Found October 19, 2012 on Down and Distance:
For the first time since 2008, San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis failed to record at least one catch in Thursday’s win against Seattle (Credit: AP Photo) The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks played last night in what turned out to be, to no one’s surprise, a defensive battle. In terms of total yards allowed per game, San Francisco is number one in the NFL and Seattle is number five. With such quality defenses playing on Thursday night, it should not be shocking that a few players would end the game without a reception. What is shocking however is exactly who was held without a reception. Tight end Vernon Davis was, not only held to zero receptions but was also never targeted by quarterback Alex Smith. This was the first time since 2008 that Davis did not have at least one reception in a game. Davis spoke with Eric Branch and Steve Kroner at the San Francisco Chronicle on not being targeted and whether or not he was frustrated: “Some of the routes I usually run, they are taking them away,” Davis said. “The (routes) up the sideline, it’s not there. Nothing’s there. When I run my corner routes, the cornerback is dropping to the corner. They are just taking stuff away, some of my explosive routes and stuff.” Asked how he could adjust, Davis, who said he wasn’t frustrated as long as the 49ers win, was at a loss. “That’s up to the offensive coordinator,” he said. “I don’t know what to do. I run my routes hard to get open but there’s nothing there. We’ll see, we’ll see.” While, of course, Davis is going to claim he was not frustrated about not being targeted, you have to wonder if he is becoming fed up with quarterback Alex Smith. Smith seems to be regressing as the season goes on. Of course winning cures all, but you have to wonder if Davis is not targeted soon if he will start to speak up about his role with the team. Follow us on Twitter @DownandDistance Down and Distance Executive Editor - Brett Krummenacker @BKrumm_SKThe post After having zero catches against Seattle, Vernon Davis seems upset appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.
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