San Francisco 49ers’ Alex Smith: Newfound Captaincy Indicator He Has Arrived?

September 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Two years ago, San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis was “asked” by his Head Coach (then interim) Mike Singletary to leave the field in the fourth quarter of a home game against the Seattle Seahawks. A late retaliatory jab by Davis against a Seattle defender drew a personal foul penalty against the embattled TE, and Coach Sing was not at all pleased with Davis’s “nonchalant” attitude toward the situation upon leaving the field.
The incident was the low point in a series of antics highlighted by in-game altercations and training camp fights. Davis was already widely considered to be a team pariah, prima donna, and draft bust, as the sixth overall selection in 2006 had tallied just seven touchdowns and fewer than 1,000 yards to date. Many speculated he might not survive the rest of the season under Coach Sing, let alone the offseason.
Instead, the incident marked the pivotal point in the stunning turnaround of Davis’s career. He was visu...

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