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08:04 AM ET 12.05 | At long last, LaMichael James may get his shot this weekend. Coach Jim Harbaugh and general manager Trent Baalke hinted this week the second-round draft pick would get to play -- or at least suit up -- for an upcoming game for the first time this season. "That's a real possibility, and he's worked hard for an opportunity," Harbaugh said on KNBR radio Tuesday. [Frank Gore] gave his own hints about why James' debut has been delayed. James was one of the most electric players in college last season, running for 1,805 yards and scoring 18 touchdowns. But Gore noted that James had plenty of room to roam in Oregon's wide-open offense. In the NFL, those spaces don't exist, and running backs have to make do with a crease here or a small gap there.

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December 5, 2012  08:18 AM ET
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Maybe next season they'll achieve something

They do seem to have a problem showing up every week, don't they?

December 5, 2012  08:19 AM ET

Harbaugh looks like he's gonna out smart himself. Funny!

December 5, 2012  08:19 AM ET

I really want to see what this kid could do. I was hoping the Lions were going to pick him up with Best being hurt.

December 5, 2012  08:21 AM ET

Damn they have a deep bench...

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December 5, 2012  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Maybe next season they'll achieve something

Like their 6th Lombardi Trophy....so few achievements.......<hits sarcasm button>

December 5, 2012  09:33 AM ET

For a division-leading team, they seem to be making a lot of key changes in the home stretch. Isn't this the time when coaches should have figured out their team already?

December 5, 2012  09:34 AM ET

Ask Reggie Bush about replicating an "electric" college career in the NFL. It's just not the same.

December 5, 2012  10:00 AM ET

Back in my day, the word 'electric' meant something entirely different.

December 5, 2012  10:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Ask Reggie Bush about replicating an "electric" college career in the NFL. It's just not the same.

Reggie's playing pretty damn' well now that he gets to be the guy. NO had too many other options. He got lost in the mix.

December 5, 2012  10:20 AM ET

They look pretty good to me....sob.

December 5, 2012  10:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Back in my day, the word 'electric' meant something entirely different.

"Too Much to Dream Last Night" -- the Electric Prunes

December 5, 2012  10:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

They do seem to have a problem showing up every week, don't they?

yeah...they are nothing like the consistent Giants who always show up and beat everyone....hahahaha..moron

December 5, 2012  10:45 AM ET
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Maybe next season they'll achieve something

Maybe the Giants will have another miracle

December 5, 2012  10:53 AM ET

Giving a different back-up running back a few carries is not a big deal. Replacing the starting QB with a rookie in mid-season IS a big deal. And the offense just isn't scoring enough points with the Kaepernick to win.

December 5, 2012  11:04 AM ET
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"Too Much to Dream Last Night" -- the Electric Prunes

The Electric Koolaid Acid Test - Tom Wolfe.

December 5, 2012  11:10 AM ET

You guys realize Kendall Hunter is hurt right? This is not Harbaugh playing 'games' with his RB's, they have a hole (a big one) and need to figure out how best to fill it. That's what happens when guys get hurt in this league

December 5, 2012  11:54 AM ET
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You guys realize Kendall Hunter is hurt right? This is not Harbaugh playing 'games' with his RB's, they have a hole (a big one) and need to figure out how best to fill it. That's what happens when guys get hurt in this league

No they dont realize, because they are morons

 
December 5, 2012  11:54 AM ET

They sure have a deep bench.

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