'It Smells Like Gunpowder': Vernon Davis Is Offensive Minded

Marines don't use foxholes. Foxholes, as any drill instructor will loudly inform you, are used for hiding from predators. So Marines dig fighting holes. The term may seem clunky -- an unnecessary nit to pick -- but it's representative of the Corps's warrior ethos: Even in a defensive position, Marines must possess an offensive mindset.

In the newest Core Of Sports video (sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps and created by SB Nation Studios), All-Pro 49ers tight end Vernon Davis describes how an offensive mindset is crucial to his performance on the field. Details don't just matter; they're critical.

Previous Marines' 'Core of Sports' installments:

-- Olympian Tim Morehouse Embodies Technical and Tactical Expertise

-- Steelers' Ryan Clark Embodies Honor

-- MMA Fighter Brian Stann Embodies Mental And Physical Fitness

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