49ers tight end Vernon Davis thinks the 49ers offense can crush the Bears struggling defense. Davis has 20 catches and four touchdowns, since the 49ers replaced Shaun Hill and inserted Alex Smith as their quarterback.
Here’s what Davis had to say:
“I think we can destroy their front, the guys up front, I think we can destroy them. I don’t see anything spectacular about their front line. Their linebackers, I think we can handle them pretty well. I like (Adewale) Ogunleye. I like the way he’s playing up front. He’s about the only player I like on their defensive line. I think he’s doing a good job.”
Davis also took a shot at the Bears best linebacker Lance Briggs, here’s what he said:
“He can’t check me, I think Lance is a good player. I totally respect Lance Briggs. He’s a good player. He’s been around before I came in this league and I respect his game. But we still have an opportunity. If he’s matched up against me one-on-one, I’m going to try my best to beat him.”
This should be great motivation for the Bears defense to get back to stopping offenses instead of allowing them offenses to destroy them. The Bears rank 24th in the NFL in red zone offense (13 touchdowns on 28 trips) and 31st in red zone defense (20 TDs on 27 drives). For those of you who thought the Bears offense was worse in the red zone you were wrong. The defense has to step up and get some kind of pressure on Alex Smith and the whole unit has to stop missing easy open field tackles.
The 49ers have lost four in a row after starting the season 3-1 and the Bears have dropped three of four after starting the season 3-1 as well.
all quotes from chicagosuntimes.com