San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (Achilles') suffered a torn Achilles' tendon during organized team activities Tuesday, May 21, and will undergo what could be season-ending surgery.
2.28.2013 11:22:04 AM EST
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis said it will be difficult seeing QB Alex Smith play for another team in 2013 after being traded to the Kansas City Chiefs. 'It was tough for me because I really care about Alex,' Davis said. 'I love the guy. It's hard to see him leave, but I know the business. I understand it. It's the nature of the business.' Davis added Smith handled his role well after he was relegated to backup status following the emergence of QB Colin Kaepernick. 'He's a classy guy. You saw what happened to him this year. He remained a 49er and he didn't complain. He didn't go to coach saying, 'Coach I should be the starter. I had a concussion and you took me out.' He didn't do none of those things.'
2.7.2013 11:41:23 AM EST
Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis struggled in coverage during Super Bowl XLVII, which led head coach John Harbaugh to tell his defensive assistant coaches that they needed to make sure their calls didnt leave Lewis covering San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis or WR Michael Crabtree over the middle of the field. 'We cant let Ray be matched up on 85 or 15 all day when were playing quarters,' Harbaugh told his coaches.
2.4.2013 1:19:10 PM EST
The San Francisco 49ers were the first team in Super Bowl history to have a 300-yard passer, a 100-yard rusher and two 100-yard receivers in the game. QB Colin Kaepernick threw for 302 yards, RB Frank Gore rushed for 100 yards, WR Michael Crabtree recorded 109 receiving yards and TE Vernon Davis recorded 104 receiving yards.
2.3.2013 7:09:21 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (elbow) suffered an elbow injury in Super Bowl XLVII but is probable to return.
2.3.2013 9:14:31 AM EST
Baltimore Ravens SS Bernard Pollard could be assigned the task of covering San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis in Super Bowl XLVII. Physically, Pollard may be the best option for the Ravens to handle Davis' size and overall ability.
49ers | Vernon Davis not worried about statistics
1.27.2013 1:01:17 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis has bought into the team's philosophy that they will throw to the receiver or tight end with the most advantageous coverage, according to offensive coordinator Greg Roman. Davis acknowledged when he first entered the NFL he was all about himself and his numbers. However, now he is just happy to be on the field even if he isn't catching passes. 'I'm not worried about the statistics, because those things will come,' Davis said. Davis only had six catches for 61 yards during the team's final six regular-season games, but he has caught six passes for 150 yards and a touchdown on 11 targets in two playoff games this year.
Falcons | Defense struggled against TEs
1.21.2013 9:27:34 AM EST
The Atlanta Falcons defense had trouble with tight ends in the playoffs. San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis recorded 105 yards and a touchdown against the unit in the NFC Championship Game. The week prior in the dvisional round, Seattle Seahawks TE Zach Miller had 142 yards and a touchdown. Only one tight end had a 100-yard game against the Falcons in the regular season.
49ers | Colin Kaepernick handled the blitz
1.21.2013 8:29:48 AM EST
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick was 9-of-11 passing for 129 yards and a touchdown when the Atlanta Falcons sent five or more pass rushers during the NFC Championship Game, setting a career high for passing yards against added pressure. Kaepernick's primary target on such throws was TE Vernon Davis, who caught four passes for 75 yards and a touchdown when the Falcons sent extra pressure.
49ers | Vernon Davis erupts
1.21.2013 8:26:38 AM EST
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis had five receptions for 106 yards and a touchdown in the NFC Championship Game. Davis had previously struggled to connect with QB Colin Kaepernick. He had one touchdown catch since Kaepernick took over as starting quarterback in Week 11, and had just one or fewer catches in six of his first eight games with Kaepernick starting.