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So who gets the credit for V.Davis' breakout year?

So who gets the credit for V.Davis' breakout year?

Sing and Raye.
It is clear that Smith is hitting him with passes that Shaun Hill cannot throw.

That having been said, I hope he has not "broken out" yet. He still has FAR too many penalties called, some in crucial situations that have killed drives. Also, he still does not run slant or crossing routes well, nor does he execute hot reads well. That latter point is critical for a TE. On blitz situations the TE is almost always the first option, however, with Davis not yet being reliable on hot situations, it has hurt the offenses ability to control the ball. A good offensive team has a TE that can make the read and run a crisp route, like Dallas with Witten and Green Bay with Finley (best 3rd down conversion rate in the league IIRC). The fact the 49ers lead the league in "3-and-out" is due in part to the fact the TE is not making the sight adjustments necessary to create an option.
Who ever taught him how to make over the shoulder catches. Vernon has put in work, he got leaner and he is not as stiff anymore. He's able to adjust his body to make catches now. So I say, it took him to realize what everyone was telling him, and what he needed to do to improve. Go VERNON, you're good right now. Keep up the good work and you'll be GREAT!
Originally posted by dj43:
It is clear that Smith is hitting him with passes that Shaun Hill cannot throw.

That having been said, I hope he has not "broken out" yet. He still has FAR too many penalties called, some in crucial situations that have killed drives. Also, he still does not run slant or crossing routes well, nor does he execute hot reads well. That latter point is critical for a TE. On blitz situations the TE is almost always the first option, however, with Davis not yet being reliable on hot situations, it has hurt the offenses ability to control the ball. A good offensive team has a TE that can make the read and run a crisp route, like Dallas with Witten and Green Bay with Finley (best 3rd down conversion rate in the league IIRC). The fact the 49ers lead the league in "3-and-out" is due in part to the fact the TE is not making the sight adjustments necessary to create an option.

Yeah, he had shown he can beat coverages. Now he needs to show he can be a dependable 'go to' guy on offense to convert those too often 3rd and long. Come to think of it, all our guys on offense need to do that. Play smart and communicate.
Contract year?
VD and Sing