Well, this one ought to be pretty easy, right? If there's anyone who draws the vitriol of 49ers fans everywhere, it's Moran Norris. He of the famed "stumble-and-fall" pass route, or the "pinball-blocking-attempt" move...sometimes there's even a combination of both, like the "stumble-and-fall-at-the-feet-of-the-guy-you're-supposed-to-block" move.
Well this year brought something new to the party for Norris: the bench. It started out as an injury, but it was quickly evident that Bruce Miller was just a better FB than Norris. Miller had a beautiful swing-pass touchdown early in his tenure in 2011 and continued to show his athleticism all year.
Oh, wait, this is supposed to be a grade on Moran Norris...Well I hate to say but I think there were some very minor improvements in his game this year, although a 10% improvement on a performance near zero isn't much of an improvement at all. I think it's safe to say that Frank Gore's favorite teammate might be going the way of the dodo bird.
After the jump we'll take a look at Norris' numbers from 2011.
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As you can see, Norris is not only a terrible blocker, but his production was HORRIBLE in 2011. I mean, he didn't even TRY to rush or catch a pass...that's just lazy now isn't it? Surely Jim Harbaugh won't put up with this level of sloth, right? Something must be done! (seriously)
How would you rate Moran Norris' 2011 season on a 1-10 scale (1=worst rating, 10=best rating)?
1 (264 votes)
2 (142 votes)
3 (109 votes)
4 (65 votes)
5 (58 votes)
6 (21 votes)
7 (6 votes)
8 (8 votes)
9 (5 votes)
10 (18 votes)
Negative Eleventy Bajillion (126 votes)
822 total votes