Originally posted by TheGoldDiggerrrr:
I don't want him traded at all. Here is why.
1.No team is going to give us the second round value.
2. I don't have to cry when watching Punt returns anymore.
3. UFA Gore and Hunter are both free agents after this season.
4. We save money using him and Lat in 2015.
4. Did I say were saving money, o right cause were going to need that money for colin, crabtree, aldon, Mike to name a few.
I think they should trade him. Lattimore being healthy introduces a very real problem for the 49ers: they can't really justify having four running backs on the active roster.
A guy like Anthony Dixon wasn't a running back so much as a utility tool: he could play fullback, he could be a short-yardage running back, he could be on coverage teams on kicks/punts... James is pretty one-dimensional. He's a conventional running back, that's it. He's also a very mediocre return man. Perhaps with more experience he'll be more reliable back there, but he looked very shaky at times (I guess he was better than Kyle "Automatic Fair Catch" Williams, but let's face it, that's not saying much). Anyway, I think Latt/Hunter/Gore are all very-clearly ahead of him on the depth chart, in terms of what they bring as a running back.
It also doesn't help that James seems like an idiot. He's made numerous remarks on Twitter about frustration with the front office / playing time. He seems like an idiot with a poor attitude .
[ Edited by theduke85 on Apr 22, 2014 at 8:10 AM ]