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Anthony Davis is a Niner!

Anthony Davis: 'It's like you cheated'

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Anthony Davis smiled today as he recalled a moment when his talent and preparation collided.

And Green Bay sack master Clay Matthews felt the impact.

Based on his pregame film study, Davis, the Niners 21-year-old rookie right tackle, said he was ready for one of Matthews' patented moves early in San Francisco's 34-16 loss to the Packers.
"I'd been watching Clay and he did this move around the corner where he did a spin move," Davis said. "All the games before he played me, he did the spin. And he did it against me and I caught him in the middle of it."

One play. A small moment.

But the 6-foot-5, 323-pound Davis, the 11th overall pick in the draft, was relaying it to illustrate how he's matured during a rookie season filled with growing pains and, recently, examples of unquestioned growth.

Two weeks ago, Davis silenced Arizona's Darnell Dockett and was part of an offensive line that was awarded a game ball after the Niners collected 261 rushing yards. Last week, he held Matthews, the NFL's sack leader with 11.5, without a sack, just the fourth time this season the Packers linebacker hasn't dropped a quarterback.

Tight end Vernon Davis, who often lines up alongside the rookie, has noticed Davis' maturation -- on and off the field.

"His attitude," Davis said. "The way he approaches the game. He's become more of a professional. Coach has been trying put in his head to dominate everyone he lines up in front of. He's getting it. He's come a long way."

Mike Singletary termed Davis' performance against Green Bay as "excellent."

"I think at some point in time that light's going to go on," Singletary said. "And I just think that's basically what happened. You do so many things and the muscle memory kicks in, your understanding kicks in and, lo and behold, you're getting it and it's automatic instead of you having to think through everything."

Davis acknowledged he's studying more. As a result, he says he even knows what many of his teammates are doing on a given play.

And, most importantly, he knows what the guy lining up across might be doing.

"The more you watch film -- it's like you cheated," Davis said. "It's like 'I've seen that.' That's how it feels."
These guys are talented.

Like Vernon Davis talented.

You can't expect them to be pro bowlers overnight.

Maybe by the end of year 2 , they will be.
Originally posted by TonyStarks:
These guys are talented.

Like Vernon Davis talented.

You can't expect them to be pro bowlers overnight.

Maybe by the end of year 2 , they will be.

I agree, It will take some time. We just wanted it to happen because of our thirst for a playoff birth, we wanted the O-Line to dominate immediately. He as well as Iupati will be just fine. Rachal on the other hand . He has all the physical tools, I just think its more mental and not willing to conquer the mental aspect of the game (film, preparation, ect.)

Davis has gotten better and maybe it was because he was faced with a HUGE challenge in stopping Dockett (the s**t talker) and Matthews (the best pass rusher in the NFC if not NFL at the moment) and his competitive nature just kicked in to prove a point. HOPEFULLY it was not JUST THAT and he truly is getting better with the game slowing down for him.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but with some injuries to Seattle, he will be facing Kentwan Balmer in some extensive action on Sunday He BETTER dominate that match up
Originally posted by Sims84:
Originally posted by TonyStarks:
These guys are talented.

Like Vernon Davis talented.

You can't expect them to be pro bowlers overnight.

Maybe by the end of year 2 , they will be.

I agree, It will take some time. We just wanted it to happen because of our thirst for a playoff birth, we wanted the O-Line to dominate immediately. He as well as Iupati will be just fine. Rachal on the other hand . He has all the physical tools, I just think its more mental and not willing to conquer the mental aspect of the game (film, preparation, ect.)

Davis has gotten better and maybe it was because he was faced with a HUGE challenge in stopping Dockett (the s**t talker) and Matthews (the best pass rusher in the NFC if not NFL at the moment) and his competitive nature just kicked in to prove a point. HOPEFULLY it was not JUST THAT and he truly is getting better with the game slowing down for him.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but with some injuries to Seattle, he will be facing Kentwan Balmer in some extensive action on Sunday He BETTER dominate that match up

Kentwan is a punk-ass b***h and Davis will eat him alive! Book IT!

Balmer stats
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by Sims84:
Originally posted by TonyStarks:
These guys are talented.

Like Vernon Davis talented.

You can't expect them to be pro bowlers overnight.

Maybe by the end of year 2 , they will be.

I agree, It will take some time. We just wanted it to happen because of our thirst for a playoff birth, we wanted the O-Line to dominate immediately. He as well as Iupati will be just fine. Rachal on the other hand . He has all the physical tools, I just think its more mental and not willing to conquer the mental aspect of the game (film, preparation, ect.)

Davis has gotten better and maybe it was because he was faced with a HUGE challenge in stopping Dockett (the s**t talker) and Matthews (the best pass rusher in the NFC if not NFL at the moment) and his competitive nature just kicked in to prove a point. HOPEFULLY it was not JUST THAT and he truly is getting better with the game slowing down for him.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but with some injuries to Seattle, he will be facing Kentwan Balmer in some extensive action on Sunday He BETTER dominate that match up

Kentwan is a punk-ass b***h and Davis will eat him alive! Book IT!

Balmer stats

Well i still believe he could have been good if he actually tried and put in the effort. it seems once he got in the dog house he never got out. but it's good to hear that A davis is coming along and i have notice all season he's got the talent it's just the work off the field for him as well. it's good to see the last 2 games he has improved. and it's also nice to see even in a loss and with your team down that A davis new he was going to get the best of clay and he did what we drafted him for...
http://www.profootballweekly.com/2011/04/14/49ers-keeping-the-faith-in-ot-davis

Posted April 14, 2011 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
By Dan Arkush
If you look at the numbers, a case could be made for Niners 2010 first-round ORT Anthony Davis perhaps being the worst tackle in the NFL last season. Davis’ 10 penalties (seven were false starts) and 11½ sacks allowed were impossible to ignore, but the way we hear it, the Niners are expecting major improvement in Davis' second season and still believe he has what it takes to develop into a top-grade talent at the pro level.

“That better be the case,” one team insider said. “He has a lot of work to do. But he has already answered a lot of questions: Will he be engaged? Will he work hard enough? He gets high marks on all those counts.”

Davis’ pass protection has been the big problem.

“His run-blocking is devastating, but in general, he really has struggled protecting the passer,” the insider said. “It seemed like he whiffed a couple of times per game. But he’s so big and athletic. And he can just destroy people. The new coaching staff seems to like him. The feeling is it’s just a matter of him learning the game. But he’s still a huge question mark. Kwame Harris [the 26th pick in the 2003 draft] was the same way — a big, quick, talented player who just never materialized.”


Giving up 11 sacks is a lot, but it's possible that was more towards the beginning and middle of the season. I sure hope he works out. He did have Solari last year.
[ Edited by Oakland-Niner on Apr 14, 2011 at 10:25 AM ]
49ers keeping the faith in OT Davis
Link

I'm really hoping he keeps up with his workout routine and continues to improve. This lockout could prove detrimental to his progress. I want him to eventually become our LT, but he needs a lot more work and consistency.

But then again, he is still 21. I know I didn't have s**t figured out when I was 21!
you beat me to it
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
http://www.profootballweekly.com/2011/04/14/49ers-keeping-the-faith-in-ot-davis

Posted April 14, 2011 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
By Dan Arkush
If you look at the numbers, a case could be made for Niners 2010 first-round ORT Anthony Davis perhaps being the worst tackle in the NFL last season. Davis’ 10 penalties (seven were false starts) and 11½ sacks allowed were impossible to ignore, but the way we hear it, the Niners are expecting major improvement in Davis' second season and still believe he has what it takes to develop into a top-grade talent at the pro level.

“That better be the case,” one team insider said. “He has a lot of work to do. But he has already answered a lot of questions: Will he be engaged? Will he work hard enough? He gets high marks on all those counts.”

Davis’ pass protection has been the big problem.

“His run-blocking is devastating, but in general, he really has struggled protecting the passer,” the insider said. “It seemed like he whiffed a couple of times per game. But he’s so big and athletic. And he can just destroy people. The new coaching staff seems to like him. The feeling is it’s just a matter of him learning the game. But he’s still a huge question mark. Kwame Harris [the 26th pick in the 2003 draft] was the same way — a big, quick, talented player who just never materialized.”


Giving up 11 sacks is a lot, but it's possible that was more towards the beginning and middle of the season. I sure hope he works out. He did have Solari last year.

Never trust Pro Football Weekly.
so glad we moved up to get him. Jackpot.
Its early. I hope he put in work in the off season though.
So how did he do against Clay Matthews?

Sure, he's developing as a pass protector and was noted since the beginning having those issues. His run blocking is superb. However, he does show that he's got talent in pass blocking when he's on like against Matthews. I expected him to get beat soundly by Clay and didn't.

That alone is something to build from. We will know immediately once a camp starts whether or not this kid is legit. He better be in shape and better demonstrate improvement in technique or all the "labels" were right on with him--too immature.

I don't think that is the case. The one thing I truly love about the kid is the "Big Brother" mentality. He runs down field behind the RBs or QBs as a protector and will almost always be around the backs at the end of their run...that's hustle. He's nasty and loves to hit.

I expect better from him along with my man, Iupati. Now he's going to blow people up on the inside and on sweeps.

I still think Davis was the right choice.
His technique in pass blocking is just horrible. the main problem is that he doesn't use his hands. Instead of firing out his arms and engaging the defender he lets the defender get to close to his body then it's over. Just gotta improve that and work on his footwork when dealing with speed rushers.
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
http://www.profootballweekly.com/2011/04/14/49ers-keeping-the-faith-in-ot-davis

Posted April 14, 2011 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
By Dan Arkush
If you look at the numbers, a case could be made for Niners 2010 first-round ORT Anthony Davis perhaps being the worst tackle in the NFL last season. Davis’ 10 penalties (seven were false starts) and 11½ sacks allowed were impossible to ignore, but the way we hear it, the Niners are expecting major improvement in Davis' second season and still believe he has what it takes to develop into a top-grade talent at the pro level.

“That better be the case,” one team insider said. “He has a lot of work to do. But he has already answered a lot of questions: Will he be engaged? Will he work hard enough? He gets high marks on all those counts.”

Davis’ pass protection has been the big problem.

“His run-blocking is devastating, but in general, he really has struggled protecting the passer,” the insider said. “It seemed like he whiffed a couple of times per game. But he’s so big and athletic. And he can just destroy people. The new coaching staff seems to like him. The feeling is it’s just a matter of him learning the game. But he’s still a huge question mark. Kwame Harris [the 26th pick in the 2003 draft] was the same way — a big, quick, talented player who just never materialized.”


Giving up 11 sacks is a lot, but it's possible that was more towards the beginning and middle of the season. I sure hope he works out. He did have Solari last year.

this seems quite insignificant, in as much as this board has provn that oline play has nothing to do with how the offense performs
Originally posted by ninertico:
So how did he do against Clay Matthews?

Sure, he's developing as a pass protector and was noted since the beginning having those issues. His run blocking is superb. However, he does show that he's got talent in pass blocking when he's on like against Matthews. I expected him to get beat soundly by Clay and didn't.

That alone is something to build from. We will know immediately once a camp starts whether or not this kid is legit. He better be in shape and better demonstrate improvement in technique or all the "labels" were right on with him--too immature.

I don't think that is the case. The one thing I truly love about the kid is the "Big Brother" mentality. He runs down field behind the RBs or QBs as a protector and will almost always be around the backs at the end of their run...that's hustle. He's nasty and loves to hit.

I expect better from him along with my man, Iupati. Now he's going to blow people up on the inside and on sweeps.

I still think Davis was the right choice.

Exactly. Once the CBA clusterf**k is rectified, he better be ready! I also think he was the right choice (unsure if giving up our 4th for him was necessary). We are all a little gun-shy from Kwame.

He may never be "pro-bowl" worthy, but a solid RT to pair with a solid LT in Staley, a "pro-bowl" quality LG in Iupati, and a better-than-expected C in Bass, we are close to solidifying the line! Cmon Rachal, put it together!