Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by Allx9er: if anybody round here has really framed/stated what they want out of a #2te whether it be walker or anybody else. The position itself is an important part of our offense and has a pretty big impact on how the game is called imo.
Some people understate it in an almost obnoxious fashion, of the "oh....he's ONLY A #2 TE....what do YOU expect?" variety, forgetting that the #2 TE in this offense sees significantly more snaps than the vast majority of #2 TE's in the league.
It should be someone that can block capably, as well as being a threat to receive and actually make the catches when the ball gets passed to them.
In Before......"oh he's a jack of all trades, you can't put value on what he does, he can block, return kicks, punt, serve popcorn, park cars, rescue senior citizens from a burning nursing home....."
21 catches and 9 drops....including 4 in the endzone. To have about a 50% drop rate is just plain embarrassing.
Thanks, i think pos needs a player who is able to inline block as well as pull off the chips and traps which walker does reasonably well at because he can get a running start at his target. Idk if Walker is that much of as positive factor when it comes to pass pro thats why vd gets the lions share of those duties. Its nice nice that the team has two guys that they see as threats but imho vd is the better of the two when it comes to that and should be allowed to earn his check by getting some more opps in that area too.
The same things can be said for the running game im not sure but i think that its a pretty safe bet that when the niners are attempting any type of strong side runs vd is the guy anchoring the edge. Not a lot of deception with that.
What i think the position needs is a:
Blocker first and all that it entails
Sure handed/effective from the los to say 10-15 out. Anything after that is gravy.
Not every receiver has to be a deep threat,reliable chain movers hurt defenses too and help set the table for the big play guys.
[ Edited by Allx9er on Jan 1, 2013 at 12:48 PM ]