Originally posted by JeuSF49:
That's why you draft for depth! Time for LMJ and Jenkins to step it up. Jacobs isn't really a change of pace back, neither is Dixon.
The coaches might use LMJ in limited packages, at least until they feel they can trust him to completely fill Hunter's position as 1st backup. The packages fortunately could jibe well with the new QB. CK and LMJ worked well in option plays during pre-season. The first link below is from Matt Barrows after the pre-season Chargers game regarding LaMichael's blocking as improving. Perhaps he's improved even further. The second link is from Matt Maiocco that seems to overlook that James was a 2nd round pick and has been at practice all season.
Kyle too.. Don't want Ginn being our only option on KR/PR, enter LJ hopefully he can fill in as well as Hunter did in the running game when we need him. Gore has been having a good season so I guess I won't worry too much. But Hunter was just the perfect 3DRB, always finds ways to get us 1st downs.
Originally posted by ninersrule4:
f**k we could be in trouble without Hunter
I think well be ok. Hunter was averaging around 7 rushes a game, so between Jacobs, James and Dixon they should be able to shoulder the load nicely. Will they be AS productive....again, between the 3 of them, I think they can.
We lost Hunter too? OMG! He played huge when subbed in for Gore the last 2 years, we really gonna miss him when it matters most. Jacobs, Dix and James better step up, we gonna need to lean on them now.
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