Originally posted by 21SandersMoss84:
Seeing Danny Woodhead in this MNF game makes me wonder why Roman won't create a package of plays especially for LMJ.
Harbaugh and Roman need to lock themselves in the film room and look at about 10 New Orleans Saints games to see how Sean Peyton uses Darren Sproles. Peyton is the best offensive mind in the game, IMO. Even when Sproles was not available, Peyton used Reggie Bush in the best assortment of screens and swing passes in the league. (Andy Reid and Jamaal Charles/Dexter McCluster is another example.)
James was a very productive back in college running much the same kind of plays as Peyton runs in NO. Why Baalke/Harbaugh selected this guy is a puzzle to me. It is like giving a kid a new techy toy but giving him no instructions on how to use it. HaRo do not appear to have a clue as to how to use James. When they could be lining him up in the backfield along with Gore, they bring in another TE and Miller and just try to pound it up the middle. The threat of James in the wings and on play action screens could add an entire new dimension to the offense. Not only that, it would spread the defense out and allow more room for Gore to run the plays he prefers.
All this patronizing talk on the networks about how creative Roman is sometimes makes me a little ill. Yes, he does have some sets that are different but in terms of taking advantage of the talent available, he is missing the boat when it comes to James.