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Hypothetical: CMAC & CMUEL Backfield?

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With J. Wright being signed as a slot option, is it possible we might see a tandem backfield with Christian and Curtis?  Curtis had a dual threat career at Ohio State, so maybe Norv sees these two being a dynamic duo, with CAP being the between the tackles bruiser?  Thoughts?

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I got railed for posting this two weeks ago, but some good points were made.

Samuel will not be an RB for us - maybe a gadget type but never an RB.

1. He weighs less than 200 lbs

2. Durability has already become a concern

3. He can't run up the middle, so the defenses already know what his role would be.

4. Can you imagine Samuel pass blocking a LB or DL if its a play action? '

5. CMC is already really good at it, why take away from him?

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4 minutes ago, Isaac said:

With J. Wright being signed as a slot option, is it possible we might see a tandem backfield with Christian and Curtis?  Curtis had a dual threat career at Ohio State, so maybe Norv sees these two being a dynamic duo, with CAP being the between the tackles bruiser?  Thoughts?

I’m actually fine with this. I think in order to get the best and the most out of Curtis is to use him like KC uses Tyrek Hill. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying they are the same player because Tyrek Hill is a very unique player developing into a dangerous WR. But at Ohio State Curtis was able to run the ball and be used as a primary deep threat. He should be allowed to do the same here it makes our offense that much more special. 

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I’m not convinced cmc is a bruiser type of RB.

 

im thinking Artis Payne should be that role with mcaffery providing enough carries to keep defenses guessing. 

 

Samuel I can see being used how fozzy or ginn was at times. 

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I'd love to see some reverses or the wildcat using the both of them but Samuel's injury killed any chance of them being used like Stew and Deangelo. That's fine though CMC isn't a traditional back either. Play to their strengths and make them both gadget players IMO.

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Just now, Mistuh Jones said:

Someone please tell me why Fozzy Whitaker is still taking up a roster spot. I'm serious. 

AGREED.

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Samuel can be used for end arounds, screens, catches out of the backfield, pitches, and maybe even an outside toss.   I mean that is the type player he is....he most definitely can be used in the backfield some.    He obviously isn't an inbetween the tackle runner.   Obviously you can't use him consistently in the backfield but it can happen.  I mean he was that in college and NFL teams use WRs that way when skilled. 

But we are talking random plays, not offensive norms. 

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Samuel isn't a RB and I doubt you'll ever see him in the backfield alone.  Maybe you can use both he and CMC at times together, but there's absolutely no comparison to Stew/DWilly.  None.  I am very interested to see how Norv plans to use CMC.  I think he's good enough to play as a lead back, but I worry about his size.  He actually comps pretty well athletically to another star RB that Norv had in SD, but he's 20 lbs lighter.  I was pretty strong in my day, but I could do more than 10 reps at 225 as a Sr in HS and I weighed 30 lbs less than he did.

Samuel was brought in to basically be Tyreek Hill.  

Basically, I think we still need a lead back unless the staff suddenly shows trust in CAP.

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1 hour ago, Isaac said:

With J. Wright being signed as a slot option, is it possible we might see a tandem backfield with Christian and Curtis?  Curtis had a dual threat career at Ohio State, so maybe Norv sees these two being a dynamic duo, with CAP being the between the tackles bruiser?  Thoughts?

CAP isn't a bruiser lol. 

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1 hour ago, CanadianCat said:

I see him more as CMC 'light'.

The compliment to CMC needs to be a power back. 

CAP

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