Originally posted by xcfan:Agree with this right here. VD was never known for his pass catching, he just isn't a natural pass catcher like Jason whiten, Shannon sharp D Clark, and the Goat Jerry Rice, type guys, but what VD lacks in natural pass catching, he makes up with work ethic and freak like skills, he blocks like an all probowl Lt, and has the speed of a wr in the body of a tight end. He will never be a natural pass catching tight end, but he makes clutch plays when it matters most, and at any time can go all the way, the guy is once in a life time talent at a spot that hasn't seen a guy of his talent ever, he's amazing to watch I've enjoy every catch and play he's ever been a part of even if it's his blocking to spring gore for a run. No one is perfect, but he's fun to watch and just amazing over all tightend. I love the guy and hope he's a niner for life, cause his drive not only on the field but off it should inspire people to achieve and strive to be the best, even without the natural ability to do it. VD LOVE YOU BRO!
he pretty much jumps up for every catch, in an effort to place his torso behind the ball. it's a response to having little confidence in hands catching.
a natural-hands catcher snatches the ball with fluidity. few are great at it; vernon is far, far from that.