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LaMichael James was a Niner (CUT!)

Originally posted by Frisco69ers:
so dumb if we get rid of him. He's a great talent and Gore only has 1 yr left anyway.

Hopefully 49ers can get a 5th or heck even a 6th would suffice
I think he was on his way to a bigger role before fumbling in the Superbowl. I say we trade him to the Saints for a 5th round pick. We will probably see Payton make him a pro bowler. I think LMJ has that potential. But sadly Roman doesn't have the creativity to utilize his weapons effectively. I love Gore. But he should only take 50% of the carries AT THE MOST in 2014. If Lattimore and Hunter are getting more touches it will keep Gore fresh. I understand the philosophy behind this however. Gore is the best RB we have for pass protection on 3rd down. So it's a double edge sword with pulling him out on some downs. If Lattimore is healthy he has the body to play well on passing downs.

Sorry I'm rambling. Point is LMJ is as good as gone. He is talented but he's a speciality player that we don't use. Trade him and draft someone who can return kicks. Beckham, Cooks or Ellington would be nice cuz they can double as WRs and Return Specialists.
Originally posted by JimHarbaugh:
I think he was on his way to a bigger role before fumbling in the Superbowl. I say we trade him to the Saints for a 5th round pick. We will probably see Payton make him a pro bowler. I think LMJ has that potential. But sadly Roman doesn't have the creativity to utilize his weapons effectively. I love Gore. But he should only take 50% of the carries AT THE MOST in 2014. If Lattimore and Hunter are getting more touches it will keep Gore fresh. I understand the philosophy behind this however. Gore is the best RB we have for pass protection on 3rd down. So it's a double edge sword with pulling him out on some downs. If Lattimore is healthy he has the body to play well on passing downs.

Sorry I'm rambling. Point is LMJ is as good as gone. He is talented but he's a speciality player that we don't use. Trade him and draft someone who can return kicks. Beckham, Cooks or Ellington would be nice cuz they can double as WRs and Return Specialists.

You're right about that but one thing I've heard Latt repeatedly talk about since last year is protecting the QB. He seems to know how important that is and even talked about it again on his interview article that came out this morning.

I know this is an LMJ thread but just really pumped about Latt.
Yup I read that too. That's great he's working on it. But until he's stepped in front of a NFL 300 lb DL or 250 lb NFL LB he's still green. I am high on him as well. But that's a big deal that I think a lot of fans don't consider.
Hunter is also a very good pass protector as well.
LMJ is training in Texas (instead of here for "voluntary" team workouts) as phase 1 of OTA begins and Bowman on the other hand is now in SC continuing his rehab. That tells me all I need to know. Hope we get at least a 6th for LaMike, the little b***hy malcontent.
Originally posted by ninerjok:
LMJ is training in Texas (instead of here for "voluntary" team workouts) as phase 1 of OTA begins and Bowman on the other hand is now in SC continuing his rehab. That tells me all I need to know. Hope we get at least a 6th for LaMike, the little b***hy malcontent.

He is giving up 50K by not showing up. lol
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Originally posted by valrod33:
Originally posted by ninerjok:
LMJ is training in Texas (instead of here for "voluntary" team workouts) as phase 1 of OTA begins and Bowman on the other hand is now in SC continuing his rehab. That tells me all I need to know. Hope we get at least a 6th for LaMike, the little b***hy malcontent.

He is giving up 50K by not showing up. lol
f**k him. I am also sick of this james =sproles blather. he can not pass block, he can not be counted on to do punt returns. i am convinced we will ship him out as part of a trade up higher in the draft. on his own the best we can get for him is a 7th round pick. we have to surround him with a draft pick or two in order to make him attractive to another team.
Lest anyone forget, trent recovered from the AJ pick by trading him to...surprise...KC also. From that we got Baldwin, who in two yrs with crappy QBs, caught 45 passes. As usual, roman immediately decided not to have any passes thrown to Baldwin who finished he season with just a handful of opportunities. If Baldwin gets a chance, shows what he can do and roman still doesn't use him, then roman is a twerp...that plus being a lousy OC and play caller. He admits to learning on the job, which in the NFL isn't good news. JH and trent blew the chance to use lmj in space, (he just isn't a run between the tackles guy in the NFL), yet never used him where he really only should have been used...as a bailout or as a pass receiver. This was a blown opportunity by Coach and I hope trent fixes it with a trade package bundled for moving up in draft. That is the only way to salvage a blown second pick. That is just wastefully stupid. Nobody here knows if the kid could catch passes out of backfield or not. Why? Because Coach never called his number. Stupid, just plain stupid waste of a #2. Let's hope trent bails him out again.
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Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
Lest anyone forget, trent recovered from the AJ pick by trading him to...surprise...KC also. From that we got Baldwin, who in two yrs with crappy QBs, caught 45 passes. As usual, roman immediately decided not to have any passes thrown to Baldwin who finished he season with just a handful of opportunities. If Baldwin gets a chance, shows what he can do and roman still doesn't use him, then roman is a twerp...that plus being a lousy OC and play caller. He admits to learning on the job, which in the NFL isn't good news. JH and trent blew the chance to use lmj in space, (he just isn't a run between the tackles guy in the NFL), yet never used him where he really only should have been used...as a bailout or as a pass receiver. This was a blown opportunity by Coach and I hope trent fixes it with a trade package bundled for moving up in draft. That is the only way to salvage a blown second pick. That is just wastefully stupid. Nobody here knows if the kid could catch passes out of backfield or not. Why? Because Coach never called his number. Stupid, just plain stupid waste of a #2. Let's hope trent bails him out again.
i hate james but doc , as usual, makes good points. bottom line we have a idiot for a OC who does not know how to use people. that is a reason why i was amused at so many who wanted flash gordon last year and of course jackson this year. do you really really have faith in roman to know how to use new toys that come his way?? and if i have to hear"well hopefully roman gets his head out of ass for this year" one more time, i will kick mayos penis
Didn't T Brown get fined for doing this last off season?
Originally posted by Raul98:
Didn't T Brown get fined for doing this last off season?

no he just didnt get his workout bonus.
Originally posted by susweel:
Originally posted by Raul98:
Didn't T Brown get fined for doing this last off season?

no he just didnt get his workout bonus.

oh okay this James situation sucks he was a 2nd round pick and i know if he gets traded it will be for a 7th round pick or something. If that's the case i rather just keep him.
LMJ had so much potential, we wouldn't have spent a 2nd on him if we didnt think we could use him, yet he acts like a p***y and never works hard enough to win a job. He just thinks he'll land on a team and be #1 back there. Yeah good luck finding that situation anywhere. Dude is going to realize his next team willput him on the bubble and no better than #3 on the depth. Keep being a whiney b***h LMJ.
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