• Nickel package Q&A: 49ers tight end Vernon Davis

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jan 31, 2013
    When Mike Singletary took over as head coach in San Francisco in 2008, one of his first actions was benching tight end Vernon Davis in the middle of a game because he thought Davis was putting himself above the team. I came in with the attitude to catch passes and get statistics. I didn’t care about the team. I was about Vernon. Davis, the sixth overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft and older brother of Colts cornerback Vontae Davis, has 345 catches for 4,351 yards. That probably means that Davis isn’t the only one with a debt of gratitude to pay for a guy who’s now looking for a second chance to lead an NFL team. He said that he regrets never getting a chance to thank Singletary, who was fired during the 2010 season, for telling him there was more to playing the game than worrying about your own stats.
  • Vernon Davis wishes he thanked Mike Singletary for benching him

    When Mike Singletary took over as head coach in San Francisco in 2008, one of his first actions was benching tight end Vernon Davis in the middle of a game because he thought Davis was putting himself above the team. Davis wound up getting the message a…

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