I came back in town about a week and a half ago and joined most of the rookies last week for the off-season workouts. If you watched the video on 49ers.com then you probably saw that we are definitely competitive when we get out there. We have a lot of fun out there together at the same time though. The guys all pretty much call me Click-Clack from the commercial I did. I really laugh hard every time they call me that.
Overall I feel like I am in much better football shape than when I came in for mini camp. Prior to that, my training had mostly been geared towards preparing for the Combine and my other workouts.
I've spent a ton of time in my playbook since camp. I definitely know a lot more now than I did coming in that first weekend and my comfort zone is much better.
I had a little push and shove match during our OTA. I really didn't even know who it was since I'm still learning who all the guys are here so it obviously wasn't anything personal. What happens on the field stays on the field and we were just being competitive. Coach just told us to be careful because fighting can cost us in a game.
My goal for the OTAs is just to keep getting better and learn more. It's been a long day but I thought it went well. I just finished watching film which I try to do by myself every day so that I really can get a good critique of how I did. I was aggressive and gave a lot of effort, but there's still a lot to work on.
I love Coach Turner's offense but it is tough to learn. The coaches are really getting after us out there, cursing us out and just staying on us which is the way to getting better.
I like to be challenged. In college, I used to have daily battles with Shawne Merriman. It just makes you better because you have two guys who don't like to lose and who never take off a play so you can't do anything but get better. I still talk to him all the time and I'm looking forward to playing the Chargers. He told me their fans are going to boo me, so I'm going to do his lights out thing that he does once I make a big play. I have to find it and study it before I try it out though. I don't want to mess it up.
Outside of football, over the weekend I drove into the city for the first time. I went by Pier 39 and also saw the cable cars. Those are crazy. I've never seen anything like that before. I shopped some, bought a shirt, and that was about it.
I've also been looking at some houses. I think I've got it narrowed down to about three. I'm just trying to find something that fits me, nothing too big, just a house. I would normally care about lighting and stuff for when I paint, but I don't know if I'll have time to paint this season. Maybe next year in the off-season.
I'll be glad to get out of the hotel. It's been fun hanging with all of the guys but my roommate is Onye Ibekwe and last night he was doing some serious snoring which kept me up. He's like an alarm. I just let him be though and I finally I fell asleep. Sometimes I do count sheep starting at 100 and going backwards, and sometimes I count catches. They usually do the trick for me, but fortunately last night I was so tired I just fell asleep without that.
That's about it. I need to get going because Delanie Walker keeps radioing me and he is ready to go. He's been sitting on the wall downstairs waiting for a ride so it's time to get out of here.
- Vernon Davis