Originally posted by 12b6demurrer:
He can definitely play with more "anger" considering his size and speed. I also think his catching ability is average to below average...whenever he catches patches in stride he has to do this stupid little jump for some reason. He's not like Crabtree where he can just pluck things out of the air.
I don't think VD is the kind of player to truck over people. He's a weightroom guy but not a "power" guy. I think he can become more of a Shannon Sharpe type of player: a speedy receiving TE who can outrun LBs and outmuscle smaller DBs for the ball, but doesnt necessarily run people over.
Originally posted by glorydayz:
I just think the offense would be better if he pounded defenders (he would be a better extension of the running game). Imagine a deffense getting pounded by Gore, Bruce Miller, & VD all day? Then having to chase Hunter around and cover wr's? It would only make the offense better and the defense tired!
On a side note; when VD was getting all of those yards WE WERE LOSING! It was great for VD, but it wasn't good for the team.
We are winning without his yards, I just wish he was more aggressive. I think it would really help our offense.
He was getting all those yards because he wasn't getting the double team. Now after 2 monstrous years everybody on earth knows he is a major threat except Krizay... Now after huge production he does get the double team. Plus we have some injuries sometimes and Chilo gets back in the lineup and the O Line struggles. So he is kept in to block sometimes. But using him out in space is better when you can IMO.
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