RB Tyrion Davis-Price Press Conference
RB Tyrion Davis-Price
Press Conference – April 29, 2022
San Francisco 49ers
How did your meeting with the 49ers go previously and how do they plan to use you?
“It went well. I enjoyed my time there with the players, the ones that I met, the support staff, they have a great support staff. I feel like that is the most important thing on a football team, who you have around you supporting you. For them using me, pretty much just going in and helping [RB] Elijah [Mitchell]. Making a one-two punch and dominating.”
When you look at this 49ers offense, what are you most excited about?
“Well, I grew up watching the 49ers. I grew up in Louisiana, so some Saints too, but I grew up with the 49ers. My grandfather was a 49ers fan, and he loves the 49ers. I just planning to go in there and doing my part and doing everything I can do for the team. I’ll lay it all on the line everyday at practice, give my 110% in each game, special teams, whatever it may be. Whatever the team needs, I’m there. I’m accountable. I’m glad to be a 49er.”
How big of a deal was pass protection on your visit with the 49ers? How much do you pride yourself in your versatility as a back in that regard?
“I feel like you need to be able to do a lot of things as a back. Of course, there are a lot of things I need to improve on. I know for a fact that I will be improving with the 49ers. As far as pass protection, I feel I do great. I can always improve, I feel like that is the place I can improve a lot, more than anything, to be honest with you. You can’t play if you can’t protect the quarterback, period. You got to protect the quarterback, at all times, or you won’t be on the field. That is always my mindset, even in college. You have to protect to the quarterback, number one.”
You mentioned being a one-two punch with Elijah, being a fellow Louisiana guy, do you have any background with him?
“Actually, not at all. When I did go out there, right before I left at the airport, I chatted with him for a couple minutes. My boy [director of pro personnel] Ran [Carthon], he’s a support staff for the 49ers, we chopped it up for quick minute. He’s a great guy.”
You are very physical, has that always come naturally to you?
“Yeah, I would say so. I love delivering the blow. I don’t like getting tackled, I know it happens, but I hate getting tackled. I love bringing the contact to them so that they don’t want to tackle you. In the first, second quarter they might take it a little bit, but eventually they don’t want anymore of it. That is always my mindset, to go and attack the defender and wear them out, make them quit.”
How familiar are you with how head coach Kyle Shanahan uses running backs, and are you excited to work with a guy who has a reputation as an offensive mastermind?
“Of course, I am. He’s a great coach. I really enjoyed meeting his dad [former NFL head coach Mike Shanahan] who is another legend with two Super Bowls with the Broncos. That was amazing meeting him. I’m a big fan of football. He’s one of the most important people in the building to me, to be honest. I know coach likes to run the football and we are going to do a lot of that. I’m going to make sure we continue to do a lot of it. I promise you.”