Originally posted by doc_brown_:
The guy takes up a roster spot as our 3rd RB, yet he's virtually useless as a RB. Ok, I take that back. HE IS USELESS AS A RB!
We are all aware of Robinson being a great leader, but teams only carry three RB's during the season. With Robinson taking up a roster spot as a RB, we are forced to cut or demote younger players (Kory Sheets, Thomas Clayton) who may have developed into solid contributors.
Another example of Robinson being a hinderance can be explained with the help of what transpired today in my little town of Vancouver, BC. The reigning CFL rookie of the year is a RB named Martell Mallet (23yo, 6'0", 195lbs), who is also a good kick returner. He was signed today by the Eagles. We need a solid kick returner, but guys like Mallet will stay off of our radar as long as Robinson continues to become a mainstay for the 49ers.
I enjoy the Robinson Report, but other than that, I see no point in the 49ers carrying a RB who isn't a good runner.
Teams carry as many as necessary. If Kory Sheets or Thomas Clayton were worth roster spots, the team would have carried 4 RB's. Some teams do carry 4, just as some have carried 4 QB's, or 6 WR's etc etc etc. Teams will find a way to carry a player if they feel he can be a valuable contributor in some way.
Sounds to me like your unahppy with the decision to let Clayton go, put Sheets on the PS and then that you favorite BC Lion (FWIW My Al's were the Champs baby!
) got picked up by a team not named the SF 49ers. Guess what, the coaches made the decision they felt was best for the team, and Kory Sheets did nothing in Miami even with Ronnie Brown out for the season and Ricky Williams getting the bulk of carries, Thomas Clayton was working the BK drive thru and Mallet will have to earn a roster spot or he may find himself on the PS or back in BC.