Back in the year of 2008, the San Francisco 49ers looked to be far from the Super Bowl and San Francisco 49ers tight-end Vernon Davis was feuding with then-head coach Mike Singletary.
After Singletary had pulled him from a game against the Seattle Seahawks, Davis and Singletary got into an argument on the sidelines and caused the below infamous rant from Mike:
Flash forward five years to now, Davis is playing the Super Bowl and he recently revealed that he never got a chance to take Mike for helping him right his career:
“I remember the very first time he kicked me off the field,” Davis said. “Tears were shed. I told him, ‘I want to be traded Coach. He said, ‘OK. I’ll find another team for you.’ That moment, it started to click for me.Whatever 49ers fans think of Mike Singletary, they have to be grateful that he kept Davis in the Bay Area.
“It made me a better man, a better teammate and a better leader for my team. It helped me become the player I am today.”
Davis wishes he had thanked his former coach.
“I never really had an opportunity to tell him how much it meant to me,” Davis said. “By the time I looked up, he was gone. That fast. I am very grateful.”