49ers Q&A with Matt Maiocco
Insider Matt Maiocco answers all of your pressing questions about the 49ers.
Heresy to question four years backup fullback position Bruce Miller right now Steelers fullback on the team plane last season Moran -- no longer ramp. And the Porter brought in an undrafted free agent. Cameron bell -- northern Illinois. But I really believe -- -- you guys out war back up -- backs. Not including Cameron -- in the eighties he mentally you start off with Rock Cartwright he's going to be a special teams player he makes it easy. Probably use it much thought and action at all office but the putting has a whole bunch of guys. On defense who can fill that role to. Last week Jim Harbaugh I think you let it slip during answering questions about Randy Moss and how defense of guys -- look over to the office he said. Buses that are looking overseas -- dobbs or will you block -- catch passes so. That tells me. That will tee off and our starters see action this offseason in the -- that role. He uses extra blockers and catch some passes. We also remember that I did so why dad was used in that role last season and it was -- -- just met in the playoffs now in addition to those guys. Our offense helps out a couple tight ends who can. Played -- Each stat. Roll it coming out of the back field. -- walker and -- mine -- blocking specialist and tie game should make the team. After missing all of last season with a knee injury. Just been asked what type of play calling do you envision for the 49ers season basically I don't. Division -- difference I think we're still wanna be running team. That -- ground grounded out a little bit where they hope to itself is just getting more production out of passes that they call. Know Randy Moss on the team he gives the vertical red AJ Jenkins and all the stuff. But we'll find out what kind of roles they have along with -- Michael James. -- probably me and a crab tree I think he's proven commodity leave leave the team isn't easy catches last season. But I think the key is that they'll be able to prolong drives they'll -- it -- better out there yeah. They'll get -- if you were third down situations because he office should be better that you don't have to always rely on capitalizing on. There now if there's there's no NFL rule that says he even -- to hit it there again. Good teams get their first downs on first down or second so I just say that the foreigners believed. The philosophy doesn't have to change but the execution should -- should be better passing game should be more prolific. Last season after finishing 29 in the lead. He didn't -- you guys. Judy Davis asked is there any truth to Josh Johnson looking the best in camp now I hate -- But he has only been allowed to watch one -- better practices and I don't even Josh Johnson looks very good throwing the football. Of course now. He's throwing with no pass rush Q uncovered wide receivers. He's been -- top players they should look but the ball definitely looks very nice playing out of his -- -- nice tight spiral. But that is just such a small are actually playing that position because so much you quarterbacks making decisions making adjustments. Dealing with the pass rush read coverages all that stuff so but as far as just dropping back from the football there's no question Josh Johnson. Columns and column -- Burnett looked very strong in that area. -- -- rice. -- easy replacing Adam Snyder our lives. From day one I thought that Alex Boone. When these guys are wrote about Alice and.