Originally posted by Wrathman:
Originally posted by vermonator:
James needs to be a better blocker, but I thought he looked pretty quick Sunday night. The more touches he gets the better he gets, it seems he's about to break out, give him time.
He looked really quick yesterday. I hope they start using him more as a receiver out of the backfield. He is a good change of pace.
I know it's been repeated ad nauseum by those of us who really like LMJ, but maybe, juuuust maybe, Greg Roman will eventually call plays that get the ball to James in space, e.g. screens, swing passes, slot(?), etc...a'la what SD/NO do with Woodhead and Sproles. Just one example was Sproles on a 3rd & 2 where he was lined up in the backfield...right at the snap he's full speed past the LOS, LB can't pick him up fast enough, and almost instantly Brees hits him in stride about 5 yds downfield, ends up 20-yd gain and 1st down. LMJ can do that.
James did look quick last night, on those stretch runs off tackle, once he took the handoff he was hitting the corner extremely fast...I think his knee is 100% now, time to use him and give him the ball where he has the best opportunity to do damage.