Until now the only bright spot in his game has been his run blocking, so why are we not running behind him?
When we pound the ball up the gut we are taking one of our best blocker a guy widely considered the best blocking tight end in the league, out of the play!
The whole point of having a guy like Vernon on your team is that he can hold the corner at the point of attack on running plays forcing linebackers to crash the off tackle play or give up easy yards to Gore. Once the LBs are crashing hard to get to the point of attack it opens up Vernon on play action. Or even with out play action if he just shows block chips chips before breaking down the seam route he is open more often if we run behind him.
Running up the gut behind the weakest part of out O-line with out the benefit of Vernon's blocking is killing our season!
[ Edited by GolittaCamper on Nov 26, 2009 at 11:06 AM ]