1.20: Vernon Davis with Greg Papa
What a year and how he is off to Miami as a first time Pro Bowl recipient of the NFC is gonna start the game actually and we did not an image studio on it. Product alive as -- chronicle conversation. Subject Vernon Davis that you but at that where we're all the dreadlocks -- by the way and take them off. It took them off later in the year you had twelve touchdowns in fifteen games before that last game of the year. In Saint Louis you shave until you're obviously not that superstitious. I'm not superstitious you know I wanted to save over had a dream. And the dream was. Pick in my era and I decided to woke up the next morning and I say or wouldn't shave my hair off you literally had a dream. Where you're gonna shave your head you and Hendry you've had a dreadlocks -- in college right. Ahead yes I do. So what are -- in in the dream you're just your -- -- what was it will. One a new look I want to switch it up half. I don't want to hear anymore I would show my face and focus. -- when people see me. Elements in my face -- they're going to be used to it because you're good looking guy to go to the Pro Bowl. So what did you do with the hair lot of guys and I'm sure there have been that much sure they they -- -- cancer researcher for the wigs to make the wings did you. Donate their -- at all. I just wanted to donated good. I'd look at them ahead and had a major it's this is how it played NFL have admitted that and a heck of throughout the year I've been didn't you Madrid's -- on -- life into their money that way. There that happens you have -- Jack in the pro bowlers back to go to frank Gore's gonna go I don't he said that happened to him and his career but. The tell me about this season because everybody talks about the the maturation of Vernon Davis in the middle last year and coach singletary. Three to the sideline and told -- to get your company go back into that whole deal. Did that change you I mean why did it all come together for you this season do you think. I think because because -- he stayed on me had a grew up. There when I first got here was more about me then the team and I have to understand that it's not just about me is not just about Vernon. Is the most media and the team is about us is -- and I just had to understand that was jug and one thing about coming into the league you have to find yourself. And I was got to just searching and this. Try to promise over that's what I didn't echo seemed to help me. It's funny after you stop thinking about me first. All of a sudden you play so much better and you put up these salacious numbers and go to the Pro Bowl and it's funny the way. We try to become part of a team in individually UBU do you reach I should never reach for force a player. That's correct you do. When Europe when you put others. Before yourself then things open up for you -- UC blessings then. You know a lot happens to you and that's what I did no cursing attorneys are very emotional and spiritual guy and -- I was does that mean he he's always been a -- back -- wanna do good he's always in my face that I don't have a problem with -- that's what you need. You need someone steal and you. And that's what he's about. Area are -- one of the Pro -- but you're gonna start the game and I got a late late in a year I'm looking at your number's and think he's got to go but. I see Jason Witten. I see Tony Gonzales and I'm thinking maybe that -- only take a couple of tight as a Pro -- And they always great numbers this year in Dallas Clark obviously and Antonio Gates over the AFC it is a great era of tight end play but what were you surprised. That you beat out Tony Gonzales he didn't make the team and he got the nod to start the game over Jason Witten. God I was surprised I was surprised this you know everything happened for me this year is what I expected. -- I've been playing well and play hard since I've been here and you don't usually people looking at the beach you more when you put up numbers. But you gotta put up the numbers when I was still doing well and and the coaches saw that unless -- a Pro Bowl alternate only had a twenty something catches at the time. But I was still recognize from a blocking so. To me is about. The overall play you know the media try to do well and everything I do to our -- is blocked gain. We'll -- in both pretty much whatever it is -- -- try to do well. Then you're going to be joining very shortly that the best of the best you're going to Miami Florida and for the Pro Bowl and for talks out about Frank -- we just found out a little while another frank Gore's gonna make -- for second time in his career Stephen Jackson the great Saint Louis ram is not gonna play the game due to injuries or franks gonna go. That's going to be helpful because Frank's been there before and he already knows he knows South Beach pretty well don't go nowhere where you -- should be hang perfect. Today he will he remain a forum are gonna -- would schoolmate played entertaining be -- Miami Hurricanes went to Coral Gables. High school down there never played there before his career figures -- pro when you guys for their recently was hurt couldn't play the game against Miami so so he's jacked up at. What's that could be like for you to go and be there was some of the biggest stars in the sport and really soak in that that I -- an all star obviously. How does its part is going to be pretty excited. Period chance to be around guys that. -- -- -- -- play with Ray Lewis. Jared Allen you know. Some big -- -- I'm excited I'm excited about -- dome. You know playing in this game and. Have four. To have removed from receive francs go we just found out of joining Patrick in yourself and handily the plotters of the niners -- you are represented you're gonna have four. There for the first time since 2002 when they took a half -- less time -- -- made it through the playoffs what do the guys around the league saying about the logistics of the Pro Bowl this year it's different it used to be the week after the Super Bowl it would be over Honolulu every years since the late seventies now for the first -- -- gonna play of the week before. The Super Bowl in between the championship games the Super Bowl -- gonna play it on the mainland. How does that change the dynamic shooting for you guys going over their depth to obviously play a football game that you wanna have a little fun and celebrate whichever this year. We do you wanna have -- Another gas at a plant in the Super Bowl. I'm sure they wanna play in the Pro Bowl as well but due to that they're they're not able to. You know play in the Pro Bowl because they have this they have to be ready for a Super Bowl coaches don't want them to get hurt have to give themselves but. Nothing that's probably the only paying. That. That's wrong with the pro well big full. You know a -- of the big show but. I mean. You gotta take it. For Woody's. Know you either play admitted that. I think they get ready to Super Bowl over the Pro Bowl but it has the way they have changed the next year they may actually go back the other way in the back to Honolulu for a so what -- you when he go to Miami when he -- -- guys get there. We have to be there on the 26. Which is -- Tuesday next door -- down this Friday killing and try to get more enjoy the -- yeah I enjoyed South Beach is well yes so after you play in the Pro Bowl. You gonna go from me the warm climes heat and humidity of South Florida. To Vancouver British Columbia Canada for the Olympic Games -- so what I read this in the paper and I -- the sooner than what exactly are you going to be doing for the United States Olympic curling team. Well they picked me to be an honorary captain so I'm just going to be there I'm trying to give them yes I've. You know I spoke to some of them on Skype probably a week ago and they were asking me what do we do to get ready for game. Heck it shouldn't that you share some of that -- both hit a good news last week and I give them. -- the -- so if you -- -- the ice and all I've every seen the -- but given out -- even sweeper and even throw the rock they called at that they think Iraq probably. Bono mess we've been in Cleveland whoa no takes a lot of energy. It is our newsletters and this week. That's the key element I'm Rebecca today and actually had rooms now -- the looks like little you know. That is the kind of pushing a little bit but if you put out there with the guys to do appreciate. The the level of skill that's involved and do this to these guys have been working at this all their lives. Do appreciate it. Is definitely not an easy sport. You have to do. To know how to balance yourself. You have to know the right way to push the granite -- which would weighs about forty pounds. It's pretty have. You have the know that there is a lot of lot of things that come into factor when you participated in this sport. You are definitely respect. You know everyone who who the part of it. Not watching this for years I love it it's not shuffle board on -- they're not drinking Beers during the winter I ever candid a lot of them but -- great athletes so. When you come back from Vancouver than you know you guys never get much time off in the NFL the -- start march in the mini camps and such -- what what is your offseason going to be like after you get back from the Olympic Games as cars get ready for for next year. Model stuff above still working a little in Vietnam I just part -- have just finished running routes. You know and it had a quarterback Thornton who has thrown. One -- -- -- it -- and Alice and I don't know. I'm looking for May Day is he he's not a rarity that he should they -- now thrown the trouble outside any negatives just a little vicious red -- they had. But I just felt wanted to trainers you know spread -- facility and had them -- to me like a dual and Alex you don't get a body like you haven't taken any time off I know down signaled some sort of -- the -- the fall -- you let it brought a little bit now at this athletic grown a little bit -- turner. Can promote Mohawk little Mohawk and made it difficult to fall off this vote will -- I don't know -- thank you I've had a very shortly go back to the dreads having twelve touchdown on fifteen -- paragraph her -- that. I don't do a true reality show they're pretty faced out through part of congratulations we got a million training camp and has fought for you all year was a pleasure to watch you do something only Antonio pages done -- -- -- -- thirteen. Touchdowns that the tight end position congratulations to enjoy. Miami and Vancouver thank you -- Vernon Davis to Pro Bowl tight -- that other San Francisco 49ers.