Great quotes ro read by Lattimore himself and Ellington on Lattimore:
"It's been going good," Lattimore told 49ers.com on Thursday. "I'm real happy because I've had no knee problems, nothing in my knee, no soreness, no swelling."
"It's all the other muscles around the knee getting used to the workload again and going full-speed," Lattimore said. "That's what I have to get used to, going full-speed again and getting those instincts back that I've had. "I'm taking it one day at a time. Your hamstring gets sore, your calves get sore, but you push through that. And once you get used to that as the weeks go by, the more I get into football shape, I feel like I'll be fine." "I'm getting a lot of reps out there," Lattimore said. "I'm learning from the best, Coach (Tom) Rathman, and from watching the veterans, seeing how they work. I'm learning every day, learning more and more about the game every day." "I'm building up towards OTAs, minicamps and when it matters," Lattimore said, "I want to be in there and that's the season."
"I look at like it's competition (on Hyde)," Lattimore said. "Competition brings out the best in you. It brings out the best in every player in the backfield. We've got a group of great guys and we all want the best for each other, but at the end of the day, we all want to play. "We're going to compete and we're going to bring the best out of each other and we're going to have a great backfield."
So how does Lattimore look on the field these days? Take the endorsement of his former college teammates, fourth-round draft pick Bruce Ellington. "He looks good," the young wide receiver said. It's not a surprise for Ellington, who knows how hard Lattimore works at his craft." I knew Marcus was a hard worker," Ellington said. "I knew once he got to the NFL it was going to transition over. He's doing the same thing, working hard, getting after it and trying to be the best he can be."
[ Edited by NCommand on May 15, 2014 at 5:54 PM ]