49ers TE Vernon Davis has six catches and no touchdowns in the last six games and he left early in a Week 16 loss against Seattle because of a concussion that also limited him in the regular-season finale against Arizona. Even some of the most faithful and famous 49ers have questioned why coach Jim Harbaugh and QB Colin Kaepernick can't get Davis the ball more.
Harbaugh has repeatedly said Davis remains an integral part of the game plan each week, touting the tight end's pass protection and blocking downfield. He insists Davis draws double coverages on almost every play, freeing up others to make plays.
"They're wary of getting beat by Vernon Davis," Harbaugh said. "I think that's the biggest, greatest share."