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Will the WRs be too small for a ground game?

If the Niners "stretch the field" like they are hoping to do, they won't have as much of a need for 300lb receivers whose primary job is to block against stacked fronts all day. Derp.
If we get Peyton, there is a good chance we will also sign TE Dallas Clark with a possible transition to a two TE formation. Dallas is a great blocker. This should help our run game, especially releasing either VD or Clark downfield on a play-action fake to block downfield.
Originally posted by RollinWith21n52:
Originally posted by btthepunk:
Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
Originally posted by gold49er2183:
Williams blocks very well.

About as well as he fumbles which is apparently pretty good

He had more blocks this year than fumbles.

People look way too much into blocking by WR's. Sure its important but obviously they dont have to be like extra OL. You also dont have to be a 6'4" WR to be a good blocker.

Not 6'4''. It's more about about weight. If a guy is 170 lbs, he can only be so effective against a 250 lb linebacker.

WR blocking is more about effort than weight or size.
Yes.
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Originally posted by cwilson830:
WR blocking is more about effort than weight or size.
This all you have to do is wall him off. And while moss physically may not be a good blocker, if he runs a decoy streak that is almost as good as a pancake.
Williams is a willing and able blocker...or are you forgetting the crunching crack-back block he made in the playoffs. Crabtree, no problem. Both Moss and Manningham know they'll be working in Harbaugh's WCO, which means they'll have to block some. Really, that's the least of our worries. AGree, Fleener's the guy to draft...Peyton would make him a star and really give opposing DC's fits opposite Vernon.
All our WR's know how to block. Both Crabtree and williams sealed off their man on Alex's TD run
Why is VD not given his proper respect when it comes to blocking?
Manningham being to small makes no since at all, he is about the size of Ward and Morgan.(two of the better blocking WRs in the league)
Gore does most his work between the tackles so WRs don't need to do much more than hold the guy for a few seconds.
I don't see us needing any help in the blocking department other than at the T/G positions to keep the QB upright.
Originally posted by Smalls:
Why is VD not given his proper respect when it comes to blocking?
Manningham being to small makes no since at all, he is about the size of Ward and Morgan.(two of the better blocking WRs in the league)
Gore does most his work between the tackles so WRs don't need to do much more than hold the guy for a few seconds.
I don't see us needing any help in the blocking department other than at the T/G positions to keep the QB upright.

It does make cents, sense Manningham is 20-30 lbs lighter than both the guys you mentioned.
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
IMO, having WRs who are actually THREATS in the passing game are more helpful to our run game than guys who can block well.

+1
I think we will be fine.
Not worried. Size doesn't mean anything in terms of blocking on the outside, it's about the willingness to block. CBs aren't that big either.
Originally posted by gold49er2183:
Williams blocks very well.


This. Im wondering what made him think williams cant block.
will opposing CBs be too small for our ground game?