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kendall hunter's role in the future

Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Hunter will start for us if, after Gore leaves, Lattimore can't return to form. Hunter is the 2nd best blocking RB on this team. His size is greatly misleading when it comes to his strength and skill. At 5-7 200, Hunter is big enough to be a starting running back.

Having watched Hunter for a long time, I believe he has elite vision that you just can't really teach.

I like Hunter a lot, but he's not a bellcow RB like Gore. He has great vision, I agree.
Originally posted by shaneblonien:
Post-Gore the depth chart will read Lattimore numero uno, LMJ 2 and Hunter 3.

hunter was a beast before his injury, i wouldnt drop him below LMJ just because lamichael played more recently. both are good backs but hunter was good at everything he did, lamichaels blocking was not as good as hunters and hunters vision and burst are excellent. too close to call for now but im hoping lattimore can get back to 100% as our future bell cow with hunter and lamichael splitting time based on the situation
in 2 yrs when Gore is done: We will have: Lattimore____Hunter____James
  • mayo49
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Latti is the future. Kendall and LMJ can stay in their current roles.
[ Edited by mayo49 on May 6, 2013 at 7:20 AM ]
His role in the future is - plenty of runs, excellent blocking, catching some passes and being a terrific 49er.
  • cciowa
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Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
His role in the future is - plenty of runs, excellent blocking, catching some passes and being a terrific 49er.

in other words he will continue to be what he has been ever since he got here
Originally posted by Frisco69ers:
in 2 yrs when Gore is done: We will have: Lattimore____Hunter____James

As much as I love Gore, 2013 may be his last year with us, if Lattimore turns out to be the RB he was before the injury. If they do not release him, do not be surprised if they even trade Gore after '13 season for a draft pick. This is a business and the FO has been outstanding of late.
i just love his runs to the outside and cant wait to see more of them next year with Boldin and Mcdonald on one side and Crabs and Davis on the other we can push him to whatever side we want.. He has elite vision and explosion and blocking Qualitys so that gives harbaugh alot of options as to where he will be utalized in the O.. Assuming he can make a full recovery I am expecting huge things from KH in 13
  • Ether
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Lol @ ppl who say LMJ will replace Hunter. Please remember that Lamichael didn't receive a single carry in the season until Kendall went down.
Originally posted by Ether:
Lol @ ppl who say LMJ will replace Hunter. Please remember that Lamichael didn't receive a single carry in the season until Kendall went down.

just playing devils advocate, but Kaep played very little until Alex went down. Sometimes an injury is what it takes to replace a good player.
Originally posted by Bali-Niner:
Originally posted by susweel:
nope not a number 1 back. he lacks the balance and gets knocked off his feet easily. good change of pace back though

This true..

He is NOT a Barlow type runner..mannn..

and that's not a good thing?
I'd expect Kendall to pick up where he left off...he gives Gore important rest, stretches the defense and has an excellent burst. There are many teams in the league who'd love to have him.
In terms of 2013 carries I see it like this:

Gore 15-18
Hunter 8-12
James 3-5
Dixon 0-1
I think he and lmj will batte out for the no. 2 behind lattimore after gore retires. But that doesn't mean Hunter can surprise us and become the no. 1 guy. He isn't a stick, he is near 200 lbs and can gain a little bit more muscle.
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Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Originally posted by Ether:
Lol @ ppl who say LMJ will replace Hunter. Please remember that Lamichael didn't receive a single carry in the season until Kendall went down.

just playing devils advocate, but Kaep played very little until Alex went down. Sometimes an injury is what it takes to replace a good player.

I agree, and the same can be said for Tom Brady replacing Bledsoe. However in Kaep's case, we knew he was taking over sooner or later. He was getting more and more snaps as the year went on.

Kendall was supposed to be that player for us. He was our heir apparent to Frank Gore and James was our heir apparent to Hunter.
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