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From the way Vernon Davis struts and smiles around the San Francisco 49ers' locker room, it might be hard to tell the tight end has endured a ''stressful season.''
Not once has he complained or pouted about his limited touches. Davis even laughs about how he might have reacted in his younger days if the ball so rarely came his way.
''Coaches wouldn't like me,'' he said, chuckling.
A year ago this week, Davis had the defining moment of his career in a thrilling 36-32 playoff win over New Orleans. He made a leaping 14-yard touchdown catch while getting smashed by safety Roman Harper, a play Davis dubbed ''The Grab,'' which sent the tight end running to the sideline in tears and the 49ers to the NFC championship game.
A year later, Davis enters San Francisco's NFC divisional playoff against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night as somewhat of a mystery. He's perhaps the most proven and prolific threat for the 49ers, ...
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Vernon Davis in the 2011 playoffs came up big, playing his best games in the spotlight. However, in 2012 after a hot start for the talented tight end, teams began game planning for him forcing the 49ers offensive minds to start utilizing other options.
Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers know they are going to need Davis going forward since he hasn’t been much of a factor the past 11...
From the way Vernon Davis struts and smiles around the San Francisco 49ers' locker room, it might be hard to tell the tight end has endured a "stressful season."
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer Andy Lee's nerves came on a full day before San Francisco's playoff opener a year ago, not just leading up to his first punt as is typical each game. Tight end Vernon Davis was surprised at his butterflies stepping onto the NFL's big stage for the first time, too.
Last January, most...
After a Facebook photo from Billy Cundiff’s workout at Candlestick Park on Monday depicted a less-than-immaculate turf, the 49ers want you to know the stadium’s playing surface doesn’t totally suck; it only kind of sucks.
Here’s Niners long snapper Brian Jennings (who was there for Cundiff’s workout), via BANG’s Cam Inman:
“There’s not a lot of grass on the field...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh wasn't interested in talking specifics leading into Saturday night's playoff matchup with the Green Bay Packers. He wouldn't discuss the 49ers' kicker battle or how veteran David Akers is handling the competition, he responded in a Twitter-friendly 140 characters when asked about a 42-13 loss to the Seattle...
According to Eric Branch of Blog.sfgate.com, 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio will evaluate his defensive end, Justin Smith, under close his supervision on Saturday evening. Fangio will pull Smith out of the Divisional playoff game if his defensive end is not performing up-to-par.
“If, from my point of view, he’s not playing up to his standard or close to it, we’ll put...
NFL Divisional Round: No.3 Green Bay Packers @ No.2 San Francisco 49ers
Location: Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California
Date: January 12th, 2013 8 PM EST
This is the battle everyone was hoping for when the season started, it started in Week 1 when the 49ers edged out Green Bay in Lambeau 30-22. Now just 18 weeks later Packers QB Aaron Rodgers returns home to the...
The video is titled Packers vs 49ers Divsional Playoffs Hate Week and I have to say this may be one of the worst fan made videos ever. Enjoy…
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The physicality of the San Francisco 49ers cannot be questioned. With a defense that ranked second this season in points allowed and third in yards allowed, the 49ers have one of the NFL's elite groups.
The Green Bay Packers, on the other hand, are getting plenty of those questions leading into Saturday night's divisional round playoff game. It's been...
As the divisional round of the playoffs liftoff this Saturday evening, we’ll be getting the exact match up I thought we would a few weeks ago; only the venue will be different. I thought the Pack had the second seed wrapped up, but instead they’ll travel with the third seed in better weather conditions to face the team that got the second seed in the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick...