The battle for the NFC West crown this season is expected to be a fiercely contested duel between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks in one of the fastest growing rivalries in the league.
The head coaches don’t like each other. The players don’t like each other. The players don’t like the opposing coaches and so on and so on. It makes for a delightfully entertaining war of words this offseason and adds to the hype for a pivotal early season matchup between the two teams in Week 2 in Seattle for Sunday Night Football.
One member of the 49ers isn’t trying to stir the pot any further, however. 49ers tight end Vernon Davis spoke with Jeff Darlington of the NFL Network from the rookie symposium and said he’s incredibly impressed with the job the Seahawks are doing in trying to supplant San Francisco at the top of the division.
“You have a team like Seattle who is coming up. They are building a dynasty over there. They have some good players over there who are eager to win. These guys are starving. We have to really keep that in mind because these guys are coming to take us out,” Davis said. “I respect them, just like I respect my team, but we want to win too. We are in it to win.”
Whether Seattle truly is building a dynasty remains to be seen but it’s obvious the Seahawks and 49ers are among the most talented rosters in the league. It should make for a pair of fantastic games this fall.