I think there is some merit to what the OP is saying. There are times when Vernon seems to go down too easily for a man with his size/strength. There are times when he gets arm tackled low, tackles he should be able to break, and he goes down willingly without a fight.
It's interesting because early in his career I remember Vernon would fight hard to get yards after contact. He go victimized a couple times when he got stripped of the football while fighting for extra yards, and I think his lack of aggressiveness to break tackles might be because of this. He has even mentioned in some interviews, when talking about playing smart, that sometimes its better to go down and protect the ball rather than fight for extra yards. Come to think of it, this sounds like something Dingleberry would say.
[ Edited by SofaKing on Dec 8, 2011 at 3:41 PM ]