Vernon Davis on Super Bowl Favorites
‘I strongly believe we should be the Super Bowl favorites.’
That ten word answer has got the NFL fans and media talking. Vernon Davis sat down with Tim Kawakami of the Mercury News and Tim asked him since the 49ers are being mentioned as Super Bowl favorites do you think they should be. Vernon answered like everyone should in saying, yes they should be favorites.
Why shouldn’t they? They lost no one of significance, added depth, speed, and only got stronger. They were a fumble and a blown call away from the Super Bowl. I’m not a fan of the Green Bay Packers, but I can take off my rose colored glasses and see that they as well should be Super Bowl favorites.
I find it funny that the sports world has gotten its panties in a wad because of those comments. It isn’t like Vernon came out and said without prompting that they were favorites and should win the Super Bowl, he was asked. I have even read comparisons on his comments to that of Vince Young’s ‘Dream Team’
It’s unfortunate that people read those ten words and ran with it. What they forget to mention is the rest of the answer where Vernon says, ‘But I can’t talk about it because it’s all about work. It starts here at practice. I don’t want to talk about it and brag and say this and that, because it’s not about that. It’s about working first. And in the end, you will see where you’ll be.’
Again, nothing wrong with what Vernon said. The 49ers are being labeled as Super Bowl favorites and they should be.