TE Vernon Davis says that coach Pete Hoener is a big reason behind the improvement for him in 2009:
49ers TE Vernon Davis said he credits 49ers tight ends coach Pete Hoener for his improvement as a pass catcher as well as run blocker. “He pushes me, always has. I like it. I like it when people test me. Because I’m a competitor. I like when people push me because I respond,” Davis said. Hoener said that Davis is just starting to become a great player and can improve even more.