SANTA CLARA — This is the transcript of Vernon Davis’ Wednesday interview.
ME: Last season, you had 8 touchdowns in the red zone.
V.DAVIS: That sounds good.
ME: This season you have one target in the red zone, and it was Week 1. Why is that?
V.DAVIS: I don’t know why, either. I’ve been here for nine years now. All I can do is just take care of my assignments and do my job and play as hard as I possibly can and do whatever it takes to help this team win. And that’s what I’m here for. As far as not getting those touchdowns or those yards, I’m not sure. I’ll leave that up to the coaches.
ME: Have you talked to the coaches about it? You help the team win when you’re involved in the red zone.
V.DAVIS: I did not talk to them about it. I don’t feel like it’s something I need to do. They’re aware, so I will let them continue to do their job and I will do mine.
Q: You’ve had dry spells before. Does that give you confidence now?
V.DAVIS: Yeah, I know everything always works itself out. If you’re working hard and you’re doing the right things, it will come. It’s just a matter of time. I know that I have to be optimistic, keep my faith and just keep working hard.
Q: You had some injuries earlier in the year — your back and your knee and your ankle. Where are you health-wise?
V.DAVIS: I’ve been healthy since the Bye week. I’ve been full-go, running and just having fun.
Q: Your stats are down. Are you the same player that you’ve been in the past?
V.DAVIS: I would like to think so. I feel like I’m doing the same things I’ve been doing in practice since I’ve got here. It starts in practice, that’s where it all starts. If anyone is asking that question, I just tell them to come to practice.