TE Vernon Davis: "I’ll let this one go, move on and get ready for the next one."

Washington Redskins tight end Vernon Davis (85) leaps over Atlanta Falcons defensive back Sharrod Neasman (41) in the third quarter at FedEx Field.Photo: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Vernon Davis Postgame vs Texans

On his relationship with Alex Smith and how the injury affects him versus others:

“Like I said before, in my heart, the compassion is there of course, because I played with him so long, he’s like a brother and to see him go down and suffer is like, why not me? Maybe I should suffer and let him continue out there and do his job and help the team win, because I know how bad he wants it. I know how much work he’s put in, starting from San Francisco, going to Kansas City, he’s worked extremely hard, he’s resilient. He’s the most resilient person I’ve ever met. He’s been through so much and to see him at this level now is a treat and it’s great to see, so I wish him nothing but the best.”

On if it takes an extra moment to get back to football after an injury like Smith’s:

“Yeah, you just fight, and you know what you’re playing for. Now it becomes a situation where, of course we are playing for each other, but we’re also playing for Alex, because he’s with us. Even though he’s not there, we’re still playing for him. He’s still with us in spirit, in our heart and we’ll just go from there.”

On the sideline atmosphere after the injury and regrouping:

“You just put yourself in the moment, keep yourself in the moment and know that whenever someone goes down, the next man has to come up, step up for him. The great thing about this team is we have a lot of talent, a lot of guys that can get it done, so I’m sure Alex is thrilled right now. Even though he’s going through some things, he’s still thrilled to see that Colt [McCoy] stepped in and made things happen for us. It was unfortunate that we couldn’t pull it through, but I still think he played a pretty good game, both of those guys. I mean, I know Alex made some mistakes early on and we lost the game, but we have some warriors and it’s great to know that we have two outstanding quarterbacks.”

On if the missed long passes in back-to-back weeks are frustrating:

“Yeah, we’re close. I mean it’s plays like that where you just have to look in the mirror and just understand that hey, it happens. I can’t beat myself up about it, I know that I have to hold myself accountable and make those plays when they’re there. You never know when you’ll have the opportunity to help your team win, so you have to make sure you do it right then and there. But I’ll let this one go, move on and get ready for the next one, go to practice, work, just work on the mistakes that I’ve made and do my best to help this team win.”

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