Good morning, Faithful. One of the most surprising things about the disappointing 2014 season, was the play of Vernon Davis. During the recent playoff runs of the 49ers, Vernon was one of the key factors, but was a complete non-factor after the first game against Dallas last year. A lot of people, including myself, figured that this was due to his holdout and just the general oddness of the last season. However, I never thought of the possibility that it might not have been all his idea to hold out.
In an interview yesterday, Vernon admitted that he had a financial advisor that was advising him to hold out for a new contract. However, after a while he realized that his love for the game was actually his main motivation and he eventually fired the advisor. This does make a lot of sense, because all of his branding initiatives seemed to come out of nowhere and I had never really heard him mention any of that before last season.
Either way, if he really has regained his true motivation for the game and that ends up leading to a productive season this year, it will be a huge boost for the team.
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