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Vernon Davis: T.O.'s way won't work

By eschewing look-at-me persona, San Francisco TE able to lead, prosper

Originally Published: July 27, 2012
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- If there is one powerful lesson that has shaped San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis as a professional football player, it is this: Don't be like Terrell Owens.

It's an easy thing to say now that Owens, a former All-Pro wide receiver, is broke and battling to find another job in the NFL. It was a much harder choice to make when Davis came into the league in 2005.

"I used to look up to T.O.," Davis said. "I used to think that being ...

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