The San Francisco 49ers grabbed their first win of the preseason, but it sure wasn’t an inspiring one.
While topping the San Diego Chargers 21-7, the starting offense just looked off. As Vernon Davis explained afterward, he’s not overly concerned with the squad’s underwhelming play.
“One thing about the first-team offense, once we get rolling, once we get into our zone, then it’s all down hill after that. We can do whatever we want, whatever we put out minds to, but it’s just about getting in that zone. We have to find that zone.”
As Davis pointed out, all it takes is one or two weak links to cause problems.
“We’re still that same team that we had last year, but we just have to keep it together, keep it tight. Because if one guy, two guys, falls off and they’re not on the same page as everybody else then it can be a disaster.”
The offensive line in particular had a poor afternoon against the Chargers at Levi’s Stadium. Davis didn’t exactly offer a vote of confidence when asked if he thought the group was unsettled.
“I can’t say, at the moment, because it’s so early. But as far as critiquing and judging, being judgmental, as far as the offensive line, I’m going to leave that up to the coaches because it’s not my job. My job is to go out there and to help these guys any way that I possibly can.”
The team has been without starting right guard Alex Boone throughout the preseason and there’s no sign that the 27-year-old will return anytime soon.
Listen to the full interview with Davis right here: