Virginia Tech WR Marcus Davis Hates to Block

November 13, 2012 at 6:36a    by Jason Priestas    
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rkylet83's picture

That was really funny!  Laughed out loud on a lot of the attempts if you could call them that!

The_Lurker's picture

That's an excellent "how-not-to" video.

Riggins's picture

That made me want to puke. He'd never see the field if I was coaching.

bassplayer7770's picture

That video makes me happy about the job Coach Smith is doing with our Receivers.  "If they don't block, they won't play."

NoVA Buckeye's picture

He's a former quarterback... of course he doesn't like blocking... that's still no excuse.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

hail2victors9's picture

Love 'em or hate him, but when Gardner played receiver for the first 8 games, he was going all out blocking and said he loved being able to hit people. 

Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!

~Bo Schembechler

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Why aren't there more players like that nowadays?

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

cajunbuckeye's picture

Wow! That Gardner is...Yaawwwnnnn..Z...ZZ...ZZZ...ZZZZZ

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

DetroitBuckeye's picture

I can't believe this kid is a scholarship athlete, he looks like that kid in gym class who doesn't want to play.  Absolutely disgraceful.

 
Grayskullsession's picture

How do you "blocking"?

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

Poison nuts's picture

Wow - depending on who you are - that's either a super funny or super sad video. I thought it was a bit of both but that kid should not be on the football field regardless of his ability to catch the ball.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

gwalther's picture

Seconded. He won't play on Sundays.

Class of 2008

BrewstersMillions's picture

Waste of 6'4 inches and a supposed 4.35 40 time. The book on this dude is that he is D-U-M DUM and can't catch a cold either.
 

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would more obvious.

cajunbuckeye's picture

Judging from the video, they can't get him to play on Saturday either

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

MediBuck's picture

Quite a few number of times, his block would have sprung the RB for a first down or more. In that critical red zone 3rd down, his man has to be picked up by the fullback, leading to the ballcarrier getting tackled shy of the first down. That's just disgraceful, lazy, and entitled. Doesn't he realize that NFL scouts are watching? 
On the other hand, this: http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/42990/watching-reggie-wayne-work
Scroll down to the last four paragraphs. The commentators mentioned it during the game on Saturday, but at 34, this guy is still sacrificing his body blocking on every play. And all that while averaging 130 yards per game and a TD every other week. That's the production you want from a real WR.

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

I'd be so pissed if I were a coach.  I used to get pissed at football video games when my receivers wouldn't block on run plays.  The worst part is that many of those plays shown were plays that would have gone better had he blocked like he was supposed to.  You could argue that Virginia Tech may have won that game if the guy would've tried to block someone.

Class of 2010.

Dougger's picture

i could only watch 30 seconds of that. 'el terrible'

I like football

Alhan's picture

"How To Block Like Randy Moss"
-by Marcus Davis
Take a few steps forward, bounce on my toes a couple times, let the defender closer to the ball carrier, and maybe occasionally put my hand on their back so coach thinks I'm doing something.  After the play, walk slowly back to the line of scrimmage, rinse and repeat.
*Bonus points for standing on the sideline near your bench as the play continues and your assignment makes the tackle.

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

EvanstonBuckeye's picture

As sad as his blocking, or "non-blocking", was, the tackling wasn't much better. Should make for a great film session. Is that golf coach that just got fired available?

NoVA Buckeye's picture

You mean the pizza guy, right?

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Buckeyejason's picture

WHAT A PUSSY. He needs to be serving Gatorade.

BUCKEYES BABY!

jestertcf's picture

If I was the quarterback I would audible the run play every time to the side he was NOT on.
 

~Because we couldn't go for three~

NoVA Buckeye's picture

You can tell Tech is running a draw when Thomas drops back and Davis is just going through the motions.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.