Originally posted by Hitman49:
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
Delanie is frustrating when it comes to his pass catching. Makes good catches, then goes to drop boneheaded ones. Inconsistent as hell.
just like TO...just have to take the good with the bad...not too many back up TE's that are better out there...so much fuss over a back up player...
Calling Delanie a "back-up" can be mis-leading. While technically he is below Davis on the depth chart, Walker is still used in the majority of offensive snaps. Walker is featured in our offense more so than other teams secondary tight-ends. Walkers versatility meshes very well with Harbaugh's/Roman's system.
While I appreciate Walkers unique skill set I am sick and tired of seeing him drop passes. As long as he continues dropping perfectly placed balls he deserves the "over-rated" label. I wouldn't mind letting him walk this off-season and looking for an upgrade in the draft. Perhaps one of our 3rd round picks will yeild an athletic pass catching tight-end. The only scenario in which I wouldn't mind him returning next season is if the market for TE's this offseason is really weak and we can sign him on the cheap.