Wide Receiver | Letters 1999-2002
When Gino Guidugli took over the starting job in 2001 he had two very reliable and steady targets. Jon Olinger was one. And he was the steady reliable one, the possession receiver if you will. Vann was far more mercurial. His knack for the big play something to be marveled at. He was the down field threat, the consummate home run hitter.
Whats interesting is that despite his role as the play maker in chief for an offense that was beyond pass happy for the majority of his career, particularly the last two seasons Vann never topped the hallowed 1,000 yard barrier. Instead he averaged 600+ yards per season for his career. After 2002 Vann walked away with the career marks for receptions (204), yards (2,483) and an unreal streak of 46 straight games with a reception.