Vernon Davis blames 'game planning' for lackluster 2014 season

BY foxsports • June 16, 2015

Vernon Davis is coming off the worst year of his career for the San Francisco 49ers. Many attributed his poor 2014 to a back injury that occurred in September, while others said it was because he held out for a new contract for most of the last offseason.

However, Davis has a simple reason for his poor performance: Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman was not calling good enough plays for him to get open. 

"Whenever I'd run, like, my deep over routes there was a safety sitting over there already," Davis said, per the Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows. "It was just game planning. And nothing really ever opened up. But I wasn't really ever a factor in the offense last year. ... The first game, yeah. But the second game, the tight ends (weren't) really involved as a whole."

Davis has looked great so far at OTAs and minicamp. Head coach Jim Tomsula believes he will be a key player in the 49ers offense this season.

"Vernon is stretching the field," Tomsula said. "Vernon looks extremely fast. Catching the ball really well."


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