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Old 01-23-2013, 05:26 PM
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He's never been a good blocking FB. ...

I don't expect McClain to become a lead FB blocking monster.
It seems that McClain might not be our FB of the future. Maybe he can be used as the power runner compliment to RM?
"He’s a very versatile player and he’s a big old-school fullback," Turner said. "But he’s a good runner, he’s got good catching skills and I think he’ll be a big addition." - rotoworld
Maybe the problem with McClain was Norv. - Or the fact that without an OLine any RB/FB option is going to suffer.

Maybe he can be a 3rd down option?

He is due to make $2.5M next season or would be a cut cost of $1M?
- I bet he's cut.
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McClain is pretty good with the ball in his hands, we should have been getting him several touches per game IMO. If we don't like him at FB I would like to see what he can do as our #2 RB before cutting him.
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Hester was one of the best pass blocking RB's and a pretty solid run blocking FB. He was a special teams stud as well. I think he was playing the wrong position though. He lacked the size and ability to really "create" holes. He could hit the hole (better than RM ) and find someone to block, but the hole had to be there. I dunno, maybe I'm a bias Hester fan, but I thought he was pretty good. Quite frankly, he contributed more than McClain has (and I really loved the McClain signing ).
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Kyle Juszczyk, 6'1" 248 lb FB has been impressing with his blocking at the Senior Bowl this week. He gets a little attention as a good receiver too. And he's from Harvard, the NFL factory of the Ivy League!
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I never understood the Hester hate. People couldn't seperate the trade up (which was a mistake) from what the player provided to the team.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:20 AM
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I never understood the Hester hate. People couldn't seperate the trade up (which was a mistake) from what the player provided to the team.
Bingo. Terrible move to trade to get him. Solid FB.
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We need a blocking RB, it doesn't have to be a traditional FB.

As for why our running game succeeded few FBs can block DL effectively. They're supposed to block ILB or Safeties guys in the second level. Our O-line was getting mobed and we had difficulty making holes. Consider we had the two worst rated tackles, an average center, and one below average guard.
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McClain is pretty good with the ball in his hands, we should have been getting him several touches per game IMO. If we don't like him at FB I would like to see what he can do as our #2 RB before cutting him.
McClain had 14 rushing attempts. If he was a better option than Battle, Brown wouldn't our coaching staff handed him the ball?
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Lets worry about the oline before the fullback. Then the CBs. The OLB. Then if mathews can even play a full season. Then we can think fullback.
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I can't recall too many instances where McClain was sent in to block for Mathews, or really too many snaps where both were in at the same time...
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