Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
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.
I have been vocal about being very content with our future with the LMJ and Hunter backfield. But I do see your point. Have to wonder though is that guy already on the roster? I was very down on him at the begining of the season, but in admitedly limited use, I have seen some good things out of Dixon this year, with another year of seasoning to overcome some of his poorer instincts...is it possible with his size he could be our between the tackles guy? Hell even if he isnt a mid to late rounder is not a large investment....New Kid, Dixon, and Hampton can fight it out in training camp.
I knew the guy was talented as can be but I was really impressed with the way his brain was working on the field. He made some smart, patient plays that I'm not sure I'd expect a young rb who is chomping at the bit to make.
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.
Sounds like you just dont like him? So When Gore fights for extra yards after contact you think he is going to fumble so you yell at the TV for him to fall down? Great mentality for your team there man. I thought people would want a player who refuse to give up?
To sum all of your ideas up, it seems like you guys just wanna play Madden with LMJ, but in real life.
Motion till he's matched up with someone slow-footed, run the slot, that unstoppable wheel route...
The fact that Stanford couldn't keep him out of the endzone...even when they knew he was going to get the ball...said it all, and Harbaugh had a really good perspective to judge this one...case closed.
He actually does better running between the tackles. Remember at Oregon he would just burst through the line and go and in fact he almost did that in one of his rare up the middle runs a couple of games ago. And that is good because it seems the defenders all think that when he is in it will be an end run or screen. They need to be wondering...
LMJ can develop to be our Darrin Sproles...which would be a very nice weapon to compliment CK and the offense as well improving the KR game. Ginn's got to go...and I'm sure he will. Harbaugh doesn't keep slackers, and that's what TG has become. LMJ and KW give us two guys who can beef up our KR game, not to mention produce in the passing and running game, as well.
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