In Sunday's official Alex Smith thread, there was a lot of discussion about the value of Moran Norris to the 49ers. I suggested a poll and at least one person seemed to like the idea. I don't have a strong opinion myself, but here's what bignerd had to say (I hope he doesn't mind my quoting him):
I see instant improvement with Norris off the field. He dropped a touchdown off a fake lead block, he failed to lead block on a potential touchdown and he failed to gain one yard for 1st down when they handed him the ball on a play that looked like a lead block.
All three plays were apart of the same package/look to take advantage of a defense concentrating on stopping Gore and all three were costly failures.
There seems to be a wide variety of opinions on the value of Moran Norris to the 49ers. If you were in charge of the offense, what would you do with #44?
Keep him in the lineup. He's essential to the running game. (4 votes)
Keep him around, but use him less frequently. (15 votes)
Release or demote him and get another fullback to take his place. (41 votes)
Abandon the fullback set altogether and use sets with extra receivers or halfbacks. (24 votes)
84 total votes