The Best Seat In The House For All Your News On The 5 Time World Champion Niners

The Best Seat In The House For All Your News On The 5 Time World Champion Niners
A review and commentary on the history & lastest events surrounding the 17 time NFC Western Division & 5 -Time World Champion San Francisco 49ers. From 1946 and the All America Football Conference to 2009 and the road to a 6th Super Bowl title - For true fans of the scarlet and gold! Enjoy!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Rating The Squads - The Running Backs

In the backfield, it all comes down to one guy, and if he's good, they'll be good, and if he's not.....well, you get the idea.


The Special Teams Grade: B
The Defensive Backs Grade: B-
The Linebackers Grade: B+
The Defensive Line Grade: C
The Offensive Line Grade: B
The Receivers: Grade: B

Next Up: The Running Backs

Grade: A-

If Frank Gore ,(right) puts another monster rushing total for the year up again, the 49ers will make the playoffs. End of discussion. Gore's effectiveness makes the entire team better. On offense, he allows ball-control and takes pressure off of Alex Smith's development and that of his young receiving corps. On defense, offensive ball control keeps the defense rested and on the sideline. Plain and simple. With nearly 2,200 yards of total offense in '06, Gore is the key to all of their plans.That is, provided he stays healthy and continues to display his fabulous work ethic.From there, the depth chart at HB goes down hill pretty quick.

Maurice Hicks, (left) is a decent pass-catcher out of the backfield and an able return man, and converted Penn St. QB Michael Robinson has the potential to be a good change of pace guy, but that is about it. 6th round pick Thomas Clayton has Larry Johnson size and Willie Parker ability, but won't make the team unless he shakes off college off-field problems that come with him. FB Moran Norris seems like a solid blocker who can chip in with timely short yardage runs or catches.

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