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LaMichael James is a Niner

Guys! This might just be a conspiracy theory I made up but lets think about it, recently theres been a lot of trade talks between the 49ers and the Giants for Hakeem Nicks, could it be that the reason that the niners didn't activate LaMichael James today was because they already have a Nicks/Britt/Gordon trade in the works? And the Niners just don't want LaMichael to get injured and make him un-tradeable. Possible options...

2nd round pick(considering were getting KC's 2nd anyway) and LaMichael for Gordon????

4th round pick and LaMichael for Hakeem?

5th Round Pick and LaMchael for Kenny Britt?

Trent Balkee has to realize especially after today that this team needs a deep threat or a younger version of Boldin who is more shiftier. Even when Crabs comes back he's just a REALLY good possession receiver who gets great YAC, not exactly a burner. And in all honesty Manningham is just a better version of KW.
[ Edited by NikeSBHead on Oct 13, 2013 at 6:23 PM ]
Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
If we did trade him - what could we realistically get? A 3rd-4th?

if we did trade him, I guarantee that we will wish that same team will give him back to us for the same price if not more....if Hunter goes down again.

those nice end arounds we had Moore running or Kyle... we should have James doing those as well.
Originally posted by NikeSBHead:
Guys! This might just be a conspiracy theory I made up but lets think about it, recently theres been a lot of trade talks between the 49ers and the Giants for Hakeem Nicks, could it be that the reason that the niners didn't activate LaMichael James today was because they already have a Nicks/Britt/Gordon trade in the works? And the Niners just don't want LaMichael to get injured and make him un-tradeable. Possible options...

2nd round pick(considering were getting KC's 2nd anyway) and LaMichael for Gordon????

4th round pick and LaMichael for Hakeem?

5th Round Pick and LaMchael for Kenny Britt?

Trent Balkee has to realize especially after today that this team needs a deep threat or a younger version of Boldin who is more shiftier. Even when Crabs comes back he's just a REALLY good possession receiver who gets great YAC, not exactly a burner. And in all honesty Manningham is just a better version of KW.


The exact thought crossed my mind.
Originally posted by Rascal:
Originally posted by NikeSBHead:
Guys! This might just be a conspiracy theory I made up but lets think about it, recently theres been a lot of trade talks between the 49ers and the Giants for Hakeem Nicks, could it be that the reason that the niners didn't activate LaMichael James today was because they already have a Nicks/Britt/Gordon trade in the works? And the Niners just don't want LaMichael to get injured and make him un-tradeable. Possible options...

2nd round pick(considering were getting KC's 2nd anyway) and LaMichael for Gordon????

4th round pick and LaMichael for Hakeem?

5th Round Pick and LaMchael for Kenny Britt?

Trent Balkee has to realize especially after today that this team needs a deep threat or a younger version of Boldin who is more shiftier. Even when Crabs comes back he's just a REALLY good possession receiver who gets great YAC, not exactly a burner. And in all honesty Manningham is just a better version of KW.


The exact thought crossed my mind.

Well, Manningham has been clutch in a pressure situation (SB). KW not so much.
Originally posted by VaBeachNiner:
Originally posted by Rascal:
Originally posted by NikeSBHead:
Guys! This might just be a conspiracy theory I made up but lets think about it, recently theres been a lot of trade talks between the 49ers and the Giants for Hakeem Nicks, could it be that the reason that the niners didn't activate LaMichael James today was because they already have a Nicks/Britt/Gordon trade in the works? And the Niners just don't want LaMichael to get injured and make him un-tradeable. Possible options...

2nd round pick(considering were getting KC's 2nd anyway) and LaMichael for Gordon????

4th round pick and LaMichael for Hakeem?

5th Round Pick and LaMchael for Kenny Britt?

Trent Balkee has to realize especially after today that this team needs a deep threat or a younger version of Boldin who is more shiftier. Even when Crabs comes back he's just a REALLY good possession receiver who gets great YAC, not exactly a burner. And in all honesty Manningham is just a better version of KW.


The exact thought crossed my mind.

Well, Manningham has been clutch in a pressure situation (SB). KW not so much.

If we are going to compare Manningham to Kyle, Manningham is Kyle Williams 4.0. That's a terrible comparison. Mario Manningham may not be a Pro-Bowler, but he is a clear #2 or #3 guy on just about any team in the NFL. I agree with the above poster- MM is clutch.
[ Edited by LifelongNiner on Oct 13, 2013 at 7:21 PM ]
Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
Originally posted by VaBeachNiner:
Originally posted by Rascal:
Originally posted by NikeSBHead:
Guys! This might just be a conspiracy theory I made up but lets think about it, recently theres been a lot of trade talks between the 49ers and the Giants for Hakeem Nicks, could it be that the reason that the niners didn't activate LaMichael James today was because they already have a Nicks/Britt/Gordon trade in the works? And the Niners just don't want LaMichael to get injured and make him un-tradeable. Possible options...

2nd round pick(considering were getting KC's 2nd anyway) and LaMichael for Gordon????

4th round pick and LaMichael for Hakeem?

5th Round Pick and LaMchael for Kenny Britt?

Trent Balkee has to realize especially after today that this team needs a deep threat or a younger version of Boldin who is more shiftier. Even when Crabs comes back he's just a REALLY good possession receiver who gets great YAC, not exactly a burner. And in all honesty Manningham is just a better version of KW.


The exact thought crossed my mind.

Well, Manningham has been clutch in a pressure situation (SB). KW not so much.

If we are going to compare Manningham to Kyle, Manningham is Kyle Williams 4.0. That's a terrible comparison. Mario Manningham may not be a Pro-Bowler, but he is a clear #2 or #3 guy on just about any team in the NFL. I agree with the above poster- MM is clutch.

Well yeah, manningham will obviously be an upgrade over KW, but in terms of size and how they play is what I meant.
Originally posted by Rascal:
Originally posted by NikeSBHead:
Guys! This might just be a conspiracy theory I made up but lets think about it, recently theres been a lot of trade talks between the 49ers and the Giants for Hakeem Nicks, could it be that the reason that the niners didn't activate LaMichael James today was because they already have a Nicks/Britt/Gordon trade in the works? And the Niners just don't want LaMichael to get injured and make him un-tradeable. Possible options...

2nd round pick(considering were getting KC's 2nd anyway) and LaMichael for Gordon????

4th round pick and LaMichael for Hakeem?

5th Round Pick and LaMchael for Kenny Britt?

Trent Balkee has to realize especially after today that this team needs a deep threat or a younger version of Boldin who is more shiftier. Even when Crabs comes back he's just a REALLY good possession receiver who gets great YAC, not exactly a burner. And in all honesty Manningham is just a better version of KW.


The exact thought crossed my mind.

It would make a lot of sense with Gore still playing next year and Lattimore coming on. James just doesn't seem to have a spot in this scheme that seems more and more to be oriented toward power running and play action. Maybe we just aren't the place for another Sproles like player to thrive. If that is the case then it makes abundant sense to trade him for a WR where we definitely need help. We are very thin now and will be so with all the contracts expiring next year. I think this could be a very good move. NIcks or Gordon for sure. If we just had a crystal ball to know if Gordon had his issues solved and head on straight. He would be clearly the choice. Would take Hakim though. Major upgrade over anything we have.
Just stop with the Sproles comments already! James couldn't hold one strap from Sprole's jock. I'm so tired of that comparison. Sproles is an absolute freak athlete and an even better football player. James is NOT EVEN CLOSE!
Since the 49ers don't want to use LMJ, might as well trade him for another 7th rd pick.
Those clamoring for LMJ are those hanging onto the memories of his Oregon days when he was a step or two ahead of everybody else.... he is not that player at this level.... he is not faster or stronger than his competition.... there is no pop.... there is no wow factor with him.... he has very little value in a trade scenario.... nobody is going to take a lower round draft choice because we throw in LMJ... Hunter is a much more effective player...
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Originally posted by NinerG94:
Just stop with the Sproles comments already! James couldn't hold one strap from Sprole's jock. I'm so tired of that comparison. Sproles is an absolute freak athlete and an even better football player. James is NOT EVEN CLOSE!

I agree, it is nothing more than wishful thinking to see him as 49ers version of Sproles. He has potential but he will take awhile and needs reps and with him being apparently our #6 best RB and Lattimore waiting in the wings he needs to go.

I had friends go to Nike camps with Sproles in high school and even then he was an nfl talent. James wouldn't have been in the NFL if he hadn't have gone to Oregon. The only other schools he had offers from that would've given him a remote chance of success were TCU, Arkansas, Nebraska, and Mizzou. Keep in mind these were the 2007 version of these schools looking at him.
Trade him for a decent NT and a 7th rd pick.
Originally posted by Rascal:
Originally posted by NikeSBHead:
Guys! This might just be a conspiracy theory I made up but lets think about it, recently theres been a lot of trade talks between the 49ers and the Giants for Hakeem Nicks, could it be that the reason that the niners didn't activate LaMichael James today was because they already have a Nicks/Britt/Gordon trade in the works? And the Niners just don't want LaMichael to get injured and make him un-tradeable. Possible options...

2nd round pick(considering were getting KC's 2nd anyway) and LaMichael for Gordon????

4th round pick and LaMichael for Hakeem?

5th Round Pick and LaMchael for Kenny Britt?

Trent Balkee has to realize especially after today that this team needs a deep threat or a younger version of Boldin who is more shiftier. Even when Crabs comes back he's just a REALLY good possession receiver who gets great YAC, not exactly a burner. And in all honesty Manningham is just a better version of KW.


The exact thought crossed my mind.

I love people who think critically and outside the box and you may very well be onto something here!
Never understood the LMJ pick when we already had Hunter, who's just as quick and bigger/stronger. If we can get reasonable trade value for him, I say go for it.
Trade him for Hakeem Nicks straight up