Thursday's Niners Daily looks at the production of San Francisco 49ers tight end and his comments on wanting to be more involved on offense.*
Vernon Davis has been saying the same things for weeks.
He wants the ball.
The veteran reiterated his stance to the media once again on Wednesday.
"I look at myself as a playmaker," Davis said. "Not just someone who's blocking. I enjoy it. I would love to be involved a little bit more. I would love that. That would be amazing. But like I said, it's out of my control. All I can do is come here, show up and take care of my responsibilities."
Davis has 25 receptions for 236 receiving yards with two touchdown catches this season. Both scoring plays came in the first quarter of San Francisco's Week 1 road win over the Dallas Cowboys.
The low numbers weren't expected when considering what Davis accomplished in 2013. Davis caught 52 balls for 850 yards and 13 touchdowns last season. It appeared as though the tight end had developed lasting chemistry with quarterbck Colin Kaepernick. But the 2014 season has brought on injuries to Davis' legs and back, plus offseason additions to the wide receiver position, Stevie Johnson and Brandon Lloyd, have caught a combined 47 passes. Both the injuries and added pass-catchers have played a role in Davis' career-low 9.4 yards per reception total this season.
Despite Davis' lack of involvement in the passing game, he maintained that he's pleased with his quarterback.
"Colin, he seems to be high energy right now," Davis said. "He's positive. He looks as if he's determined, and he's ready to go. He's being a leader, and I like that that out of him."
Davis, too, continues to lead in his own ways.
He posted this late-night picture on his Instagram account.