San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis had some interesting things to say while talking with Jeff Darlington of the NFL Network at the league’s rookie symposium this week.
Davis, who took a vicious shot from Seattle safety Kam Chancellor in his team’s 42-13 loss at CenturyLink Field last December, said that the Seahawks are building a dynasty in this video link. His comments advance the continued banter between the two rivals during the offseason.
Davis: “I think it is a great division. You have a team like Seattle who is coming up. They are building a dynasty over there. They have some good players over there who are eager to win. These guys are starving. We have to really keep that in mind because these guys are coming to take us out. I respect them, just like I respect my team, but we want to win too. We are in it to win. We don’t want to lose, especially after last year. We get all the way to the Super Bowl [and] lose the game. We have to really take it upon our responsibility and put it all out there and play each game like it is our last game.”
Elliott Harrison of NFL.com ranks Seattle ahead of San Francisco at No. 1 overall in his latest NFL power rankings. Harrison gives the Seahawks the nod because of Michael Crabtree’s recent Achilles tendon injury.
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