Originally posted by LoneWolf:
Originally posted by maxsmart:Exactly right. That's where the coaches failed. It's called Player DEVELOPMENT. These are young 21 y/o guys, they need to be developed, coached up, confidence built up, etc. Part of the Seahawks strength is they are better at developing late round picks like Luke Wilson by actually getting the ball and developing his game.
So developing vances blocking skills the biggest concern with him coming out of the draft isnt player development?
Obviously they aren't morons, and they do a good job in the running game. But it's a passing league, and receivers are what we need. Receiving is hard, and it requires confidence and practice and development
. He got to practice his blocking hundreds of times, but very little receiving development, and receiving is harder for him.
Imagine, you are targeted only one time per game and you get one hard bullet pass thrown at you from Kap, knowing that if you drop it you will be ridiculed and get no more passes probably until you get one next week. There is a lot of pressure, with no confidence built up. Throwing a few short 5 yard passes to the TE and RB is an extension of the running game (Walsh), they are simple very high completion percentage passes, raise the confidence and are good for the development of both the QB and the receiver (TE, RB, etc)