Originally posted by ClassicNiner:
Krizay is right. Vernon isn't that good. Footballoutsiders.com has him ranked 7th right now, behind Gates, Clark, Shiancoe, Gonzalez, Watson and Whitten. That is using their arcane statistic DYAR (defensive-adjusted yards above replacement). His catch rate is 61%, below that of any of these others. Catch rate is of course partly QB dependent. Vernon still false starts way too often, and this kills drives. His best stat is TD's, which I guess is a good stat to have.
Vernon Davis drops too many balls and has way too many penalties... no doubt about it.
But I choose to equate Vernon's performance this season with the following...
Fact number one: he has the most catches and receiving yards on our very average
Fact number two: he leads the NFL in receiving touchdowns despite starting two quarterbacks. One being a noodle armed, dead duck tossing, career backup.
Fact number three: he's on pace to gain 1000 yards this season. Something that hasn't been easy for any receiver on this admittedly average team the last few years, much less
a tight end.
You, for whatever reason, are basing his performance with an admittedly "arcane statistic".
I'm basing it on his Pro Bowl numbers.
Despite the fact that your so-called "statistic" supports your claim that Vernon isn't very good, I think that the statistics I provided more than prove otherwise.