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Vernon Davis finally a part of the offense again

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After watching Seahawks tight end Zach Miller tee off on the Falcons last week, 49ers tight end Vernon Davis couldn’t put the remote down.

Miller caught eight passes for 142 yards and a touchdown against the Falcons the week before, the kind of performance Davis could only dream about.

“I actually watched game three times in two days because I was so excited about that tight end, what he did,” Davis said, via Matt Maiocco of CSNBay Area.com. “You never know. You just have to be prepared.”

Davis has been prepared, but he was finally invited to do something.

He caught five passes for 105 yards and a touchdown in the 49ers NFC Championship win over the Falcons.

That matched his stats over his previous seven games (seven receptions for 105 yards, with no scores).

“We always tell Vernon, ‘Sooner or later, my friend, it’s coming,’” 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman said. “And it came today.”

With the Falcons concentrating their downfield coverage on wide receiver Michael Crabtree, Davis was often in single coverage, the kind he can normally exploit. But since Colin Kaepernick took over at quarterback, those matchups hadn’t been there often, and Davis was the forgotten man.

Until Sunday, and now he has a game of his own to rewind, and watch again and again.

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9 Responses to “Vernon Davis finally a part of the offense again”
  1. nothinbutathang says: Jan 21, 2013 9:23 AM

    Atlanta losing yesterday, made my day. Thanks for a great Sunday.

    A Saints fan.

  2. fuglyflorio says: Jan 21, 2013 9:27 AM

    Amazing that the Falcons didn’t fix that after the Seattle game. Guess that’s why they’re playoff chokers.

  3. damadgreek says: Jan 21, 2013 9:27 AM

    Vernon Davis’ role in this offense baffles me. He appears to have every tool you would want a TE to have. He had a season where he had nearly 1000 yards and 13 tds. 2012 he had just over 500 yds—over 260 of which were in 3 games and 5 tds. From 2009 to 2011 he had 78, 56, and 67 receptions. 2012 he had 41.

    He is often labeled the fastest player on the 49rs offense. He has good if not great hands and is a beast to bring down.

    Is his issue that he blocks too well?

    I wish I knew the answer.

  4. dirtyjersey9er says: Jan 21, 2013 9:41 AM

    He gets doubled a lot.

  5. eastcoastninerfan says: Jan 21, 2013 9:51 AM

    Davis is like that Ferrari that’s kept in the garage. You keep the door open so all your neighbors know you have one but only take it out on those special occasions.

    That said, I wish those special occasions would have a great emphasis during game day play calling

  6. questforthesixthnotthelast2013 says: Jan 21, 2013 9:56 AM

    He is a great player of football, great team guy too, he is all they had for awhile, but now they surround him with other great players and watch what they do, i believe more to come from him, but im a fan of the team and hope they can scheme more for A.D. and G. Celek more, dixon just needs more game time and celek could be the next Gronk (i hope he stays healthier and doesnt let the phenom in) anyways, my deepest wish is they play lights out in N.O. to make it the first goose egg bowl game!!

    Jim and co. Please, Please use an alternate home uniform, then the ravens would be forced to call cleveland and have ‘em ship the browns unies via FedEx hahahaha

  7. eleventy4 says: Jan 21, 2013 11:44 AM

    Now if only we had an explanation for AJ Jenkins being replaced with a practice squader last minute

  8. ehsguy72 says: Jan 21, 2013 2:23 PM

    Vernon had a great game because ATL focused on containment of Kaepernick and doubling Crabtree. SF has so many ways to spread it around they’re tough to defense. Wait until they get Manningham and Hunter back next year, lots of weapons on that squad

  9. forty9asty says: Jan 22, 2013 10:38 AM

    questforthesixthnotthelast2013 says:
    Jan 21, 2013 9:56 AM
    He is a great player of football, great team guy too, he is all they had for awhile, but now they surround him with other great players and watch what they do, i believe more to come from him, but im a fan of the team and hope they can scheme more for A.D. and G. Celek more, dixon just needs more game time and celek could be the next Gronk (i hope he stays healthier and doesnt let the phenom in) anyways, my deepest wish is they play lights out in N.O. to make it the first goose egg bowl game!!

    Jim and co. Please, Please use an alternate home uniform, then the ravens would be forced to call cleveland and have ‘em ship the browns unies via FedEx hahahaha

    I’m curious about this as well, will we wear home jerseys because we were the higher seed? How is the home/away jersey selection done? And to your point about alternates, i love the “retro” jerseys we wear now, but man, i’d love to see an alternate in some sort of black or gold…

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