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who is your Favorite 49ers FB of All Time?

who is your Favorite 49ers FB of All Time?

Originally posted by WRATHman44:
Originally posted by dtg_9er:
Originally posted by WRATHman44:
Originally posted by dtg_9er:
Originally posted by Dshearn:
My question is why the hell is Craig not on this list...he lined up at full back often.

This is a very good question! The answer is evidently that very few remember he was a great HB and FB and anything else he wanted to be. Rathman was wonderful...but Craig was special! Loved his receiving and his running. Rathman made some uncanny catches but he wasn't as fast or as hard on tacklers as Craig. Check out their yards from scrimmage! Craig 13,000+, Rathman 4700. Oh, but you say...how about rushing yards? Craig 8000, Rathman 2000. Craig had more receiving and rushing yards as a fullback and as a half back than Rathman had total.

Craig lined up at FB as a way to get the best 11 on the field. He was a very good football player, but he was a positional blocker as a FB, not a thumper. I like a FB who can rattle your teeth and knock you on your ass 40 times a game. Rathman's that guy.

OK...you go tackle Craig with your head in front of his knees! LOL! Rathman was wonderful but I'd rather tackle Tom than Roger any day of the week! Roger played FB until he was moved to RB so Rathman could start at FB. I don't mind being wrong once in a while but I don't really think this is one of those times.

1983 Craig FB, Tyler RB
1984 Craig FB, Tyler RB
1985 Craig FB, Tyler RB
1986 Craig FB, Cribbs RB
1987 Craig FB/RB, Cribbs RB, Rathman FB, Monroe RB, Cherry RB
1988 Craig RB, Rathman FB
1989 Craig RB, Rathman FB
1990 Craig RB, Rathman FB, Carter RB

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/sfo/1989.htm

A FB should be known for his blocking more than his rushing, IMO. Rathman crushes Craig there.

Using that argument, does that make Tom Rathman a better fullback than Larry Csonka?
Originally posted by ChazBoner:
rathman and it ain't close. for me anyway.

+1
Rathman might be on my top five favorite 49ers of all time, and it undoubtedly my favorite fullback.
Floyd was great though. Likely a hof if he didn't get hurt
Originally posted by LBSI9ers:
Floyd was great though. Likely a hof if he didn't get hurt

Agree with this and the niners have had so many great FBs...even in the good old, bad old days! I can never compare players from different eras though, as requirements and opportunities are so different. Some of those old guys must have watched the WCO and cried at how often the FB touched the ball!
Originally posted by DaDivaRecieva15:
Chris Hetherington


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