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LaMichael James is a Niner

rick returns yes

however, punt returns is another story.
Originally posted by ginseng1000:
rick returns yes

however, punt returns is another story.

Yeah, I don't know what the solution will be for punt returns, maybe Kyle Williams or another rookie from the draft.
Now if we could find someone to return Punts. I don't know what Ginn did this offseason. But he's regressed badly.
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Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by ginseng1000:
rick returns yes

however, punt returns is another story.

Yeah, I don't know what the solution will be for punt returns, maybe Kyle Williams or another rookie from the draft.

We dont know how James has been doing in practice, he may have improved but even Ginn's struggles last night there was no way that James would go back for a punt.

Jenkins has been fielding punts in practice, so he may be our returner next year.
Originally posted by Muggins:
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!

You just took a giant dook?

ROFL
James has been the player we thought he would be based on his play in college. Just wish they wouldn't give him the ball with ten defenders around him...why on earth they can't get him one on one with outlet passes is beyond me. The main difference between the original WCO and this version seems to be that they use to have all the receivers clearing for each other and then the QB could pick the guy least covered. Roman has said that there is one main target on pass plays that they are trying to get open. Just not very creative.
The plays they are calling for him aren't taking full advantage of his key strengths. Those student body left/right plays are not going to work against most decent NFL defenses. Despite that I thought he was productive at critical points yesterday.

Draw up some screens, swing/circle routes or put him in the slot....there's a lot of you can do with him if you put him in space against only one or two slower fotted defenders.
Originally posted by kray28:
The plays they are calling for him aren't taking full advantage of his key strengths. Those student body left/right plays are not going to work against most decent NFL defenses. Despite that I thought he was productive at critical points yesterday.

Draw up some screens, swing/circle routes or put him in the slot....there's a lot of you can do with him if you put him in space against only one or two slower fotted defenders.

This. With his quickness, he's going to get a few steps on most defenders out there. I think he could be absolutely deadly if they put him in the slot and utilized some creativity in the passing game. That would really make it tough for teams now torn between defending Crabtree, Davis and James in the slot.
This is an appreciation thread not for LMJ's speed and acceleration, but for his ability to keep running after contact. This was a knock on him, but something that baffled me, since I've always seen him break tackles and run after contact. He continues to do so in the NFL. Very excited for the pick. Wonder what happens when KH is back...
He just so damn quick and fast. Sometimes he looks like he's been shot out of a cannon. To me, he's Darrin Sproles only a lot faster. I really think that as time goes on, he's going to be installed more and more into the offense. When he's in space on an outlet or a quick screen, he's going to be very scary for any defense.
Originally posted by RollinWith21n52:
This is an appreciation thread not for LMJ's speed and acceleration, but for his ability to keep running after contact. This was a knock on him, but something that baffled me, since I've always seen him break tackles and run after contact. He continues to do so in the NFL. Very excited for the pick. Wonder what happens when KH is back...


We'll have the best trio of runningbacks in the league!
I've been waitin to see him play. I just hate its at the expense of Kendall Hunter.
A turning point 63 yard return in the 4th qtr. Game. Changer.
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Originally posted by TheChozen:
I've been waitin to see him play. I just hate its at the expense of Kendall Hunter.

Its not at Hunter's expense, its at Hunter's unfortunate luck. Next year will be a great thing to see: Gore, Hunter, James, and Dixon(or maybe Hampton) all seem to be capable of contributing on game day!
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i sure was stupid for saying he was a stiff and they should have drafted a linebacker i his spot. he really gives us a nice shot and the thoughts of he gore and hunter next year are very nice things to think about. gives seattle something new to think about