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, ...