Coach Jim Harbaugh announced the move Monday, a day after his team’s 28-17 win at Dallas. James has sought a greater role in the running game, but he had just two carries for no yards against the Cowboys on Sunday.
After his struggles in the return game Sunday, Kyle Williams should be one of the several roster cuts San Francisco is going to have to make as they welcome back several players. It’s not that Williams has been abysmal, but there is no denying the fact that he is taking up valuable room on a talented team that needs as many open roster spots as they can get.
While the 49ers have had arguably the best punter in the game the past few seasons, the same can’t be said for their kicking game. Last year Special teams play hurt San Francisco during the regular season and again in Super Bowl. So far in 2013, the 49ers have shored up this weakness, and continue to strengthen their argument as the most complete team in the league.
It makes sense for the 49ers offense to make some changes after replacing Alex Smith, this not yet. Colin Kaepernick is a completely different player with a different skill set, but with questions surrounding the passing game, the running game, for now, is still the team’s bread and butter. With a full stable of backs, the coaches need to commit to the run, and worry about the passing game when they get back all their pieces.
It’s only Week 2, and as to be expected injuries are not going to determine the outcome of the game between the 49ers and Seahawks. While Seattle might be shorthanded in the secondary they still have plenty of bodies ready to go, and the winner of this game will be the team that plays better, not the one that is healthier going into the game.
Running back LaMichael James is among San Francisco’s inactive players for the season opener with Green Bay as he nurses a knee injury.
At first glance it seems that the Packers and 49ers will both be at full strength for the match up Sunday. However, San Francisco will be without several players and will need to hold the fort until they get back their full roster.
If Crabtree and Kaepernick can pull off another outstanding outing in the game of their lives, they’ll take the podium together again for an entertaining back and forth of compliments and good-natured ribbing.
The Super Bowl is suppose to be the best two teams in the NFL battling for football supremacy as well as bragging rights. While there may be questions as to if the two best teams from each conference are playing, there is no denying the talented filling both rosters. In a game with so many Pro Bowlers on the field, it’s often an unlikely hero that can help swing the outcome of the game in their team’s favor. There are several players who can make a name for themselves on Super Bowl Sunday, but the player most likely to do so, is LaMichael James.
LaMichael James has transformed himself from a rookie spectator forced to watch the first three months of the season to a key contributor to a Super Bowl team in a matter of weeks for the San Francisco 49ers.