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LaMichael James was a Niner (CUT!)

Originally posted by susweel:
LaEmo scares me when he's returning punts.

Where's your sense of adventure? TD or fumble...roll the dice!
Originally posted by dtg_9er:
Originally posted by susweel:
LaEmo scares me when he's returning punts.

Where's your sense of adventure? TD or fumble...roll the dice!

still waiting on the td
Originally posted by susweel:
Originally posted by dtg_9er:
Originally posted by susweel:
LaEmo scares me when he's returning punts.

Where's your sense of adventure? TD or fumble...roll the dice!

still waiting on the td

did u miss it in the nfc title game?
Originally posted by crabman82:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by crabman82:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by crabman82:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by crabman82:
Originally posted by ChazBoner:
Originally posted by crabman82:
seattle given up 15 punt return yards all season so far. lmj better be with it on sunday.

WTF!!!??? That's insane!!

number of different factors though. good O keeps the ball and gets into fg range before having to punt. touchbacks punted into the endzone, fair catches, it all plays in. but yeah good coverage teams obviously

Not exactly. SEA is doing something different than most teams. They put on a very small punt and kick coverage. They force a ton of fair catches or most of the unit is already near the runner since they go small.

I wanna see us go a little bigger and blow the coverage up at the LOS for a punt block.

they are the 2nd highest scoring team in the league and that absolutely plays into that stat. if you're scoring, you're not punting.

That has very little to do with it. Look at the teams that are tops in the league in return average.

SEA: 1.3
STL: 3.0
PHI: 5.5
DET: 5.8
TEN: 6.0

SEA has an extraordinarily small and fast punt coverage unit. Probably smallest in the league. They get there quick.

of the teams you listed, 3 of them are in the top 8 in league scoring ppg. if you're scoring, you're punting less which plays into it. now you still need good coverage no doubt about it, but when you're scoring and rarely punting you're giving fewer chances for the opposition to raise that average of yards per punt return.

What does total punts have to do with return average against. A team can punt once a game but allow 10 yards. This isn't about total opportunities.

See the link: http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/stats/byteam?group=Special&cat=Punting&conference=NFL&year=season_2013&sort=412&timeframe=

Number of times punted doesn't not factor into an average return. For example, CAR only punted 49 times to SEA's 48, yet they are not a very good punt coverage team.

you have to be good on coverage in order to have those statistics no doubt. i'm just saying if they had to punt more than they do they'd be giving up more than their current average. its like a rb having 10 yards per carry, keep giving him the ball and its likely to be lower.

Yes but I don't think a difference in 15 punts makes a big swing if a team has already held this average with 48 punts.
Originally posted by susweel:
LaEmo scares me when he's returning punts.

Short arms.
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by crabman82:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by crabman82:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by crabman82:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by crabman82:
Originally posted by ChazBoner:
Originally posted by crabman82:
seattle given up 15 punt return yards all season so far. lmj better be with it on sunday.

WTF!!!??? That's insane!!

number of different factors though. good O keeps the ball and gets into fg range before having to punt. touchbacks punted into the endzone, fair catches, it all plays in. but yeah good coverage teams obviously

Not exactly. SEA is doing something different than most teams. They put on a very small punt and kick coverage. They force a ton of fair catches or most of the unit is already near the runner since they go small.

I wanna see us go a little bigger and blow the coverage up at the LOS for a punt block.

they are the 2nd highest scoring team in the league and that absolutely plays into that stat. if you're scoring, you're not punting.

That has very little to do with it. Look at the teams that are tops in the league in return average.

SEA: 1.3
STL: 3.0
PHI: 5.5
DET: 5.8
TEN: 6.0

SEA has an extraordinarily small and fast punt coverage unit. Probably smallest in the league. They get there quick.

of the teams you listed, 3 of them are in the top 8 in league scoring ppg. if you're scoring, you're punting less which plays into it. now you still need good coverage no doubt about it, but when you're scoring and rarely punting you're giving fewer chances for the opposition to raise that average of yards per punt return.

What does total punts have to do with return average against. A team can punt once a game but allow 10 yards. This isn't about total opportunities.

See the link: http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/stats/byteam?group=Special&cat=Punting&conference=NFL&year=season_2013&sort=412&timeframe=

Number of times punted doesn't not factor into an average return. For example, CAR only punted 49 times to SEA's 48, yet they are not a very good punt coverage team.

you have to be good on coverage in order to have those statistics no doubt. i'm just saying if they had to punt more than they do they'd be giving up more than their current average. its like a rb having 10 yards per carry, keep giving him the ball and its likely to be lower.

Yes but I don't think a difference in 15 punts makes a big swing if a team has already held this average with 48 punts.

fair point
James is scary, but he's courageous and aggressive. Seeing him field these punts is a lot better than watching Kyle Williams lifelessly call for a fair catch every play.
Originally posted by susweel:
Originally posted by dtg_9er:
Originally posted by susweel:
LaEmo scares me when he's returning punts.

Where's your sense of adventure? TD or fumble...roll the dice!

still waiting on the td

OK...no sense of adventure AND no imagination! There's no pleasing some people!
Saw an article that claims James is wrong for our O-line's strengths. He's more suited to screens and sweeps; our O-line isn't. Interesting. If so, why draft a player for whom we have few options other than returning kicks? Even Dixon is getting reps on offense. And while we're on the subject, this O-line that everyone claims is/was one of the best in the NFL, can't block on sweeps and screens? WTF? They're apparently having trouble blocking straight up the gut and off-tackle as well. And, Kap is getting alot of pressure on pass plays. That doesn't leave much else my friends! Neither James nor any other RB would have much luck under such circumstances.
Originally posted by susweel:
LaEmo scares me when he's returning punts.




Personally i call him State Farm.
Originally posted by 4evrfan:
Saw an article that claims James is wrong for our O-line's strengths. He's more suited to screens and sweeps; our O-line isn't. Interesting. If so, why draft a player for whom we have few options other than returning kicks? Even Dixon is getting reps on offense. And while we're on the subject, this O-line that everyone claims is/was one of the best in the NFL, can't block on sweeps and screens? WTF? They're apparently having trouble blocking straight up the gut and off-tackle as well. And, Kap is getting alot of pressure on pass plays. That doesn't leave much else my friends! Neither James nor any other RB would have much luck under such circumstances.

we probably game Dixon some carries to shut his twitter up.
We all know James has what it takes to make an explosive play anytime he touches the ball due to his speed and athleticism. With this being said I look at Darren Sproles and Pierre Thomas and how they are implemented into the Saints Offense in terms of passing out of the backfield they, have over 100 combined catches this season already. Putting in La'michael James as a RB last season was huge for our offense and yes he did fumble a couple of times and I understand at this point in the season that cannot happen but Gore fumbled this past Sunday so everybody is human. I think Adding James as a RB on some downs and having him active in the backfield passing game would add another nightmare for opposing defenses.
Our offensive line is not built for screens, and therefor are not good at running screens. Ever notice how every time we try one, it fails?

The line is built to maul people. Screen plays are finesse plays.
[ Edited by Empire49 on Dec 4, 2013 at 11:15 AM ]
Originally posted by Empire49:
Our offensive line is not built for screens, and therefor are not good at running screens. Ever notice how every time we try one, it fails?

The line is built to maul people. Screen plays are finesse plays.


I really miss Bobb McKittrick's 280 pound lines who could all pull and lead sweeps, cross block, or fill areas for screens. Smart, tenacious and quick...great lines. our line might be able to move the pile on 3rd and short but there are so many short comings. Staley could play for Bobb but I'm not sure who else would be mobile enough.
Originally posted by Empire49:
Our offensive line is not built for screens, and therefor are not good at running screens. Ever notice how every time we try one, it fails?

The line is built to maul people. Screen plays are finesse plays.

We're not exactly mauling anyone lately. Our RB's have nowhere to run, and the pass rush has harried Kap most of the season. Maybe we should try sweeps and screens; couldn't be much worse. After what Seattle did to Brees et al, we better bring our A Plus game and then some!