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

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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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