Originally posted by eonblue:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Not sure the need for an "every down back" is relevant to this offense. I get what you're saying in that we'll need someone with more size/power than LMJ and Hunter once Gire is done...but even if we found someone like that, Harbaugh's system doesn't really operate that way. It's a run heavy system, so the carries are typically split amongst 3 backs, two at the very minimum.
Like I said, I understand your point, but not sure I agree with your "every down back" premise.
Well in your opinion who would be a good back for a 3 back system. Kenjon Barner?
Well, at least for the 2013, it would have to be someone who can contribute on special teams (like Dixon) since they're not likely to get much playing time behind Gore, Hunter and James (barring injuries). By special teams, I mean either a gunner or a coverage guy at the least, a kickoff/punt returner at the most. In that sense, Barner would be a good choice as would a guy like Michael Ford who has good size (5'10" 215), pretty good speed, excellent RB potential and adds value on special teams.