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LaMichael James was a Niner (CUT!)

Originally posted by NinerG94:
Just stop with the Sproles comments already! James couldn't hold one strap from Sprole's jock. I'm so tired of that comparison. Sproles is an absolute freak athlete and an even better football player. James is NOT EVEN CLOSE!


How would you know? Dude is given next to no opportunity. Yet we have passes thrown to Miller, screens to Dixon, and Kyle Williams returning kicks.
LMJ goes in for a play now and then, runs around the end (as the defenses always know he will), then comes out and sits. His "Sproleness" cannot be released to whatever that potential is in this way. Even in college his success seemed to come from relentlessly sending him into the line, not running around it.

Even Sproles might not be hugely successful on this team as they would not use him like NO does. Right now it is Gore up the middle and pocket passes, not so much in the way of trying to integrate other styles of play into the scheme.
[ Edited by carlgo on Oct 14, 2013 at 9:13 AM ]
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Originally posted by 4evrfan:
Never understood the LMJ pick when we already had Hunter, who's just as quick and bigger/stronger. If we can get reasonable trade value for him, I say go for it.

IF we trade LaMichael he will only be used to free up a roster space for the player we trade for. The caveat is the team needs to need an RB and right now the only team that "needs" an RB is the team that wants the highest pick and the player everyone on this board is scared of.

Tennessee has Chris Johnson, Shonn Greene, Jackie Battle, and their KR/PR specialist Darius Reynaud is listed as RB

New York has Brandon Jacobs(who is playing will), David Wilson (who is injured but has shown that in flashes he is better than LMJ), Darell Scott, Henry Hynoski, and Andre Brown. WR Rueben Randle has done a good job on punts for them.

David Wilson's injury could be season ended according to a report but they are expecting Andre Brown to return from his broken leg soon.

While the Browns have Willis McGahee, Dion Lewis (a worse version of LMJ), Bobby Rainey(another inexperienced RB), Chris Ogbonnaya(a delanie/b. miller type), and Fozzy Whittaker(their current KR specialst).

LMJ's only value to this team going forward is a conditional day 3 pick or as a bonus add-on in a trade for a WR.

....

The Eagles make sense because of scheme familiarity for LMJ and outside of Shady they only have Bryce Brown(fumblitus) and Chris Polk(a power runner)

Jason Avant is only due 2 million this season and 2.25 next year

Jeremy Maclin is due 3.2 million before becoming an FA

....

The Jets reportedly need an RB as Mike Goodson has gone public before the Jets did by saying he tore his MCL and ACL this weekend.

Too bad the only 2 WRs on their roster worth a damn are untouchable...

Holmes is due 10M plus the next 2 seasons

and Stephen Hill is clearly their #1 threat and a long term investment.
[ Edited by sfout on Oct 14, 2013 at 9:39 AM ]
LaMichael won't be on the team next year. It's obvious. Trade him now.
Originally posted by carlgo:
Even Sproles might not be hugely successful on this team as they would not use him like NO does. Right now it is Gore up the middle and pocket passes, not so much in the way of trying to integrate other styles of play into the scheme.

This is it in a nutshell to me as well...sadly
Originally posted by sfout:
Originally posted by 4evrfan:
Never understood the LMJ pick when we already had Hunter, who's just as quick and bigger/stronger. If we can get reasonable trade value for him, I say go for it.

IF we trade LaMichael he will only be used to free up a roster space for the player we trade for. The caveat is the team needs to need an RB and right now the only team that "needs" an RB is the team that wants the highest pick and the player everyone on this board is scared of.

Tennessee has Chris Johnson, Shonn Greene, Jackie Battle, and their KR/PR specialist Darius Reynaud is listed as RB

New York has Brandon Jacobs(who is playing will), David Wilson (who is injured but has shown that in flashes he is better than LMJ), Darell Scott, Henry Hynoski, and Andre Brown. WR Rueben Randle has done a good job on punts for them.

David Wilson's injury could be season ended according to a report but they are expecting Andre Brown to return from his broken leg soon.

While the Browns have Willis McGahee, Dion Lewis (a worse version of LMJ), Bobby Rainey(another inexperienced RB), Chris Ogbonnaya(a delanie/b. miller type), and Fozzy Whittaker(their current KR specialst).

LMJ's only value to this team going forward is a conditional day 3 pick or as a bonus add-on in a trade for a WR.

....

The Eagles make sense because of scheme familiarity for LMJ and outside of Shady they only have Bryce Brown(fumblitus) and Chris Polk(a power runner)

Jason Avant is only due 2 million this season and 2.25 next year

Jeremy Maclin is due 3.2 million before becoming an FA

....

The Jets reportedly need an RB as Mike Goodson has gone public before the Jets did by saying he tore his MCL and ACL this weekend.

Too bad the only 2 WRs on their roster worth a damn are untouchable...

Holmes is due 10M plus the next 2 seasons

and Stephen Hill is clearly their #1 threat and a long term investment.

Very well explained. Thanks
Originally posted by jimmythegreekjr:
LaMichael won't be on the team next year. It's obvious. Trade him now.

exactly. trade him while we canor make him look like a beast in the preseason and then trade him for higher value
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Niners Nation ‏@NinersNation

Harbaugh: LMJ development has been fine. He'll be back playing. I know the talk about "insurance", etc and it's no slight to LMJ

Harbaugh: He's a talented player, valuable member of the team
[ Edited by Jcool on Oct 14, 2013 at 12:10 PM ]
Originally posted by Jcool:
Niners Nation ‏@NinersNation

Harbaugh: LMJ development has been fine. He'll be back playing. I know the talk about "insurance", etc and it's no slight to LMJ

Harbaugh: He's a talented player, valuable member of the team

But Harbaugh is going with the hot hand instead.
Trade LMJ and a 3rd rounder for Josh Gordan!
Originally posted by DelCed2486:
How would you know? Dude is given next to no opportunity. Yet we have passes thrown to Miller, screens to Dixon, and Kyle Williams returning kicks.


Are you serious? You can't be serious. I've seen enough of James to know he's nowhere near the player Sproles is. Hunter is much more accurately compared to Sproles and for good reason. James = Leon Washington only not as good on special teams. You act like our coaches are morons. If James was all that, he'd be getting guaranteed touches just like that guy in New Orleans. The guy we all want James to be but just honestly isn't. I'm sorry dude but its not even close.
Originally posted by VaBeachNiner:
Originally posted by Jcool:
Niners Nation ‏@NinersNation

Harbaugh: LMJ development has been fine. He'll be back playing. I know the talk about "insurance", etc and it's no slight to LMJ

Harbaugh: He's a talented player, valuable member of the team

But Harbaugh is going with the hot hand instead.

Sounds like he'll be traded soon. You don't want compliments from Jim. Doubt he's that "valuable," if he's not playing.
Originally posted by niners94:
Originally posted by VaBeachNiner:
Originally posted by Jcool:
Niners Nation ‏@NinersNation

Harbaugh: LMJ development has been fine. He'll be back playing. I know the talk about "insurance", etc and it's no slight to LMJ

Harbaugh: He's a talented player, valuable member of the team

But Harbaugh is going with the hot hand instead.

Sounds like he'll be traded soon. You don't want compliments from Jim. Doubt he's that "valuable," if he's not playing.

The kiss of death from Harbaugh. LMJ should pack his bags now.
Harbaugh on Alex Smith: 'Alex is not out of this ... he is one of our guys'
Harbaugh on LMJ: 'He's a talented player, valuable member of the team"
'LMJ development has been fine. He'll be back playing (with another team). I know the talk about "insurance", etc and it's no slight to LMJ
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anyone think lmj should stay out of the weight room and become a slot receiver?