Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by KD49ers:
Originally posted by Joecool:Yeah but don't we run more two tight end sets? One would think that Vance has an advantage over most LBs. Miller is a FB and getting way more touches. Vance should at least be used for goaline when defenses are focused on VD and Quan.
I think Vance is still learning the system and how to run routes. Patience
I don't know, Miller had 11 catches for 83 yards in 2011. One would think, since Vance's job is to catch balls, he would be used more, especially with the injuries at the receiver positions.
I think Roman has found a way to successfully integrate the FB in our passing game, and that itself has taken opportunities away from Vance McDonald and other offensive players.
Also, we've put more focus on our run game. Colin Kaepernick has averaged about 21 passes per game during our 5 game winning streak, while we've rushed for an average 38 times per game in the same time period.
In contrast, Alex Smith and the Chiefs has averaged about 32 passes per game and 28 rushes per game in the same time period.
With Kaepernick's trust in Vernon and Anquan, Roman's focus on integrating Bruce Miller as a primary weapon on offensive plays, and a reduction in pass play calls is resulting in Vance McDonald's diminished value as a receiver.
That being said, he's developed into an outstanding blocker.