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November 02, 2008|By KEN MURRAY

Rocky start

Although he hasn't had a consistent quarterback in San Francisco, TE Vernon Davis has apparently developed a me-first reputation with the 49ers. It's obvious Mike Singletary was just waiting to jump on Davis about that once Singletary took over for Mike Nolan. Sending him to the showers seemed a little silly, though.

Dressing down

While he's at it, Singletary might want to reconsider his halftime behavior. Dropping his pants might spur on some college kids, but it won't motivate anyone in the NFL. He has to find a better way to get his message across than a peep show.

Taking a hit

It's not just the Steelers who are getting hit in the wallet for overzealous hits. Patriots NT Vince Wilfork was fined four times by the league last season for a total of $35,000. Last week he got a fine matching that total for hitting Broncos QB Jay Cutler in the head with an elbow, but he avoided a suspension. Wilfork told Roger Goodell he would try to do better.

Steamy warm-ups

So that's their secret. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger spilled the beans about the distraction the Redskins' cheerleaders create when they warm up in the tunnel outside the visitors' locker room at FedEx Field. Roethlisberger won't have that worry tomorrow night, apparently, because Goodell last year sent out a memo banning that kind of distraction.

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