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How much are we going to play a fullback this year?

People underestimate fullbacks... Watch probly HALF of our amazing glory day highlights and ALOT of those plays dont happen with out Rathman blowing people up...

Watch #44







Originally posted by nvchamp9ers:
Our new offense utilizes the FB a ton, rest assured there will be plenty of snaps with a FB on the field.

Its just that there really isn't a clear cut starting FB on the team at this moment. Lets look through our options:

Dixon- More suited to play as the bruising RB, but he has bulked up to 250, so we will see.

Miller- He was probably the guy they wanted as the starter, but he is on the PUP list. Idk what will happen when he comes back from his injury. He likely won't play in the preseason.

Norris- The guy is the complete opposite of what a West Coast FB has to be. The only way he stays is because of injury to the others. I bet he gets cut.

Corcoran- I just have a feeling that this is the guy the coaching staff wants, but as someone else pointed out, he might be too light.

If I had to guess, I would say that all these guys would battle it out during preseason. Norris will get cut, Miller will likely come back in the first couple weeks of the season, and Corcoran will be sent to the PS. I bet Dixon replaces Miller in the regular season if he is still injured, but the coaching staff's intention to start Miller will eventually come to reality once he is healthy and ready to start.
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Originally posted by susweel:
Its written into Frank Gore's contract that the team must have Norris at FB.

lulz.
Konrad Reuland last year at standford had 11g... 21rec.... 209yds.... 1 td....

that was in only 11 games.

I think the fb will play a significant role in the offense, especially noticeable in the passing game.

owen marecic 13g... 9rec.... 75yds.... 0 tds

still not bad for a fb...
[ Edited by OptimusPrime52 on Aug 5, 2011 at 2:06 PM ]
Originally posted by OptimusPrime52:
Konrad Reuland last year at standford had 11g... 21rec.... 209yds.... 1 td....

that was in only 11 games.

I think the fb will play a significant role in the offense, especially noticeable in the passing game.

He wasn't the FB though. Marecic was...
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[ Edited by OptimusPrime52 on Aug 5, 2011 at 1:59 PM ]
Originally posted by niner4life21:
Originally posted by OptimusPrime52:
Konrad Reuland last year at standford had 11g... 21rec.... 209yds.... 1 td....

that was in only 11 games.

I think the fb will play a significant role in the offense, especially noticeable in the passing game.

He wasn't the FB though. Marecic was...

yeah i brain farted, changing the stats now. rueland did play some h back role though.
Originally posted by nvchamp9ers:
Our new offense utilizes the FB a ton, rest assured there will be plenty of snaps with a FB on the field.

I'm not sure of that. Harbaugh's Stanford team didn't use the FB much except for blocking. It's where his offense veers from the WCO. It's a limiting factor, I think.
Originally posted by niner4life21:
Originally posted by nvchamp9ers:
Our new offense utilizes the FB a ton, rest assured there will be plenty of snaps with a FB on the field.

Its just that there really isn't a clear cut starting FB on the team at this moment. Lets look through our options:

Dixon- More suited to play as the bruising RB, but he has bulked up to 250, so we will see.

Miller- He was probably the guy they wanted as the starter, but he is on the PUP list. Idk what will happen when he comes back from his injury. He likely won't play in the preseason.

Norris- The guy is the complete opposite of what a West Coast FB has to be. The only way he stays is because of injury to the others. I bet he gets cut.

Corcoran- I just have a feeling that this is the guy the coaching staff wants, but as someone else pointed out, he might be too light.

If I had to guess, I would say that all these guys would battle it out during preseason. Norris will get cut, Miller will likely come back in the first couple weeks of the season, and Corcoran will be sent to the PS. I bet Dixon replaces Miller in the regular season if he is still injured, but the coaching staff's intention to start Miller will eventually come to reality once he is healthy and ready to start.

MY guess is Corcoran they gave him a 3 year deal if im not mistaken..that usually doesnt spell practice squad...my money is on this kid as our starting fb
Originally posted by nvchamp9ers:
Our new offense utilizes the FB a ton, rest assured there will be plenty of snaps with a FB on the field.

Just hopefully not Norris.
Originally posted by 49ersMan420:
People underestimate fullbacks... Watch probly HALF of our amazing glory day highlights and ALOT of those plays dont happen with out Rathman blowing people up...

Watch #44








Where's the Rathman on our current roster? Besides, as solid as he was, even in the 80's when he did play, it's not like if we played a 3rd receiver or 2nd tight end instead of him that they wouldn't have ever made plays...
Yes, Stanford played Marecic a bunch, but he was one of their better players... I just think the talent difference between a Delanie Walker or a Joshua Morgan and a Moran Norris or a Bruce Miller is pretty gaping...
If the new mini-RB is the future of the Niners, they really need a stud FB. I know its kind of a dying breed, but it just makes so much sense. If they have a big, bruising 240+ DB in the backfield with James or Hunter it would open up so many options. Teams would have to consider a RB plunge up the middle, behind the FB, fake up the middle, sweeping to the out side, or just a FB dive up the middle. It would also alleviate the need to dedicate more roster spots to RBs. I.E. James, Hunter, big RB, and a FB.

Is Bruce Miller that guy?
[ Edited by Butter on May 21, 2012 at 9:22 PM ]
Originally posted by Butter:
If the new mini-RB is the future of the Niners, they really need a stud FB. I know its kind of a dying breed, but it just makes so much sense. If they have a big, bruising 240+ DB in the backfield with James or Hunter it would open up so many options. Teams would have to consider a RB plunge up the middle, behind the FB, fake up the middle, sweeping to the out side, or just a FB dive up the middle. It would also alleviate the need to dedicate more roster spots to RBs. I.E. James, Hunter, big RB, and a FB.

Is Brit Miller that guy?

NO!
This n***a said Brit Miller. This n***a...
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