49ers: Mike Davis Looks Night And Day From Last Preseason

San Francisco 49ers running back Mike Davis looks night and day from last year’s exhibition game against the Houston Texans.

If there were an offensive MVP award for the first half of a preseason game, it would have to go to running back Mike Davis.

Ripping off a 44-yard run; Davis looks explosive, powerful and fast, a far cry from where he was at last season. You can tell he dedicated himself coming into the season conditioning wise and building his body up to a level where he can compete at a high level.

Important to note: Mike Davis, gained 58 yards on 35 rushes as a rookie, he finish the game with five carries for 72 yards while averaging 14.4 yards a carry and two catches for 17 yards in the first half. Via ESPN.com.

Final Thoughts: 

The 49ers have a deep running backs group led by their leader running backs coach Tom Rathman first and foremost. Rathman’s coaching played a hand in Davis all-around performance which speaks to good coaching.

It will be a fascinating preseason battle one that Davis doesn’t intent on losing anytime soon.

Not Being A Prisoner Of The Moment:

Davis has put himself in a position to not just make the team, but carve out a role and compete for playing time; behind Carlos Hyde and challenging Shaun Draughn in the process.

One good preseason game down, three more to go and now it’s all about being consistent for Davis from here on out.

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