Davis makes it clear that all that matters in this league is winning titles.
San Francisco 49ers star tight end Vernon Davis has issued a rallying call and reiterated to his team-mates that they must win a Super Bowl title.
The 49ers have come close to claiming the Lombardi Trophy in recent times, losing two NFC Championship Games and a Super Bowl over the past three years.
However, despite their high standards on the field, they have been rocked by incidents off it this off-season and it could be an area of concern for the organisation in terms of keeping their focus ahead of the new campaign.
Nevertheless, Davis has reminded his team-mates and everyone connected with the franchise, that given their history and mentality, only winning titles will ensure that they are remembered.
“We must win a Super Bowl title,” Davis said in an interview with Pro Football Talk.
“You play this game, that’s what you play this game for. You play the game to go to the Super Bowl and that’s the only reason why we play — to win and make it to the Super Bowl. So anything short of that would not be acceptable and I think my teammates know that, as well.
“I mean, we’ve had multiple opportunities to make it and to win it. When we were playing back in New Orleans we played the Ravens, we had a great opportunity in front of us but we just didn’t seize the moment, but you know what the unique thing about it is we get another chance.
“We still have the same chemistry, the same guys that are back in the locker room but we have another chance to do it again.”
The first thing that coach Jim Harbaugh will need to do this off-season after speculation surrounding his own future was finally dismissed, is to ensure that all his players are focused on their goals and committed to the cause.
Star quarterback Colin Kaepernick and receiver Quinton Patton are part of an on-going investigation into an incident that occurred earlier this month in a Miami hotel, while pass-rusher Aldon Smith was arrested for a false bomb report at Los Angeles International Airport.
Further, he has a court date for a felony gun charge and drunken driving, however, as confirmed yesterday both high profile stars were back with the team in workouts on Monday.