"Me and Colin are on a different level than we were last season," Davis said on Thursday. "It takes time [for a quarterback] to learn his receivers. That's all based on timing. We've been through minicamp, OTAs and training camp and have had more than enough time to build on what we started."
Former 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss said in a conference call as a FOX Sports analyst that he liked the 49ers offensively with Kaepernick throwing to receivers. However, he has doubts for Kaepernick's connection with Davis citing last season's stats.
There were six consecutive games in the regular season where Davis had two or fewer receptions when Kaepernick was the starting quarterback. In the first postseason game against the Packers, he had one deep reception for 44 yards.
Production came in the postseason in the NFC Championship game against the Atlanta Falcons where Davis had 5 receptions for 105 yards and a touchdown. He also had 104 receiving yards in the Super Bowl against the Baltimore Ravens.
Even though his production dipped when Kaepernick became the quarterback, Davis isn't worried. He has no hard feelings towards his former teammate's thoughts on both players.
"[Critiquing] is his job and to say what he feels is right," Davis said of Moss. "My opinion is totally different than what he is saying. We're on a different level for sure."
A big reason why Davis wasn't open for Kaepernick was because opposing defenses double-teamed him frequently. Davis said other teams would keep an extra player on him in coverage whether it was a linebacker or safety.
Training camp has been positive for Davis where he has been a consistent target of Kaepernick's. Davis said he has been challenged in this training camp more than previous years. The coaching staff had him practice with wide receivers and worked on route running. He has not lined up as a wide receiver very often, but he said he is ready for that situation when called upon.
Davis has moved on from the Super Bowl loss, saying it is time to look forward to the 2013 season. He remains confident in his abilities on the field.
"What we do today sets us up for the future and that's what is on my mind," Davis said. "I'm [trust] Colin Kaepernick connecting in receivers as much as myself. Don't think you can base everything on last year. A lot can change in 6 months. Colin is a different man and I feel better than before about everything."
-Vernon Davis said Chris Harper "fits the mold" of Delanie Walker with his similar height and weight. He feels Harper is fast and athletic to be a potential tight end in the future.