Vernon Davis said it took some time for the feeling to sink in when knowing his team will be playing in the Super Bowl. Despite the game being more than a week away, he is practicing as if the team is playing on Sunday.
"It's exciting [to be in the Super Bowl]," said Davis. "I'm trying not to get too overwhelmed. We have to keep our cool and stay calm. Practice is going great and we're practicing as if we're having a game this week. You have to approach it that way because we need to be prepared."
Last week in the NFC Championship game, Davis had a season-high 106 receiving yards and one touchdown reception. He said the Falcons' game plan worked in his favor to make an impact.
"The [Falcons] played me differently," said Davis. "[Colin] Kaepernick saw it and we took advantage of the opportunities."
In the previous four games prior to playing the Falcons, he combined for five receptions for 80 yards and no touchdowns.
Davis said it has been a great ride throughout the season. He will not take it for granted and certainly has enjoyed playing under Jim Harbaugh. He said Harbaugh ignites the team with his passion and that they're always ready for him.
"Harbaugh is exciting," said Davis. "Everyone on the team loves him and he bring lots of energy to the team. His energy is so high and we keep it that way. We feed off of that."
Harbaugh reminded the team to not get caught up in distractions when being in New Orleans. He said it's all about focusing on football, according to Davis.
During Friday's discussion with the media, Harbaugh said he wants his team to enjoy every moment during the trip. He expects everyone to be ready when the Super Bowl comes.
"I want them to enjoy every minute," said Harbaugh. "The most exciting thing to look forward to, is playing the game. That ball being kicked off. And working together, fighting together, playing together for a chance to win a championship.”
The 49ers will leave the facility at noon on Sunday. This will be their second trip to New Orleans this season.