Like a lot of folks that have watched the Chicago Bears play football in recent weeks, 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is not impressed with what he sees.
Unlike most of those folks, Davis has to play football against the Bears Thursday. And you can be sure they will remember his words from this week.
“I think we can destroy their front,” Davis said. “The guys up front, I
think we can destroy them. I don’t see anything spectacular about their
The Bears are 23rd in sacks and 22nd in points allowed on defense. While the 49ers offense hasn’t been lighting up the scoreboard, Davis is having a Pro Bowl caliber season. With that, comes confidence.
“Their linebackers, I think we can handle them pretty well. I like [Adewale] Ogunleye. I like the way he’s playing up front. He’s about the
only player I like on their defensive line. I think he’s doing a good
The NFL Network should thank Vernon for doing everything he can to hype up its Thursday Night Football opener.
UPDATE: Vernon tweets on the matter: “I know people are
talking about what I said today. I wasn’t trying to take a shot at the
Bears. I was showing confidence in my team.”