"The fact that He's our deep threat" is not our problem; because he can get deep and he is effective and hard to bring down. Why would this be a problem? Gronk and Thomas are their teams respective best deep/all around threats as well. We also suffered greatly from the loss of Bruce Miller + Ipuati and Delanie Walker in our blocking schemes. Vance and Dixon just aren't going to cut it. I have yet to muster the courage to rewatch the game but I will tell you that Vernon had to stay behind a lot more because of the some of those reasons and although his technique as a blocker is high notch he is a dead giveaway at the line of scrimmage of run or passing situations.
And please if the Refs do their jobs they'll be the "Sherman-Killer"s anyone would need. Let's not let this word catch fire I don't feel like saying or seeing his name unless he's blocking the view of Crabtree who's running for a score.
[ Edited by Mercuryspeed on Jan 24, 2014 at 8:50 AM ]