Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
People get all worked up over Walker. He should of caught that yes. But look at the bigger picture. He blocks realyl well and run routes and has also made some big time catches for us.
The play was dialed up to a number two tight end and of all the people to throw it to (VD, Crabs, Moss, Manningham). We go to our number two tight end, and he gets flamed for it. Where are the plays to VD in the endzone?
Or he could just learn to catch the f**king ball after 6 seasons. 40% drop rate is ridiculous, who cares if he's the #2 TE when in this offense the #2 TE gets more time out on the field than the #3 WR. For all intents and purposes the #2 TE is a starter in this offense and is involved in over 50% of the snaps. People get worked up because he's been a giant waste of space for large chunks of the season. Last year he went over half the season without making a single catch, call me crazy but maybe people expect more from a guy playing that many snaps?
You're looking at it all wrong.
This is a power running team. Walker is a good blocker.
Walker also happens to be a former WR that can force defenses to account for him in the pass game.
What Walker isn't is a TE. He's an extra blocker. One that the coaches want on the field.
Walker has been targeted 25 times this season. That's sixth on the team.
The team is second to last in pass attempts and first in completion percentage.
If you think he's over-rated, take it up with the coaching staff. Apparently they disagree.