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LaMichael James was a Niner (CUT!)

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Originally posted by mike:
Originally posted by susweel:
The midget back field ?

Typically you don't want a tall RB unless he's one of those bowling-ball runningbacks like hillis or something, it makes it easier for linebackers and the secondary to spot them behind o-linemen. At 5'6 hunter basically can hide behind those guys haha. 5'9 isn't short at all but he is lightweight.

5-7 199(I think he bulked up to 205 during the year - he looks so yoked now) for hunter ^_^ and James is 5-8 and bulked up to 194 for the combine, if he plays around 190 and still runs 4.3/4.4 then god d**n(I've never used this one so I dont know if I'll get warned lmao).

This is our 2-headed monster of the future, we'll draft a "thumper" back when Gore retires.
Originally posted by DatNyjerSireez:
Originally posted by Thorhawk:
Hunter ran a 4.53 at the combine. James is much faster than his combine time and was clocked at 24mph by ESPN.

It's too bad that he was ranked 26th out of all RB's in this year's draft by the experts.

I keep wondering where people are finding this list compiled by "The Experts" ...
Huge pickup for us. Dude is a gamebreaker with a rare combination of speed and strength. Excellent receiver too....he's too good to keep off the field.
Hunter is a very underrated blocker as well. I have always seen hunter as the replacment to Gore TBH. I could not understand for the life of me why he didnt get more carries last season.

The future is hunter/James. Nice one two combo for sure. We dont really need a mauling RB in the system we use. Thats what the lineman are for. We need guys with quick bursts and good lateral movement that can finish runs.
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Hunter is a very underrated blocker as well. I have always seen hunter as the replacment to Gore TBH. I could not understand for the life of me why he didnt get more carries last season.

The future is hunter/James. Nice one two combo for sure. We dont really need a mauling RB in the system we use. Thats what the lineman are for. We need guys with quick bursts and good lateral movement that can finish runs.

Jim disagrees
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Originally posted by mike:
As far as the Rice comparison, I just find it amazing that hunter posted better stats than rice did his rookie year. Very similar amount of carries(100ish), similar yards(400ish), but Hunter had those two touchdowns, rice had zero his rookie year. I know it means nothing if he doesn't improve on those numbers and probably gain some muscle this offseason too, but it's still eerie how close the stats were lol.

lmao, they actually had the same YPA of 4.2 as well. The bonus stat, Rice fumbled once and the other team recovered it, Hunter had no fumbles :D

Also Hunter had fewer receptions then Rice but had a better YPC then Rice by almost 4 yards.....Wow I never noticed the parallels before, I know its too much to read into it but thats awesome to see how comparable Hunter is to one of the best backs in the league when you look at their rookie years.
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Hunter is a very underrated blocker as well. I have always seen hunter as the replacment to Gore TBH. I could not understand for the life of me why he didnt get more carries last season.

The future is hunter/James. Nice one two combo for sure. We dont really need a mauling RB in the system we use. Thats what the lineman are for. We need guys with quick bursts and good lateral movement that can finish runs.

Jim disagrees

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Originally posted by DatNyjerSireez:
It's too bad that he was ranked 26th out of all RB's in this year's draft by the experts.

Those numbers mean dick.
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Hunter is a very underrated blocker as well. I have always seen hunter as the replacment to Gore TBH. I could not understand for the life of me why he didnt get more carries last season.

The future is hunter/James. Nice one two combo for sure. We dont really need a mauling RB in the system we use. Thats what the lineman are for. We need guys with quick bursts and good lateral movement that can finish runs.

Jim disagrees

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"Just the unstoppable nature of him at the goal line," Harbaugh said when asked if he had particular recollections of the Oregon tailback. "You could not stop that team once they got inside the 5 yard line."

Most goal-line runners are boulder-shouldered bruisers who weigh upwards of 245 pounds. James is 195 pounds, but Harbaugh said he could envision James in a red-zone role - a problem area for the 49ers last year -- and much more.

lol could we have found our goal-line thumper?!?!
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Hunter is a very underrated blocker as well. I have always seen hunter as the replacment to Gore TBH. I could not understand for the life of me why he didnt get more carries last season.

The future is hunter/James. Nice one two combo for sure. We dont really need a mauling RB in the system we use. Thats what the lineman are for. We need guys with quick bursts and good lateral movement that can finish runs.

Jim disagrees

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You gotta be Kidding me....

Funny that the two guys they have drafted the last two years look nothing like that.
Originally posted by mike:
I didn't like it at first glance either.


Then I watched that^ and saw how consistently explosive he is. He may only be 2 inches taller than hunter and similar weight, but he brings a different kind of speed. Where hunter is more likely to use his size to "hide" then do shifty moves to get separation, James is more of a straight up speed back. Look at his legs move when he's running, he reminds me of the road runner.

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Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Hunter is a very underrated blocker as well. I have always seen hunter as the replacment to Gore TBH. I could not understand for the life of me why he didnt get more carries last season.

The future is hunter/James. Nice one two combo for sure. We dont really need a mauling RB in the system we use. Thats what the lineman are for. We need guys with quick bursts and good lateral movement that can finish runs.

Jim disagrees

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You gotta be Kidding me....

Funny that the two guys they have drafted the last two years look nothing like that.

who we draft has no baring on who else we use....the Jacobs signing is not about speed, its about mauling people. Just like Jim used Toby and like we have tried to use Gore, power always comes in handy.
Gore is going to lose carries to this guy. But Harbaugh will be hard pressed not to give him reps. He's that good.
[ Edited by kray28 on Apr 27, 2012 at 10:58 PM ]
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Love this pick. He'll be ready to take over Kendall Hunter's #2 RB spot once Kendall Hunter is ready to take over Frank Gore's #1 spot.
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