area media.


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118 Responses to “Ginn Jr. Ready for ‘New Start’”

  1. By michael on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    welcome ginn

  2. By Tyrone on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    a huge piece to our overall puzzle…i cant wait til season starts.

  3. By romes on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    awsome trade

  4. By turtleman03 on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    Welcome to San Francisco Teddy! I know you’ll be a great addition to our team!

  5. By Jose on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    LOL!!! I am a Dolphins fan and this is a WIN for us. We just got Brandon Marshall and got rid of Ginn! You guys can have him! Good Luck making him catch the ball. He couldn’t catch the cold if he tried hard enough!

  6. By Chris Ramos on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    I think that Ted Ginn is good addition to the team & I hope that he will be able to return kickoffs & punt returns for touchdowns on a regular basis. Nice to have you on the team Ted.

  7. By zierwin on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    Welcome Tedd Ginn Jr. Great player! Im really excited for the 2010, 2011 season. 49niner staff are working very hard to make this team a better team. They’re making the right moves as far as trades, but well see how the draft goes. Hopefully they pick the right guy to help us win a championship! I’d say a CB or QB 1st round pick!

  8. By Mark Wilson on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    WOW! About time the niners did some damage in the Free Agent Market. This is exciting for 49er fans whome released Rossum. Rossum was good now we have Ginn.

  9. By Healing on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    I think TG will make our offense more explosive! Better than Genital Ben Rothlisberger!

  10. By David McKamie on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    Outstanding!!! Welcome, Welcome, you;ve been one of my fantasy players for the past two years. Glad to finally have you as a niner! Be Blessed!

  11. By Ron on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    Wow, it looks like we finally got ourselves a return man, something allen Rossom was supposed to be but didn’t turn out, hope this guy does. Looks like he can also double at wide reciever, something rossom didn’t do. We’re building piece by piece.

  12. By Jonathan Bueno on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    Great Move! Now go get Earl Thomas and Joe Haden!

  13. By Drew on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    We could have had Santonio Holmes for a 5th rounder. We could have had Brandon Marshall for a 1st rounder. Better quality receivers, but more baggage. I could care less aboutr their baggage because of Singletary! The man doesn’t mess around!

  14. By Daniel on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    Welcome Ginn, no Coach Cheater in the West Coast

  15. By dave on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    No more excuses for Alex Smith. He has all the talent to succeed.

  16. By young49er on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    ok nfc west anit ready for teddy

  17. By Saeed on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    Field position is one of the most important aspects of the game of football. Ginn Jr. will instantly help us out in that department and thats BIG !!!

  18. By chino on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    yea i just hope he returns all lots off punts and kickoffs. I dont think he be a threat in the passing game but who knows i could be proven wrong

  19. By Tom Baumberger on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    I’ve been a big Ted Ginn fan since his college days. Welcome to the Niners Ted. You just gave us all some optimism for our kick return game.

  20. By nick on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    he is an upgrade! We shoulda pursued Cribbs from the Browns but Ginn has speed

  21. By RICHARD on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    welcome to the bay area TED. I hope this puts an end to the talk of CJ SPILLER going 13 or 17.

  22. By Benny on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    Great addition to our team,we need some speed on our special teams for a change great choice mike keep them comming.

  23. By Michael Kidwell on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    Yes it was a great trade! Welcome Ted you are needed and wanted on the team.Good to have you!Now lets kick some ass!!! GO NINERS!!!

  24. By Edgar A on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    I was so excited when I heard this news. Made my day. Ginn is gonna show all the haters what’s up next season!!! Go Niners!!!

  25. By Kevin on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    Welcome Ted. Trades like this are why we have five superbowls. Looks like more on the way. I am starting to be proud to be a niners fan again. Too bad about the ugly new uniforms. Lets hope they get Tebow in the draft. What about Big Ben?

  26. By 49erFromBirth on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    Next we need OL, DB, and a pash rushing LB in the draft. I’m thinking Haden and Iupati in the 1st. LB in the second. Then BPA after that.
    GO NINERS!

  27. By jumaro thomas on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    Let’s go niners that’s a good move right there Ted Ginn he going to be a good addition to the team he drop some passes last year but we got the best reciver coach in the lead he will get him right so the draft is coming soon so let’s go niners

  28. By Keith Wood on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    Welcome Ted! This is a good trade. Besides being able to play the Wr. spot. Ted will increase our field position from kickoff’s and punt returns! It’s one thing to start an offensive drive on the 20-25, it’s another to be able to start an offensive drive past the 30+ yard line! Even if we don’t cap off the drive, 40 yards and we are in field goal range! I would love to see some returns for TD’s that’s for sure, but I can not say enough about the importance of field position in a game and Ted can help keep us from starting drives deep in our own backyard. Good pick up by the 49ers staff! Let’s get him involved ASAP and up to speed. We ARE GOING TO MAKE THE PLAYOFF”S THIS YEAR! Go Niners!

  29. By kevin on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    This is definently the best move in my opinion by the 49ers this offseason fills a need with a great player whos excited to be playing here im pumped for the niners this coming season i feel we have alot of good young players with even more potential.

  30. By mike t on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    NOW!!!! HERE WE GO THIS IS WHAT WE NEEDED….DO GOOD IN THE DRAFT AND WE WILL BE IN GOOD SHAPE….GO NINERS

  31. By Al on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    We don’t need to reach for a right tackle in the 1st round of the draft. Decent right tackles can be found in the second and third round. They should take the best player available. Even though we now have Ted Ginn Jr to return kicks, CJ Spiller would still be a valuable pick at 13 because he is the best overall RB in the draft and Frank Gore can’t stay healthy for a full season. We all seen that Glenn Coffee can’t carry the team by himself if Frank gets hurt. Just imagine Gore, Spiller, Davis, Crabtree, Morgan, and Ginn. The offense would be UNSTOPPABLE!!!! There are plenty of corners in the draft, so we don’t have to take a corner at 13. They can grab Vladimir Ducasse, Charles Brown, or Rodger Saffold in the second round.

  32. By ROGER on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    good pick up niners. TED GINN is a special player in the return game a spot in which we have been hurting for the past serveral seasons. now that we got that outta the way im looking foward to the upcoming draft come thursday. I strongly feel that we should use our 13th and 17th picks to make our defence stronger and dominate with our two first round picks. i could see joe haden at 13 and earl thomas at 17. Goldson, Thomas, Clements, and Haden. WOW our secondary would be one of the toughest in the league. Go 9ERS!!!

  33. By RAMBO NB on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    NICE , WELCOME TO THE 2010 NFC WEST PLAYOFF TEAM. WE NEED SOME GOOD DRAFT PICKS TO HELP OUT . GOOOOOO NINERS.

  34. By Louie on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    I have been talking about picking him put ever since Marshall got to miami, and started shopping Ginn around to every one at my job! Thanks for making me look good niners! Lets Go git that sixth ring!

  35. By AntMan on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    I think this is a great move! We need to keep adding young players who want to come in, work hard and want to WIN! I love the direction the team is going in. Lets have a good draft, and GO NINERS!!!!

  36. By michael j on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    This is a great pick up, he can be used as a deap threat with vd running the seam of the field and crabtree on quick slants etc. awesome!!! playoffs here we come… 2010 nfl draft pick opinon #13.Joe Haden #17. anthony davis or best lineman available

  37. By fernando on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    niners addressed a need, now we just need a couple of linemen, a tackle and an end, maybe a dback and another receiver to help crabtree, morgan, hill, and now ginn and we already had the luck of the cardinals being pulled apart, and the hams staying terrible, and nothing that sounds like the seachickens are improving, the schedule doesn’t seem that difficult, but you never know, and we are in the playoffs, just my luck i became a season ticket holder in this past off season

  38. By floydwebb on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    good move mike now what are we looking at in the first round

  39. By james alo on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    I’m glad we got ginn.From the look of things in the near future, it’s promising. The pieces are starting to fall in place, i hope. So now we gotta get work on the o-line and give time to whom ever is throwing the rock. Davis/Crabtree/Ginn/Gore…let’s get that chemistry going. Working on the defense would also benefit us. Overall, Ginn welcome and ball outta control. GO NINERS

  40. By Csags on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    I think this was a good trade. Ted Ginn Jr. provides speed and playmaking abilities as a wide receiver and especially on special teams. This was an upgrade for the team. WELCOME T

  41. By Kman on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    All I can say about this trade is WOW, what i pick up by the front office!!!!! The 9th overall pick in 07 for the 145th this season. Not to mention a young kid who still has some tremendous upside what a great trade. He is a gigantic uprgrade on Special Teams as a return man and honestly he is going to be a solid number 3 reciever behind Crab and Morgan. Oh and the dude that said now we can stop talking about Spiller makes it sound like CJ is not a talent. Your trippin man, CJ would have been a great talent and still could be a great relief for Gore because Coffee is not the answer, but without the need for a return man, it definitely does look like spiller is out of the picture. When thursday comes around we are prob gonna pick up haden if hes there and possible sergio kindle or a big tackle. I think they should wait on a tackle because this draft is deep with OT’s and Boone deserves a fair shot to step up as a sophomore and win the starting position before we invest some huge money in OT that could wind up letting OLB’s and DE loose all season which will hurt in Smith’s development at QB and slow Gore and the running game!!

  42. By decirp on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    awsome trade for teh 49ers, a great return man with speed with the potential to be a great receiver along side crabtree, I ma excited, go Niners

  43. By damien on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    Have fun with Ginn everyone in Miami is happy he is leaving.

  44. By Dockter on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    Awsome, some quickness and youth welcome make it worth every down!

  45. By irishmadman on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    Last year the 49ers had a hard time on offense. i honestly believe if ted ginn gets the ball on punt and kick return our division better hold its breath.This man escaped from revis island. glad too 19 to my squad.

  46. By Jake on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    How do we know Coffee’s not the answer? I thought he played reasonably well for a rookie back, learning a new system, and being forced to run it up the middle most of the time with an O-Line that couldn’t open up holes for him. He also played quite well in preseason. Granted… that’s preseason… but still. As far as the rest of the draft, we just need someone to open up holes… period. If we get that in the draft, I think Gore will be able to make some plays, and possibly take the rushing title. I think we’re also in need of a DB to give our secondary a bit more depth, maybe pick off some of those longer passes…

  47. By rob on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    Great trade for exactly the type of player the 9er offense needed at the 3rd wr position for Alex: speedy and explosive! Awesome addition to the return game working in conjunction with a solid defense should give us the edge in field position during most games this year.

  48. By dave on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    here we go now we can kick butt

  49. By nz49er on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    Now we have aquired a deep ball threat i think we should adopt the spread. We have all the weapons to explore the spread offense. Its how Crabtree made his mark in college, same as Alex Smith. We have 2 possesion recievers, of which crabtree loves coming over the middle. We have a deep ball threat in gin jr who flies, and we also have davis as a threat. Although Gore isnt overly comfortable in the spread, defenses still need to stack the box to cover him. All we need now is a quicker OL for the zone blocking and we are set.

    This is 1 reason i cant see us taking Iuapti. He is a grader. We NEED A QUICKER OLINE TO DO SOME DAMAGE!!

  50. By Joey W on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    Not sure about this move, Ginns got some work to do. I hope it works out, i think he can stretch the field but needs work on his hands. GO NINERS!!!

  51. By Serg1007arch on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    why to ppl want cj spiller… don’t people get it, without OL our qb’s won’t ever be productive enough. If we could get an extra td every game because of the OL we would’ve been on the playoffs last season.

  52. By BrentD on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    Great move for a team in transition…..this move is a win-win for the Niners as Ginn will immediately move the team to better field position. D. Walker and him make a deadly combo back there on kick-offs. 20-40 yards a game instantly……very impressive move.

  53. By Jorge on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    Hmm..Im a lifelong Niners fan living in Miami. Ginn is constantly being mauled by the media and fans for being all speed and no hands. Terrified of contact, and generaly breaking the teams heart for wasting the 9th pick on him.He is a good returner,but if it eliminates drafting spiller i hate the move. C.J. could fill a couple of needs for sure.We could still take him and save him from injuries if he backs up gore & comes in on 3rd down situations. 2nd pick should be cb- Haden, or Ol. help.

  54. By Frisco on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    Welcome 2 Da Bay Ginn!!!!
    Nice pick up by the 49ers! they’re actually making some moves to improve. (And no the David Carr signing doesn’t count!) I don’t know why everybody was so down on the idea of C.J. Spiller at 14 though? He’s gonna be another Chris Johnson type back, but looks like he’s off the their board now. I personally want Jahvid Best but he’s probably off their boards now as well, even tho he can be had for a later round pick! @49erFromBirth: NO WE DON”T NEED ANOTHER LB! that’s one position we’ve got sewed up!!! we need help up front on both sides of the ball and in the secondary, particularly at safety! GO NINERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  55. By chaser on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    he is a good pick up, I just hope he can catch the ball I know he had a few drops when he played for maimi. I think singletary will put him to good use.
    Now we just need a d back and lineman, cause it looks like smith is gonna be are qb for awhile.

  56. By GC on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    I like this move by the Niners. Brandon Jones was an absolute bust on punt returns last year! I’m still trying to figure out why we last Allen Rossum go?! Ginn should help in both punt return and kick off return areas. Please no more talk about drafting Spiller. We do not need another running back on the roster. We need an offensive tackle (preferably with a mean streak) or a versatile offensive guard. The second first round pick should be a cover corner or a hard-hitting safety to go along with the already hard-hitting Dashon Goldson!. Watch out for D Goldson this year!

  57. By rogercraig on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    Hard to imagine why Miami traded him…

    Anyway , for a 5th rounder, why not?

  58. By Trumel patterson on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    Thats a good trade.. I like Ted Ginn!! NOW WE NEED TO GET OUR O-LINE RIGHT. So Smith can have time in the pocket….

  59. By Alex32 on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    this trade goes perfectly with the saying “one teams bust is another teams treasure”…Ginn will be a enormous piece to the 49ers struggling return game and he can stretch the field with his electrifying speed. Now we can focus on defense more and hopefully get both Earl thomas and Joe Haden in whatever order possible. Use our 2nd, 3rd, and 4th rounders on Offensive and Defensive line depth. This trade not only helps us special teams wise but now we can focus on other needs for the draft. We could even pick up Trindon Holliday for special teams so that way we have a backup returner. Does anybody think that Burce Campbell oculd be molded into a decent tackle after a few years? Possibly “The Campbell Project”? I mean he does have a freak of nature athleticism…comments and opinions?

  60. By John Franco on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    Hey 49er fans im so happy fired up for the 49ers season man we are going to be so much better than last year plus u have weapons on the recieving part and plus i hope alex smith play like he did last year on the offense and same offense cord we will be fine and go to the playoffs we got this divsion this year i knwo it lets go 49ers win and go to the playoffs i believe do u all agree 49ers people

  61. By Kelvin Farley on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    Way to go front office!! This is one of the best signings (pre-draft) in the off season so far. Welcome to San Francisco Ted! And many happy returns (wink wink nudge).

  62. By familyguy on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    SPEED SPEED SPEED !!!!! TED BRINGS MUCH NEDDED SPEED TO THE TEAM!!!!! PLAYOFFS HERE WE COME!!!!!!!!!!

  63. By East Coast Niner on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    I’m glad they hae Ginn. With the departure of Battle I think the lineup will be great with Crabtree, Morgan and Bruce. Now if we can just get the whole QB thing taken care of. I think it was a mistake to trade Shaun Hill, especially for Carr.

  64. By ROBERT Q on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    IT IS NICE TO SEE TED I THINK HE HAS SOME TALENT BUT WITH COACH SINGLETARY RUNNING THE SHOW HE WILL BRING THE BEST OUT OF YOU. I THINK TED WILL HAVE HIS BEST YEARS BECAUSE COACH WONT EXCEPT ANY LESS .ONE MORE THING I WOULD LIKE TO SEE NATE DAVIS GET HIS FEET WET DURING THE SEASON HE AS ALOT OF TALENT WE CANT FORGET WHO WE HAVE HE WILL BE SOMETHING SOON IF YOU LET HIM GET DIRTY,AND CARR HIS GARBAGE, HOW MANY QB’S CAN YOU TRY TO MOLD AT ONE TIME

  65. By Jesse on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    Welcome to the red and gold Ginn, I hope you you shut they nay sayer’s up this season.

  66. By myspace.com/t4mrocks on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    I like this TRADE. Gives us a deep threat on 1st and 2nd and short. possibly 3rd and long. Great returner. He does need some work, but i think with the coaches we have on this team, he will greatly improve. Great pick up. Not great as a reciever, but with his speed, we will improve our downfield passes. the defense will have to respect his game speed. very quick player. I like teddy. I think with some work, he could be our 3rd reciever and possilbly move to 2. ROCK ON. GO NINERS

  67. By junior on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    Some think his speed dont make him a deep threat but look at his touchdown against derrel revis, Gin smoked him and left him behind about 5 yards. Besides that, he will be a good upgrade for our special teams. And u know what they say, “Speed KILLZ”.

  68. By Jay on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    Finally we got a speedy returner since Rossum.
    man, Balke should be our new G.M, its coz of him that we got Ginn. WOW!!!
    Good move niners, now we could focus on O-line and corners in next saturdays draft!! CAN’T WAIT for the draft!!!!
    WHOOO!!
    NINERS BABY!! I predict niners will make the playoffs this year!

  69. By ryan E on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    hey ted this is gonna be a great season! with u across from crabtree and hill in the slot we r gonna kill it next year! if we can get 2 good offensive linemen and some defensive backs in the draft we should be playoff bound baby!!!!!!!! GO NINERS!!!!!!!

  70. By ARMANDO on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    VERY GOOD TRADE,BUT THE NINERS STILL NEED ANOTHER 1ST CLASS RUNNING BACK,OT,ILB ,COVER MAN,THEY SHOULD PICK-UP THE BEST PLAYER AVIALABLE AFTER TAKING THE OT,DO THEY NEED AN OT IN THE 1ST ROUND,SOUNDS LIKE THEY DO,THEY ALSO NEED A BACKUP TO OT.
    WITH GOOD COACHING IT SHOULD BE A GOOD SEASON.
    THANKS,ARMANDO

  71. By Ace on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    TAKEO MAY HAVE 3 YRS LEFT AT THE MOST AND THEY MIGHT BE HIS WORST OF HIS CAREER I THINK WE NEED A HYBRID TYPE OF LINEBACKER THAT CAN RUSH THE PASSER IN 2ND ROUND 1ST ROUND OT AND DB OR SAFETY ERIC BERRY HADEN TAYLOR MAYS

  72. By Art on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    lets just get it done. this is are year

  73. By Ted J on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    Great trade, nice to finally have some true speed. So excited for this draft, we’re gonna be much better once we get a right tackle and a cover corner. And definitely could use some safety help. This is our year, we’re takin back the west baby!

  74. By Francisco on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    Ginn Excelent player! And now the 49ers need a QB no more Alex Smith please!

  75. By Kyle on Apr 18, 2010 | Reply

    he is an awesome pick up!! that was a steal…he is a good ass punt/kickoff returner and he could line up w/ crabtree and be a threat!!! watch out!!!

  76. By rchacon7557 on Apr 18, 2010 | Reply

    Fellow fans please stop making these ridiculous predictions on prospects! Do your own homework before you call players out….in a good or bad way! When it’s all said and done the coaching scheme matters more than individual talent, but if you look at any successful team you’ll find one similarity……”a strong front” on both sides of the ball! We have an above average front on D but obviously still need work at outside linebacker due to our gap oriented 3-4 scheme! The most productive secondary’s benefit from a strong pass rush! It’s simple, most QB’s will throw up ducks under pressure minus a few exceptions, but my point is an average secondary will put up above average numbers accompanied by a solid pass rush! Likewise a solid O Line will make an average running back look like a pro bowler and would limit an average QBs mistakes. Which ultimately would allow us to put up more W’s! So come draft day……our focus should be D Line/LOLB and O Line! Joe “Bland” Haden and Mike “Bad Technique” Iupati would be risky at best!

  77. By dannyboy on Apr 18, 2010 | Reply

    I think this is the year we make the biggest strides.I love the ginn jr pick up but do worry about the 4.3 million he is owed 2011 ,Mainly because thats steep if he does not start on offense too.lupati looks like a gifted ol no matter where he starts.Is Haden a better fit for us or is kyle wilson ?I like mclain,him and willis in middle that would make for some dou.I still think gaither would be better with only a second to have to spend on him.Just think what we could do with the first two picks,mclain-haden,thomas-and De -bryant and wilson.could make for one of the best drafts ever for us.I too think shipley could be the next wes welker

  78. By MELVIN MARIO REESE on Apr 18, 2010 | Reply

    WOW…….T. GINN IS BIG PLUS FOR THE TEAM. WE HAVE JUST IMPROVED OUR RETURN GAME COMPLETEY AROUND. AND ADDITION TO THAT WE HAVE A REAL DEEP THREAT. HOW CAN TEAMS COVER V. DAVIS WITH HIS SPEED AND T. GINN AND HAVE TO COVER A PLAYMAKER LIKE M. CRABTREE. NOT ALONG WITH GORE AND JOSH MORGAN……THE NINER WILL BE A REAL THREAT THIS SEASON. NOW LETS GET A CORNER(HOPEFULLY JOE HADEN) AND SOMEBODIES TO PROTECT ALEX. NINER EMPIRE FOR LIFE

  79. By chhristian bouchard on Apr 18, 2010 | Reply

    great move ! we struggle last year in catching the balll in punt return(scary at times) now we have the fast wide recever we need ,solve the punt return problem , all this for a fifth rounder!!!!! congratulations to the organization !!!

  80. By Jorge on Apr 18, 2010 | Reply

    Is Ginn worth a 5rd. pick? Yes. Is he worth the money we’d have to pay him next year? NO! People, this guy cannot catch, his hands are cinder blocks! He’ll fly around wasting throws his way. Miami has solid possesion receivers, he was supposed to play the same role for them that we want for us. It failed for 3 yrs. He can be a solid return man and catch some passes. Not worth 4 million+.Sorry for the bubble burst but here in Miami fans are happy to see the Ginn experiment end. Besides everyone’s tired of hearing of C.J. Spiller, but he can fill both RB relief, & return. I saw him in the UM game & hes a Monster game breaker.I dont mind a project but Ginn doesnt have the mindset to do what pple expect of him.So instead of a sure thing in cj, well overpay for a returner…nice.Hope we can at least get Haden and Lupati.

  81. By Jerry on Apr 18, 2010 | Reply

    Dont tell me show me

  82. By nyninerfan on Apr 18, 2010 | Reply

    super happy Ginn is going to be the return man. that was an area we were very weak in last season. I also think his recieving ability will come around. In the draft we need another offensive linemen and a corner 1st round second round go get a pass rushing OLB, or a small slashing RB to compliment Gore. I love Coffee but he is the same style back as gore and teams don’t need to change their thinking.

  83. By 49ers rule on Apr 18, 2010 | Reply

    I hope ted will do good this year and make the pro bowl
    I also hope we win the super bowl

  84. By raiderhater831 on Apr 18, 2010 | Reply

    i think ted ginn jr. is a good fit with the NINERS.he gonna do great.SUPERBOWL!!!!!!!!!!!

  85. By mikeb on Apr 18, 2010 | Reply

    This is like Back to the Future. Ginn reminds me of John Taylor, And Hopefully Crabtree becomes Jerry Rice. Although I think Gore has lost a step we are good at Running back. Cant wait to see the offence now!

  86. By Adrian on Apr 18, 2010 | Reply

    Ginn & juice!!!

  87. By ivan on Apr 18, 2010 | Reply

    As a dolphins fan I have to say good trade for both teams.Ginn can be a weapon on special teams-as a wr.I watched him drop so many balls and the ones he does catch he heads for the sidelines.The pressures off him now so he may work out,lucky-the 4.3 million is for the next 3 years not just 2011.

  88. By William Tyler on Apr 18, 2010 | Reply

    Seriously?? Some of you guys are so oblivious!! Theres a reason we got a 9th pick overall player for 145th pick! Stop and think for a second peeps.. Obviously the dolphins thought thats what hes worth. They lost faith in the fact that this kid can be a starting primary reciever. I would have to agree with them, hes not. Return Specialist yeah hes proven he can run.. Ted prove me wrong and the dolphins and be a baller with the 49ers..Until then your a player thats worth just the amount we got for you. A 5th round PICK!!!!!!!

  89. By big E.G on Apr 18, 2010 | Reply

    I hear pure hype sounds good right now but look what happen in the past so as a 49er fan i wiish young T.Ginn jr the best of luck in 2010 and as a 49er. lets go 9ers lets go !!!!!!!!!!!!

  90. By gv49er...real niner fan on Apr 18, 2010 | Reply

    dolphin are dumb but its great for us. now we’re good to go. we just need alex to play better an give a 100% every game and im 110% positive that the NINRES will be a playoff team an trust me, i know my niners

  91. By Gil on Apr 18, 2010 | Reply

    It’s about time the front office makes a trade like this. Welcome to the niners Ted.

  92. By DA Booko on Apr 19, 2010 | Reply

    has any one watched any of the miami games Ted Giin is an excellent returner but a wide reciiever not so much he has not proven himself i watched alot of the miami games and he is worth what he paid for him he is not what they thought he would be out of college just let him return and let crabtree and morgan do what they do best catch the football

  93. By rg49johns on Apr 19, 2010 | Reply

    49ers fan all my life, yet I live in Florida. I have watched Ginn. As long as he is returning punts, and kick offs we are fine. If he has anyone within 5 yards of him; he has dropped the ball. This is a scary deal. Lets have a great draft and get back on track..

  94. By Mutney1 on Apr 19, 2010 | Reply

    I like the Ginn trade a lot. If our coaches can make his hands catch up to his feet, this trade will prove prophetic. We need to concentrate on OL & DB in the draft with an additional RB and edge rusher put into the mix. Recent strategy has me excited about this season for the Niners.

  95. By Eye408 on Apr 19, 2010 | Reply

    Ginn is a specialty player that gives us something in the kicking game we havent had in years, plus hes going to be the 3rd receiver behind crabs and j.mo, awesome trade. with vernon and frank in there also, i’m not to worried about him dropping the ball, he isnt going to get it that much in the regular offense. deep threat mostly. IF we draft an offensive tackle and maybe…cj spiller in the 1st round, our offense just got way way better.

    nfc west prediction: 1) 49ers
    2) Seahawks (by default, 8-8)
    3) Cardinals (Matt Leinart is garbage, they’re done, 7-9)
    4) Rams (They’re whole team is garbage)

  96. By wtheo3rd on Apr 19, 2010 | Reply

    we need O-LINE help badly…..we dont need to draft anything on offensive side but that… Alex Smith will look like Peyton with our receivers and TE if he has a good 6-8 seconds to see where his open guys are…..if we bolster our O-LINE and he still struggles this year then he needs to go…this is Alexs make or break year, his last chance, no more excuses….. and as far as defense is concerned, we need to pressure the QB…. what good is a Haden or a Berry when the other teams QB has 8-10 seconds to throw the ball??? we need to bolster both of our lines…..then we can add pieces around it…….but regardless, we should have this division wrapped up, even if we have a bad draft…our division is filled with 3 horrid teams…. barring injuries, I EXPECT PLAYOFFS!!! GO NINERS BABY…….

  97. By wtheo3rd on Apr 19, 2010 | Reply

    your right…. Ginn is NOT worth the money….but we are going into an uncapped year so what does it matter…..it wont effect anything team-wise…. just money out of the owners’ pockets….me and you arent paying him…. i could see if it was hurting our cap space and barred us from getting other players/needs…but its not…..give him 30 million….it doesnt effect the team, just the owners’ personal wallet…..GREAT TRADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  98. By wtheo3rd on Apr 19, 2010 | Reply

    that last post was a reply to JORGEs comment above….sorry

  99. By Rocky DieHard on Apr 19, 2010 | Reply

    i live in st. louis and believe me i hate the hams! die hard niner fan since January 10, 1982 (joe montana and dwight clark for you fake niner fans) in what is also know as the “catch”… this is a great pickup for us. he feels a great need as a returner. now if we can just convince coach sing to bring in T.O.!!! LOL

  100. By earl on Apr 19, 2010 | Reply

    frank gore is still a beast, you might see that he barely got 1000 yards rushing but you dont realize that he is averaging about 4.5 yards a carry, the o-line just needs to step it up this year, and im glad we got ted ginn and not waste a pick on a cj spiller or dez bryant.

  101. By dan on Apr 19, 2010 | Reply

    Available by Trade: Laron Landry / Aj Otogwe – We should call and try to get either of these guys to play next to Dashon!

    But with GINN now on the team, Spiller is not a 1st rd need, We should now get, OT (#13), Safety/CB (#16), RB/Jahvid Best (2nd rd), DT/OLB/CB(3rd rd), DT/OLB/CB (4th rd).

    We need a Offensive Tackle, We need a Safety, We need a Corner, We need a 3rd down RB, and we need a Pass Rusher.

    The value for OT and pass rushers are early. But there are only sure fire OT this year, no dominant DE just athletic prospects. So we avoid DT/DE til the 3rd or 4th round. We take OT with the first pick, Earl Thomas or Joe Haden with the second first rounder, Jahvid Best in the 2nd, if we went Safety in the 1st then i would go CB here with Ghee/Robinson/McCourty/Jackson somebody will fall to the 3rd round, BUT if we go CB in the first round, then we should go Safety or DT/DE here. and in the 4th round take the best player available. More Offensive lineman and CB i suggest, maybe even a project TALL WR?

  102. By Kyle on Apr 19, 2010 | Reply

    Ya Jose, A real win for you. Giving up your 9th overall pick for a 5th round draft pick. Sounds like a real win for the Dolphins. Are you retarded. Now you have the TO wanna be who is nothing but a cancer to any team who is serious about making a run at a championship. So, I guess if you want to consider that a win for the Dolphins, then congratulations! I would love to do business again.

    LOL!!! I am a Dolphins fan and this is a WIN for us. We just got Brandon Marshall and got rid of Ginn! You guys can have him! Good Luck making him catch the ball. He couldn’t catch the cold if he tried hard enough!

  103. By pablo on Apr 19, 2010 | Reply

    TED, MICHAEL, AND JOSH WOOW, NOW ALEX SMITH HAVE EVERYTHING TO SHOW US WHAT HE HAVE, THIS IS UOR YEAR, I JUST HOPE O-LINE IN DRAFT YEAAAA

  104. By Jerry Melady on Apr 19, 2010 | Reply

    I’m excited. Can the offensive line put it all together? It’s their turn to step their game up……

  105. By usedtocoach on Apr 19, 2010 | Reply

    I’m abit sceptical about Ginn working as a reciever since after 3 years he can’t catch.You either have hands or you don’t.(project).But I will agree that his return skills can help.Our defense was goood enough last year to make any other team a playoff team.With Alex in his(Make it-or-break it year)we need to give him all the O support we can muster in the draft.If he doesn’t do it at least we will have support for Nate,who I personally feel has that special something(intangible)talent to be a winner for the future.Pick up a good SPEED running back to keep defenses honest plus a decent O-lineman 1st,Then look for late round D help.I wish best of luck to ALEX & hope he has a great season he deserves it but I’m not holding my breath…lol If you can get Ted to catch then your coaches are more resourceful than Miami’s & you would look like geniuses for this trade….Proof is in the pudding guys,show us what you can do…Go!! Niners!!

  106. By foltz007 on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    finally got a return guy. i dont know if he can catch passes but he can stretch the field and help V.D. & Crabtree to catch more passes +++++++ good job good,pick-up

  107. By 49ers2010champs on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    very interesting trade,good return man,i belive he will be our third reciver,and dolphins fans think about this,when he was your #1 receiver who was your qb?,i think chad pennington?,you had no oline to protect that qb so he constantly had to rush throws,so instead of being a freaking idiot and thinking a RETURN SPECIALIST can be a number 1 receiver why dont you use him as a RETURN man and not expect him to turn a crap team into a championship team,name one person in the NFL that can take a team from crap to superbowl, thier isnt ONE,good luck with brandon marshal hes a freaking tool that will only hurt your team

  108. By Bobby on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    Ted Ginn is TERRIBLE by NFL standards. If I was Parcells, I woulda traded him for a washing machine and a case of bud light. He had ONE touchdown catch last year. And two return TD’s that came in the same game. The guy got by on speed and college and got exposed in the NFL.

  109. By Daniel on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    We should pick up Darren Shaper! He has been a free agent for a while now. He is the leader in interceptions among the active players in the NFL. I know we have young talent (Goldson) and veteran Mike lewis, but Darren Sharper would put our defence over the top!

  110. By Matthew Herzog on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    To any body important seeing this..give up your first round 17th overall pick for Big Ben 2The steelers, and let alex smith play while bens suspended 4 the four games of the season.All because a lady wanted a piece of a paycheck.And He Still Young What.Maybe 4Yrs In The League Is It?Then He’ll Be Thrown Hell Mairys And Watch Ginn Jr Run Them Down..

  111. By tay on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    ginn will produce pro bowl numbers an cuase problems that will certainly keep crabtree an morgan along with davis open

  112. By fili1 on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    2010 NFL draft options #13 QB Clausen if he falls, #17 CB Joe Haden

  113. By drock49er on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    I already got a nickname lined up for Ginn, Ted “En” Ginn (Engine) No? Don’t worry, it’ll catch on lol

  114. By esteballs on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    WOW WOW WOW HOW BOUT GETTING T.O TO HELP THESE YOUNG GUYS DEVELOP INTO WHAT WE NINERS FAN KNOW WHAT THEY CAN BE BESIDES LET T.O FINISH WHERE HE STARTED AND LIKE COACH SAYS BELIEVING IN SECOND CHANCES AND GET THIS RECIEVER BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE DOES HE’S STILL GOT IT AND WITH A COACH LIKE SINGLETARY AND VERNON DAVIS MENTORING HIM WE CAN GET FURTHER THAN WE’VE BEEN I LOVE THE MIND SET OF OUR COACH AND LEADERS ON THIS TEAM AND I HONESTLY THINK OWENS CAN CAN GET IT TOGETHER BEFORE HE RETIRES OR GETS BOOTED FROM THE NFL ALL TOGETHER JUST MY OPINION

  115. By DeMakkdaMan on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    esteballs I SWEAR U got a HAMMER sittin on top of your shoulders!! T.O. back in SF, hell NO!! Singletary and Vern Davis…mentoring him?? WTF!!! The only way T.O. comes back to the bay is when Big AL calls for him! LoL! He’s had plenty of chances to get it 2gether and blown it. We need to dump that bust DE from UNC & dump michael lewis. Neither of these guys can punch their way out of a wet paper bag!! clements would B my next dump if dont stop gettin beat! Give me a solid OT rd 3 or higher, SS & CB rd 2 or higher. Give me a DE, NT, OG with the rest. NiiiiiiNers!!!!

  116. By leatherneck on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    Ginn for a fifth round pick! What a steal!! Miami is going to regret this one.

  117. By Billy on Apr 21, 2010 | Reply

    I know thats not a Dolphins fan talking junk… You got Brandon Marshall as a receiver now but your QB’s are garbage… The Niners are going to need Ginn in the special teams department… he’s a #4 receiver at best… Great move Niners!!!

  118. By ceelos on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    exactly wut he needed. I think he is goin to de gret things for us i am really excited for the season fo start already. the draft is today nd cant wait to see who else we add to are already great team. this year is going to be r year i know it.

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