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#2 RB

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With the injuries at WR, I would like to see LMJ utilized as that RB screen receiver or slot WR that the patriots run so well in their offensive system.

Hunter is developing into a lower tier version of Gore (still very talented, though). He's the main #2 with LMJ as the speed threat and Dixon as the short yardage/power back.
Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
IMO, not even close, Hunter by a landslide.

That's how I see it too. Great to see Hunter back at practice. I hope he is fully recovered!

I would like to see them toss the ball to LMJ out of the pistol. He was even split wide at times in college, and made some nice catches on the sideline.
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Originally posted by northbaypete:
That's how I see it too. Great to see Hunter back at practice. I hope he is fully recovered!

I would like to see them toss the ball to LMJ out of the pistol. He was even split wide at times in college, and made some nice catches on the sideline.

Hunter was pretty good at catching the ball in college, also.

Gore has also been a good receiver for the 49ers.

All three backs offer more in the passing game than we have seen

This is good, maybe even very good, news.
[ Edited by buck on Aug 10, 2013 at 3:43 PM ]
Hunter by a mile. Not only is he massively superior to LMJ in blocking, his power is superior and vision is arguably as good as Gore's. Hunter is starting caliber when healthy. I don't feel the same about LaMichael.
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Hunter by a mile. Not only is he massively superior to LMJ in blocking, his power is superior and vision is arguably as good as Gore's. Hunter is starting caliber when healthy. I don't feel the same about LaMichael.


This.
I love the 3 headed monster we have at RB. I feel Hunter is likely to return to his #2 status in the depth chart, but also believe Franks touches will be limited even more this season.

I would love to see LMJ get some work receiving. Maybe try him out in the slot some. He's got the quicks.
[ Edited by WINiner on Aug 10, 2013 at 3:58 PM ]
Is Thomas Clayton still available?
whoever makes a better impression on harbaugh in the preseason?!?!?!?!?!?!
[ Edited by LoneWolf on Aug 11, 2013 at 3:43 AM ]
Originally posted by JerryRice1848:
I want to see Hunter in an actual game before I deem him the back-up

You haven't seen him? He is better than back-up.
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Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Hunter by a mile. Not only is he massively superior to LMJ in blocking, his power is superior and vision is arguably as good as Gore's. Hunter is starting caliber when healthy. I don't feel the same about LaMichael.

this times infinity
Lol 90% Hunter, 10% to James. I agree. I think we are all worried about that fumbling emo LMJ.
Originally posted by SofaKing:
Hunter

but still sprinkle in a little James once in a while

this
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Hunter by a mile. Not only is he massively superior to LMJ in blocking, his power is superior and vision is arguably as good as Gore's. Hunter is starting caliber when healthy. I don't feel the same about LaMichael.

Yeah, last season before the injury it almost seemed that Hunter was ready to take over for Gore.
LMJ is strictly a change of pace Gimmickie type RB/Return guy. For the life of me IDKY he was drafted so high #61 overall? He woulda been there in the 3rd or maybe even the 4th. Hunter is the much better inside runner with suprising strength and just as much giddy up as LMJ.
LMJ is a scat back, Hunter can be more of power runner. Dixon has made himself into an NFL running back. He seems to know where to go and gives 100% on every play. Coach prefers the straight ahead run game for the teams bread and butter. Gore, Hunter, James and Dixon all bring something different to the offense that will keep defenses off balance.