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Vance "Big Mac" McDonald Thread

Originally posted by Frisco69ers:
love how Harbaugh compared him to Ditka when he was a TE.

phew, I thought we were getting the coach version.
  • AmpLee
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This dude is going to be a beast. I think he'll be a huge weapon in our offense as early as this year.
Originally posted by AmpLee:
This dude is going to be a beast. I think he'll be a huge weapon in our offense as early as this year.


I agree. I'm still trying to wrap my brain around the fact that he did 31 reps on the bench press.
  • cciowa
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gee to have a second tight end who can actually catch the ball. what a novel concept here
When you watch his highlights, he looks like he has real good hands and he's strong. A couple of plays have him driving guys back when they try to tackle him high. He has a real good vertical leap as well so he could be a nice red zone target. Good pick!
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Since he was in the slot so often he was dominating his blocks versus smaller CBs. I'm not worried though, he has the size and strength to excel as a blocker whether it be from the slot, motioning in the backfield, or inline. My only concern with this guy is pass catching since all the reports I read has him good for one drop per game.
Originally posted by cciowa:
gee to have a second tight end who can actually catch the ball. what a novel concept here

And one who has the stature to actually make him a viable red-zone target. I think the weapons we've added are just going to open things up even more for everybody. Even with Manningham hurt and maybe not ready to play until the second half of the season, we still have all the following in our arsenal who respectively could be involved in the same play at the same time in various combinations, depending on what we want to do:

Gore, James, Hunter, Crabtree, Boldin, Vernon, McDonald, Jenkins, Patton, Williams.

Remember when Bryan Gilmore, Arnaz Battle, Curtis Conway, and Johnnie Morton were receivers on this team? And people seriously questioned why a young/rookie QB couldn't elevate them to greatness ....
[ Edited by OnTheClock on May 1, 2013 at 2:58 PM ]
Arnaz Battle - I liked him a lot, but it's hard to believe there was a time when he was the best receiver on the squad. This team and that team are day and night.
Originally posted by GNielsen:
Arnaz Battle - I liked him a lot, but it's hard to believe there was a time when he was the best receiver on the squad. This team and that team are day and night.

Battle probably wouldn't make the team, and he was the best option... sheesh I the rationalizations I used to make...
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Originally posted by GNielsen:
Arnaz Battle - I liked him a lot, but it's hard to believe there was a time when he was the best receiver on the squad. This team and that team are day and night.

Battle probably wouldn't make the team, and he was the best option... sheesh I the rationalizations I used to make...
Battle and everyone else on that particular receiving group wouldn't have a chance to make it on to this team.
Originally posted by NinerG94:
I agree. I'm still trying to wrap my brain around the fact that he did 31 reps on the bench press.

That's not incredibly uncommon at his weight level, but considering how long his arms are its pretty good. Its his movement skills at that size. And, ultimately, his lower body surge might predominately be where power lies.
Originally posted by GNielsen:
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Originally posted by GNielsen:
Arnaz Battle - I liked him a lot, but it's hard to believe there was a time when he was the best receiver on the squad. This team and that team are day and night.

Battle probably wouldn't make the team, and he was the best option... sheesh I the rationalizations I used to make...
Battle and everyone else on that particular receiving group wouldn't have a chance to make it on to this team.
Well... to be honest, I'm not sure we have a better WR/KR/PR on the team right now.... So if a young Arnaz Battle were magically teleported to our roster, I'm not sure he doesn't beat out one of the other WRs....
Originally posted by TheFunkyChicken:
Originally posted by GNielsen:
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Originally posted by GNielsen:
Arnaz Battle - I liked him a lot, but it's hard to believe there was a time when he was the best receiver on the squad. This team and that team are day and night.

Battle probably wouldn't make the team, and he was the best option... sheesh I the rationalizations I used to make...
Battle and everyone else on that particular receiving group wouldn't have a chance to make it on to this team.
Well... to be honest, I'm not sure we have a better WR/KR/PR on the team right now.... So if a young Arnaz Battle were magically teleported to our roster, I'm not sure he doesn't beat out one of the other WRs....

He was terribad
Originally posted by bdub2588:
That's not incredibly uncommon at his weight level, but considering how long his arms are its pretty good. Its his movement skills at that size. And, ultimately, his lower body surge might predominately be where power lies.

This. At his weight its not that amazing, but when you consider his long freaking arms, its an outstanding achievement.
Love the pick and McDonalds measurables. I am also convinced that Seattle really wanted him and traded down as soon as he was picked. I have no way of knowing that for sure of course but I'm sticking with it.