The San Francisco 49ers are hungry to get back to the postseason after falling just short of their first Super Bowl berth since 1994. There may not be a hungrier 49er than tight end Vernon Davis though, who joined the Fitz and Brooks show on KNBR Wednesday morning to discuss how OTA's have gone, how his offseason has been, and what's in store for the 49ers in the near future.
How OTA's have gone:
"It's good. Coach Harbaugh brings a lot of energy to the team and guys around here love him."
What the team learned last year in the playoffs:
"One thing I can say is that we got a smell for what the playoffs are like. There's nothing like it. The energy, anxiety and everything is amazing. Guys know what that feels like. That makes it a little easier on us to go in with a clear head instead of being so anxious but we can't worry about that. We have to worry about taking it one game at a time and that's what it's about. We can't get ahead of ourselves."
How nice it is to have the same coaching staff back:
"The beautiful thing about this is we get the opportunity to be back in the same offense. We've never had that around here and it makes it a lot easier for us to go out and concentrate on the little things, working on our route running and all the positive things that can help us throughout the season."
On being ranked number 43 on the NFL Network's list of Top 100 players in the NFL:
"I'm competitive so I expected more and I wanted to be a lot higher than that. I'm thankful because my peers, they voted for me and it shows the respect that they have for me and I'm very thankful for that."
How he feels about the additions that the team made this offseason:
"It was pretty amazing because once I got the call about some of the guys that we brought in, I just started to grin and I became happy. I was excited because I know the guys we brought in, they're warriors, they're going to work and they want to win. When you have that it makes it a lot easier for myself to go into a game knowing that I have that. I don't have to be worried about being double-teamed. If I'm double-teamed I have a handful of playmakers that are going to get open."
How nice it was for him and Alex Smith, who came up through the organization together, to have such a great season a year ago:
"We're not finished yet. There's still a lot out there and we have some ways to go. This is just the beginning and that's how we have to look at it. We can't get comfortable because the moment we get comfortable is the moment we will start to relax and possibly fail. We have to continue to work to get better and develop that chemistry that we had in the playoffs."
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