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How about that Bruce Miller

Originally posted by NeeJ49er:
He is explosive as a receiver out of the backfield, I would like to see him get 20+ catches at least, his long TD reception against Washington was the deepest pass thrown to a FB by any team last season, I can't remember William Floyd, Marc Edwards , Tommy Vardell , Marc Logan or even Tom Rathman hauling in such a long bomb ......Bruce can build on his solid rookie season , do you guys feel he will have his # called more this season ?

Fred Beasley 2003 monday night football
he is definitely capable. Will depend on how the games unfold. I feel JH will slip him in very creatively.
Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
Originally posted by NeeJ49er:
He is explosive as a receiver out of the backfield, I would like to see him get 20+ catches at least, his long TD reception against Washington was the deepest pass thrown to a FB by any team last season, I can't remember William Floyd, Marc Edwards , Tommy Vardell , Marc Logan or even Tom Rathman hauling in such a long bomb ......Bruce can build on his solid rookie season , do you guys feel he will have his # called more this season ?

Fred Beasley 2003 monday night football

and he dove for it in the endzone!
This kid to me is one of the most amazing stories of the 2011 draft. To be a rookie and with only 44 days of training camp switch sides of the ball and learn an entirely different position, and then take over the starting role . . . then be named as a Pro-Bowl alternate. Friggin' amazing.

That said I don't think over the long haul he's going to get a lot more touches. He had 15 touches in 8 starts as a rookie so I could see maybe 40 this year.
Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
This kid to me is one of the most amazing stories of the 2011 draft. To be a rookie and with only 44 days of training camp switch sides of the ball and learn an entirely different position, and then take over the starting role . . . then be named as a Pro-Bowl alternate. Friggin' amazing.

That said I don't think over the long haul he's going to get a lot more touches. He had 15 touches in 8 starts as a rookie so I could see maybe 40 this year.

I hadn't realized all of that, WOW. He'll get more touches this year but with the passing game opening up that will limit the increase one would think. Anyway......WOW !
With all the weapons we have I say his role decreases as far as getting the ball. He will still play but I think the coaches would rather have other guys with the ball.
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Yea they'll switch him back to defensive end
Wow, there are just so many plays and so many guys to make them. But i do think Miller will be used a lot. In a running situation, when he is in to block, I look for him to get a pass. When it is an obvious passing down, I look for him to block. That is pretty close to Coach H's playcalling.
YES! FB was always a key to the great West Coast Offense of Bill Walsh. My dad and I had season tickets during the 1980's and i remember how defenses could never just write off Rathman as a lead blocker only. They had to respect his skills running the ball and catching it out of the backfield. I believe with a full offseason under Coach Rathman, Miller will become a BIG factor in our offensive success! GO NINERS!!!
Yeah he's one of the great stories on the team with his conversion and he's a great player too. He can really make good blocks in space (moving targets). He also is a fluid athlete and pass catcher. He played TE in high school, but the guy is an athlete. He will get more touches for sure, but hopefully he's making big blocks for LaMichael James, Gore, Hunter and Jacobs. I think "booby" dixon is gone.
Im not even sure if he will make the team
Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
Originally posted by NeeJ49er:
He is explosive as a receiver out of the backfield, I would like to see him get 20+ catches at least, his long TD reception against Washington was the deepest pass thrown to a FB by any team last season, I can't remember William Floyd, Marc Edwards , Tommy Vardell , Marc Logan or even Tom Rathman hauling in such a long bomb ......Bruce can build on his solid rookie season , do you guys feel he will have his # called more this season ?

Fred Beasley 2003 monday night football

damn !!!!! I forgot to add Beasley ...Punishing Lead Blocker
Can't believe no mention of Roger Craig--92 in '85! Had only two seasons with fewer than 20 catches and his first four years (full time FB) he averaged 73. The good old days!
Miller's output really depends on how much spread offense we run. With the addition of more receivers and two talented TEs, we could easily run more 1 RB formations. If we do, Miller's output will go down.

Having said that, I would love to see Miller leading for James. It won't take much space for LaMichael James to create some huge runs.
Originally posted by WookieOftheYear:
Im not even sure if he will make the team

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