Originally posted by iLL49er:
was it just me or did LMJ look bigger than he did in the pre-season?
he looks to now have a similar build to cj spiller, def much bigger than he was in college and certainly seems to be bigger than he was in the pre-season
I thought he looked a lot bigger!
He camew in the game and pushed Gore right away! I think he will make Gore play even better because Gore wants to be the man, and man is LMJ explosive! We have a great situation at the RB position, and with Hampton we can get rid of the whining giant!
He looks like what Ted Ginn looked like when he first got into the league although James is much shiftier and his acceleration is pretty ridiculous, anytime he took a kick out of the endzone, he was basically guaranteed to get to at least the 20 and you can see with how shifty he is, the potential for explosion and breaking some long ones like he did in the 4th quarter. I've criticized the draft choice but now that he's contributing, I'm quite impressed with the additional explosiveness he brings to the offense and special teams. He's going to become one of those guys that teams will legitimately have to gameplan against to stop him from breaking a long one. His emergence couldn't have come at a better time as the loss of Hunter left this team with a big hole. He's not the same type of runner that Hunter was but he adds so much quickness to this offense, those outside option runs kept looking like he was going to be stuffed for a loss almost every single time and he'd accelerate, hit the corner and turn nothing into something.
Additionally he saved the 49ers asses tonight, that kick return followed by Crabtree's touchdown absolutely killed New England's momentum. Hell of a game by James, he has a bright future in the NFL.
Originally posted by Dr_Bill_Walsh:
still underweight doe....
A little, but I'm impressed with the weight and power he seems to have gained since I saw him in training camp. If he can fill out a bit more and keep his quickness we might just have a beast on our hands. I'm excited for him.
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