I cant lie, Im definitely a VD fan, but I have to say that he hasnt been the same since he almost broke that record a while back for Td's in a season. Last game we used him like they did back in the day, as a blocking specialist TE. I have to say tho, this last game was the first time i had seen that ball placed almost perfectly on that fade route, and im telling you, i jumped up outta my seat because i knew he was gonna jump for that ball and take it to the house. Then when he didnt extend his arms at all, even if he was held a bit, I was like uh oh, this isnt the VD that I'm used too.
Its still early, and he is still one of our best players, but i think we should be even more real about our receiving squad in general. Which WR do we have on our team that can help take the attention away? We had Edwards, but he's hurt now, and Crabs, I dont know, its just sumthing about him, and honestly teams dont have any respect for any of our WR's. Now is this fact, no, just my opinion. If the opposing team gameplans around stopping Gore, and VD, what other legit weapons do we really have. I cant seeing MOrgan or Ginn stepping up as a NO 1. Shoot, not even CRabs. So the only one is Edwards, and once again, he's hurt.
So until we can get some type of consistent WR weapon that teams should always consider than he wont ever produce what he once did. IMHO
[ Edited by Jersey9er on Sep 23, 2011 at 12:44 PM ]