Brace yourselves, this could get nasty. Or should I say... "real".
It seems that Nate Davis' name keeps resurrecting itself thanks to the 49er Faithful out there who are either ignorant to the facts or just simply don't care. If you are suffering from either one of these symptoms, I'll give you the perfect prescription: THE TRUTH.
Exhibit A: Preseason Performance
Let's go back to this past preseason first. Yes, I'll be the first one to agree with you all that Nate Davis showed some awesome promise during preseason. His 60+ yard strike to Ted Ginn was something of beauty that we've been missing for a long time. Ready for the "truth" now? IT WAS JUST PRESEASON! There is no gameplanning in preseason, no hours needed to spend in the film room studying your upcoming opponent. No scheme to execute in order to lauch a comeback. Basically, preseason is like sandlot football, except everyone's getting paid millions to play it.
The problem with Nate Davis in this area?
He suffers from dyslexia, a disorder that disrupts the brains ability to recognize and process symbols. "What did you say Turtle?" Yep! I said symbols. Last time I heard, a standard NFL playbook has LOTS of symbols. Oh! And symbols also can sometimes included letters. Now our recently fired Coach Singletary has been known to take the bottom of the barrel kind of guys and turn them around. Nate Davis was another case that Singletary felt he could change. He even said himself that he knew no one would draft Nate Davis because of his condition but felt compelled to give him a shot. But unless Singletary is a miracle worker, he can't cure dyslexia.
Nate Davis couldn't possibly maintain the ins and outs of a complete NFL season when it entails learning an entire playbook. And some could argue the statement "he doesn't have to learn the WHOLE playbook". Ummm... yes he does! A starting QB in the NFL needs as many plays as he can get JUST to keep the opposing team guessing. Don't believe me? Ask the 49ers in Week 3 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Our playcalling became so mundane, players on offense later stated that the Chiefs' defensive players were actually yelling what play they were about to run! EMBARASSING!
Exhibit B: Maturity
Now this is something that bugs me the most about Nate Davis. Just watching the little bit of footage I've seen of him, something about his personality would always keep me wondering. And then the day came where Singletary "slipped" and said that Nate was very immature. "Maturity, you say Turtle?" Why yes! Maturity! You see, maturity begets discipline. Discipline begets execution. Execution begets results. If you are a starting QB in the NFL, you HAVE to possess a certain level of maturity. Who in their right mind would put the leadership of 52 other men on your team in the hands of someone who isn't mature?
Nate Davis' maturity level is no bueno for the mere fact that Singletary also stated that he doesn't put forth the effort to study film OR his playbook. So not only does he have a hard time learning an NFL playbook, but he won't even put forth the effort to! And this is the man you all want to lead our team back to glory?