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Lamicheal James lacklusterness....

  • SoCold
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Originally posted by ace49ers:
How did Aldon Smith go during his rookie preseason? Can anyone remember anything that stood out good or bad? I only remember his body of work during the season. LMJ will be fine.

He was 2nd in the pre season with 3.5 sacks. I could tell we would be one game from the super bowl because of it!
Originally posted by 9erfan4life:
Originally posted by ace49ers:
How did Aldon Smith go during his rookie preseason? Can anyone remember anything that stood out good or bad? I only remember his body of work during the season. LMJ will be fine.

He was 2nd in the pre season with 3.5 sacks. I could tell we would be one game from the super bowl because of it!

Whatever....


Probably rocking that chair to tip over underneath your suspended feet when they were down 20-3 against the Eagles.
even if gore
  • BobS
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Originally posted by ace49ers:
How did Aldon Smith go during his rookie preseason? Can anyone remember anything that stood out good or bad? I only remember his body of work during the season. LMJ will be fine.

You can't compare the two. If there is one position a rookie is most likely to make an immediate impact in the NFL it is running back, the QB position is least likely. All the others fall somewhere in between. The RBs who can't translate college success to the pros are exposed pretty quick.
Originally posted by ImaMod:
Originally posted by bfree:
7 Carries? How in the world can you be disappointed after 7 carries? That isn't enough of a sample size to even come close to having an opinion one way or another or imply a trend. Not to mention he is averaging about 5 yards a carry on those 7 carries, which is well above average by NFL standards. You can't get a 50+ yard run every game...




He has 7 carries for 39 yards, what do you want the guy to do when he touches the ball 3 times per game?

he's supposed to bust out a Chris Johnson 80 yd run at least 3 times in that 7.
remember these people are doing it in the madden demo .
[ Edited by 99problems on Aug 20, 2012 at 7:52 AM ]
Originally posted by 99problems:
Originally posted by ImaMod:
Originally posted by bfree:
7 Carries? How in the world can you be disappointed after 7 carries? That isn't enough of a sample size to even come close to having an opinion one way or another or imply a trend. Not to mention he is averaging about 5 yards a carry on those 7 carries, which is well above average by NFL standards. You can't get a 50+ yard run every game...




He has 7 carries for 39 yards, what do you want the guy to do when he touches the ball 3 times per game?

he's supposed to bust out a Chris Johnson 80 yd run at least 3 times in that 7.
remember these people are doing it madden.

Yeah that's probably a better quote. "What I can do with him in madden, is not translating to real life...that is a problem"
  • SoCold
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Originally posted by qnnhan7:
Originally posted by 9erfan4life:
Originally posted by ace49ers:
How did Aldon Smith go during his rookie preseason? Can anyone remember anything that stood out good or bad? I only remember his body of work during the season. LMJ will be fine.

He was 2nd in the pre season with 3.5 sacks. I could tell we would be one game from the super bowl because of it!

Whatever....


Probably rocking that chair to tip over underneath your suspended feet when they were down 20-3 against the Eagles.

lol

I remember I was out shopping with the family that day and was getting the updates on my phone was like
Its way to early to tell evaluate LMJ. He was late getting to camp so that didn't help. I think he'll be fine running the ball.

My concern is his ability to handle KR/PR, but its too early to tell how he'll do. He's only played 2 preseason games......

As a 2nd round pick expectations are that he produce this year, but he may need a year under his belt to get going.

He should definitely progress faster than Dixon.
I think james will be okay, I would like to see him play more. We know what we have in rock cartwright, let james get his touches...
It is early but he looks over matched out there. I was excited when we drafted him but I don't he will hold up at his size. Maybe get him some steroids in the off season, lol.
I would expect that James will be used offensively in a similar fashion to Ted Ginn last year on the zip sweeps. If he can make some big gadget plays, then teams will have to worry about his presence on the field, even if he doesn't dominate like he did at the collegiate level. Reggie Bush doesn't dominate either, but you have to be prepared to defend his multi-talented skill sets. I'm hoping this is where they go with James. I agree that he does not look like a full-time Gore replacement from what limited amounts I've seen him. Jacobs on the other hands...after dropping that weight he looks terrific and could be an every down backup player if Gore gets injured. Hunter looking good too. We are solid at RB this year.
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some things are not worth answering
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Originally posted by CripplinYaStyle:
It's extremely early BUT who else is "prematurely" bummed about what they are observing so far when it comes to James. First and formost his frame is discouraging, he seems like a boy amongst men out there to say the least.

Even though its only the 2nd preseason game and he is getting very limited touches, the quickness from college just doesnt seem like it's going to translate to the NFL that easyly. His vison and patience is starting to concern/irritate me.

I loved the pick and still do and I think eventually he will be fine once the game slows down for him,but I have learned 1 thing when it comes to these ROOKS and playing the RB position YOU EITHER GOT IT OR YOU DONT SORT OF LIKE THE QB POSITION!!! When Hunter was drafted you can see the minute he stepped on the field, the vision, incredible explosion and patience. Do you guys remember when he broke for the 50+ yard TD when we played the Faiders in preseason?

Unlike humbling Kendal Hunter, I think LaMicheal James is full of himself and that is playing a part in his unimpressive preseason campaign thus far. Reality is starting to hit him, that in the NFL you will not get by solely on potential and talent!

P.S. Why the hell is Cartwright getting more carries then James anyway? Isn't Cartwright suppose to be just a "special team ace" replacing Constanzo?


....Discuss

relax...ITS PRESEASON
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LaMike doesn't have that great of top end speed, you can see that even in college. It's good but not elite.

Where he excels is in his agility and lateral movement and quickness.
This dude is unbelievably quick and shifty.

I can't wait to see him get some more reps and I think he will continue to get better.

This is going to be Kendal Hunters year doe.