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How about that Bruce Miller

Originally posted by Oldschool9erfan:
I think bringing back owen is not a bad thing. He's very familiar with the offense already and he's a guy that Harbaugh loves.

BUT THERE ARE TWO REPLACEMENTS ON THE TEAM WHO SHOULD GET MORE ACTION

Anthony Dixon would be very interesting to put in the offense. Let's hope that he knows the playbook enough to be the fullback. I get this feeling that Harbaugh and Company doesn't really trust Dixon for whatever reason, maybe it's warranted reason, I don't know. But it would be great to have another weapon out of the backfield, Dixon can catch and block, he's just not 250 like Miller.

The other guy that will get more work is Vance McDonald. I see him taking over more of the Miller role.

But it's a huge loss for the Niners because of the work that Miller has been doing and his timing with Gore and he's been a nice target for Colin and very surehanded.

And finally, it wasn't Colin's fault that Miller got hurt. It's just an unfortunate play.

McDonald is not a very good blocker at this point.

It puzzles me how the 49ers can move up to take McDonald, passing on Ertz and Eifert. Now both of those guys have substantial roles on their teams but McDonald has done almost nothing on the 49ers. I thought he was supposed to be the next Delanie Walker. He not only isn't another Swiss Army knife, he isn't even a finger nail trimmer at this point.
Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by NCommand:
Originally posted by crabman82:
Originally posted by GNS1310:
Paging Owen Marecic

Matt Maiocco ‏@MaioccoCSN8m
Jim Harbaugh said FB Bruce Miller has an injury "that doesn't look good" to his scapula (shoulder blade). 49ers likely to add Owen Marecic.

Eff you Baalke/Harbaugh! I warned fans ALL year he was silently one of our best offensive players/MVP's. I said we needed to start developing a real FB behind him just in case. I got excited when we brought in Owen b/c he was a pretty pure FB. Cut. And then we risk Miller in the passing game all year. Screwed if he's out...

Gotta agree with you there. For a team that prefers/depends on power running as the core of its offense, not having a backup FB is not good player management, IMO. We kept some WRs on the roster that HaRo had no intention of actually using instead of having that backup jackhammer FB that makes the running game run.

It's a bit of hindsight now but Miller was a more critical piece than most realized. If it is a broken scapula, he is certainly out for the playoffs. That is one of those bones that does not get a high blood flow, hence it tends to heal more slowly than a clavicle. Let's hope Marecic has some magic here. I am rather skeptical. No other team has found a use for him. That does not bode well for filling such an important role.

He is CRITICAL to our running game and for whatever reason, is targeted on offense more than a guy like Mario Manningham. He suits our offensive philsophy. Period. I wonder if Owen is even in shape at all at this juncture of the season.

But Miller is a true blocker...knows all the plays, proper angles and often times blocks 2 and even 3 guys on ONE play. There is no way we can replace him with a guy like Dixon or McDonald/Celek as inline blockers for Gore. We may see more I-back formations? Either way, I bet Roman is #$%^&*() his pants right now.
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Originally posted by dj43:
McDonald is not a very good blocker at this point.

It puzzles me how the 49ers can move up to take McDonald, passing on Ertz and Eifert. Now both of those guys have substantial roles on their teams but McDonald has done almost nothing on the 49ers. I thought he was supposed to be the next Delanie Walker. He not only isn't another Swiss Army knife, he isn't even a finger nail trimmer at this point.

mcdonald's college film did not warrant moving up for him. he's like taylor mays: great body, but who cares if it doesn't translate to athletic, on-field playmaking.
Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by Oldschool9erfan:
I think bringing back owen is not a bad thing. He's very familiar with the offense already and he's a guy that Harbaugh loves.

BUT THERE ARE TWO REPLACEMENTS ON THE TEAM WHO SHOULD GET MORE ACTION

Anthony Dixon would be very interesting to put in the offense. Let's hope that he knows the playbook enough to be the fullback. I get this feeling that Harbaugh and Company doesn't really trust Dixon for whatever reason, maybe it's warranted reason, I don't know. But it would be great to have another weapon out of the backfield, Dixon can catch and block, he's just not 250 like Miller.

The other guy that will get more work is Vance McDonald. I see him taking over more of the Miller role.

But it's a huge loss for the Niners because of the work that Miller has been doing and his timing with Gore and he's been a nice target for Colin and very surehanded.

And finally, it wasn't Colin's fault that Miller got hurt. It's just an unfortunate play.

McDonald is not a very good blocker at this point.

It puzzles me how the 49ers can move up to take McDonald, passing on Ertz and Eifert. Now both of those guys have substantial roles on their teams but McDonald has done almost nothing on the 49ers. I thought he was supposed to be the next Delanie Walker. He not only isn't another Swiss Army knife, he isn't even a finger nail trimmer at this point.

Well first of all, Ertz and Eifert were both selected well ahead of McDonald.. Second of all, those guys aren't competing with vernon davis for getting routes to run. McDonald is usually in to block
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schelper's the guy. he'll buckle a fool's knees when it's time to take care of business.
Give the ball to Rathman!
Originally posted by Cooper22:
Well first of all, Ertz and Eifert were both selected well ahead of McDonald.. Second of all, those guys aren't competing with vernon davis for getting routes to run. McDonald is usually in to block

And as if we didn't NEED an impact free safety before anything else.
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rathman and gore would've been a great duo. they both have similar, downhill running styles.
Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
He's on the way


This still makes me laugh! Where's the "Haters gon Hate!" caption?
Anthony Dixon deserves more playtime. I would also like to see Chuck Jacobs get some active roster action, but knowing Roman and his offense. He would never see the field, so maybe some time to a different defender.
Originally posted by NCommand:
Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
He's on the way


This still makes me laugh! Where's the "Haters gon Hate!" caption?

That play pissed me off so much when it happened. It was a sure touchdown that was blown by his poor athleticism.
Originally posted by Kronos2560:
Originally posted by NCommand:
Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
He's on the way


This still makes me laugh! Where's the "Haters gon Hate!" caption?

That play pissed me off so much when it happened. It was a sure touchdown that was blown by his poor athleticism.

I remember the first time I saw the Haters Gon Hate caption on this... oh man I shed tears from lol'ing
I actually think Boobie is the best option. Plus, he would be an additional run threat.
owen marecic is still out there
Originally posted by NCommand:
Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
He's on the way


This still makes me laugh! Where's the "Haters gon Hate!" caption?

That was a Stoney special if I'm not mistaken. And yeah, this photo is a PAINFUL reminder of the LOST years...
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