When former New York Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham signed with the San Francisco 49ers this past offseason, his new teammates told him that he wa’s wearing their Super Bowl ring.
“Players were talking about it, like, ‘You got my ring on,'” Manningham told USA TODAY Sports. “I’m like, ‘Yeah, whatever.'”
49ers tight end Vernon Davis says the loss from last Janurary’s NFC title game still hurts.
“We lost a game; it wasn’t our time. They beat us, and that was it. I’m sure my teammates as well as myself, there’s a bitter taste in our mouth because, that game, it hurt,” Davis said. “We lost that game, and we’re still thinking about it a little bit. But we can’t jump out of our skin. We have to continue to stay focused.”
The 49ers will look to avenge last season’s NFC title game loss to the Giants even though this is only a regular season game.