Originally posted by Karma:
Originally posted by NCommand:
Hunter would have been mine as well especially as a pass receiver and pass protector and runner, obviously.
I really thought he would end up on the PUP. His quick recovery gives me real hope for Crabtree's return. Achilles' tears used to be an 18 month process to get back up to speed. If anything, Hunter looks faster now! No matter who has the ball, I think Roman's key to game planning will be SPACE. Seattle's secondary will not give up those 15+ yard passes. We need to get it out quickly to guys that can make some plays. Since Kaep took over we don't see too many short passes for YAC. Crabtree was brilliant in that role last year, but we need more plays to take advantage of our downfield blocking. If we can get Boone and/or Iupati out in front of Hunter or others, that would be beautiful!
This is a team where our little guys tend to get hurt. Let's face it, Seattle will be allowed to prison-rape our receivers at the LOS, past 5 yards, down the field and even well after the play. We see it every single year. We need big bodies out there giving and taking hits. This is a heavy weight fight. VD, McDonald, Boldin, Baldwin, the OL, Gore, Miller, Hunter (plays much bigger than he is...ran over a Packer yesterday to finish off a run). That said, now that we have enough physical bodies in there, we may be able to sneak out a Patton, Williams, Hunter/Gore, Moore, etc. out of the Q formation or in the slots or on drag routes behind the LBers. Williams REALLY struggled holding the point in blocking assignments yesterday and was getting chucked around at the POC so to me, I'd love to see Baldwin in there as he is an excellent blocker and may have the size to use his body ala Boldin against these inmates.