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LaMichael James was a Niner (CUT!)

Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
Seeing the emergence of Bryce Brown made me do some thinking about the future of our RB corps. I hope in the next year or so we're able to add a mid- or late-round prospect of a bigger RB mold to complement James and Hunter going forward. But yeah, I see no reason to think we're going to have any Adrian Peterson 25-carries-per-game types. James+Hunter plus another between-the-tackles guy for life after Gore, and we'll be looking damn good.

I have been vocal about being very content with our future with the LMJ and Hunter backfield. But I do see your point. Have to wonder though is that guy already on the roster? I was very down on him at the begining of the season, but in admitedly limited use, I have seen some good things out of Dixon this year, with another year of seasoning to overcome some of his poorer instincts...is it possible with his size he could be our between the tackles guy? Hell even if he isnt a mid to late rounder is not a large investment....New Kid, Dixon, and Hampton can fight it out in training camp.
Originally posted by Evilgenius:
Originally posted by SportsFan:
Still needs to follow his blocks a little better. His missed some opportunities for big runs last night.

Agreed.

patience takes time...He will get it.
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I knew the guy was talented as can be but I was really impressed with the way his brain was working on the field. He made some smart, patient plays that I'm not sure I'd expect a young rb who is chomping at the bit to make.
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Originally posted by iLL49er:
we're not going to have a bell cow back once gore goes off into the sunset (with a ring hopefully) it'll be a split between hunter and lmj

Listen to this dude. He is as old as dirt. You should pm him though. For I declare him a good dude.
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Originally posted by LBSI9ers:
Originally posted by sfout:
Originally posted by Ajanke:
Originally posted by hondakillerzx:
James balled out yesterday in every possible way. our running game is so damn good its crazy

What were his running stats? I didn't remember him finding that much room but it always appeared like he was one more move away from breaking out a good run.

Another 8 attempt 30 yard game but he is still feeling out the NFL speed and it was in essentially sleet if not down pouring rain. What was important was he refused to go down and kept fighting for yards.


good way to fumble. I thought he was average at best.

Sounds like you just dont like him? So When Gore fights for extra yards after contact you think he is going to fumble so you yell at the TV for him to fall down? Great mentality for your team there man. I thought people would want a player who refuse to give up?
To sum all of your ideas up, it seems like you guys just wanna play Madden with LMJ, but in real life.
Motion till he's matched up with someone slow-footed, run the slot, that unstoppable wheel route...


I'm down.
Originally posted by SnakePlissken:
LMAO at all the people yelling BUST!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!

Thats what I was gonna say. I've been defending the pick all season and now peeps are like "hey, this kids good!!"

No sh*t Sherlock.
The fact that Stanford couldn't keep him out of the endzone...even when they knew he was going to get the ball...said it all, and Harbaugh had a really good perspective to judge this one...case closed.
Nice return. But he still kind of scares me based on what I saw in preseason. Hope he stays solid. Maybe he is more experienced now.
He actually does better running between the tackles. Remember at Oregon he would just burst through the line and go and in fact he almost did that in one of his rare up the middle runs a couple of games ago. And that is good because it seems the defenders all think that when he is in it will be an end run or screen. They need to be wondering...
[ Edited by carlgo on Dec 19, 2012 at 5:27 PM ]
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Originally posted by Marvin49:
Originally posted by SnakePlissken:
LMAO at all the people yelling BUST!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!

Thats what I was gonna say. I've been defending the pick all season and now peeps are like "hey, this kids good!!"

No sh*t Sherlock.
so we were wrong. so what?
Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by Marvin49:
Originally posted by SnakePlissken:
LMAO at all the people yelling BUST!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!

Thats what I was gonna say. I've been defending the pick all season and now peeps are like "hey, this kids good!!"

No sh*t Sherlock.
so we were wrong. so what?

It meant I was right, because as we all know, THAT's what's important.
LMJ can develop to be our Darrin Sproles...which would be a very nice weapon to compliment CK and the offense as well improving the KR game. Ginn's got to go...and I'm sure he will. Harbaugh doesn't keep slackers, and that's what TG has become. LMJ and KW give us two guys who can beef up our KR game, not to mention produce in the passing and running game, as well.
I don't know if I've ever seen a quicker back. On some of those kick returns, it almost looks like someone turned up the film speed. Yes, he's like Sproles, only faster.
Originally posted by Marvin49:
Originally posted by verb1der:
Originally posted by Marvin49:
Originally posted by verb1der:
Originally posted by Marvin49:
I haven't read the last several pages, so forgive me if someone has mentioned this before....

I spent the entire weekend looking at Oregon games and youtube highlights. Everyone keeps making a comparison here to Darren Sproles. I don't quite buy that one.

James gained 10 lbs between his Sophmore and Junior seasons. He could probably easily gain another 10-15 lbs and play at 210 lbs. At 5'8", that a little powerhouse.

When I watch him run, I don't see Sproles. I see LaDainian Tomlinson. Granted, Tomlinson was 2 inches taller and about 25 lbs heavier, but his STYLE reminds me SOOOOOOO much of LaDainian.

James may start off as a "change of pace" back early on, but I have a feeling that sometime in the next few yars, James may just be THE guy.

Ladanian Tomlinson?!?!

I'm serious. Look at the running styles. In particular the acceleration.

Don't get me wrong...not saying he'll be Ladainian. Just comparing styles.

Reason why I think James is more of a Sproles type is because he's real elusive in the open field, always looking for lanes, blockers, changes speed, directions, etc....

LT don't seem to make nearly as much cuts in the open field as James/Best/Sproles. But maybe I need to watch some LT highlights.


Yeah...watch more Tomlinson. LOL.

Look at Tomlinson in his prime, not what he is now with the Jets. That guy just had another gear and could accelerate like I've never seen.

still think he's an LT type back Marvin?!