Originally posted by jimmythegreekjr:
Is it just me or do the 49er running backs look tiny. Yesterday Glen Coffee looked very small and fragile. Kory sheets, the other draft pick is also small. And then I looked at Steven Jackson, pretty strong physically.
If our OLine cannot "push" the defensive line back enough, a bigger and more explosive back might help a little.
Kory Sheets wasn't a draft pick. He signed as an unrestricted free agent after going undrafted out of Purdue.
It's the play of the offensive line, not the size of the running back, that has caused concern. It won't matter if the 49ers have an defensive tackle running the rock; if running lanes and holes aren't opening up, backs can't gain yardage.