Originally posted by Joecool:
Also, Fleener actually played in Harbaugh's offense. Do you guys think Harbaugh didn't use him in 3 TE packages or to block. Come on!
straight from a scouting report and its like this in all of them joe. which would lock up vernon for blocking... which is bad vernon is an elite te. we dont need our best threat blocking to allow fleener to roam
If there's an area in which I would like to see significant improvement from Fleener, it is his blocking. He is not a great blocker despite working in-line so much as he does not drive back the defender nor does he often play with quality technique. He needs to do a better job of dropping his pad level as well as getting his hands inside of the defender to execute proper hand placement.
While the majority of his base blocks are not good enough, in my opinion, he has shown success on other types of blocks, despite them being more simplistic. These blocks in which he's had success on have been crack blocks, which feature him blocking down the line from a flexed alignment, as well as kick-out blocks that drive the defender wide of the play and turn him back inside to seal off a running lane.
Despite this, I believe he will have to improve a significant amount at this aspect of his game.
ps. this was the nice one
[ Edited by fan49 on Feb 29, 2012 at 10:32 AM ]