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LaMichael James is a Niner

LMJ has all the tools necessary to be our version of Percy Harvin. He can go out of the slot, can run inside and outside, return kicks - the guy has great speed.


I have a feeling this is Gore's last year with the team.
Originally posted by midrdan:
LMJ has all the tools necessary to be our version of Percy Harvin. He can go out of the slot, can run inside and outside, return kicks - the guy has great speed.


I have a feeling this is Gore's last year with the team.

I feel like this is a common misconception about LMJ, he had 17 receptions each of his 3 seasons at Oregon.
James will suffer for being multi-functional. He may return punts, line up as a receiver and in the backfield; which will mean many will under value his talent as happened to Faulk...until he did it over time and accumulated impressive all purpose yards. Perhaps the journalists have awakened to these guys now.
I hope they have him working on the playbook and moving him out to receiver. I would love to see a LB try to cover him out of the slot or on routs out of the backfield.
Originally posted by dtg_9er:
James will suffer for being multi-functional. He may return punts, line up as a receiver and in the backfield; which will mean many will under value his talent as happened to Faulk...until he did it over time and accumulated impressive all purpose yards. Perhaps the journalists have awakened to these guys now.

I think suffer is too strong of a word. If LMJ can be a Sproles / Faulk type player, that would AWESOME! Nevermind his stats not impressing the media. Having a guy like that was huge for Warner and still is a huge key for Brees.
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
I think suffer is too strong of a word. If LMJ can be a Sproles / Faulk type player, that would AWESOME! Nevermind his stats not impressing the media. Having a guy like that was huge for Warner and still is a huge key for Brees.


Yes, I was referring to his press only. He may not make the pro bowl, etc. due to Gore or others taking so many carries from the backfield. His career may last longer though if he doesn't take the every down pounding.
Originally posted by Rsrkshn:
Originally posted by NinerFan408:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Hate to burst your bubble, but nobody has returned to 100% after an Achilles rupture.

Demaryius Thomas of Denver says hello.......

Season Team Receiving Rushing Fumbles
G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2012 Denver Broncos 16 16 94 1,434 15.3 71T 10 -- -- -- -- -- 3 3


Yea . . . well he did that while being at 90% of his original self.

Would have done a lot better if he had not had that Achilles tear. Imagine.

And if my aunt had a d*ck she'd be my uncle... the point was that if Hunter is healthy he is better, but Im not hating on LMJ either. I want all the RBs to tear it up on the field next season.
he's going to have to learn to pass protect if he expects to see substantial time on the field.
Originally posted by ninergold:
he's going to have to learn to pass protect if he expects to see substantial time on the field.

He wasn't too bad last year at it
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Originally posted by dtg_9er:
James will suffer for being multi-functional. He may return punts, line up as a receiver and in the backfield; which will mean many will under value his talent as happened to Faulk...until he did it over time and accumulated impressive all purpose yards. Perhaps the journalists have awakened to these guys now.

I think suffer is too strong of a word. If LMJ can be a Sproles / Faulk type player, that would AWESOME! Nevermind his stats not impressing the media. Having a guy like that was huge for Warner and still is a huge key for Brees.
I honestly think those days are gone. Faulk broke down some doors. Then guys like Brian Westbrook did well for many years, even if it wasn't on the HOF level of Marshall Faulk. You also have backs like Matt Forte and Darren Sproles that get respect around the league.
Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
I honestly think those days are gone. Faulk broke down some doors. Then guys like Brian Westbrook did well for many years, even if it wasn't on the HOF level of Marshall Faulk. You also have backs like Matt Forte and Darren Sproles that get respect around the league.

Hope you are right. I haven't checked for a long time but true, every down running back use to make more than all purpose backs. If that has changed it's about darn time! I hated Faulk because he could just kill the 9ers at times.
just protect the damn ball.
Is James working through something?

I wasnt aware of anything and the last thing I read about 2 weeks ago said he was being used as the bell cow in OTA's.

However this article http://blogs.sacbee.com/49ers/archives/2013/06/rb-jewel-hampton-gets-a-chance-to-shine-for-49ers.html says, "with Gore, Hunter and James all nursing injuries." that he is nursing an injury and that Hanpton is being used as the Bell Cow in OTA's now.

Any one know what happened with James or when he got hurt?
hello? does anyone no the answer to this question?
Originally posted by ninerfan1984:
hello? does anyone no the answer to this question?

Sounds like a mistake. LMJ had kickoffs and punts duties.