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Will Bear Pascoe Allow Vernon Davis to Realize His Potential?

Published by on June 8, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

To this point, Vernon Davis' tenure in San Francisco has been a major disappointment.

The 49ers drafted the Maryland alumnus with the No. 6 pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, hoping that he would open up the offense. He was supposed to be like Brent Jones, only bigger, stronger, and faster.

So far, Davis has not lived up to the billing. After posting career highs in receptions (52), yards (509), and touchdowns (four) in 2007, his production slipped in 2008. He only caught 31 passes for 358 yards and two touchdowns last year.

In a blog by Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, the primary reason for Davis' dip in production was the way he was used in Mike Martz's system.

Instead of making a co...

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