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49ers' Vernon Davis goes with celebratory jump shot

  • FILE - This Sept. 16, 2012 file photo shows San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis, left, reacting after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in San Francisco. At right is Detroit Lions linebacker Ashlee Palmer. Davis might get fewer style points these days for his touchdown celebrations _ and he's perfectly fine with that. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

SANTA CLARA — Vernon Davis might get fewer style points these days for his touchdown celebrations — and he's perfectly fine with that.

The emotional San Francisco tight end learned from his blunder with the goal post crossbar after scoring in a Week 1 win against the Packers at Lambeau Field. So, each time he scored in Sunday night's 27-19 victory against the Detroit Lions, Davis opted to shoot jump shots over the bar.

Complete with a perfect, pretty follow-through.

"Very smart," left tackle Joe Staley said with a grin Tuesday. "I was pretty certain he was going to do that. I know he didn't want to embarrass himself twice, because I'm pretty sure if he tried to dunk it again I think he would have been rejected again. ... He knows it. The goal post told him that."

Davis said ahead of time that he might think twice about dunking the football over the goal post after all the razzing he took the previous week from teammates.


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