Originally posted by Oldschool9erfan:
I think bringing back owen is not a bad thing. He's very familiar with the offense already and he's a guy that Harbaugh loves.
BUT THERE ARE TWO REPLACEMENTS ON THE TEAM WHO SHOULD GET MORE ACTION
Anthony Dixon would be very interesting to put in the offense. Let's hope that he knows the playbook enough to be the fullback. I get this feeling that Harbaugh and Company doesn't really trust Dixon for whatever reason, maybe it's warranted reason, I don't know. But it would be great to have another weapon out of the backfield, Dixon can catch and block, he's just not 250 like Miller.
The other guy that will get more work is Vance McDonald. I see him taking over more of the Miller role.
But it's a huge loss for the Niners because of the work that Miller has been doing and his timing with Gore and he's been a nice target for Colin and very surehanded.
And finally, it wasn't Colin's fault that Miller got hurt. It's just an unfortunate play.
McDonald is not a very good blocker at this point.
It puzzles me how the 49ers can move up to take McDonald, passing on Ertz and Eifert. Now both of those guys have substantial roles on their teams but McDonald has done almost nothing on the 49ers. I thought he was supposed to be the next Delanie Walker. He not only isn't another Swiss Army knife, he isn't even a finger nail trimmer at this point.