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LaMichael James was a Niner (CUT!)

You guys know how in Superbowls there's always that player who no one thinks twice about that makes the key play or plays.

BAL thinks they have Kaep/Gore and the 3 phases covered...


Boom...here comes the left hook!


Break out season for this guy. He can be a difference maker.

Great run blocking line, check.
QB who can take advantage of safeties cheating, check
Originally posted by fister30:
Break out season for this guy. He can be a difference maker.

Great run blocking line, check.
QB who can take advantage of safeties cheating, check

I'd love to see him step into the PR position. The more ways to get the ball in his hands the better.
Let's remember that they were just slowly working James into the offense last season. He couldn't even join the team until later on in the off season. This season, I expect a number of change-of-pace plays designed around him from the beginning very similar to the way teams have used Darren Sproles - plays designed to get him in space in the flat where he can juke linebackers and d-backs out of their shoes, which he does very well. He's extremely quick and fast. When I saw him live last season, I couldn't believe how much faster he looked in person than on TV. Sometimes he looks like he's being shot out of a cannon - very exciting.
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My biggest hope for him is that he continues to work and work on punt returns. That is a glaring need for us. I am sure kyle can handle it but he is coming off a injury. No matter if it is kyle or james or the guy we signed from miami I am hoping and praying we get more out of that aspect of the game than what we got last year with miss ginn whose bread and butter was to catch it, run five yards and run out of bounds
I posted (and was later proven wrong) that we would be using LMJ like a Sproles or the original Reggie Bush...ie, a bailout pass to LMJ in the backfield, and then let the Ds see if they can catch him. My guess is he is as good as sproles and better than Reggie Bush with a pass in the backfield. Combine that with Vernon and Vance, plus Anquan and AJ/Lockette/ Patton, and we could have a killer receiving team, way better than last yr. Time will tell, but I once again look forward to seeing LMJ on the end of a bunch of those backfield passes , exactly like I predicted last yr. I am hoping my reasoning was correct, but just off 1 yr.
With an extra 10 pounds on his frame and an off-season to learn the playbook, I really think that LaMichael James is going to have a breakout season. Hunter is highly unlikely to be 100%, so LMJ will get most opportunities to spell Gore.

Big things...I can feel it. Anyone else?
I agree with you. LMJ being a little heavier and still being speedy can be dangerous. I would like to see the ball in his hands a lot. he is going to be explosive. book it
^ agree

although, I really like Hunter, the dudes Yds per Carry average is amazing.
I am looking forward to it. People always underestimate him because of his size, but he does what he says he is going to do. At the very least, he will have a better year this year than last, which was pretty good.
kendoll Hunter is a better rb but lmj is better in special teams
I think the added muscle will not only help his durability but also compliments his play style. If you watch his college tape he was not a run out of bounds back. He routinely put his head down and fought for those couple extra yards, usually at a DB's expense.
Originally posted by KegBert:
I think the added muscle will not only help his durability but also compliments his play style. If you watch his college tape he was not a run out of bounds back. He routinely put his head down and fought for those couple extra yards, usually at a DB's expense.

i hope LMJ gets more carries. its ridiculous how loaded we are at RB. gore and hunter are legit and then we have James and Lattimore who are two of the greatest backs in NCAA history
He will emerge if he stays healthy as one of the best backs in the NFCW
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as long as he doesnt fumble during the super bowl im cool