Originally posted by dj43:
Quote: One of the top 5 but VD is WAY over-rated on this board. He is one of the very best blocking TEs in the league and has the most speed, however, for the rest of what a TE is supposed to provide the offense, he is very average. I hope Harbaugh can coach him up on things like reading and route running. If he can, VD will take his place in the top 3.
The best TE in the game ,oh it's true , it's true.
2nd in yards. The guy above him has years of experience with a successful and consistent QB and superior scheme yet only beat him out by 88 yards despite having 38 more receptions
#1 in average
#5 in yards per game. Every TE above him has superior QB's and schemes
#5 in TD's and again all above superior QB/scheme
He Led all big play stats with the most 20+ and 40+ yard plays from a TE
Tied the record for TD's and faired well again on the big play stats leading or in the top 5.
None of the players you arerating him against compare to his blocking ability.
The point being. Our offensive scheme has been inept since Norv left. Vernon only started to "Get it" less than 2 seasons ago and shows steady improvement in spite of the inept scheme. He puts up numbers regardless of the rotation at QB, and constant changes in terminology, nuances of scheme, and expectations of his position within the scheme.
Making it short, our offense has been dismal. Frank Gore and Vernon Davis have been puttin up stats despite that.
Neither is over rated at all. Both are Very good players, and Vernon Davis is 1 of 2 elites on our team.
In my opinion of course.
[ Edited by WINiner on Feb 28, 2011 at 2:20 PM ]