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Vance "Big Mac" McDonald Thread

Originally posted by crabman82:
Originally posted by WINiner:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by 5280High:
Originally posted by glorydayz:
McDonald has never really played TE, he was a slot reciever in college.

D. Walker was a reciever in college as well.

This will be interesting!

Thats a misnomer, he was used everywhere. Early on he played allot more in the slot but in his senior year he played more at TE than slot.

And he's 6'5" 267 with long arms and from what we hear, looks as if he has solid hands.

Dude's gonna be a stud.

I like Vance, but the kid needs to work on his hands. The knock on him coming outta college was he drops too many catch-able balls. and thats showing a bit in the pros. I am looking forward to watching this kid develop.

in fairness, shouldnt we get to his 1st preseason game before we say bad hands have followed him to the pros? he literally hasnt even played one of those meaningless games yet, let alone the real ones.

I said showing "a bit" and reports out of practices will prove that statement correct. One just doesn't go from dropping too many catchable balls to sure handed, when facing tougher conditions (tougher defense, harder thrown balls, scheme uncertainty) over night. It will take some time, as it did for Davis, but I have no doubts he will over come. I just hope we as fans are willing to allow him that time and not expecting Carter like mitts out of the box and then bashing the poor kid when he doesn't.
Originally posted by WINiner:
Originally posted by crabman82:
Originally posted by WINiner:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by 5280High:
Originally posted by glorydayz:
McDonald has never really played TE, he was a slot reciever in college.

D. Walker was a reciever in college as well.

This will be interesting!

Thats a misnomer, he was used everywhere. Early on he played allot more in the slot but in his senior year he played more at TE than slot.

And he's 6'5" 267 with long arms and from what we hear, looks as if he has solid hands.

Dude's gonna be a stud.

I like Vance, but the kid needs to work on his hands. The knock on him coming outta college was he drops too many catch-able balls. and thats showing a bit in the pros. I am looking forward to watching this kid develop.

in fairness, shouldnt we get to his 1st preseason game before we say bad hands have followed him to the pros? he literally hasnt even played one of those meaningless games yet, let alone the real ones.

I said showing "a bit" and reports out of practices will prove that statement correct. One just doesn't go from dropping too many catchable balls to sure handed, when facing tougher conditions (tougher defense, harder thrown balls, scheme uncertainty) over night. It will take some time, as it did for Davis, but I have no doubts he will over come. I just hope we as fans are willing to allow him that time and not expecting Carter like mitts out of the box and then bashing the poor kid when he doesn't.

TC is the time of the year for over reactions. during the season if a given player drops 5 passes in a practice, you never hear about it. my point is we need to see it in games before we start cracking on the kid.
Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Originally posted by boast:
read this dude has bad DNA in his hands

What does this mean?

maybe it means he likes eating GM foods

It means he just got done fapping.
Originally posted by WINiner:
I like Vance, but the kid needs to work on his hands. The knock on him coming outta college was he drops too many catch-able balls. and thats showing a bit in the pros. I am looking forward to watching this kid develop.

LOL....wut? How about we get through a few games, even preseason games, before making any bold proclamations, yeah?
What Vance needs to work on is blocking LBs and DEs. He's been in the slot dominating small DBs from weak colleges. Now he'll be asked to take on some grown men and it's going to be a huge physical adjustment. He's got the body type and strength to do it, it's all about technique now.

There have already been reports from TC that Vance made several challenging catches. I believe his hands will be fine.
Originally posted by Overkill:
Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Originally posted by boast:
read this dude has bad DNA in his hands

What does this mean?

maybe it means he likes eating GM foods

It means he just got done fapping.

Originally posted by DonnieDarko:

Like any other rookie, I'm sure he'll have his growing pains.
I'm most intrigued to see how Vance does tonight than anyone else.
Hopefully he's learned how to properly box out defenders.. Tonight we shall see!
His jump in level of competition will be huge. Can't dominate small school DBs anymore. Time to hit, and be hit, with the big boys.

He's the rookie I am most eager to see in action.
Can't catch any worse than Walker.
Originally posted by socalniner:
Can't catch any worse than Walker.

i heard mcdonald needs to work on his hands....
He looked really good.. Still needs to shield defenders away properly.. Does he not know how big he is?
I like this dude. Seeing a receiver go up and snag a ball out of the air in a 49ers uniform was a nice sight!