Bay Area Buzz 10/14: Davis Carries the Load, Learning Experience for Pryor, Iguodala a Perfect Fit With Warriors

Oct 13, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) reacts after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Davis Can Carry 49ers’ Offense

He calls his quarterback Kappie, he color-coordinates his sweaters with his sneakers (purple on Sunday), and he’s the fastest tight end in the league.

That’s the 49ers’ Vernon Davis, and when he and Colin Kaepernick are locked in, as in the first half Sunday, they are an unstoppable force.

In the first half of the 49ers’ 32-20 win over Arizona, Kaepernick and Davis connected seven times for 171 yards and two long touchdowns.

When Kaepernick was asked if Davis asks for the ball when he’s hot, the quarterback said there’s no need for words, that it’s obvious to everyone.

- Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle

A Learning Experience for Pryor

It would be easy to point a finger at Terrelle Pryor’s stat sheet, look at the final score and then peg Pryor as the main culprit in the Oakland Raiders’ 24-7 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

What’s that old adage about a quarterback getting too much credit when things go well, too much blame when the wheels fall off?

Exhibit A was on display for all to see Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium

Because at one point, Pryor was seven of nine passing for 100 yards and a quarterback rating of 150.0 as the Raiders built a 7-0 lead and Oakland was winning every aspect of the game.

But Pryor finished with a passer rating of 45.7, with 18 completions in 34 attempts for 216 yards, a touchdown and three critical interceptions.

- Paul Guttierez, ESPN

Iguodala, Warriors Are Match Made in Heaven 

While the rest of the NBA was consumed with the Dwight Howard shenanigans over the summer, it was Iguodala’s move to the Warriors from Denver in a sign-and-trade that could very well have the greatest impact on the Western Conference in the season to come.

Iguodala is one of the best defenders on the wing in the NBA and the Warriors were sorely lacking in that expertise last season.

He’s also one of the best finishers on the break around and if there’s one thing the Warriors like to do, it’s get out and run.

Put the nine-year veteran with the likes of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes, a group of promising but still very young players and you can see an explosive mix.

- Doug Smith, Toronto Star

Topics: Golden State Warriors, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers

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