Mike Singletary said Thursday that he “loved Vernon Davis.”
Michael Crabtree might not feel the same after hearing Davis’ comments to ESPN’s Colleen Dominguez Friday.
“[Crabtree] needs to get his butt here and help this team out,” Davis said. “He has a chance to be a big-time player. He should take what he can get, and get here.”
In one sense, Davis’ comments aren’t shocking. He’s hardly a wallflower.
On the other hand, Davis is breaking one of the usual commandments of the NFL player’s code: Thou shalt not stick thy nose into thy neighbor’s contract situation.
Davis was also selected in the top ten by the 49ers, so he can identify with Crabtree. But Davis signed his contract just in time to make his first NFL practice. So he’s walked the walk.
Davis’ propensity to also talk the talk is one reason why we agree with Singletary’s stance on the kid. He always keeps it interesting.