Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
You don't remember Darren Sproles going for over 100 yards receiving....Reggie Bush with over 100 yards rushing/receiving last season. LeSean McCoy going for over 150 yards a couple seasons ago. Maybe not running up the middle but the ones who can run and catch out of the backfield have had success. Ellington right now has more receptions and yards receiving than any receiver on the 49ers not named Anquan Boldin. Cardinals have been using him more and more out of the backfield, so he's definitely dangerous in that respect.
Bradshaw also. Edit: OregonDuck beat me too it. I'd say the only power backs that have given us trouble consistently are Lynch and on occasion Jackson. These past few years I have worried about Bradshaw and those types more than the power backs that run up the middle on us.
Also, I hope we don't take them lightly. A lot depends on if Palmer is throwing ints or not but with our passing game I'm not going to call it an automatic blow out. If our run game stalls (they are the 3rd ranked rush d) and we can't get Boldin or Davis the ball we are in trouble. If'd feel more comfortable if anyone besides Boldin or VD stepped up. Wish we'd be getting Baldwin, McDonald, Hunter and James more involved. We are the better team but I'm not going to act like we can't lose. Same with next weak at the Titans. That's a long trip but at least it's a late game. At this point have to be glad we aren't facing Locker. Again, won't act like it's an automatic win.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Oct 7, 2013 at 11:50 PM ]