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Davis enjoying offensive continuity

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Davis enjoying offensive continuity

You hear 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh talk a lot about his players getting a little better each day. And the head coach is more than happy with the jump in improvement he sees from his tight end this offseason.

"Vernon Davis is having an outstanding offseason," said Harbaugh. "Every day, just getting better at route-running; every facet of the tight end position, he's really excelling in that right now."

Davis has played under six different offensive coordinators in his six-year career. He says this offseason is the first time he's been able to not focus on the Xs and Os, and instead work on technique.

"Every year (there) was always somebody coming in and we had to learn," said Davis. "Learn, learn, learn. We didn't have a chance to get better.

"All the things that I felt like I struggled on, I have a chance to come out here and get better at it. Like route-running; at the top of my route, giving a man a move before I get into my route."

Davis is spending more time in the film room critiquing his game, and taking pointers on the field from one of the best receivers to ever play the game.

"Randy Moss, he's a guy that comes in and he's ready to work," said Davis. "Not only is he ready to work, he's also explaining. He's a good player-coach, I should say.

"We had some routes that we were running last week. Randy came over and was like 'No dude, you wanna do this this way' and it made a lot of sense. And I was like 'Man, I can learn from this guy.'"

Near the end of last season Davis admitted he struggled initially to learn yet another new offensive system under Greg Roman. But he started feeling comfortable near the end of the year, something he proved with 10 receptions, nearly 300 receiving yards and four touchdowns in the first two playoff games of his career. Entering his second season in Roman's system, Davis says he challenging himself this year to get even better.

49ers CEO Jed York responds to Trump's 'callous and offensive comments'

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49ers CEO Jed York responds to Trump's 'callous and offensive comments'

San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York responded emphatically to the comments of President Donald Trump's views of those who take a knee in NFL games during the national anthem. 

Speaking in Huntsville, AL, on Friday, Trump told a group of his supporters during a campaign rally, "wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when someone disrespects our flag to say, 'get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He's fired. He's fired."

Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the first to sit and then kneel during the national anthem as a protest against social injustices last season. As he did last season, 49ers safety Eric Reid has continued to take a knee during the 2017 season.

York was the third representative of an NFL team to speak out against Trump's actions. Since then, the Packers and Falcons have issued a statements. 

Colin Kaepernick's mom responds to Trump's 'son of a b----' remark

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Colin Kaepernick's mom responds to Trump's 'son of a b----' remark

In front of a raucus crowd at a rally in Alabama on Friday night, President Trump had pointed words for NFL players that are kneeling and protesting during the National Anthem.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ’Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired,” Trump said.

Colin Kaepernick, who kneeled before every 49ers game last season, has yet to respond to those comments. But his mom, Teresa, made her thoughts clear on Twitter Friday night.

"Guess that makes me a proud bitch!" Teresa said in response to a journalist tweeting an article with Trump's comments.