I still dont think Sheets is better than Spiller. Granted, if Sheets would have been given a shot here, I dont think we are talking about Spiller so much. I think Spiller has a chance to be very similar to Chris Johnson.
Sheets to me looked like a great value going undrafted and you're right Spiller looks like the real deal. I'm hoping get Haden and Bulaga in the first round which is pretty much a pipe dream. I certainly wouldn't piss and moan if we ended up snagging Spiller though. If we get him I'd be more upset that Coffee would look more and more like a wasted draft pick.
Not necessarily,look at the Cowboys,they have 3 good RB's and use them all well:
from the highlight video, CJ Spiller looks like THE pick! I don't watch much college ball, has anyone watched him much? It would be great to get a guy like that but we all know we really need to address the Offensive Line.
I'm hoping they do something during FA so that CJ Spiller could actually be something we think about.
My biggest gripe with Coffee is his very low average. RB's typically come out of college ready to go, and Coffee has not done that. I am still willing to give him another year though to possibly add some pounds and learn a few tricks of the trade...
Almost half the ypc. With the SAME offensive line.
Gore is our most valuable offensive player. If he goes down with an injury, which gets more likely with each passing year, the season is OVER. Nobody will respect the run.
Forget KR/PR. The 49ers NEED a talented backup RB to split carries with Gore to keep him fresh. The return duties just happen to fill a huge need as well, that might net some nice extra yards each game.
Here's hoping the 49ers pick up a solid free agent, which isn't likely, or a nice draft pick like CJSpiller.
I think we need a line that can block better first. If the line donen't do that next year it won't matter if we have Frank Gore , AP, and Chris Johnson back there we won't be able to run the ball well. Although I wouldn't mind signing Leon Washington from the Jets; they had Shonn Greene emerge this year as Thomas Jones back-up and Washington could provide a scat-back types player as well as returner. Provided of course his injury checks out ok.
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