Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
so i don't proofread. big whoop. doesn't mean i'm wrong.
Trade down in that case. But yes, there could be a lot that happens up until the draft that COULD make that pick a better option.
but what is the point you want to make, Delanie is over-rated and we NEED to replacement or want a big bodied guy to run accross the middle?
Delanie Walker is overrated. This team is not "fine" at the #2 TE, as much as they play out of that formation, they should have a guy who is a dependable threat, especially in the red-zone, that way if a team focuses on VD, you've got another guy who can put points on the board, someone with considerable size, presenting a difficult matchup for the defense.
That basically sums it up. I like Delanie Walker, I like his versatility, he's a fierce blocker, but I don't like the fact that he's basically a midget as a TE and has a tendency to disappear. He dropped catches, he missed passes while in the end-zone, he didn't step up when this team was desperate, performing horribly in the end-zone.
Was he the worst offender? Not at all.
I'm just confused as to why he seems to be the only guy who gets a pass. People blame Alex, VD, Crabtree, Gore...etc.......but the guy who was out there on a lot of these red-zone plays somehow escapes criticism.
he's the backup TE. what you're describing above is a backup TE. why people defend him is because, despite that, he still contributes a lot for a backup TE. I know a lot of people over-value him (which is the case for a lot of players), but that doesn't mean he's not a good player. not many teams have their #2 TE contribute this much.