Vernon Davis Emerges Again As Super Bowl XLVII Nears

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Vernon Davis has been a very vocal person this season for the San Francisco 49ers. He voiced his displeasure when Alex Smith was replaced as the team’s starting quarterback and was almost invisible in the offense with Colin Kaepernick in charge. Davis had a much better game in the NFC Championship Game and now gets ready for Super Bowl XLVII with confidence galore. Davis said that there was not a lot he could do about the quarterback decision.

“We pretty much had to support (Jim) Harbaugh’s decision. He is the head coach, so whatever decision he makes we have to support it no matter what. Whether we like it or dislike it.”

Davis made it very clear that he didn’t like it but I’m glad that he finally did something positive or this week would have been miserable for him without any doubt. Davis though sounds at least like he is growing to like Kaepernick and has the ultimate support for Smith.

“He (Kaepernick) came in late in the year, and he can still maintain his focus. That was something that impressed me. Alex is a class guy. He’s been through so much. He’s been on an emotional roller coaster. I wasn’t worried about Alex because I know he can handle anything.”

This is a big Super Bowl for Davis who has had an odd career in San Francisco from being benched by former coach Mike Singletary all the way to crying after a touchdown catch in last year’s playoffs. If Davis can come out and have a game where he makes four or five catches, he will show that he is fully over the decision to go with Kaepernick. I bet it has been hard for Davis to keep his mouth shut and just play but he finally has.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.


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