They said in the post game on SNY he was channeling John Mackey. When I saw the play I flashed on Mark Bavaro dragging the entire 49er seconday dowen the field on Monday Nite
It's taken what, four or five years, but he really has developed into a true tightened (big enough to block, quick enough to receive). In no way do i mean that as an insult, but i think it underscores what you see with the team in general. It is nice that he has had the time to develop. This program will be much better off when all of these diamonds in the rough have actually had the time to form, rather than just throwing them out there as lumps of coal.
I think the linebacker corp will be a good example of this. They are young now and the top 5 guys will all be back next year. That gives big athletic kids like Owens, Parsons, Washington and Whitehurst time to grow into the position, rather than throwing a glorified safety out there. Next year we should have three or four 225 lbs backers that can really cover ground.