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Owen Marecic

I remember Harbaugh commenting that he wanted Owen when he was drafted but that it couldn't work out. If we needed help at FB I could see him coming over but not with Miller and Dixon on the team, no need for him.
Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:
Originally posted by LottDMontanaO:
Originally posted by WINiner:
Originally posted by LottDMontanaO:
Bring in Marecic. I like Miller and Dixon but the more competition at FB from a true FB, the better.

Marecic was cut, while Miller was a PB alternate. Pretty sure we are set.

Like I said, a little competition at FB wouldn't hurt anything. I don't think he'd beat out Miller - no way - and I really like the way Miller's progressed over these past two years at a new position. That said, Miller has remained healthy at a brutally tough position...Marecic could be good insurance or at least show the Niners something in an audition to see if he has it at the NFL level in case he's needed down the road (I trust the Niners ability to evaluate talent over the Browns). I didn't see him much at Cleveland but I liked what I saw of him at Stanford and thought he could be someone the Niners took a look at during that year's draft.

Training camp is done.

Thanks for the reminder - did you read the rest of my post? Regardless of training camp being over, I'm pretty sure Harbaugh looks at competition as ongoing when it comes to talent, bringing in talent, making the team better overall from top to bottom, etc..."iron sharpens iron". In this case, not saying that Miller has anything to worry about but Marecic could be a talent at FB that's worth a look and as insurance in case of injury. Again, I'm basing this off of what I saw of him at Stanford, which was impressive, and also I'm not convinced he was in the best situation in Cleveland. Who knows, and we'll see if anything happens with him in the days ahead.
Not a good send-off from the SB Nation site for the Browns, 'Dawgs By Nature':
Marecic goes down as an awful fourth-round pick in terms of contributions -- he couldn't catch and couldn't block.He'll be replaced by RB Chris Ogbonnaya at the position this year.
Originally posted by LottDMontanaO:
Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:
Originally posted by LottDMontanaO:
Originally posted by WINiner:
Originally posted by LottDMontanaO:
Bring in Marecic. I like Miller and Dixon but the more competition at FB from a true FB, the better.

Marecic was cut, while Miller was a PB alternate. Pretty sure we are set.

Like I said, a little competition at FB wouldn't hurt anything. I don't think he'd beat out Miller - no way - and I really like the way Miller's progressed over these past two years at a new position. That said, Miller has remained healthy at a brutally tough position...Marecic could be good insurance or at least show the Niners something in an audition to see if he has it at the NFL level in case he's needed down the road (I trust the Niners ability to evaluate talent over the Browns). I didn't see him much at Cleveland but I liked what I saw of him at Stanford and thought he could be someone the Niners took a look at during that year's draft.

Training camp is done.

Thanks for the reminder - did you read the rest of my post? Regardless of training camp being over, I'm pretty sure Harbaugh looks at competition as ongoing when it comes to talent, bringing in talent, making the team better overall from top to bottom, etc..."iron sharpens iron". In this case, not saying that Miller has anything to worry about but Marecic could be a talent at FB that's worth a look and as insurance in case of injury. Again, I'm basing this off of what I saw of him at Stanford, which was impressive, and also I'm not convinced he was in the best situation in Cleveland. Who knows, and we'll see if anything happens with him in the days ahead.

Yes thought you needed the reminder. I don't see the feasibility in keeping two dedicated FBs on the roster for the sake of competition. Miller is far and away the better player so it wouldn't be a true competition anyway. Dixon already provides whatever competition is necessary at the position.
Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:
Originally posted by LottDMontanaO:
Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:
Originally posted by LottDMontanaO:
Originally posted by WINiner:
Originally posted by LottDMontanaO:
Bring in Marecic. I like Miller and Dixon but the more competition at FB from a true FB, the better.

Marecic was cut, while Miller was a PB alternate. Pretty sure we are set.

Like I said, a little competition at FB wouldn't hurt anything. I don't think he'd beat out Miller - no way - and I really like the way Miller's progressed over these past two years at a new position. That said, Miller has remained healthy at a brutally tough position...Marecic could be good insurance or at least show the Niners something in an audition to see if he has it at the NFL level in case he's needed down the road (I trust the Niners ability to evaluate talent over the Browns). I didn't see him much at Cleveland but I liked what I saw of him at Stanford and thought he could be someone the Niners took a look at during that year's draft.

Training camp is done.

Thanks for the reminder - did you read the rest of my post? Regardless of training camp being over, I'm pretty sure Harbaugh looks at competition as ongoing when it comes to talent, bringing in talent, making the team better overall from top to bottom, etc..."iron sharpens iron". In this case, not saying that Miller has anything to worry about but Marecic could be a talent at FB that's worth a look and as insurance in case of injury. Again, I'm basing this off of what I saw of him at Stanford, which was impressive, and also I'm not convinced he was in the best situation in Cleveland. Who knows, and we'll see if anything happens with him in the days ahead.

Yes thought you needed the reminder. I don't see the feasibility in keeping two dedicated FBs on the roster for the sake of competition. Miller is far and away the better player so it wouldn't be a true competition anyway. Dixon already provides whatever competition is necessary at the position.

I didn't need the reminder - you thought wrong. You and I agree to disagree. If something happened to Miller, you'd be completely comfortable with really only Dixon as your full-time fullback (not counting Schepler...I don't think he makes the team)? Dixon has been great at playing in spots and Special Teams...his background is not at FB but he's been doing a good job of doing what it takes to stay on this team. Have you ever seen Marecic play? It doesn't sound like it. Not saying he would be our solution if something did happen, but just saying he would be worth a look due to the talent I saw there in the past and since Harbaugh knows him so well and seems/seemed to like him. But you seem to have it already figured out with your last sentence there about Dixon. You and I agree to disagree.
[ Edited by LottDMontanaO on Aug 28, 2013 at 8:03 AM ]
How often do we really even use Miller? If he were to go down, we'd probably just play without a FB.

I don't see a need for Marecic. People have been wanting all these Stanford products since Harbaugh arrived, yet Harbaugh himself doesn't seem to want them.
Originally posted by LottDMontanaO:
Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:
Originally posted by LottDMontanaO:
Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:
Originally posted by LottDMontanaO:
Originally posted by WINiner:
Originally posted by LottDMontanaO:
Bring in Marecic. I like Miller and Dixon but the more competition at FB from a true FB, the better.

Marecic was cut, while Miller was a PB alternate. Pretty sure we are set.

Like I said, a little competition at FB wouldn't hurt anything. I don't think he'd beat out Miller - no way - and I really like the way Miller's progressed over these past two years at a new position. That said, Miller has remained healthy at a brutally tough position...Marecic could be good insurance or at least show the Niners something in an audition to see if he has it at the NFL level in case he's needed down the road (I trust the Niners ability to evaluate talent over the Browns). I didn't see him much at Cleveland but I liked what I saw of him at Stanford and thought he could be someone the Niners took a look at during that year's draft.

Training camp is done.

Thanks for the reminder - did you read the rest of my post? Regardless of training camp being over, I'm pretty sure Harbaugh looks at competition as ongoing when it comes to talent, bringing in talent, making the team better overall from top to bottom, etc..."iron sharpens iron". In this case, not saying that Miller has anything to worry about but Marecic could be a talent at FB that's worth a look and as insurance in case of injury. Again, I'm basing this off of what I saw of him at Stanford, which was impressive, and also I'm not convinced he was in the best situation in Cleveland. Who knows, and we'll see if anything happens with him in the days ahead.

Yes thought you needed the reminder. I don't see the feasibility in keeping two dedicated FBs on the roster for the sake of competition. Miller is far and away the better player so it wouldn't be a true competition anyway. Dixon already provides whatever competition is necessary at the position.

I didn't need the reminder - you thought wrong. You and I agree to disagree. If something happened to Miller, you'd be completely comfortable with really only Dixon as your full-time fullback (not counting Schepler...I don't think he makes the team)? Dixon has been great at playing in spots and Special Teams...his background is not at FB but he's been doing a good job of doing what it takes to stay on this team. Have you ever seen Marecic play? It doesn't sound like it. Not saying he would be our solution if something did happen, but just saying he would be worth a look due to the talent I saw there in the past and since Harbaugh knows him so well and seems/seemed to like him. But you seem to have it already figured out with your last sentence there about Dixon. You and I agree to disagree.

Your argument lacks merit because there is no room for a back up FB. NO team carries a pure FB as a back up. You need guys who can contribute at multiple positions. Dixon does that by being able to play FB, RB, ST. The time to carry a back up FB is during training camp.

Just for grins, who are you in favor of cutting to carry Marecic?
[ Edited by WINiner on Aug 28, 2013 at 4:35 PM ]
Originally posted by WINiner:
Your argument lacks merit because there is no room for a back up FB. NO team carries a pure FB as a back up. You need guys who can contribute at multiple positions. Dixon does that by being able to play FB, RB, ST. The time to carry a back up FB is during training camp.

Just for grins, who are you in favor of cutting to carry Marecic?

Who says Marecic cannot contribute on ST and would only be a back-up FB? He's pretty athletic for a FB compared to other FBs out there. I actually don't know his abilities to contribute on ST - if he couldn't, that would end any discussion here, I'm sure. Anyway, I'm not saying he would definitely make the final 53 - perhaps I worded my previous posts incorrectly. Assuming everyone's healthy, it's looking like Miller & Dixon at FB, Gore, Hunter, and James at RB - we're probably not carrying more than five total at FB & RB. I'm saying that he could be brought in for a look/tryout for the coaching staff to see where he's at right now for future thought should injuries arise. And, they may come away impressed - thus, more talent on the radar "just in case". A lot of this coaching staff knows Marecic from his Stanford past, which he showed a lot talent-wise. That was college, I know, and it was almost three years ago...maybe he doesn't have it at the NFL level. We'll see if anything happens with him in the next day or two - he's already cleared waivers today it looks like.
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