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LaMichael James was a Niner (CUT!)

Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by ChazBoner:
Originally posted by cciowa:
I am a big nervous though that he would be the backup to kyle in regards to punt returns for green bay( if ginn does not start).. My hope and desire is that james and jenkins can work on thier return games and maybe next year they can be our primary punt and kick returners??Am i off base with that?

hopefully the coaching staff learned form the NFCC game. Just tell the PR to get away from it.
ha! You and i must think different on kyle and thats ok i am just trying to think ahead and consider all things if ginn can not go vs green bay. i think hunter and james will be ok returning kicks with either cox or rock(if he makes the team) as back ups. I think kyle will do punt returns and do them well .. but i would like to know who the back up punt returner would be if kyle gets hurt.... Maybe i am playing the "what if" game to much

holy crap, completely forgot about Hunter!
Dude can block well for a rookie back.

As for Hunter, he looks better now than Gore did last year. I think we may see a passing of the torch this year.
Originally posted by cciowa:
I am a big nervous though that he would be the backup to kyle in regards to punt returns for green bay( if ginn does not start).. My hope and desire is that james and jenkins can work on thier return games and maybe next year they can be our primary punt and kick returners??Am i off base with that?

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d819ee187/Cox-s-65-yard-punt-return
Originally posted by Joecool:
Dude can block well for a rookie back.

As for Hunter, he looks better now than Gore did last year. I think we may see a passing of the torch this year.

maybe...
Originally posted by defenderDX:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Dude can block well for a rookie back.

As for Hunter, he looks better now than Gore did last year. I think we may see a passing of the torch this year.

maybe...

Hunter will be on beast mode for us this season while Gore declines with age

Originally posted by Tru2RedNGold25:
Originally posted by defenderDX:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Dude can block well for a rookie back.

As for Hunter, he looks better now than Gore did last year. I think we may see a passing of the torch this year.

maybe...

Hunter will be on beast mode for us this season while Gore declines with age


:-/
I doing a prediction here and saying James doesn't play against Green Bay. I don't see ourcoaches having much confidence in a rookie RB. Plus we have great RB depth
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Originally posted by taney71:
I doing a prediction here and saying James doesn't play against Green Bay. I don't see ourcoaches having much confidence in a rookie RB. Plus we have great RB depth

GB has a weak defense, James' speed is more of an asset then you think. If Dobbs is active next week then Garret Celek (should he still be on our 53) will be inactive and James will be active.
[ Edited by sfout on Sep 2, 2012 at 7:05 AM ]
Originally posted by sfout:
Originally posted by taney71:
I doing a prediction here and saying James doesn't play against Green Bay. I don't see ourcoaches having much confidence in a rookie RB. Plus we have great RB depth

GB has a weak defense, James' speed is more of an asset then you think. If Dobbs is active next week then Garret Celek (should he still be on our 53) will be inactive and James will be active.
we cant use a 6th of the active roster on RB's....somebody will be inactive
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Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by sfout:
Originally posted by taney71:
I doing a prediction here and saying James doesn't play against Green Bay. I don't see ourcoaches having much confidence in a rookie RB. Plus we have great RB depth

GB has a weak defense, James' speed is more of an asset then you think. If Dobbs is active next week then Garret Celek (should he still be on our 53) will be inactive and James will be active.
we cant use a 6th of the active roster on RB's....somebody will be inactive

it'll probably be a choice between jacobs and james. Jacobs might not even be active, that is still not a sure thing that he will come back for week 1.
2 QBs
5 RB/FB(jacobs could be out)
3 TE(including dobbs)
7 OL(davis and kilgore as the active backups)
4 WR(ginn will probably be out and jenkins might still be inactive)
thats 21
6 DL
8 LB
4 CB
4 SS
thats 22

plus our 3 specialists is 46. Even if we sign Haggans today, haralson might not be active because of his injury so that would only mean 7 LBs active. giving us the ability to have either 6 active WRs or 6 active RB/FB. The entire premise of all of our offseason moves was to be able to have any number of these 12 players active on gameday, giving us the ability to stay fresh in all phases of our offense.

Again we could go with 7 LBs because Dobbs could be a 3rd down pass rush specialist.
[ Edited by sfout on Sep 2, 2012 at 11:57 AM ]
Originally posted by sfout:
it'll probably be a choice between jacobs and james. Jacobs might not even be active, that is still not a sure thing that he will come back for week 1.
2 QBs
5 RB/FB(jacobs could be out)
3 TE(including dobbs)
7 OL(davis and kilgore as the active backups)
4 WR(ginn will probably be out and jenkins might still be inactive)
thats 21
6 DL
8 LB
4 CB
4 SS
thats 22

plus our 3 specialists is 46. Even if we sign Haggans today, haralson might not be active because of his injury so that would only mean 7 LBs active. giving us the ability to have either 6 active WRs or 6 active RB/FB. The entire premise of all of our offseason moves was to be able to have any number of these 12 players active on gameday, giving us the ability to stay fresh in all phases of our offense.

Again we could go with 7 LBs because Dobbs could be a 3rd down pass rush specialist.

Or We could go w/3 OLBs every week (Hagans inactive if Haralson is healthy) It's pretty rare to lose 2 OLBs in one game. Even if that happened, we could stay mostly in Nikle, w/Dobbs as one of the outside passrushers (have even seen them bounce Cowboy to the utside, replacing w/RJF or Tuku).
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Originally posted by WRATHman44:
Or We could go w/3 OLBs every week (Hagans inactive if Haralson is healthy) It's pretty rare to lose 2 OLBs in one game. Even if that happened, we could stay mostly in Nikle, w/Dobbs as one of the outside passrushers (have even seen them bounce Cowboy to the utside, replacing w/RJF or Tuku).

exactly and I honestly think that this is what is going to happen.
Well, if James does play then they probably deactivate Dixon for the game. It will be interesting to see how changes develops over the course of the season. I hope the coaches use James in the right situations and develop him as a complement to a future 49er backfield with Hunter and him.
I wrote a piece when we signed James, and guessed that he would be alex's go to guy on 3rd down , split wide of alex, with either a pass or lateral, and then let him dance thru the opponents D. I specifically DID NOT see that during the PS, but I also saw no practices. So here it is:

Prediction: LaMichael will be split wide of alex on virtually all 3rd down plays, and will dance thru the D virtually every time for a 1st down. Same goes for in the RZ. Now either i am really wrong, or Coach H has not shown this because we open up with GB. I think this is his plan to surprise and defeat GB. Before the draft, I had us at 11-5 with a loss to GB. Now i am betting La Michael helps us beat GB on third and long or short and also for scores in RZ. We will know within a few days if this is the way Coach plans to use him. Prior to season, he was used almost exclusively between tackles. I don't think that's where Coach uses him for our opener and beyond. I also don't think anyone can stop that kid wide.
[ Edited by pasodoc9er on Sep 3, 2012 at 5:13 PM ]
Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
I wrote a piece when we signed James, and guessed that he would be alex's go to guy on 3rd down , split wide of alex, with either a pass or lateral, and then let him dance thru the opponents D. I specifically DID NOT see that during the PS, but I also saw no practices. So here it is:

Prediction: LaMichael will be split wide of alex on virtually all 3rd down plays, and will dance thru the D virtually every time for a 1st down. Same goes for in the RZ. Now either i am really wrong, or Coach H has not shown this because we open up with GB. I think this is his plan to surprise and defeat GB. Before the draft, I had us at 11-5 with a loss to GB. Now i am betting La Michael helps us beat GB on third and long or short and also for scores in RZ. We will know within a few days if this is the way Coach plans to use him. Prior to season, he was used almost exclusively between tackles. I don't think that's where Coach uses him for our opener and beyond. I also don't think anyone can stop that kid wide.


When we drafted him, people thought it was competition for Hunter, but it's not. LMJ is very good in space. We will screen the heck out of him, along with reverses, sweeps. This is how our offense is built.