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LaMichael James is a Niner

Still needs to follow his blocks a little better. His missed some opportunities for big runs last night.
Originally posted by SportsFan:
Still needs to follow his blocks a little better. His missed some opportunities for big runs last night.

Yeah, I remember one play where he could've made one more cut outside of the block to the left and he would have had a huge gain
I guess I'll keep it real here. He's a fast and shifty back, but he's no bruiser. There's a reason why Dixon has played a few snaps since Hunter went down and why LMJ hasn't taken ever rep that Gore hasn't
Originally posted by Cooper22:
Originally posted by SportsFan:
Still needs to follow his blocks a little better. His missed some opportunities for big runs last night.

Yeah, I remember one play where he could've made one more cut outside of the block to the left and he would have had a huge gain

Not sure but the one play everyone was calling a stupid play in which Kaep. got out and put a nice block on someone, he had one guy to beat and he would have been gone. I think a little more patience or a little move would have gotten him past.

He's still young. Thing I like the most is seeing the transition of his game from a college level to now the NFL. Before he never looked very shifty or quick or anything really for that matter. Yesterday he started to resemble the guy we saw running through defenses and finding running holes. I know he didn't get a whole lot of yards, but again he started looking like himself. Excited to see what this guy can do. Not to mention his screen abilities.
still has a lot to learn, but he's been impressive. He's what was missing against the Rams the second time around.
He shakes people off nicely because of his size since its hard to get a hold of him.
Seeing the emergence of Bryce Brown made me do some thinking about the future of our RB corps. I hope in the next year or so we're able to add a mid- or late-round prospect of a bigger RB mold to complement James and Hunter going forward. But yeah, I see no reason to think we're going to have any Adrian Peterson 25-carries-per-game types. James+Hunter plus another between-the-tackles guy for life after Gore, and we'll be looking damn good.
im really glad lamike played well too. seein him get big enough an enough strength to break tackles was the only thing unseen an we cud be unsure about him before sunday night. he proved hes got no problems there an also obviously comes thru when we need him to his second game as a rookie an he breaks a 62 yard return against the patriots hell ya. i cant wait until we start usin him more get him goin with screens an rushing once he gets the hang of it i think hel be well on his way to the next sproles just like everyones said
Originally posted by Cooper22:
If I'm not mistaken, I think LMJ has put on a pretty good amount of weight since we drafted him.. Does anyone know for sure?

Good point. He does seem bigger. Anybody know what he now weighs?
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...

Actually, that was never the knock on LaMike. I've been saying it all along, and so have people that watched him in college: he's a deceptively strong runner.
Originally posted by SportsFan:
Still needs to follow his blocks a little better. His missed some opportunities for big runs last night.

Agreed.
he'll bust a long run on the turf this Sunday night. baleeeeeeeeeee dat!
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One thing that impressed me is that LMJ secures the ball when he runs. Fumbling doesn't seem to be a concern.
Originally posted by sfout:
Originally posted by Ajanke:
Originally posted by hondakillerzx:
James balled out yesterday in every possible way. our running game is so damn good its crazy

What were his running stats? I didn't remember him finding that much room but it always appeared like he was one more move away from breaking out a good run.

Another 8 attempt 30 yard game but he is still feeling out the NFL speed and it was in essentially sleet if not down pouring rain. What was important was he refused to go down and kept fighting for yards.


good way to fumble. I thought he was average at best.
Originally posted by ChazBoner:
he'll bust a long run on the turf this Sunday night. baleeeeeeeeeee dat!

that will be dirt in the Seahawks/Husky faces :)

Can't hide from the guy from Oregon -- still pwning like the old days.