NFL  > San Francisco 49ers  > Vernon Davis wants to play WR
July 29, 2013, 12:46 PM
ESPN has an article about Vernon Davis lining up at WR this year.

http://m.espn.go.com/nfl/story?storyId=9517979

As long as they can get production from Celek and McDonald at least on the blocking side of their positions, I think this could make their offense even more dynamic. With Davis and Boldin on the outside and Williams , Jenkins and eventually Manningham at the slot, I think this will be a good move.

Harbaugh has not suggested in any way that this will happen, but an interesting topic none the less.
July 29, 2013  02:24 PM ET

You could argue with your QB (please don't ask me to spell his name) being so mobile that the TE could line up at wide receiver.

Funny I remember a game between the Wolfpack and Bronco's in Reno where they ended Boise State's bid for a perfect season. Who would have thought back then that CK would be starting for an NFL team and the winning-est QB in NCAA history would not have a job.

July 29, 2013  02:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

You could argue with your QB (please don't ask me to spell his name) being so mobile that the TE could line up at wide receiver. Funny I remember a game between the Wolfpack and Bronco's in Reno where they ended Boise State's bid for a perfect season. Who would have thought back then that CK would be starting for an NFL team and the winning-est QB in NCAA history would not have a job.

K A E P E R N I C K ! Haha

He is mobile, yes. However, he is a pocket passer as well. And a damn good one (so far)

When it comes to the QBs in college that you would think would have jobs. Look at Grossman and Griese. Not checking their spelling........ Brady got bumped by both in college, look at it now.

Kaepernick has a chance to be one of the best dual threat QBs in the history of this league. I know, I know. A little early for that. But he has one hell of an arm, and we all know how he can run.

July 29, 2013  04:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

You could argue with your QB (please don't ask me to spell his name) being so mobile that the TE could line up at wide receiver. Funny I remember a game between the Wolfpack and Bronco's in Reno where they ended Boise State's bid for a perfect season. Who would have thought back then that CK would be starting for an NFL team and the winning-est QB in NCAA history would not have a job.

The top 2 winningest QB's in NCAA history are not starting QBs. The winningest QB in NCAA history is Kellen Moore 6'0" /200 was 49-3 at Boise St. and is fighting for a job at Detroit. Colt McCoy 6'1"/215 from Texas, 45-8 , is the 2nd all time winningest QB and is the backup to Colin Kaepernick with the 49ers.

Not sure how McCoy will do in the NFL, but right now he is happy in SF. He finally has good QB coaches and seems to be doing good in practices. McCoy's contract is up at the end of the year, if he wants to be a starting QB in the NFL he needs to learn from Harbaugh for 2-3 years.

July 29, 2013  04:36 PM ET

It's still early in training camp but two WR's are standing out so far, Ricardo Lockette and Marlon Moore.
Quinton Patton has a sprained finger.

July 29, 2013  06:30 PM ET
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K A E P E R N I C K ! HahaHe is mobile, yes. However, he is a pocket passer as well. And a damn good one (so far) . . . Kaepernick has a chance to be one of the best dual threat QBs in the history of this league. I know, I know. A little early for that. But he has one hell of an arm, and we all know how he can run.

I've watched Kaepernick on and off since 2007 and was happy to see him graduate after 4 years of tormenting the Fresno State Bulldogs. I still remember the game at Nevada in 2007 against the Bulldogs when he saw his first extended action. The 'Dogs were up by more than a TD in the 2nd quarter when Wolfpack QB starter Graziano got hurt.

Enter Kaepernick, who proceeds to throw for over 380 yards and run for another 60 in 2 1/2 quarters, accounting for 5 TDs, 4 passing and 1 running. Fresno State won 49-41 thanks to Ryan Mathews' 3 TDs and a couple special teams TDs, and that was the first and last time the Bulldogs would beat Nevada during Kaepernick's reign.

I didn't see this NFL/49ers immediate success thing coming, but I'm not shocked by it either. That guy has been a star everywhere since he was a little kid, a 3 sport athlete who was drafted late by the Cubs. I hated seeing him with the ball because I knew he wasn't going to be stopped. Thinking back, the helpless feeling I had rooting for the opposition watching Kaepernick in college is very similar to the feeling I always had when Marshall Faulk lined up for the SD St Aztecs against the Bulldogs - you knew he would get the ball and you knew he wouldn't be stopped. I'm glad Kaepernick made it (so far). Seems like a fine and gifted young man.

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July 29, 2013  08:40 PM ET

And then there's 49ers CB Tarell Brown who unknowingly forfeited $2 million of his $2.925 million 2013 salary by missing the team's voluntary offseason workouts. Oops. Another agent bites the dust - fired immediately for not telling Brown of the requirement. That's a memo Brian Overstreet wishes he had sent! I guess Harbaugh wants to fix the problem, but as of now that's an expensive *-up.

July 29, 2013  08:56 PM ET
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And then there's 49ers CB Tarell Brown who unknowingly forfeited $2 million of his $2.925 million 2013 salary by missing the team's voluntary offseason workouts. Oops. Another agent bites the dust - fired immediately for not telling Brown of the requirement. That's a memo Brian Overstreet wishes he had sent! I guess Harbaugh wants to fix the problem, but as of now that's an expensive *-up.

Brown should have been smart enough to realize he had to attend. These players should be responsible and not rely entirely on their agent.

July 29, 2013  10:14 PM ET
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I've watched Kaepernick on and off since 2007 and was happy to see him graduate after 4 years of tormenting the Fresno State Bulldogs. I still remember the game at Nevada in 2007 against the Bulldogs when he saw his first extended action. The 'Dogs were up by more than a TD in the 2nd quarter when Wolfpack QB starter Graziano got hurt. Enter Kaepernick, who proceeds to throw for over 380 yards and run for another 60 in 2 1/2 quarters, accounting for 5 TDs, 4 passing and 1 running. Fresno State won 49-41 thanks to Ryan Mathews' 3 TDs and a couple special teams TDs, and that was the first and last time the Bulldogs would beat Nevada during Kaepernick's reign. I didn't see this NFL/49ers immediate success thing coming, but I'm not shocked by it either. That guy has been a star everywhere since he was a little kid, a 3 sport athlete who was drafted late by the Cubs. I hated seeing him with the ball because I knew he wasn't going to be stopped. Thinking back, the helpless feeling I had rooting for the opposition watching Kaepernick in college is very similar to the feeling I always had when Marshall Faulk lined up for the SD St Aztecs against the Bulldogs - you knew he would get the ball and you knew he wouldn't be stopped. I'm glad Kaepernick made it (so far). Seems like a fine and gifted young man.

Unfortunately, I had no knowledge of his existence until the Niners drafted him and I watched some youtube videos of him. So I missed out on his college years. But I can't say I am disappointed in his productivity.

July 29, 2013  10:17 PM ET
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With that coach you better like what he wants you to do.Brandon Jacobs either never got or neglected to read that memo.

I would think that no matter who the coach is, you better like what he wants you to do.

I'm not happy with how the Jacobs experiment went down, but healthy or not, he was the 3rd or 4th option at RB on that team.

July 29, 2013  10:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

And then there's 49ers CB Tarell Brown who unknowingly forfeited $2 million of his $2.925 million 2013 salary by missing the team's voluntary offseason workouts. Oops. Another agent bites the dust - fired immediately for not telling Brown of the requirement. That's a memo Brian Overstreet wishes he had sent! I guess Harbaugh wants to fix the problem, but as of now that's an expensive *-up.

That's a crazy clause in a contract. In the end, its up to you to know what your signing. Agent or not.

But Harbaugh is not in control of contract agreements. And he has said he wants a better resolve to this and doesn't think it is fair. In the end, your signature will make or break you.

We can all agree that it is a horrible clause.

July 29, 2013  10:21 PM ET
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Brown should have been smart enough to realize he had to attend. These players should be responsible and not rely entirely on their agent.

Brown should have been smart enough to read the contract he signed.

July 29, 2013  10:38 PM ET

I'd hate to be a cornerback in one-on-one coverage with Vernon Davis.

July 29, 2013  10:43 PM ET
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I'd hate to be a cornerback in one-on-one coverage with Vernon Davis.

It would be a tough task for sure.

July 31, 2013  11:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I've watched Kaepernick on and off since 2007 and was happy to see him graduate after 4 years of tormenting the Fresno State Bulldogs. I still remember the game at Nevada in 2007 against the Bulldogs when he saw his first extended action. The 'Dogs were up by more than a TD in the 2nd quarter when Wolfpack QB starter Graziano got hurt. Enter Kaepernick, who proceeds to throw for over 380 yards and run for another 60 in 2 1/2 quarters, accounting for 5 TDs, 4 passing and 1 running. Fresno State won 49-41 thanks to Ryan Mathews' 3 TDs and a couple special teams TDs, and that was the first and last time the Bulldogs would beat Nevada during Kaepernick's reign. I didn't see this NFL/49ers immediate success thing coming, but I'm not shocked by it either. That guy has been a star everywhere since he was a little kid, a 3 sport athlete who was drafted late by the Cubs. I hated seeing him with the ball because I knew he wasn't going to be stopped. Thinking back, the helpless feeling I had rooting for the opposition watching Kaepernick in college is very similar to the feeling I always had when Marshall Faulk lined up for the SD St Aztecs against the Bulldogs - you knew he would get the ball and you knew he wouldn't be stopped. I'm glad Kaepernick made it (so far). Seems like a fine and gifted young man.

I only remember starting to follow him around 2008. I think we had a couple of conversations about him during his senior season and before the draft. All the NFL pundits would talk about was Cam Newton, I called Kaepernick the poor mans Cam Newton because the team that drafted Kaepernick was going to get him at a bargain price. When he was drafted by the 49ers they had literally 0 QB's on their roster and had to wait till after the CBA was agreed upon before the teams could sign their rookies.

I was so glad that year of 2011, The 49ers got their coach Harbaugh and a Franchise QB Kaepernick.

What might be a concern for teams that play the 49ers. Kaepernick has gotten faster during the offseason, and has improved his passing game by slowing down the velocity on some passes. Colt McCoy is turning his career around, he says that in the short time he has been mentored by Harbaugh and Chryst that his accuracy has improve quite a bit. I would like to see the 49ers do with McCoy what they did with Alex Smith. Extend his contract for a couple of years and then trade him if he wants to be a starting QB in the NFL again. Right now he says he is happy to be with the 49ers.

The 49ers are now forced to possibly make a position change for Vernon Davis with Crabtrees injury. I have been advocating for some time, around 08 or 09 that the 49ers should move Davis to the WR opposite Josh Morgan or Michael Crabtree. It would sort of be like when Terrell Owens lined up opposite Jerry Rice. Davis is a bigger faster version of Terrell Owens and just as talented if not more.

July 31, 2013  11:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Brown should have been smart enough to realize he had to attend. These players should be responsible and not rely entirely on their agent.

GnG,

Alot of players need too be reminded,and the Agent droped the ball on that one.

As his Agent getting big money,you would think,he could have reminded his players about these unforseen,things as the player's commitments.

It's the least he could have done.and this 'Agent' screwed the player on this one.

A 2 Milly mistake there! So i don't blame the player over this,as lots of players aren't the sharpest pencils in the box.

After all? It's the very defenition of his job.

July 31, 2013  12:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

GnG,Alot of players need too be reminded,and the Agent droped the ball on that one.As his Agent getting big money,you would think,he could have reminded his players about these unforseen,things as the player's commitments.It's the least he could have done.and this 'Agent' screwed the player on this one.A 2 Milly mistake there! So i don't blame the player over this,as lots of players aren't the sharpest pencils in the box.After all? It's the very defenition of his job.

I agree with you...both of them have the responsibility to read the contract, but dang, that's what the agent is trained and paid to do. He might not be obligated in a legal sense to notify Brown, but any agent worth his salt would do so. I expect people to be personally responsible for their actions and inactions, and for not shifting blame, but this is something the agent should have known about and alerted his client of. I think it was boilerplate and neither of them read it. Bad move, but a good agent or lawyer knows what the contract says and takes steps to be sure his client is informed and protected. Athletes should read their contracts, but they're not lawyers. That's why they hire lawyers/agents.

 
July 31, 2013  03:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

I agree with you...both of them have the responsibility to read the contract, but dang, that's what the agent is trained and paid to do. He might not be obligated in a legal sense to notify Brown, but any agent worth his salt would do so. I expect people to be personally responsible for their actions and inactions, and for not shifting blame, but this is something the agent should have known about and alerted his client of. I think it was boilerplate and neither of them read it. Bad move, but a good agent or lawyer knows what the contract says and takes steps to be sure his client is informed and protected. Athletes should read their contracts, but they're not lawyers. That's why they hire lawyers/agents

Hey Bro!

I was just saying,that alot of players have problems remembering dates and times [other than clubbing]

And as thier "Agents" Should at least keep tabs on all of thier players,and remind them about what too do and when too do it.

Agreed, alot of NFLers, Can't even remember these things,and depends on thier agents too do that for them.

But, alot of these peeps,need thier agents too do this service for thier players,and all of thier contracts.

After all? These agents are making big bucks,for grinding out extentions and new contracts,

So,why and what happened? The agent is sitting on his ****,or procuring,yet,another player contract.

So what's so hard for these peeps,protecting thier clients on"What time it is".

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