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Vance "Big Mac" McDonald Thread

Originally posted by Garcia:
i have high hopes for the 2nd half of DOUBLE V.

Wow, the "Double V." Vernon and Vance. That has a real nice ring to it. Sounds like something they might like to repeat incessantly on Sports Center.
Originally posted by 5280High:
Add in the fact he was actally very good as a slot WR. Meaning he can run routes... think about it, technically he is faster than Boldin yet weighs 260-270 and runs great routes. After the Crabtree loss, I gotta feeling our offense is gonna look just like the one from harbaughs last year at stanford. 3 TE sets, with BOTH VD and Vance able to split out wide. If the defense brings in run personnel, we throw, if they bring in light personnel we run.

3 TE. I know some are high on celek but Marquis Gray looks like a very instinctive WR with TE size and soft hands. The versatility of this guy and even putting TEs in the pistol. Wow. With us not becoming crabtree centric we might unleash a dizzying array of playmakers. Roman calls a good game and we are going to be murderous
[ Edited by Pillbusta on May 23, 2013 at 7:58 PM ]
Starting to like this pick now
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Originally posted by Pillbusta:
Originally posted by 5280High:
Add in the fact he was actally very good as a slot WR. Meaning he can run routes... think about it, technically he is faster than Boldin yet weighs 260-270 and runs great routes. After the Crabtree loss, I gotta feeling our offense is gonna look just like the one from harbaughs last year at stanford. 3 TE sets, with BOTH VD and Vance able to split out wide. If the defense brings in run personnel, we throw, if they bring in light personnel we run.

3 TE. I know some are high on celek but Marquis Gray looks like a very instinctive WR with TE size and soft hands. The versatility of this guy and even putting TEs in the pistol. Wow. With us not becoming crabtree centric we might unleash a dizzying array of playmakers. Roman calls a good game and we are going to be murderous

I like Celek a lot, but Gray does not look bad at all... any chance we keep all 4?
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Originally posted by GNielsen:
Originally posted by Garcia:
i have high hopes for the 2nd half of DOUBLE V.

Wow, the "Double V." Vernon and Vance. That has a real nice ring to it. Sounds like something they might like to repeat incessantly on Sports Center.

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Originally posted by LVJay:
I like Celek a lot, but Gray does not look bad at all... any chance we keep all 4?

Maybe initially with crabtree on the mend then release one when he returns
Originally posted by 5280High:
Add in the fact he was actally very good as a slot WR. Meaning he can run routes... think about it, technically he is faster than Boldin yet weighs 260-270 and runs great routes. After the Crabtree loss, I gotta feeling our offense is gonna look just like the one from harbaughs last year at stanford. 3 TE sets, with BOTH VD and Vance able to split out wide. If the defense brings in run personnel, we throw, if they bring in light personnel we run.

I've been waiting to see this offense unleashed on the NFL. Not only his it hard to stop, but it's easier to pay top TEs than it is top receivers. I'm hoping Gray makes the team so we can continue creating these difficult match ups.
Originally posted by 5280High:
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by 49ersHeroine:
Vance McDonald is the upgrade of Delanie walker(Swiss army knife)

This, but he's actually more of a TE than Walker was. He's got a critical size advantage that will help make him a weapon in the red-zone, he's also going to be tough as hell to bring down in the open due to his combination of size and great body control, do you want to be a 200 pound safety and see that 270 pound monster running right at you with a full head of steam? I think not.

Add in the fact he was actally very good as a slot WR. Meaning he can run routes... think about it, technically he is faster than Boldin yet weighs 260-270 and runs great routes. After the Crabtree loss, I gotta feeling our offense is gonna look just like the one from harbaughs last year at stanford. 3 TE sets, with BOTH VD and Vance able to split out wide. If the defense brings in run personnel, we throw, if they bring in light personnel we run.

Agree with all of you and he is a very smart guy! Great pick and a great need, particularly with Crabtree out. Hope they can get him ready.
Originally posted by LVJay:
Originally posted by Pillbusta:
Originally posted by 5280High:
Add in the fact he was actally very good as a slot WR. Meaning he can run routes... think about it, technically he is faster than Boldin yet weighs 260-270 and runs great routes. After the Crabtree loss, I gotta feeling our offense is gonna look just like the one from harbaughs last year at stanford. 3 TE sets, with BOTH VD and Vance able to split out wide. If the defense brings in run personnel, we throw, if they bring in light personnel we run.

3 TE. I know some are high on celek but Marquis Gray looks like a very instinctive WR with TE size and soft hands. The versatility of this guy and even putting TEs in the pistol. Wow. With us not becoming crabtree centric we might unleash a dizzying array of playmakers. Roman calls a good game and we are going to be murderous

I like Celek a lot, but Gray does not look bad at all... any chance we keep all 4?

A 4 TE set, now that would be interesting to see.
After Tank this is my favorite pick of this draft. Very excited about this guy. I believe he ends up being light years better than Delanie Walker and when his progression is complete we'll have the best 2 TE set in the game! Go Niners! Our TE's are going to have a much bigger role in the offense this season and with Crabs going down we'll need them to help pick up the slack. Jenkins, and Patton will also have to step up and contribute more as well.
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Originally posted by Pillbusta:
Originally posted by LVJay:
I like Celek a lot, but Gray does not look bad at all... any chance we keep all 4?

Maybe initially with crabtree on the mend then release one when he returns


Originally posted by frozen49er:
A 4 TE set, now that would be interesting to see.

Yeah, I wonder how creative Roman can get with that...

If it were to happen, and it worked really well for them, would they still release one when Crabs returned?
Originally posted by LVJay:
Originally posted by Pillbusta:
Originally posted by LVJay:
I like Celek a lot, but Gray does not look bad at all... any chance we keep all 4?

Maybe initially with crabtree on the mend then release one when he returns


Originally posted by frozen49er:
A 4 TE set, now that would be interesting to see.

Yeah, I wonder how creative Roman can get with that...

If it were to happen, and it worked really well for them, would they still release one when Crabs returned?

So many lulz and nonsense
What I think is going to happen is that Vance lines up in the slot and then becomes our go to guy on 3rd downs...ie, I think he goes across the middle, against guys his size(270 or less), reaches the open spot and sits down with a completed pass for first down. I am probably wrong on that, but I would love to see us try it....a 270 lb Wes welker across the middle on 3rd and long or 3rd and two. I just don't see a D being able to stop that play. Note: Vance DOES have to catch the ball first, but i fully expect him to do that.
Did I read correctly that they're trying him at LB, DE and Long snapper, or was that referring specifically to High School?
Originally posted by bdub2588:
Did I read correctly that they're trying him at LB, DE and Long snapper, or was that referring specifically to High School?

That was high school. McDonald will be primarily a TE with backup longsnapper duties.
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