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LaMichael James is a Niner

he dropped like one punt. idk why people are saying he drops it a lot
Originally posted by tatdwolf49:
Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
Originally posted by Zachary:
i just hate that if LaMike goes to like the Pats, he will shine. Have to utilize the players...

I don't think he is good enough. He doesn't even have breakaway speed at this level and with his size that should be his bread and butter. Yeah he is elusive, but for what? A few extra yards before he is arm tackled.


That plus he fumbles.

He averaged 4.6 yards per carry last year 4.9 this year. I think he's done well enough. And I didn't know a few extra yards was such a bad thing, even if he is arm tackled.

I think every 3rd/4th string back up could get 4.9 yardz per carry when he only getz 12 carries...Bottom line he dosent fit in with our team style...Beside his b*tchin N whinng is not how u act on this team he was a mistake of a pick ....

But every 3rd/4th string back doesn't get 4.9 a carry. He essentially was the backup the Frank Gore for the final four games of the 2012 regular season and into the playoffs. In those final four games, he average 4.6 per carry. He's done well. Now to address your point of fitting in with the teams style, what exactly is our style? He can primarily a trap-power running type of team, but you have to have the ability to change it up and mix in the potential for big plays. LaMichael James can bring that to this offense. I don't lke his complaining, but he's here for now and the reality is that he is insurance until there is someone to replace him. The only benefit I can see in letting go of LaMichael James is if the team planned to keep Anthony Dixon and give him more carries besides in short yardage situations. And although I like Dixon a lot more, I'd still prefer to keep James.
Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
Originally posted by tatdwolf49:
Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
Originally posted by Zachary:
i just hate that if LaMike goes to like the Pats, he will shine. Have to utilize the players...

I don't think he is good enough. He doesn't even have breakaway speed at this level and with his size that should be his bread and butter. Yeah he is elusive, but for what? A few extra yards before he is arm tackled.


That plus he fumbles.

He averaged 4.6 yards per carry last year 4.9 this year. I think he's done well enough. And I didn't know a few extra yards was such a bad thing, even if he is arm tackled.

I think every 3rd/4th string back up could get 4.9 yardz per carry when he only getz 12 carries...Bottom line he dosent fit in with our team style...Beside his b*tchin N whinng is not how u act on this team he was a mistake of a pick ....

But every 3rd/4th string back doesn't get 4.9 a carry. He essentially was the backup the Frank Gore for the final four games of the 2012 regular season and into the playoffs. In those final four games, he average 4.6 per carry. He's done well. Now to address your point of fitting in with the teams style, what exactly is our style? He can primarily a trap-power running type of team, but you have to have the ability to change it up and mix in the potential for big plays. LaMichael James can bring that to this offense. I don't lke his complaining, but he's here for now and the reality is that he is insurance until there is someone to replace him. The only benefit I can see in letting go of LaMichael James is if the team planned to keep Anthony Dixon and give him more carries besides in short yardage situations. And although I like Dixon a lot more, I'd still prefer to keep James.

Itz so funny how so many still care N want his whinnin a** but just about everyone gave up on AJ after 1yr...LMJ has been given carries N even KR/PR duties N still hasnt shown any bigg play ability on a regular basis h*ll tha guy cant even beat out Dixon or Hunter but LMJ is a keeper ...N may I add that RB is probably tha easiest position to come in N play when goin frm college to tha pro'z....
[ Edited by tatdwolf49 on Feb 4, 2014 at 4:58 PM ]
Originally posted by tatdwolf49:
Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
Originally posted by tatdwolf49:
Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
Originally posted by Zachary:
i just hate that if LaMike goes to like the Pats, he will shine. Have to utilize the players...

I don't think he is good enough. He doesn't even have breakaway speed at this level and with his size that should be his bread and butter. Yeah he is elusive, but for what? A few extra yards before he is arm tackled.


That plus he fumbles.

He averaged 4.6 yards per carry last year 4.9 this year. I think he's done well enough. And I didn't know a few extra yards was such a bad thing, even if he is arm tackled.

I think every 3rd/4th string back up could get 4.9 yardz per carry when he only getz 12 carries...Bottom line he dosent fit in with our team style...Beside his b*tchin N whinng is not how u act on this team he was a mistake of a pick ....

But every 3rd/4th string back doesn't get 4.9 a carry. He essentially was the backup the Frank Gore for the final four games of the 2012 regular season and into the playoffs. In those final four games, he average 4.6 per carry. He's done well. Now to address your point of fitting in with the teams style, what exactly is our style? He can primarily a trap-power running type of team, but you have to have the ability to change it up and mix in the potential for big plays. LaMichael James can bring that to this offense. I don't lke his complaining, but he's here for now and the reality is that he is insurance until there is someone to replace him. The only benefit I can see in letting go of LaMichael James is if the team planned to keep Anthony Dixon and give him more carries besides in short yardage situations. And although I like Dixon a lot more, I'd still prefer to keep James.

Itz so funny how so many still care N want his whinnin a** but just about everyone gave up on AJ after 1yr...LMJ has been given carries N even KR/PR duties N still hasnt shown any bigg play ability on a regular basis h*ll tha guy cant even beat out Dixon or Hunter but LMJ is a keeper ...N may I add that RB is probably tha easiest position to cone in N play when goin frm college to tha pro'z....

You should already know, in the webzone dude is Darren Sproles 2.0 until Roman proves he isnt.
For those that say he hasn't shown any big play ability, I guess you missed the New England game last season and totally ignore what his production is the few times he has touched the ball.
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Nothing against James, but we need that roster spot to be a WR. I feel that the PR/KR should be a shifty/fast WR that can line up with our other WR in the same play. There's too many dead plays having all these RB on the sideline and not seeing enough plays and expecting them to come in cold for 1 or 2 plays and make a difference.
Originally posted by titan:
Nothing against James, but we need that roster spot to be a WR. I feel that the PR/KR should be a shifty/fast WR that can line up with our other WR in the same play. There's too many dead plays having all these RB on the sideline and not seeing enough plays and expecting them to come in cold for 1 or 2 plays and make a difference.

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Originally posted by lucky_49:
Originally posted by titan:
Nothing against James, but we need that roster spot to be a WR. I feel that the PR/KR should be a shifty/fast WR that can line up with our other WR in the same play. There's too many dead plays having all these RB on the sideline and not seeing enough plays and expecting them to come in cold for 1 or 2 plays and make a difference.

kyle williams

Why? He sucked! How about a young guy from this RC class that has the speed,experience and maybe give him a shot.
Originally posted by titan:
Originally posted by lucky_49:
Originally posted by titan:
Nothing against James, but we need that roster spot to be a WR. I feel that the PR/KR should be a shifty/fast WR that can line up with our other WR in the same play. There's too many dead plays having all these RB on the sideline and not seeing enough plays and expecting them to come in cold for 1 or 2 plays and make a difference.

kyle williams

Why? He sucked! How about a young guy from this RC class that has the speed,experience and maybe give him a shot.

kyle williams
Originally posted by titan:
Nothing against James, but we need that roster spot to be a WR. I feel that the PR/KR should be a shifty/fast WR that can line up with our other WR in the same play. There's too many dead plays having all these RB on the sideline and not seeing enough plays and expecting them to come in cold for 1 or 2 plays and make a difference.

We've got dead plays with Greg Roman calling halfback option passes, tosses with slower running backs, and other play calls that just totally befuddle me. If he consistently called a good game plan, there would be many more plays out there for the backs and receivers.
Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
Originally posted by titan:
Nothing against James, but we need that roster spot to be a WR. I feel that the PR/KR should be a shifty/fast WR that can line up with our other WR in the same play. There's too many dead plays having all these RB on the sideline and not seeing enough plays and expecting them to come in cold for 1 or 2 plays and make a difference.

We've got dead plays with Greg Roman calling halfback option passes, tosses with slower running backs, and other play calls that just totally befuddle me. If he consistently called a good game plan, there would be many more plays out there for the backs and receivers.

A lot of this is still webzone speculation. For all we know Harbs is overriding plays or setting the game plan to focus on certain things. Regarding James, one possibility still exists that nobody mentions, Rathman may not want him carrying the ball. Our beloved RB coach may be the one not sending LMJ in when Gore takes himself out. Would anybody be pissed if we found out Rathman was keeping James out?
Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
Originally posted by titan:
Nothing against James, but we need that roster spot to be a WR. I feel that the PR/KR should be a shifty/fast WR that can line up with our other WR in the same play. There's too many dead plays having all these RB on the sideline and not seeing enough plays and expecting them to come in cold for 1 or 2 plays and make a difference.

We've got dead plays with Greg Roman calling halfback option passes, tosses with slower running backs, and other play calls that just totally befuddle me. If he consistently called a good game plan, there would be many more plays out there for the backs and receivers.

A lot of this is still webzone speculation. For all we know Harbs is overriding plays or setting the game plan to focus on certain things. Regarding James, one possibility still exists that nobody mentions, Rathman may not want him carrying the ball. Our beloved RB coach may be the one not sending LMJ in when Gore takes himself out. Would anybody be pissed if we found out Rathman was keeping James out?
James Needs some PT. Get creative and get him the ball in space. Line him up wide and give him quick screens or fly sweeps.
I hate to do this but seattle ran more sweeps in the superbowl than ive seen all year, why? because they know how to play to the strengths of their players. Harvin is the kinda guy that just needs the ball in space and that's what they did. Sweep options, little dump offs, off tackle runs, we just need to do something to get him in a rhythm or its just wasted talent.
Baalke blew it in 2012. He took 2 absolute WIMPS with the first two rounds in AJJ and LMJ. Why not go with size and strength?? I would trade this dude for any round pick. He don't fit in the NFL. I thought it may work as a change of pace but NOT at a 2nd round price. Baalke blew the 2012 Draft. Its as if he was asleep those 3 days right?
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Originally posted by ElephantHaley:
Baalke blew it in 2012. He took 2 absolute WIMPS with the first two rounds in AJJ and LMJ. Why not go with size and strength?? I would trade this dude for any round pick. He don't fit in the NFL. I thought it may work as a change of pace but NOT at a 2nd round price. Baalke blew the 2012 Draft. Its as if he was asleep those 3 days right?

He passed up on Doug Martin, Alshon Jefferey and Janoris Jenkins