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Is it just me or is Delanie Walker the cause of many drops & interceptions!?

Originally posted by qnnhan7:
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Yeah, he was a "ball catching machine", literally went like half the season without a single catch....what a machine.

He's never been a reliable pass-catching threat, he made a few good catches last year, he also dropped some big passes, par for the course for him, that and fumbling the ball repeatedly for some reason. What you get from Walker is a guy that's essentially without a position, he's a good blocker, every now and then will make a catch downfield but he too easily gets shutdown by a single defensive back due to his height or lack of it.


In B4, "he's a jack of all trades.......his talent is incalculable......his contributions to the team are priceless...blah...blah."

How would you analyze Delanie Walker's performance so far this year?

"Outstanding. Delanie, I call him Mr.Do-It-All. Not afraid to admit it. He does a tremendous amount in our run game, pass game, everything. He does it all. He carries a lot on his plate week in and week out and we rely on him a lot. He's a very dependable football player. Again, another guy that loves football, comes to work every day with a smile on his face and a great attitude ready to go. Great player." -- G-Ro

He said in before that, god damnit
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Yeah, he was a "ball catching machine", literally went like half the season without a single catch....what a machine.

He's never been a reliable pass-catching threat, he made a few good catches last year, he also dropped some big passes, par for the course for him, that and fumbling the ball repeatedly for some reason. What you get from Walker is a guy that's essentially without a position, he's a good blocker, every now and then will make a catch downfield but he too easily gets shutdown by a single defensive back due to his height or lack of it.

If the 49ers can upgrade through the draft, they should do it, pick up a big, tall tight-end who can identify weak spots in the defense ala a Witten, Brent Celek or Brent Jones. VD is more of a straight-line, explosive threat, having a a #2 TE that can find the swiss cheese holes in the defense AND catch the ball would be a huge plus.


In B4, "he's a jack of all trades.......his talent is incalculable......his contributions to the team are priceless...blah...blah."


This, people act like he was so great last year and he wasn't.
I like Delanie Walker and though he contributes a lot to the offense and special teams, if he returns next year, I would want it to be as the #3 TE. Unfortunately he can command much more on the open market than what a number 3 TE would be making. If he were more of a sure handed receiver and could serve as a security blanket for the QB, then I'd be all for keeping him as the no. 2 TE longterm. Unfortunately, he isn't that guy. We need a 2nd TE that can be the Pete Rose to Vernon Davis's Barry Bonds. A guy that can get a hit consistently to compliment the power HR hitter so to speak that Vernon Davis is. This guy has to have good/great hands and that doesn't describe Walker. This is why I was such an advocate for drafting Coby Fleener and now would be just as content with Zach Ertz in 2013 :-). It seems that the only thing that can stop the 49ers under Jed York, Trent Baalke, Paraag Pathe, and Jim Harbaugh is the salary cap.

With all of that said, I really hope we win the Super Bowl, if for nothing else, that certain vets like Delanie Walker, Isaac Sopoaga, Johnathan Goodwin, and Parys Haralson, Ted Ginn (am I missing anyone?) get a ring before they move on to greener pastures. I do understand that all of the above are not FAs, but these are just cuts I am anticipating unless they negotiate more cap friendly deals.
Categorically untrue. Had a terrible catch rate last year, and he still does.

He's the same as he's always been: a very good blocking H-back, and little else.
I hope the rest of the
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Categorically untrue. Had a terrible catch rate last year, and he still does.

He's the same as he's always been: a very good blocking H-back, and little else.

I hope the rest of the league realizes and we can offer a lower longterm deal. I want him back, but not for big money, and more so as a no. 3 TE.
not a damn thing.He runs his routes really akward and wrong. He makes Alex throw at the wrong spot. Sure, he'll catch like 1 out of 5 wide open passes, but that that's still 4 drops.

Trade his ass.
Originally posted by TonyStarks:
not a damn thing.He runs his routes really akward and wrong. He makes Alex throw at the wrong spot. Sure, he'll catch like 1 out of 5 wide open passes, but that that's still 4 drops.

Trade his ass.

So you're saying he still sucks? I am shocked!!!
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by TonyStarks:
not a damn thing.He runs his routes really akward and wrong. He makes Alex throw at the wrong spot. Sure, he'll catch like 1 out of 5 wide open passes, but that that's still 4 drops.

Trade his ass.

So you're saying he still sucks? I am shocked!!!

he does just enough to keep a job. I can't stand it when A.Smith throws to him on a gamechanging down and this fool drops it or runs a fu*ked up route causing an akward incompletion.
thanks for NOT catching that pass! CLANK!!!!!
He dropped a pass, happens to every receiver. The bigger issue was calling the pass in the first place. The Rams used the extra time (and time out) to hit a FG that got them into OT.

If Roman just played the percentages and made the call every other person in the world would have, his team wins. Instead his terrible play calling cost the team once again.
Nothing is different, still can't catch the ball.
He has a detachable penis, and lost it in the 4th quarter.
dropped the winning td, then 10 yard holding penalty... i don't care how good of a blocker he is enough is enough. 6 tds in 7 years... I want to draft a guy who is big and tall who can get 1st downs and TDs but still block. Easier said than done but I wouldn't pay Walker.
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
How would you analyze Delanie Walker's performance so far this year?

"Outstanding. Delanie, I call him Mr.Do-It-All. Not afraid to admit it. He does a tremendous amount in our run game, pass game, everything. He does it all. He carries a lot on his plate week in and week out and we rely on him a lot. He's a very dependable football player. Again, another guy that loves football, comes to work every day with a smile on his face and a great attitude ready to go. Great player." -- G-Ro

Clearly he's got strong credibility right about now. He likes mediocre players who fit his mediocre playcalling.
Originally posted by MFRONE:
He dropped a pass, happens to every receiver. The bigger issue was calling the pass in the first place. The Rams used the extra time (and time out) to hit a FG that got them into OT.

If Roman just played the percentages and made the call every other person in the world would have, his team wins. Instead his terrible play calling cost the team once again.


Except with Delanie it happens A LOT. For a guy who doesn't get the ball all that often, he has an inordinate amount of f**k-ups when the ball does come to him.


Oh yeah but he's like a Swiss army-knife and a jack-of-all-trades...blah...blah......that makes up for a TE that routinely struggles to catch the ball.