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.