Originally posted by KegBert:
Originally posted by YouGotGored:
I am very surprised nobody really pointed out that OP has Hunter as an inactive player. There is no way Hunter is not suited up during games. In fact, I think the Niners are grooming him to be our next starter, with L. James getting 30-40% of the carries.
This. Rock cartwright is replacing costanzo he won't sniff a single snap at running back. It's yet to see if Brandon Jacobs even makes the team and you are penciling in Hunter as an inactive. He had a good year last year and as of right now i see him as the heir apparent to Gore. Possibly will split carries with James down the road but I do not foresee a scenario where he will be inactive.
IMO if we keep Gore, James, Jacobs and Hunter, then one has to be inactive, and that would be Hunter, I don't see Jacobs being a good citizen if he doesn't play. I wouldn't blame him, he signed then we drafted James. Jacobs, If making the team which I think is very likely, will be the short yardage back.
The following are game day actives IMO.
QB(2): Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick
RB(3): Frank Gore, LaMichael James and Rock Cartwright(I list him as a RB because that is what he would play if need be)
FB(1): Bruce Miller
WR(5): Randy Moss, Michael Crabtree, Mario Manningham, Ted Ginn Jr. and A.J. Jenkins
TE(3): Vernon Davis, Delanie Walker and Nate Byham
C(1): Jonathan Goodwin
OG(3): Mike Iupati, Daniel Kilgore and Joe Looney(As long as he is ready by week 1)
OT(3): Joe Staley, Anthony Davis and Alex Boone
DE(3): Justin Smith, Ray McDonald and Will Tukuafu
NT(2): Isaac Sopoaga and Ricky Jean Francois
OLB(2): Ahmad Brooks and Aldon Smith
ILB(4): Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman, Larry Grant and Tavares Gooden
CB(3): Carlos Rogers, Tarell Brown and Chris Culliver
S(4): Dashon Goldson, Donte Whitner, C.J. Spillman and Colin Jones(LIsted as a Safety because that would be position if needed)
ST(3): David Akers, Andy Lee and Brian Jennings
By my count that's 42 of the 46 actives allowed. 2 of those will be OLBs, some combination of Haralson(If takes a pay cut, or someone is extended to allow himn to stay at his figure), Bakhtiari, K.Brown and Cam Johnson.
Then a 4th CB, someone from this list, Perrish Cox, Curtis Holcomb, Tramaine Brock, 2 will make the team as a backups.
The last comes down to either Jacobs or Hunter. I would activate Hunter, but I feel the 49ers will activate Jacobs.
Also can't go light on some positions. OL needs 7, DL 5, WR would be 5 if we want Jenkins in the game on some plays, plus Ginn will count as he isn't being inactive.
Jones and Cartwright would be active, both are good for Special Teams.