Question: Matt, when you look at the 49ers' backup RBs - Robinson, Hicks and Clayton - do you think there is another Frank Gore-like stud in that group? Also, who do you think will be the Niners' sack leader this year and will the number push 10?
Answer: Of Gore's backups, I see Robinson being a nice complement to the starter. He's a big guy who loves to hit. All he needs is a little more seasoning at the position. A one-two combination of Gore and Robinson will not be a pretty sight for the defense. As far as sacks, it'll be a race between Manny Lawson and Tully Banta-Cain with one dark horse, safety Michael Lewis, thrown in. My (shot-in-the-dark) prediction is that Lawson will lead the team with 10 sacks even.
- Matt Barrows