49ers: Vernon Davis missing from offense

| 3 years ago

49ers: Vernon Davis missing from offense

PFF-headlinesThe 49ers offense has had its struggles this season, and one of the main cogs who has seen his play decline is tight end Vernon DavisDavis finished 2013 with a +13.2 overall grade ranked sixth among all TEs. In addition to his receiving prowess, Davis also earned an +8.1 run blocking grade last season, tying for fifth-best at his position.

This season has seen Davis’ production drop off a cliff in all facets of his game. Last year he thrived as a deep threat, catching 11 passes of 20 yards or more downfield (the most of any TE) on 23 targets. In 2014 he’s been targeted just eight times with his lone reception coming in the opening game of the season.

Davis’ 2.12 Yards per Route Run in 2013 has been slashed to a pedestrian 0.71 in 2014. In addition, he has more drops (6) than he did all of last year (5) resulting in a drop rate (20.7%) tied for worst among TEs. Davis’ run blocking has also declined sharply, with his -7.7 run blocking grade ranking among the lowest at his position.

With the 49ers likely needing to run the table to make the postseason, they will need Davis to quickly return to form to help get their sputtering offense back on track.

  • Neil

    49ers should be ashamed of themselves losing to the bum raiders who probably could not beat Florida State or Alabama lol.

  • Oneblkeye Obe

    3 days after the game is done and I’m still in disbelief at the loss to the Raiders? That game was suppose to build back their confidence now I’m afraid it may have done the complete opposite. Now we gotta go into Seattle and play the Pigeonhawks who getting into the 49ers already soft & unsure heads.