Originally posted by TexasNiner:
It is kind of a big deal. Not because it's a fight, or because of passion, and of course, these things happen.
But it matters because of this:
With another training camp starting Saturday, Davis said that this year he plans to keep his inner-Muhammad Ali under control. For one thing, Mike Singletary has no patience for fights in practice.
“I agree with [Coach Singletary],’’ Davis said. “I don’t think there should be fighting. We don’t have time for that. We need to move on and keep things moving and try to win games.”
Davis said that if players fight, Singletary will stop practice and make the whole team run. So the tight end vowed to keep his cool, even if he practiced with the same intensity.
“That’s behind me, but the one thing I can’t stop doing is being competitive,’’ David said. “That’s just who I am. I’m going to do my best not to lose.”
Just days ago, he made a committment to himself, the fans, his coach and the team to curb this behavior.
Now, at the very begining of camp, the first fight involves....who else....Vernon Davis.
It just goes to show how undiciplined, unfocused, selfish and frankly unintelligent he is a a person and a football player.
He will always let his emotions and own desires get the better of him. He seems incapable of putting the team first and being enough of a man to do what needs to be done, not what he wants to do or instinctively feels like he should do in a certain situation.
It's the same with his play on the field. If you just let him block, or catch a short pass and make moves, things that are mostly instinctual and physical, he does well.
But if you ask him to run routes, be precise, not make stupid penalties or showboat, he can't do it.
I'd rather have a guy with half his talent and twice as much between the ears over a hothead with talent like VD any day.
plain old hate. dude have you ever stepped on to a feild with pads. its a violent sport, if he never faught his whole life, then i would be worried. its fight or flight, and vd def. has the fight. if you (in generall not you) are the flight type of guy don't play football, or kick. no one with flight can be a even decent football player.
GO VD!!! Ball out this year. and vd was put in check by sing last season
. so again so what, just dont injure yourself or another teammate.
PS. He seams to be a highlight reel at camp, gettin the bulk of passes. And catchin a high percentage too! so be glad we have him. Hes probably at the bottom of espns hothead list!!! And once again ITS FOOTBALL!!
and the beginning of camp. no that was a week ago!
The hate can be used on crabtree!
[ Edited by fan49 on Aug 7, 2009 at 12:08:33 ]