Marcus Lattimore admits he lacks the first-step burst, the explosiveness through the hole that he once had

marcus lattimoreAs 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore continues to work his way back from a gruesome 2012 knee injury,  he admits he still isn’t where he once was.

Lattimore concedes that he still lacks the first-step burst, the explosiveness through the hole, that once helped him rush for 1,197 yards with 17 rushing touchdowns as a freshman in South Carolina. Lattimore suspects that part won’t come back until he’s on the field again and gets the adrenaline boost that comes from being chased by a defender.

“I would say that’s the last step on the physical side,” Lattimore said, via the San Jose Mercury News.

Lattimore has come a long way and I wouldn’t doubt that he can get his explosiveness back.