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LaMichael James is a Niner

Most of his carries came with the second team Oline and he had to be slippery to make positive gains. I continue to be impressed with his shiftiness. IMO, his only weakness is ball security.
Saw him whiff on a blocking situation as well I think, he needs to get better there also
He is supposedly a super-quick back. Someone you'd want to get the ball too in space. Problem with that is he's only an average returner (at the pro level) at best and the 49ers don't appear to see enough value to get him onto the field more than just a 3rd stringer. It's not that he's a bad player, just as a 2nd rounder who was explosive in college I don't feel he is providing this team with 2nd pick value nor does he look explosive on the field. He's also not been the greatest in pass protection so the question becomes what to do with him.......

Unfortunately, the Jenkins-LMJ 1-2 is looking pretty terrible on Baalke right now.
Originally posted by bzborow1:
He is supposedly a super-quick back. Someone you'd want to get the ball too in space. Problem with that is he's only an average returner (at the pro level) at best and the 49ers don't appear to see enough value to get him onto the field more than just a 3rd stringer. It's not that he's a bad player, just as a 2nd rounder who was explosive in college I don't feel he is providing this team with 2nd pick value nor does he look explosive on the field. He's also not been the greatest in pass protection so the question becomes what to do with him.......

Unfortunately, the Jenkins-LMJ 1-2 is looking pretty terrible on Baalke right now.

What? LMJ stepped in as a rookie and provided a nice backup to Gore when Hunter went down and Jacobs was cut. Remember the PAts game where he returned a kick to set up the game winner to Crabs? The nice run in ATL to get us back in the game?

He made somthing out of nothing today quite often. I think Hunter was better, but LMJ can turn into a better runner and returner.
I love um as a 3DB, for screens and change of pace, but right now he's been unimpressive as a punt returner and I much rather have kdub back there or even cox.
Originally posted by bzborow1:
He is supposedly a super-quick back. Someone you'd want to get the ball too in space. Problem with that is he's only an average returner (at the pro level) at best and the 49ers don't appear to see enough value to get him onto the field more than just a 3rd stringer. It's not that he's a bad player, just as a 2nd rounder who was explosive in college I don't feel he is providing this team with 2nd pick value nor does he look explosive on the field. He's also not been the greatest in pass protection so the question becomes what to do with him.......

Unfortunately, the Jenkins-LMJ 1-2 is looking pretty terrible on Baalke right now.

I thought LMJ has looked really good all preseason...
LMJ + first team OL = watch the fk out. If he can get a hole past the first series of defenders, no one is touching him.
Originally posted by ChazBoner:
LMJ first team OL = watch the fk out. If he can get a hole past the first series of defenders, no one is touching him.


Hes run behind the first team line and outside of that stupid spin move he's been less than impressive IMO. There have been multiple runs this preseason behind the 1's where there were gaping holes and he seems to lack the vision to make anything happen let alone make anyone "watch the fk out". Not impressed so far and I had really high hopes. As far as nobody toughing him, everyone had better hope nobody touches him because usually he gets face planted shortly after. Yes he had power for a little guy but as for a starting nfl back? I think he's weak. Hunter is #2 thank god. He looks like a legit nfl back!
Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
Originally posted by bzborow1:
He is supposedly a super-quick back. Someone you'd want to get the ball too in space. Problem with that is he's only an average returner (at the pro level) at best and the 49ers don't appear to see enough value to get him onto the field more than just a 3rd stringer. It's not that he's a bad player, just as a 2nd rounder who was explosive in college I don't feel he is providing this team with 2nd pick value nor does he look explosive on the field. He's also not been the greatest in pass protection so the question becomes what to do with him.......

Unfortunately, the Jenkins-LMJ 1-2 is looking pretty terrible on Baalke right now.

I thought LMJ has looked really good all preseason...
Agreed, Sometimes I really question if the people here watched the same game I did. Or maybe they just live in a world where every play goes for a gain, other teams linemen never miss a single block all season and every pick turns into a hall of famer.
He did good in this game, though I think he needs to tone down on the spinning moves a bit.
I know it was just the preseason, but James looked awful just about every time he touched the ball. Could we be looking at a sophmore slump?
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whats this I hear of a sprained MCL?
well thanks Boast
Lmj is a package player. we have never seen him in his package this preseason. They have used him only in base running formations.