Pre-Draft Tracker: Visits, Meetings, Workouts, Picks →
Photo by Robert Hanashiro of USA TODAY

Photo by Robert Hanashiro of USA TODAY


The 49ers Catalyst for the 2014-2015 Season: Vance McDonald

Jun 30, 2014 at 4:00 PM


Videos are auto-populated by an affiliate. This site has no control over the videos that appear above.
I actually saw Vance McDonald the other day walking in the heart of the Napa Valley. It got me really thinking of what this guy actually means to the 49ers offense in the future. The 49ers offense took a step back due to injuries and development of some very key positions.

Prior to the 13-14 season, it has been well-documented that Delanie Walker was a key instrumental piece to the 49ers power run game offense. Coming out of Rice University, McDonald's blocking was always under question.

Trent Baalke has always mentioned how the biggest growth is from year 1 to year 2. If McDonald can come into his own, the 49ers will have a plethora of options on offense. Knowing our coaches, we will find a way to attack the weakest point of the defense. If we can effectively use McDonald and develop him so we can maximize our offense, I can't imagine a single defense being able to stop Kap and his weapons. We have the weapons for a spread. We have the weapons for a power run game. We have the weapon for the qb option-read game.

McDonald will determine a lot of what we can actually do and package for our football team. His growth will be one of the keys going into the 14-15 season along with the health of our core players.
The opinions within this article are those of the writer and, while just as important, are not necessarily those of the site as a whole.


3 Comments

  • Monsterniner
    You're forgetting something, maybe the most important key of this offense. Kaepernick. If Colin can't look more than only 1 receiver downfield it won't matter how many weapons he'll have.
    Jun 30, 2014 at 7:08 PM
    0
  • kitesurfer
    I agree, with the additions of Hyde, Ellington, Stevie J & possible B Lloyd to go along with Davis, V Mac, Gore, Bruce, a healthy Crab, Boldin & the General all playing behind a solid line and Kap running the show, man that is a lot of options for the opposing D to account for.
    Jun 30, 2014 at 7:04 PM
    0
  • Pierce
    Quite an optimistic prospective. But, I can see where your getting at.
    Jun 30, 2014 at 4:11 PM
    0

Facebook Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News



No Huddle Podcast: 49ers Are All-In On Next Season

By Site Staff
Feb 29

(Episode 317) - Brian Renick and Al Sacco react to Mike Silver's article on the 49ers' core deteriorating in spots you wouldn't see coming, why this team doesn't consider mailing a season in, Deebo Samuel's regression as a player, how the 49ers' offensive philosophy could change, update on the defensive coordinator search, and more. The audio for the show is embedded above. Remember to subscribe! You can listen to the latest "No Huddle Podcast" episode above, from our dedicated podcast page, on



49ers mailbag: Who is most likely to be traded? What positions will SF draft? Which free-agent pass rushers will the 49ers pursue?

By Marc Adams
Feb 28

It's been a quiet couple of weeks for the San Francisco 49ers. Other than firing defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, and that little Super Bowl thing, there hasn't been much going on. But this week kicks off the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, and free agency is only a couple of weeks away. So things will soon pick up. GM John Lynch spoke with reporters at the Combine on Tuesday. And while he didn't give a lot of new information, there were still some highlights to discuss. So we opened up the 49ers Webzone Mailbag to see what questions you had about the team. Let's jump in and take a look. Who are you hoping for (as defensive coordinator)? - Brian J. I think we are all hoping for some big name from the outside, but I don't expect that to



49ers CB Charvarius Ward underwent surgery

By David Bonilla
Feb 22

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Charvarius Ward recently revealed via Instagram that he underwent a successful surgery. Details regarding the nature of the surgery or whether Ward played through an injury towards the end of this past season remain undisclosed. Ward's Instagram post simply stated, "Surgery was a breeze." #49ers CB Charvarius "Mooney" Ward announced on IG that he underwent surgery. However, he did not disclose what the surgery was for.



Deciphering the 49ers' Brandon Aiyuk Conundrum: Extend Or Trade?

By John Porter
Feb 22

A 49ers team, coming off a heartbreaking, close Super Bowl loss to a Patrick Mahomes-led Kansas City Chiefs, faces several tough salary cap decisions, including whether to extend one of their youngest and most talented players. If you feel like you've been here before, it's because you have. Back in March 2020, roughly around the time the global economy closed down for a while, the 49ers traded DT DeForest Buckner to the Colts for a first-round pick, in lieu of extending him, allowing them to draft his replacement in the following draft (South Carolina's Javon Kinlaw), and extend a few other key players in Arik Armstead and Jimmie Ward. Fast forward to 2024, and the same conversations are now taking place over Brandon Aiyuk, as the decision over whether to extend the young WR


Latest

More by Steven Chung

  • No more articles found

More Articles

Share 49ersWebzone