Cosell says Roman is calling fewer designed plays for Vernon Davis this season

NFL Films analyst Greg Cosell spoke on the Murph and Mac Show Thursday morning. Here’s Cosell’s take on the Vernon Davis issue.

Q: Vernon Davis’ catches have decreased a little bit this year. What are you seeing on film? Are defenses taking him away or is Alex Smith just not looking for him?

COSELL: It’s always hard to say whether a quarterback’s looking for someone because I don’t know what’s in a quarterback’s head when he drops back. I would say that they may not be designing – and maybe Greg Roman would disagree, it’s always for me to say because I just don’t know what they tell a quarterback when they design route combinations – but it just appears on film as if they’re not going to him. I remember last year seeing plays specifically designed where they split him out, things like that. I’m not seeing that as much up to this point.

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