Thank goodness for Twitter. Because how else would 49ers TE Vernon Davis and Cardinals LB Darnell Dockett be able to keep their “feud” going during this offseason?
Dockett — who is no stranger to Twitter controversy — was fueling the rivalry between Davis and Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson, which led to this exchange on Tuesday (via Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee):
Dockett: did u think about #24 and u know what #24 I’m talking bout!!!
Davis: last time I checked I was standing over top of #24 with a football stuck to my glove. TD!
Dockett: u better pack a big ass lunch! U think adubb almost killed u last year, u aint seen shhh! U just wait ohhh u just wait buddy!
Hard to judge who “pwned” who in that exchange. Davis did score the touchdown. But the Cardinals are two-time defending NFC West champions. Maybe Dockett should have offered up that response instead of that nearly incoherent Tweet back.
So based on that alone, Davis clearly “pwned” Dockett there.
Davis did go on to tell Barrows that the rivalry with Dockett is friendly. At least on the field. Davis said that he takes competing very seriously.
“We’re cool, but I’m serious about what we talked about. I’m really serious. I mean, I mean everything I say. There’s a difference between — me and Darnell, we’re good friends. I don’t want it to get out that I want to fistfight him or anything like that. But when it’s time to play a game, then Darnell’s not my friend. He’s on the opposite team and any (chance) I get to destroy him in the blocking game, I’m gonna do it. I really mean what I said. Everything I say comes from the heart.”