Davis, Roman meet over tweet
Dec. 27, 2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers tackle Anthony Davis is fairly outspoken. Still, he had little to say about his tweet that challenged his offensive coordinator's choices this year.
Davis and Greg Roman met Friday at the coach's request.
"No issue, no emotion, Davis said. I respect him as a man."
Davis, who missed nine games for the 49ers (7-8) with various injuries, sent out a message on twitter this week that was seen as a criticism of Roman.
"Greg Roman to me when I was 21: 'You know we can get someone off the street to do what you do,' #LifeComesAtYou Fast."
"There's a lot of talent here," Davis said Friday. "The most talent I've ever been around. Power has worked the previous years here. Maybe we tried to trick them this year."
Davis hopes to start Sunday's season-finale against the Arizona Cardinals, after which the team faces an uncertain future.
Davis said, "everybody knows where it's going," when asked about the current coaching staff. He later added, "I don't want to be closed-minded about a new coach coming in."
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Davis' tweets were "misguided."
While Davis prepares for his last game of the season, wide receiver Trindon Holliday is preparing for his first game with the team.
Holliday, who worked out for the 49ers several weeks ago, was signed to a two-year deal and will suit up this weekend. He hopes to be returning punts and/or kickoffs.
"I'll have to wait and see Sunday but I'll do the best I can," Holliday said. "I'll go out and do what I can do and see what happens."
The former sixth-round draft pick of the Houston Texans has been in several organizations the past four years, most recently with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
"We had talked to Trindon a little bit in the offseason about signing on," Harbaugh said. "He went to another team. Hopefully he creates a spark and, for him personally, shows that he can get the job done, as he has in the past."
Joe Looney, inactive last week, will start in place of offensive lineman Alex Boone, who was placed on the Injured Reserve List with a torn meniscus that may require minor surgery.
Looney also started the season opener when Boone reported late after holding out for most of training camp.
Safety Eric Reid, who sustained a concussion Saturday against the San Diego Chargers, was limited in practice Friday and was declared out for this weekend. Craig Dahl will replace Reid while rookie L.J. McCray moves up in the rotation.
Running back Carlos Hyde (ankle), and wide receiver Steve Johnson (knee) were also declared out.
NOTES: CB Tramaine Brock (hamstring), CB Perrish Cox (shoulder), WR Bruce Ellington (hamstring) and LB Ahmad Brooks (thumb) were listed as questionable. . WR Michael Crabtree (knee), CB Chris Culliver (knee), WR Brandon Lloyd (groin), C Marcus Martin (illness), DE Justin Smith (back) are listed as probable. . CB Cameron Fuller was promoted from the practice squad and S Bubba Ventrone was also placed on the Injured Reverse list. . NFL fines handed down this week included $10,000 to WR Anquan Boldin for hitting an opponent in the head and $22,050 to OL Joe Staley for insulting a referee.