In his weekly Monday Morning Quarterback Column, Peter King wrote a short blurb about the confrontation between coach Singletary and Tight End Vernon Davis.
Always wanted to ask one of the best young tight ends in the game how he felt about being shown up/embarrassed/clapped in the face by his new coach, Mike Singletary, a couple of years ago. You remember Singletary banishing Vernon Davis from the sidelines during a game after a thoughtless Davis penalty, ordering him to the locker room and not to return.
“Best thing that ever happened to me in my life,” Davis told me.”Woke me up. I was all about Vernon, not about the team.”
Vernon Davis, did have a bit of diva in him when he first came into the league, and it seems that Mike Singletary is one of the few guys around that could really get to him and get him to clean up his act.
Last season, his first full season under Coach Singletary, Davis had 78 receptions and 13 touchdowns. Those numbers are spectacular for wide receivers, let alone tight ends.
Mike Singletary has done a great job so far in letting the players know that football is a team game. Currently, none of the players on the roster have put themselves before the team and do not expect that to change as long as Coach Singletary is in charge.