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Vance "Big Mac" McDonald Thread

i could not be more excited about the '13 draft class. it looks epic.
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Get over it you guys. They don't have to play the exact same way. Vernon is speed. Vance is power. If they both do their thing why on earth are you worried how they do it?.... It's better to have a change up of different ways anyway. It makes your team stronger.

Vance btw looks like a beast. I think he is going to be an awesome #2. I think we hit big on that draft pick. He's big and powerful with good hands. He loves to play physical. He blocks well. What's not to like?

Vernon is speed in a single direction, not stop and start quick. If he dropped his shoulder and ran through guys he could gain more yards. He doesn't need to try to juke a DB, he is perfectly capable of running over them.

Look at Dixon for example...when he learned to stop dancing he became better and gets more yards.
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Get over it you guys. They don't have to play the exact same way. Vernon is speed. Vance is power. If they both do their thing why on earth are you worried how they do it?.... It's better to have a change up of different ways anyway. It makes your team stronger.

Vance btw looks like a beast. I think he is going to be an awesome #2. I think we hit big on that draft pick. He's big and powerful with good hands. He loves to play physical. He blocks well. What's not to like?

Vernon is speed in a single direction, not stop and start quick. If he dropped his shoulder and ran through guys he could gain more yards. He doesn't need to try to juke a DB, he is perfectly capable of running over them.

Look at Dixon for example...when he learned to stop dancing he became better and gets more yards.

He does not have to play like some other player who is a rookie with big upside no doubt. Each player should and will play to their own strengths. Don't put a round peg in a square hole. And vice versa don't put a square peg in a round hole. I've seen Vernon run around people and past people plenty of times in his career. Vernon is also 250 lbs. Vance is 267 lbs. Almost 270. They will play different and they are built different.

Vernon has made the Pro Bowl. He had two 900 + yard years. One of which that had 13 TD's. He's fine thank you. This despite subpar QBing at least at the time. Now he has an excellent QB for the first time. And the Crabtree security blanket is injured. So Kaep absolutely has to look elsewhere.

2 players can do things 2 different ways and that is fine. That's not bad or wrong.
[ Edited by SanDiego49er on Aug 26, 2013 at 3:00 AM ]
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Get over it you guys. They don't have to play the exact same way. Vernon is speed. Vance is power. If they both do their thing why on earth are you worried how they do it?.... It's better to have a change up of different ways anyway. It makes your team stronger.

Vance btw looks like a beast. I think he is going to be an awesome #2. I think we hit big on that draft pick. He's big and powerful with good hands. He loves to play physical. He blocks well. What's not to like?

his running power reminds me of a young jeremy shockey
Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
i could not be more excited about the '13 draft class. it looks epic.

And we won't see what could be 2 of the best picks until next year. Looks great so far.
So does Vance have a nickname yet?
Originally posted by VaBeachNiner:
So does Vance have a nickname yet?

Alligator arms
Originally posted by VaBeachNiner:
So does Vance have a nickname yet?


Big MAC
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Get over it you guys. They don't have to play the exact same way. Vernon is speed. Vance is power. If they both do their thing why on earth are you worried how they do it?.... It's better to have a change up of different ways anyway. It makes your team stronger.

Vance btw looks like a beast. I think he is going to be an awesome #2. I think we hit big on that draft pick. He's big and powerful with good hands. He loves to play physical. He blocks well. What's not to like?

Originally posted by spizzy:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Get over it you guys. They don't have to play the exact same way. Vernon is speed. Vance is power. If they both do their thing why on earth are you worried how they do it?.... It's better to have a change up of different ways anyway. It makes your team stronger.

Vance btw looks like a beast. I think he is going to be an awesome #2. I think we hit big on that draft pick. He's big and powerful with good hands. He loves to play physical. He blocks well. What's not to like?


He does that sometimes in the NFL but speed is his real advantage at this level.
Can really see us letting VD go come his next contract if he wants big $$$$ and VM takes over that role.

Not that I want this to happen but VM will probably be MUCH cheaper than VD after the 2015 season.

VM isn't the freak of nature that VD is, but we've found a gem for sure.
Vernon isn't the same player he use to be. He lost a lot of muscle and probably got quicker and more flexible because of it. He is able to catch better now partly due to working on the jugs machine but also he just has more flexibility because his arm and chest muscles aren't nearly as big as they use to be. He use to run players over and try to fight for every yard but would fumble in the process. Sure he probably could still run some people over but not like he use to. He's probably better off juking.

If anyone wants to see the difference in his body here is a recent pic and a rookie pic. His shoulder, arms, chest, abs look smaller. Also, think he lost a lot in his thighs and legs as well but you can't see on those pics due to being waist up. I think it benefited him. He was very stiff as a rookie.
http://a.espncdn.com/media/motion/2013/0708/dm_130708_Vernon_Davis_Body_Issue/dm_130708_Vernon_Davis_Body_Issue.jpg
http://rumorsandrants.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/t1_davis1.jpg

As for McDonald he's what we thought he would be. Figured he would instantly contribute and do well. He's versatile, he is a going to be a great security blanket. He can block and he can get extra yards. Only thing stopping him from being one of the better #2 TE's in the league (and better than some #1s) will be his hands.
I'm glad VD slimmed down. he was way too robotic with the ball in his hands when he was all buffed up.


Is that the Three Stooges on his chest in that top photo?