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Vance "Big Mac" McDonald Thread

  • buck
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Originally posted by LBSI9ers:
The point I am making is that he has more work to do. Which is your point.

Most, if not all, NFL players have more work to do.

Apart from that fact, McDonald did well, not perfect, in his first game as a pro.

Be happy and enjoy it.
Originally posted by buck:
Originally posted by LBSI9ers:
The point I am making is that he has more work to do. Which is your point.

Most, if not all, NFL players have more work to do.

Apart from that fact, McDonald did well, not perfect, in his first game as a pro.

Be happy and enjoy it.

qft
Originally posted by Antix:
I was annoyed on the drops because, to me, catching is just so easy and i hate dropped passes. But like NC said, you couldn't even tell a rookie was out there in terms of his blocking.

His drops are gonna be an issue. Blocking and physicality is awesome and we need it, but drops are glaring mistakes. Hopefully he gets better because it seems he's gonna be open a lot and we need those plays.


I agree. His hands has always been his issue coming out of college. I watched those easy drops closely, you could see his arms and hands were slow. Let's see what training can do to help, hope he can improve.
  • xcfan
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you can block like VD, but if you drop easy balls every game you'll never be the guy.
dude is a stud
Matt Maiocco ‏@MaioccoCSN 37s Vance McDonald will be out 7 to 10 days with undisclosed injury, Harbaugh said. #49ers
Originally posted by valrod33:
Matt Maiocco ‏@MaioccoCSN 37s Vance McDonald will be out 7 to 10 days with undisclosed injury, Harbaugh said. #49ers

hmm hopefully not a lingering problem
Originally posted by valrod33:
Matt Maiocco ‏@MaioccoCSN 37s Vance McDonald will be out 7 to 10 days with undisclosed injury, Harbaugh said. #49ers

Dont like that. I would rather there not be any delays in his progression and get as much game experience as possible. I guess it could be worse.
bust
Originally posted by valrod33:
Matt Maiocco ‏@MaioccoCSN 37s Vance McDonald will be out 7 to 10 days with undisclosed injury, Harbaugh said. #49ers

looks like Gray will get alot more playing time. KC game is going to be Celek vs Gray competing for that 3rd TE spot, imo.
DHEL ?
Originally posted by WINiner:
Originally posted by crabman82:
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.

Again don't need to see anything, it's a known. Im not over reacting, if he had sticky hands he'd not be a Niner

Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
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?

Bold proclamations? ROFL, to say an issue that a kid had displayed all through college is likely to be a bit of a problem continuing into the NFL where everything is harder, until he is able to refine that skill, is a bold proclamation? LOL you're effin kidding me riiight?

Are we not allowed even the slightest of criticisms about a player, especially a rookie, without our fellow fans over reacting to said criticisms?




Look guys, I like this kid. He was my choice for favorite draft pick right here on these forums shortly after the draft, but to think he's a perfect product coming outta college, and issue that he displayed all through college are going to magically disappear after some OTA's and a training camp is a bit naive don't yah think?

Vance will be our full-time TE and Vernon will be our versatility player. About his hands...remember when Vernon sucked at catching? Hands come with confidence but I have a feeling Vance will not disappoint.
Vance has potential. He played very well. Needs some practice which is not a lot of insight.
  • Garcia
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Originally posted by LBSI9ers:
Vance has potential. He played very well. Needs some practice which is not a lot of insight.

Will have to miss the 2nd preseason game. Any word on the injury?