There has been debate about if Vernon Davis has been worth it, but today’s Sacramento Bee says that there is no question the team is ready to take the TE to the next level:
If you ask 49ers coaches, they’ll tell you Vernon Davis has been worth the expense. Heck, they say, he’s probably become the best blocking tight end in the league. And did you see how he handled Dolphins sack master Joey Porter last year in Miami?
The truth, however, is that you draft a blocking tight end in the sixth round, not sixth overall. With that selection, you’re looking for a playmaker, someone who leads his team in pass receptions and touchdowns. And in that regard, Davis has been merely mediocre. Which is to say, if Davis’ old coaches were giving new 49ers offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye advice, it would be this: Keep it simple and Davis will make you look smart.