Last season when the 49ers played the Seahawks at home we were introduced to the Mike Singletary era, the Shaun Hill era and the Vernon Davis is done as a player on the 49ers era. Well, I thought it was going to come to an end. The 49er Faithful and every other NFL fan probably thought that too as Davis was banished from the field to the locker room which does not happen often, if at all, during an NFL game. Sure, players have walked out on their own but to have a coach, who was coaching his first game at the helm, tell you to go sit in the locker room for the rest of the game you would have to think he was not only sending a message to Davis but also to his teammates that you are just one player.
Since then Davis has fully bought into Singletary and the vision of the team that he is selling to players. As hotheaded and cocky Davis has been in the past and him not being productive except in getting penalized for celebrating one catch that got your team a first down, having him say again and again that he loves the way Singletary is running the team shows maturity for the unproven and young tight end. As the NFL pundits preview Sunday’s game between the 49ers and Seahawks Davis’ incident last season will come up again and again. Davis knows this and in the back of his mind he is preparing for a big day. The hard part is can they get Davis the ball as the Seahawks D stacks 8 to 9 players on the line to stop the rushing attack. Now is the time for Jimmy Raye to dust off those old plays he has for his tight end. Remember, Raye was the Chiefs offensive coordinator from 1998-2000 when tight end Tony Gonzalez had some of his most productive seasons. What better way to have your breakout game than against the team you were kicked off the field by your head coach the last time you played them.
Davis will have 6 receptions, 90 receiving yards with one touchdown. All eyes will be on Davis, hopefully we will raise some eyebrows and drop some jaws.
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