Aug 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Frank Beltre (46) chases down San Francisco 49ers running back LaMichael James (23) behind the line of scrimmage for a loss during first quarter action at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY
The trading deadline is just around the corner and I would love for the Chargers to give the San Francisco 49ers a call about one of their players. I know that the team already has a ton of options on offense, but why not add another one if it could come for a cheap price? What do the 49ers want for RB LaMichael James?
The Chargers have been making a killing with Danny Woodhead at the position and know how to get the most out of a player with that skill set. They still try to trot Ronnie Brown onto the field to make some of those plays and it just doesn’t happen. Could you imagine the team giving LaMichael James a shot at some of those opportunities?
LaMichael James has been a healthy inactive a number of times for the 49ers. He has complained about playing time and the 49ers don’t even make him active on game day. He is not getting used at all out there and I am sure we could find a good use for him.
They spent a 2nd round draft pick to select him, but there is no way that I would want to send them that high of a draft pick. I wonder if they would take a 5th or even something later?
Anyway, I could just imagine the possibilities with him on offense. He could be used in the same exact way as Danny Woodhead is used. Get him the ball in space and watch what he does with it. He is good at running the football and can make plays in the passing game. He would be another weapon for Philip Rivers and the offense. If you didn’t know, I love my offensive weapons and would love to add more and more.