What I haven't seen talked about much is our WRs blocking skills on running plays. Not sure about Bruce, but I know Morgan did well vs. Seattle. And next season, could easily see Morgan and B. Jones as our starting X and Z receivers. They're pretty big guys who could block well downfield.
Anyway, here's a good article, shows how unselfish Morgan is even though he got zero catches. We need to extend his contract early like we have for several other players...
"This is Josh Morgan’s version of trash talk.
After Sunday’s game, he teased fullback Moran Norris, telling him, “You better watch out. Frank is running behind my blocks, not yours.”
Wait a minute: A receiver talking smack about his blocking prowess? What in the name of Ochocinco is going on around here?
Receivers are supposed to be NFL’s spoiled brats who write books like “Just Give Me The Damn Ball.” There are wideouts who are whineouts, forcing their way out of town with their petulant behavior.
Sometimes, receivers even get labeled as divas.
The 49ers’ current corps, however, has a rare appetite for the grunt work. Since rushing for 207 yards on Sunday, Frank Gore repeatedly praised his the blocking work by his receivers.
Gore said the perimeter blocking helped open up his touchdown runs of 79 and 80 yards. Morgan and Isaac Bruce, in particular, sealed off lanes to help make Gore’s big day possible.
“I’ve always liked blocking, even in college,” said Morgan, who is 6-0, 219. “You don’t want your man making the tackle. I was always taught that your man better not even be in the picture.”
Morgan didn’t seem too bothered by the fact that he has just three catches for 38 yards this season. Arnaz Battle seemed unfazed, too, despite totals of three catches for 23 yards.
“We definitely want to go out there and help Frank get the job done. We want to give him the best opportunity we can,’’ Battle said. “(Blocking) is part of the job. Blocking comes down to will and want-to, and I’ve always had that.”"
Rest of article.