Going back and looking at the game against the titans, we could have had a lot more success if KW was a little better at blocking. The times Kap kept it and went to KW side, he usually whiffed his block. This happened alot in Seattle as well. When Kap keeps the ball, one solid block could be the difference between a 3 yard gain and a 40 yard gain.The read option usually works best with a 3 WR set but most importantly you can't establish tendencies so sometimes they have to run it to KW side. With the addition of Manningham, the 9ers top 3 should look like Bolding, Manningham, Baldwin, as Mario is just a better version of KW. With that being the case, MM is a much better blocker than KW as evident from last year. This should result in increased production out of this particular play.
I am very excited for MM to come back as it is my opinion that most of the reason for lack of production in the other WR not named Boldin is the coaches don't like designing plays to get KW open. They have designed a limited number of plays for Baldwin (mostly slants and fades) but they don't seem to design plays for KW. This means that the only way KW would get the ball is if Kap doesn't like his first read and goes through his progressions. Although he is getting better at it, he still has yet to master this skill as most QBs don't get to this level until around year 5 or so. With MM coming back, The coaches are getting someone they feel comfortable designing plays as the # 1 read. Finally, probably the most exciting, the addition of MM will make the receiving corps resemble that of a pretty good unit. Boldin, Baldwin, Manningham, Davis, McDonald just sounds a lot better than what we have been getting lately. I still think KW is going to be a decent spot duty type player (and punt returner) as he is extremely quick and runs great routes; but he needs to have better hands if he wants to earn a feature role.