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If it come down to a RB cut who do you keep.

If it come down to a RB cut who do you keep.

Pretty simple, They are both backups. Mrob offers way more to the team as a backup then Sheets, and hes our Special teams ace.

If it does come down to this bye bye sheets.

Come to think of it we had this same debate the last few years with Clayton and Mrob, Srry folks Mrob isnt goin anywhere.

[ Edited by 49ersMan420 on Sep 2, 2009 at 19:53:50 ]
I mean, I think it's a moot point anyway. If we're going to be a run oriented football team, which we are going to be, then it's best to keep 5 backs on the roster.

Thus, I think they'll be room for both, unless they decide to keep a 2nd "true" FB.
I would refuse to cut either one of these guys.
If it is between these two for the last spot, it has to go to MRob. He simply does more for the team than the rookie, no matter how explosive he might be.....
Originally posted by FILTHpigskin:
It would never come down to those two. Sheets is a running back and Robinson is player who can play half back, full back, and is a great special teamer. There is no comparison.

Sheets will be a 3rd down specialist at running back and Robinson will do what he's been doing: catching passes out of the backfield, lead blocking sometimes, possibly running the wildcat, and kicking ass on special teams.

Robinson is an under-appreciated backup who does quite a few things well. Sheets is a rookie who does one thing very well (run the ball). In conclusion, I think we need both on our team.


I think it's pretty clear that we'll have 3 RBs (Gore, Coffee and Sheets) and 2 FBs (Norris and M-Rob) on the 53-man roster. You can always place a young FB like Rentmeester or Miller on the practice squad and call him up should anything happen to Norris.
Originally posted by GoFD74:
I think it's pretty clear that we'll have 3 RBs (Gore, Coffee and Sheets) and 2 FBs (Norris and M-Rob) on the 53-man roster. You can always place a young FB like Rentmeester or Miller on the practice squad and call him up should anything happen to Norris.

I am strictly an amateur eye but when I saw that TD run vs the cowgirls I saw something that I hadn't heard about Sheets. He ran with POWER!! He lowered his shoulder and with 2 players already on him he ran through the S and into the endzone. Considering this was our "speed" guy, the fact that he displayed that HAD to convince Singletary to Keep Sheets on the 53. Seriously, if the 49ers are serious about the run like they say they are, then they HAVE to keep Sheets. You saw the speed on his first run of the night, and then on that last run.....even if Sheets doesn't run between the tackles like that consistently now just that fact that he showed that he a) can and b) is willing, to run like that must be developed.

I just don't understand the people that would take MRob over Sheets, what have they not seen in Sheets. Remember, it is easier to find a good ST player on the waiver wire then a RB that looks as good as Sheets.
i'd rather have 4 RB's than 6 receivers. m-rob is the best special teams player we have (not including andy lee or jennings)
Right now the running game is our strong-point/essential offensive strategy, so I don't foresee either of these guys getting cut.

-Personally, I think we should have eased Sheets in the KR game during the pre-season, cause Spurlock hasn't done crap in that dept., and I don't see Spurlock even making the team until Rossum either gets injured, or suffers a mid-life crisis and joins a drag queen show in the Castro District.
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If Brit Miller was much more of a lead blocker than I'd pick him and Sheets over Robinson. But you could always stick Miller on the practice squad, Robinson you cannot.

Gore
Coffee
Sheets

Norris
Robinson

Two out of the five can contribute to special teams, would much rather keep Sheets and Robinson.
Originally posted by domesik:
Originally posted by GoFD74:
I think it's pretty clear that we'll have 3 RBs (Gore, Coffee and Sheets) and 2 FBs (Norris and M-Rob) on the 53-man roster. You can always place a young FB like Rentmeester or Miller on the practice squad and call him up should anything happen to Norris.

I am strictly an amateur eye but when I saw that TD run vs the cowgirls I saw something that I hadn't heard about Sheets. He ran with POWER!! He lowered his shoulder and with 2 players already on him he ran through the S and into the endzone. Considering this was our "speed" guy, the fact that he displayed that HAD to convince Singletary to Keep Sheets on the 53. Seriously, if the 49ers are serious about the run like they say they are, then they HAVE to keep Sheets. You saw the speed on his first run of the night, and then on that last run.....even if Sheets doesn't run between the tackles like that consistently now just that fact that he showed that he a) can and b) is willing, to run like that must be developed.

I just don't understand the people that would take MRob over Sheets, what have they not seen in Sheets. Remember, it is easier to find a good ST player on the waiver wire then a RB that looks as good as Sheets.

I hear you, but the truth is, Sheets and M-Rob are two completely different players that offer completely difference skill-sets/abilities. Because of this (IMO), it doesn't make sense to choose between the two since their skills are complimentary and help to fill out the roster.

That said, as of right now, M-Rob does more for this team than does Sheets, so that has to be taken into consideration if the team was forced to choose between the two. Sheets has much more potential as a pure RB and eventual kick/punt-returner, but he's still unproven as an NFL player.

So if it came down to one or the other, I'd have to take M-Rob too knowing that I already had Gore/Coffee on the roster. But that's only if they had to choose...the ideal scenario is to have Gore, Coffee and Sheets as your RBs and Norris, M-Rob as your FBs.
Originally posted by westcoastchamps:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by westcoastchamps:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Because Coffee can pass block and catch well, I would keep Sheets.

But why keep M-Rob he reminds me of K Barlow and i think we got more production from Barlow am i wrong

If he can gain 20 pounds then he has a very long career as a FB starter who can really help spread a defense. I really think he should be put on a one year program to become our starting FB.

I agree FB would be a better fit for him. i ment to quote the guy up there that picked M-Rob kinda new to this

Singletary told M-Rob he will be playing both RB and FB this season and that he doesn't believe in putting on or losing weight to fill a position. He wants Robinson to play at the weight he is most comfortable at.

The question is moot because neither of those guys is going anywhere.
Originally posted by Joecool:
How easily some players can be forgotten as soon as better talent comes along: Michael Clayton.


M. Rob is like the Clayton of active gameday roster players. In fact, we have a bunch of these guys, but once some real talent comes along, these guys will be forgotten in a heartbeat.

Coffee and Sheets basically washed away any issues with the running backs. This may also happen once Crabs signs. Patrick Willis did this with D. Smith.

All these hopes and sticking behind subpar players is silly. We still need more talent and players like M. Rob will be gone in a heartbeat.

Killah Kieth comes to mind
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Truth!!!!!
Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:
Originally posted by ruthless49er:
so let me get this straight. if it came down to it...both these guys are looking at the number 3 running back spot. The way out offense is geared say Gore takes about 85% of the snaps. while Coffee takes 10%. that leaves between 15-20 carries the whole year. the rest of the time theyre on ST. full time. would i have a near probowler at ST on my roster or a rookie wholl maybe get that big play 2 maybe 3 times this year if hes lucky? i dunno...tough choice



Sheets WILL NOT get more than 1-3 carries a game.

Robinson just brings added versatility as a Tazer/RB/FB/Special teams. He is the most versatile player on the team.

Bottom line, Sheets contribution to the team is extremely limited especially in comparison to Robinson.

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I don't think the Taser or whatever you want to call it is going to work as well
this year for anyone. Heck, watch the Iggles and what it produced with Vick
in the backfield. Now that DCs have had a full offseason to digest it, it's gonna
get blown up.

If it worked, we being seeing the triple option more in the NFL.

Robinson's reason for being on the team after final cutdown has more to do with
STs and leadership. I believe this guy will have a solid coaching career at the pro
or college level someday.
Originally posted by Mex49:
Seeing that M Rob plays a 1/3 of the game as a special teams ace, and Sheets probably won't even dress for games, I'ld have to say keep the guy that is playing and contributing
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