Vernon is here!
When did you and the team start thinking you could have a special team last season?
Probably I knew that at the end of the previous season when we finished our last playoff game.
How did you hear about Alex Smith being traded? What are your thoughts about him leaving the team?
I'm excited for Alex. I heard the news through people calling me and texting me. I'm excited that he gets a fresh start, a new start and an opportunity to showcase his talent.
Vernon, you a Terp. How often do you et a chance to get back to College Park?
I usually go back after the season's over.
Got any unique pre-game rituals?
I like to take the resistance band and do bicep and tricep work. I hang the band over the door in the toilet area and do the pumps there.
What was your reaction when the lights started going out in NO?
I thought they were about the bring Beyonce back out.
What does it mean to the city of SF to have a World Series team, Super Bowl runner-up team, and a budding NBA team?
That would be nice. That would be real nice. It would be something to add to the city, as far as winning a Super Bowl.
Don't forget the Sharks.
Besides yourself, Who is the Best Tight End that you have seen in the NFL?
I like Gronk. Antonio Gates. Tony Gonzalez and Aaron Hernandez.
What do you enjoy in your spare time? Do you grill? Charcoal or gas?
Yes, I do play golf. I don't grill, because I don't know how.
How much exactly should I fear the Turtle?
You should fear the turtle 100%!
What was the mood in the lockerroom after the Super Bowl?
It was pretty gloomy. No one really said anything. Everybody just sat there for about 45 minutes and didn't move. There was no sound. The lights were dim. The hallways were squeaky. Coaches were walking by. You could hear the toilet flushing. The showers were on and no one was in them. There were towels on the floor. And no one said anything for 45 minutes.
Are you and Crabtree going to be joining Kaepernick for his offseason training along with AJ Jenkins? I think it would be awesome to see you guys have the rapport where you always know what eachother are thinking especially when the play breaks down. It killed me watching Flacco throw the ball in the air with his eyes closed and then Boldin would be there to catch the ball!
If it's in San Francisco, yes. Anywhere else, no.
Your thoughts on Alex Smith and his future with the Kansas City Chiefs?
I think their future is really bright. They're going to do a good job this season, because they got Alex. They got a winner. They should be extremely happy, that whole organization.
How underrated is Delanie Walker? And who would win in a race, you or him?
He's pretty underrated. He brings a lot to the team. He's a do it all player. He's oozing with talent. He will not beat me in a race.
I can't let him have that title. No way.
What will you be focusing on this offseason to help get better for next year?
I will be focusing on route running. That's pretty much it.
What's your opinion of Terrell Suggs?
I think he's a good player. He's really good for that team. He fits in just right. But he's always been a good player and playmaker.
How come we don't hear about guys like Jerry Rice and Steve Young coming around to help the team out at least with individual players?
I haven't seen any of those guys coming by, no.
Vernon, What did you do in the days following the Super Bowl?
I stayed in the house. I think I was in the bed for most of the time.
how do you get back?
Just by keeping a good level of focus. We can't forget about our journey that we had this past season. We can use that as motivation. We can use losing in the Super Bowl as motivation as well.
I just want to say that I love all you fans from the bottom of my heart. I thank you all for everything that you do to support us in our efforts to win each and every week. If there is everything anything you need, please get in touch with me.