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How about that Bruce Miller

Originally posted by SportsFan:
20 catches for Miller? Has any FB in league history ever come close to that?

Rathman had 20+ catch seasons in all but two in his career. One of those seasons he only played in 8 games and still had 10. So I guess his rookie season would be the only one truly.

Had a high of 73 catches in '89!

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/R/RathTo00.htm
[ Edited by JTsBiggestFan on Jun 1, 2012 at 9:49 AM ]
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I like the idea of using Miller more, but there is only one damn football man. I wouldn't expect his receptions to increase with the addtions we've made in the offseason. Having said that, look at the play against the Washington that he made running right by their LB for a TD. If Roman/Harbs catches the D sleeping on the FB, they aren't afraid to DIAL IT UP.

For the poster that asked if a FB "has ever" had that many receptions........

Tom Rathman had 73 in 1989. SEVENTY-THREE!

The issue about that is that these days LBs have gotten so fast. That generally elimates that idea as a "gameplan."
Wow no wonder why people are ok with mediocre offense....

They forgot what a good offense looks like or never saw one.
YES/
Originally posted by JTsBiggestFan:
Originally posted by SportsFan:
20 catches for Miller? Has any FB in league history ever come close to that?

Rathman had 20+ catch seasons in all but two in his career. One of those seasons he only played in 8 games and still had 10. So I guess his rookie season would be the only one truly.

Had a high of 73 catches in '89!

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/R/RathTo00.htm

73 catches in a year for Rathman...damn. Did not know that.
Originally posted by GoldandGarnet:

The issue about that is that these days LBs have gotten so fast. That generally elimates that idea as a "gameplan."

Good observation.
No, we have too many other weapons.
Wow, Vardell?! haven't heard that name in a while!
I would actually not be surprised to see him get a decent amount LESS playing time. He played well last year and should only be better this year, but then again, for much of the year, Crabtree, Vernon, and Gore/Hunter were our only legit skill position players. So it was very justifiable for him to see the field as one of the two remaining skill position guys. This year with Manningham and Moss, those guys could eat into his snaps as we should run far more 2 and 3 WR sets next year.

If Moss pans out which we're obviously all hoping he does, then barring injury, I'd see the 300 snap distribution of the skill guys in a 60 snap ball game going something like this:

Vernon- 60
Crabtree- 50
Moss- 40
Manningham- 40
Delanie- 25
running backs- 65 (in other words, there should be a few plays a game where 2 of Gore/Hunter/LaMike are in the game)
Miller- 15
3rd TE- 5
[ Edited by andes14 on Jun 1, 2012 at 12:05 PM ]
Originally posted by SportsFan:
Originally posted by JTsBiggestFan:
Originally posted by SportsFan:
20 catches for Miller? Has any FB in league history ever come close to that?

Rathman had 20+ catch seasons in all but two in his career. One of those seasons he only played in 8 games and still had 10. So I guess his rookie season would be the only one truly.

Had a high of 73 catches in '89!

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/R/RathTo00.htm

73 catches in a year for Rathman...damn. Did not know that.
Larry Centers, Keith Byars, Daryl Johnston, Tom Rathman just to name a few

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/B/ByarKe00.htm

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/C/CentLa00.htm

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/J/JohnDa00.htm
And the answer to the op's question is YES, I believe with a full offseason, we will see a much more consistent blocker and a ton more receptions.
In 1995 Larry Centers had 101 receptions...
He should have a bigger role as a pass catcher, like Rathman. Every player--and
I mean every player--on offense needs to be a weapon.
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
Wow no wonder why people are ok with mediocre offense....

They forgot what a good offense looks like or never saw one.

I'm afraid you're right. Once you've seen the best, the rest is slop.
[ Edited by WestCoastForever on Jun 1, 2012 at 12:37 PM ]
BRUUUUUUUUUUCE

Dude just needs to do what he does. Pro Bowl alternate last year. I'll take that every year.
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