Vernon Davis and the smell of the Super Bowl

SANTA CLARA – Vernon Davis spoke about the Niners Super Bowl expectations this afternoon, and here’s what he said.

Q: How does it feel to be back?

VERNON DAVIS: It feels awesome. I’m excited about the players we have here. I can’t wait until the season starts. Sometimes you want to skip preaseaon and get right to the season. It’s going to be a good year. I can feel it. I have belief, faith.

Q: Is anything less than a Super Bowl victory a disappointment?

VERNON DAVIS: I have high hopes for this team, high expectations, and that’s something we have to live up to as a team. We’ve got a lot of talent. At this point all I can do it keep my belief and faith and let the chips fall where they fall. I will not doubt anybody on this team.

Q: How is this year different considering how close you got to the Super Bowl last season?

VERNON DAVIS: The thing about getting close to the Super Bowl is we had a chance to smell it. I had never been to the playoffs before. It’s definitely a lifetime experience that I’ll keep with me for the rest of my life. I just pray and believe we’ll do it again. It’s something that we all look forward to because we know what it’s like, we know what the stage looks like.

Q: Is that motivation for this year?

VERNON DAVIS: It’s definitely motivation. That’s why I say this will be a special team. We all know what it takes to get there. It’s going to take one practice at a time, one game at a time.

BONUS Q: Who’s currently the strongest player on the team?

VERNON DAVIS: Justin Smith.

DOUBLE BONUS Q: Who’s the fastest player on the team?

VERNON DAVIS: Ted Ginn.

TRIPLE BONUS Q: Not you?

VERNON DAVIS: Unfortunately, no.

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