According to CSN Bay Area, LaMichael James tweeted the following at 4:22 pm Tuesday:
“Some things I just don’t understand at all I don’t work for State Farm I’m not trying to be insurance”
That tweet was soon deleted, and he posted this 10 minutes later:
I don’t tweet bout football or anything related to my team so don’t need ur input
— LaMichael James (@LaMichaelJames) October 1, 2013
Well, that settles it. James must have been talking about a girl he was dating. I always used to hate it when a woman would refer to me as “insurance” in case the guy she was seeing with got a visible cold sore or his car broke down. The fairer sex can be so cruel.
James’ deleted comment couldn’t have been a reference to getting only three carries all season (all against the Rams, for zero yards) after missing the first three games of the season with a knee injury … or spending the first 12 games of his rookie season on the inactive list.
That is, until Kendall Hunter suffered a season-ending injury on Nov. 25 in New Orleans and Brandon Jacobs rushed for only six yards on four carries the following week in St. Louis. Jacobs was inactive for the 49ers’ next game against Miami, James’ NFL debut. A day after the 49ers beat the Dolphins, the 49ers suspended Jacobs.
(By the way, Jacobs has accumulated 11 yards on 11 carries in three games this year. He did score a touchdown in his first game back with the Giants, a 41-23 loss to the Broncos.)
It seems like only a week ago that we discussed James’ interesting Twitter habits. That’s because eight days ago we did exactly that. Here’s a screenshot from our story about the 49ers’ dreadful 2012 draft:
Jacobs also tried to tell everyone his tweet about work wasn’t about the 49ers. Uh huh.
Here’s the thing — the 49ers do consider James insurance in case Hunter or Frank Gore get injured or Kyle Williams can’t return punts for whatever reason. It’s not like the 49ers have any reason to give up on a second round pick who can catch some passes and averaged 5.0 yards per carry in seven games last season (including the playoffs). Yet, that doesn’t mean James has done anything to show he’s better than the 49ers’ top two running backs, and nothing he could possibly say, retract or delete on Twitter will change that.