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.