Originally posted by Kolohe: I agree, Marecic isn't needed. Hes not even a good short yardage back, would rather have gave his spot to Cooper....if hes signs.
I don't get how people are saying this without knowing why the 49ers are bringing him in. Considering how little he ran the ball at Stanford, I highly doubt its for his running ability. I think Harbaugh has earned enough trust that if he wants Marecic on a loaded roster, there's probably a good reason for it.
Your right, I don't know, I'm no coach or not on the staff obviously, I'm just looking at the numbers at RB/FB as a fan and they are stacked at the position.
That's just as much as the receivers or same. Just my opinion but I would have rather seen Marcus Cooper or Darryl Morris earn the spot they deserve.
Originally posted by xcfan:
harbaugh's man-crush couldn't be any bigger.
here it is:
There's a lot to like, he's an incredibly hard worker, a guy that amps up everyone else, will do whatever you ask of him, no questions ask, never quits on a play, he's a lot like Costanzo without the weird locker room issues that he supposedly had.
Wasted roster spot....based on what? HOLY s**t, after 2 incredibly successful seasons, people still have an OCD need to nit-pick everything the coaching staff does. If Harbaugh thinks Marecic can be a valuable addition, that's good enough for me. Harbaugh could have brought a lot of former Stanford players on board, the fact that he went after this guy, and made a point of stating that the 49ers had really wanted him after he was drafted by the Browns is good enough for me. If Harbaugh thinks Marecic has a role on this team, I'm down with it.
It is almost always about talent, but some times you have to bring in the guys that exemplify the type of football players you want on your team. The way they think, work, compete can do a lot for team chemistry and make improvements no one can measure.
So Marecic, Brooks, Constanzo and McCoy. We take Browns players, get their best years out of them, then likely ship them to the Chiefs. Well thats at least where McCoy plays his final year. Interesting business model.
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