Davis 'big fan' of Moss

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Davis 'big fan' of Moss

After the 49ers lost in the NFC Championship, Vernon Davis started revving up for the new season. He shared his offseason with some old and new faces during an interview Friday on KNBR, Davis talked about Peyton Manning's workout with the 49ers along with Alex Smith's return. Davis also explains getting "Mossed" growing up and his excitement about sharing the field with new 49ers receiver Randy Moss.

On his offseason:
"I have been working out, that is one thing I make sure that I do. I make sure that I work out and keep my skill set together so that I won't lose anything you definitely have to stay on top of your work outs that is for sure."

On the 49ers working out Peyton Manning:
"I was kind of confused. I was under the impression that we were with Alex Smith, but at the end of the day it is a business, you have to be able to expect anything. Anything is possible, anything can happen. For me, I am a big supporter of Alex Smith I figured that was our guy. Me being a leader on the team and a guy that has been around for a while, anyone who comes in I have to respect the situation and be a supporter."

On hearing about Alex Smith's meeting with Miami:
"I tried to call Alex but I'm not sure if he changed his number, I couldn't reach him. It's all right I am going to have some words for him when I see him." (jokingly)

On being worried about Smith's possible move:
"Yeah I was trying to figure it all out, what are we going to do, we don't get Peyton, and Alex is going somewhere or else we don't get Alex, then we will be in the hole. That's the only thing I was thinking about, that we wouldn't have anyone."

On Jim Harbaugh's relationship possibly changing with Smith:
"I am not sure what Alex is thinking, I don't know what is on his mind. I know one thing is for sure, Alex is one of those guys that can let it go. He is good when fighting through adversity. He is just a quick turn around that's what I love about the kid is that he can do that. He is very strong mentally and physically. He is good with that, he has been through a lot. He has been on a roller coaster, he has been up and down. He still managed to fight through it; that's what makes him a warrior."

On Randy Moss signing:
"I met Randy a few times he is a great guy! He is a great player. I think he still has the tools and skills to make an impact on the team. I just feel fortunate to have him, it's a blessing. I think he will definitely contribute to the team in what we are trying to do, I am all about it."
On Moss rumored to be a disruptive force wherever he goes:
"No, I have been a big fan. I have been a big fan of Randy since I was a kid. I used to wear his shoes, I remember running up and down the field. Mossed oooooh you just got Mossed. And I remember I used to say, one day they are going to be saying that about me, you just got Davised."

On bounty with the Saints and finding out after playoffs:
"I shrugged it off, I didn't even worry about it. In this game of football you have to be prepared for anything, and to me it doesn't matter, because it's football."
On possibly being a target for bounty gate:
"If you think about it, but I don't really think about it, I mean it's over, we won the game. If we would have lost, then I would be sitting back thinking about it, but we won and we beat those guys."

Has Davis queued up that game since it happened:
"I watched it on my DVD I watched the game, and I watched some of the plays and it gets me pumped up and ready for next season."

About being so close to Superbowl, does he think about his 15 yard penalty:
"No, I am not upset, that's the game of football, the emotions, you just have to learn to control them. At the time I was so excited, you just have to take it, and accept the fact that I let my emotions get away from me a little bit. It happens sometimes. It's alright, you move on, you play this game as a team and together we made a lot of mistakes and I think that it cost us the game. We left a lot on the table together and collectively and if we had a chance to go back and play that game again we would have won."

Comings and goings: 49ers coaching staff

Comings and goings: 49ers coaching staff

First-year coach Kyle Shanahan is close to completing his 49ers coaching staff.

Shanahan will handle the duties of the offensive coordinator, the position he held with Houston, Washington and Atlanta over the past nine NFL seasons.

Robert Saleh is the 49ers' new defensive coordinator, while Richard Hightower has been hired as the special-teams coordiator.

Here's a look at the 49ers' coaching staffs under Shanahan and last season under Chip Kelly:

2017 49ERS COACHING STAFF
Position: Coach (2016 job)
Head coach: Kyle Shanahan (Falcons, offensive coordinator)
Defensive coordinator: Robert Saleh (Jaguars, linebackers coach)
Special teams coordinator: Richard Hightower (Bears, assistant special teams)
Assistant head coach/tight ends: Jon Embree (Buccaneers, tight ends)
Run game specialist: Mike McDaniel (Falcons, offensive assistant)
Quarterbacks: Rich Scangarello (Wagner, offensive coordinator)
Running backs: Bobby Turner (Falcons, running backs)
Wide receivers: Mike LaFleur (Falcons, offensive assistant)
Offensive line: Vacant
Offensive assistant: T.C. McCartney (LSU, offensive assistant)
Senior defensive assistant: Jason Tarver (49ers, outside linebackers)
Defensive line: Jeff Zgonina (N.Y. Giants, assistant defensive line)
Linebackers: Johnny Holland (Browns, inside linebackers)
Defensive backs: Jeff Hafley (49ers, defensive backs)
Offensive quality control: Taylor Embree (Chiefs, defensive assistant)
Defensive quality control: Bobby Slowik
Head strength and conditioning: Ray Wright

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2016 49ERS COACHING STAFF
Position: Coach (current status)
Head coach: Chip Kelly
Offensive coordinator: Curtis Modkins (Bears, running backs)
Defensive coordinator: Jim O’Neil
Special teams coordinator: Derius Swinton
Quarterbacks: Ryan Day (Ohio State, quarterbacks)
Running backs: Tom Rathman
Wide receivers: Bob Bicknell
Tight ends: Jeff Nixon (Baylor, co-offensive coordinator/running backs)
Offensive line: Pat Flaherty (Jaguars, offensive line)
Assistant offensive line: Eric Wolford (South Carolina, offensive line)
Defensive line: Jerry Azzinaro (Cal, defensive line)
Assistant defensive line: Vince Oghobaase
Outside linebackers: Jason Tarver (49ers, senior defensive assistant)
Inside linebacker: Joe Bowden
Defensive backs: Jeff Hafley (49ers, defensive backs)
Assistant defensive backs: Roy Anderson (Bears, assistant secondary)
Assistant special teams: Michael Clay
Offensive quality control: Mick Lombardi (Jets, offensive assistant/assistant QBs coach)
Defensive quality control: Tem Lukabu
Senior analyst: Dana Bible
Director of human performance: Mark Uyeyama

Report: 49ers receive permission from Broncos to interview O-line coach

Report: 49ers receive permission from Broncos to interview O-line coach

John Benton, who coached on the same staff during Kyle Shanahan’s four seasons with the Houston Texans, has reportedly received permission from the Denver Broncos to interview with the 49ers.

The Broncos hired Benton on Jan. 15 to work as the team’s assistant offensive line coach under line coach Jeff Davidson.

But Denver coach Vance Joseph and general manager John Elway provided Benton permission to interview with the 49ers, Denver’s 9News reported. The Sacramento Bee was first to report the 49ers were looking at Benton.

The offensive line coach is the last major position that remains vacant on Shanahan’s staff.

Benton worked last season as Jacksonville’s assistant offensive line coach. He worked the previous 13 seasons as offensive line coach with the St. Louis Rams (2003-05), Houston (2006-2013) and Miami (2014-15).

Shanahan’s first NFL coaching job was with Houston in 2006, when he coached wide receivers. Shanahan became the quarterbacks coach with the Texans in 2007 before spending the next two seasons as offensive coordinator under then-coach Gary Kubiak.

The 49ers announced nine additions to the coaching staff on Friday.

Also, the 49ers are expected to hire Daniel Bullocks as assistant defensive backs coach, according to The Sporting News. Bullocks worked in the same role with the Jacksonville Jaguars last season. The Jaguars' linebackers coach last season, Robert Saleh, is the 49ers' new defensive coodinator. Bullocks appeared in 31 games in three NFL seasons with the Detroit Lions in 2006 and '08.