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Old 08-14-2009, 02:36 PM   #1
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Default Carey Davis: Food for thought

Okay, I like Carey Davis. Not sure why, maybe it's his size. But what does he actually contribute besides pretty good special teams tackling? I guess the question is: Upon seeing the performance of our "potentials" last night, who loses out on a roster spot due to Carey Davis?

*disclaimer: I realize it's only one preseason game. But I'm bored and was thinking about it. k?
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:02 PM   #2
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Default Re: Carey Davis: Food for thought

The better question is -- Who does Davis lose to?
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Default Re: Carey Davis: Food for thought

I think it's going to go the other way. I bet Frank Summers takes his spot. I know ever since we've been hearing stories about Summers struggling in camp and getting blown up by Gay, that people have been starting to think he's not going to even make the roster. But he did very nicely at fullback against the Cards and had a good ST tackle. Davis is on the roster because of his ST ability and FB. Summers is pretty much the same, except he's bigger, younger, and possibly faster. I think Summers takes his spot.
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I think it's going to go the other way. I bet Frank Summers takes his spot. I know ever since we've been hearing stories about Summers struggling in camp and getting blown up by Gay, that people have been starting to think he's not going to even make the roster. But he did very nicely at fullback against the Cards and had a good ST tackle. Davis is on the roster because of his ST ability and FB. Summers is pretty much the same, except he's bigger, younger, and possibly faster. I think Summers takes his spot.
summers didn't help himself much by dropping that pass ...
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summers didn't help himself much by dropping that pass ...
Haha, yeah that's true. And his sucky carries didnt help either. But his FB and ST work was good, just sayin'. Summers has a good chance to knock Davis out of the roster.
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Default Re: Carey Davis: Food for thought

I disagree. I think Tomlin puts too much value is veteran experience and he will keep Davis over the Tank. I hope I am wrong.
Also, Redman, who showed himself as our new short yardage guy (albeit against 2nd/3rd team d..but he had 2/3rd team line blocking) will miss a spot.
I think Arians is a big part of this as well. He seems to think Davis is better than he is. If you look at the games last year, there were times when Davis was put as a 3rd down back in critical situations when Moore would have done much better. Maybe Davis is one of those guys who looks good in practice so he stays on the team. In reality, he is weak and feeble and gets tackled easily. I hope I am wrong and Tomlin keeps either Summers or Redman instead.
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Default Re: Carey Davis: Food for thought

I think keeping Summers instead of Davis is the pretty obvious call.

Neither one has done shit for us, but Summers has potential and Davis doesn't.
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Default Re: Carey Davis: Food for thought

Summers has the potential to be a pretty decent FB/HB, while Davis is just kind of "meh"
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IMO... Davis was last years' Mahan....

Scapegoated for all the woes that we didn't like. Was he steller? Absolutely not. Probably not even average. But he definitely wasn't the bumbling fool many have made him out to be over the last 10 months.

I think Davis stays this year, and Summers works his way into the game in the late minutes.

Next year or the year after, Summers becomes the FB... but oNLY if he can prove to be effective as a runner, pass catcher, and also ST's player.
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IMO... Davis was last years' Mahan....

Scapegoated for all the woes that we didn't like. Was he steller? Absolutely not. Probably not even average. But he definitely wasn't the bumbling fool many have made him out to be over the last 10 months.

I think Davis stays this year, and Summers works his way into the game in the late minutes.

Next year or the year after, Summers becomes the FB... but oNLY if he can prove to be effective as a runner, pass catcher, and also ST's player.
Maybe we are being too critical of Davis, but I sure hope he's gone. Mostly because I want to see how Summers turns out, but there's no way we keep 6 RBs, or probably even 5 RBs. And if we tried to hide Summers on the practice squad for a year, I bet someone would snag him.

Seriously, cutting Davis would be no great loss. At worst, we'd just go back to McHugh or singleback -- neither of those worked great, but we weren't a hell of a lot more productive with Davis in there either.
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