Seahawks' Sherman to Vernon Davis: 'Do what you believe'

Seahawks' Sherman to Vernon Davis: 'Do what you believe'
June 24, 2014, 11:30 am
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if you’re going to stand your ground, stand your ground. But if you’re going to cave, cave. You can’t stand your ground half the time and then go . . . because that’s when they get you.
Richard Sherman on Vernon Davis' holdout

Richard Sherman was asked to weigh in with his opinion of Vernon Davis’ holdout.

The outspoken Seattle Seahawks cornerback, who signed a four-year, $56 million extension this offseason, had some friendly advice Monday for the rival tight end during a youth football camp in Williamsburg, Virginia.

“Do what you believe,” Sherman said via USA Today’s TheHuddle.com. “If he believes in what he’s doing, you got to stick to it. You can’t be wishy-washy in this situation. And it sounds like he’s standing his ground.

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“So if you’re going to stand your ground, stand your ground. But if you’re going to cave, cave. You can’t stand your ground half the time and then go . . . because that’s when they get you. That’s when you don’t get that deal you want. So I think he’s doing the way he intended. He’s really valuable to his team, so I’m sure they’ll get together on something.”

Davis has two years remaining on a contract that pays him an average of $7.35 million per season. He did not take part in the 49ers’ voluntary offseason program and skipped the team’s mandatory minicamp last week as he seeks a new deal.