Hightower's big-play ability gives him an edge

Gary Horton knows what to pay attention to in the 49ers-Cardinals MNF game.

Originally Published: November 7, 2008
By Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.
Scouts Inc. has more story lines to watch in this NFC West showdown.

Use the H-back
The 49ers want to run the ball more with RB Frank Gore under head coach Mike Singletary, but they don't have a true fullback on the roster. However, the 49ers have four tight ends on the roster -- so look for some H-back-type lead plays when the 49ers want to run between the tackles.
Gary Horton spent 10 years in the NFL as a scout and another 10 years at the college level as an assistant coach and recruiter. He is the founder and most seasoned member of the Scouts Inc. staff, and his extensive experience at all levels of football make him an excellent talent evaluator.