Green Bay Packers return man Trevor Davis has spent all season up to this point on injured reserve. As expected, he will make his season debut on Thursday night when the Packers face the Seahawks.
That’s a good thing. The Packers return game has largely been garbage this season.
The Packers are averaging just 6.2 yards per punt return as a team this season. That unit is led by old man Tramon Williams’ 6.7 yards per return. The Packers kick return unit, well… you know about that. Ty Montgomery. Get the fuck out of town, dipshit!
Things Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst would have taken for Montgomery: a seventh-round pick in literally any year, a largish wheel of cheese from the Mars Cheese Castle, dinner and no less than six Miller Lites at Kroll’s or $100 in singles to spend at The Oval Office.
Trevor Davis, while having proven useless as a receiver, is a pretty damn good return man. Career averages: 12.2 per punt return and 22.7 per kick return.
You would think spending all season on the shelf thus far would have Davis chomping at the bit. And you would be wrong.
What is Davis’ plan going into his first action of the season? To try not to make plays.
“I think I can make a big impact but at the end of the day, you’ve got to just go out there and let the plays come to you. I can’t go out there trying to chase plays because I lost half of my season. But at the end of the day, plays will come. I can’t go out there trying to make plays because I’m trying to make up for plays that I missed,” Davis said.
I think what Davis was looking for there, was he can’t try to force plays. He needs to let the game come to him. Take what’s given.
You gotta get your cliches in order, Trev!
Let’s go to Crash Davis on this one.
That’s exactly the mindset I want my PR/KR to have as we move into the second half of November and the games mean more. Id make a phone call to Vai Sikahema before letting this guy return kicks for me in must wins.
Mike McCarthy : Not trying to score points
Mike McCarthy : Not trying to game-plan
Mike McCarthy : Not trying to be a highly successful coach
Wait until Ron Zook coaches this guy up! Then we’ll see some real action; fumbles at the 10, fair catches on the 1, long returns called back by a holding penalty 20 yards away from the play. Then we get to see Ron’s befuddled old man face after the play wondering what just happened.
Zook talks tough in press conferences but the truth is this guy couldn’t find his own asshole if you pointed it out to him on an x-ray.
It’s hard to believe with that winning attitude, he failed as a receiver.
Lets not try to pretend that Davis’s return yardage is somehow leading the league.
This is what i’m talking about regarding players wasting roster spots.
Davis is slightly above average. He’s no Desmond Howard that’s for sure.
Is he a gunner when GB kicks off? I don’t recall ever seeing him.
You mean hes no Vai Sikahema.
true. Trevor is not Vai.
Vai, in 292 punt returns over 8 seasons, Vai returned four of them for TD…so, 1 every 73 attempts … one every other season.
The difference between Vai and Davis, is Vai knows what it’s like to return one for a TD.
I know he’s slightly above average, the 55 seconds a game he’s actually on the field. But unless he’s Devin Hester, he’s wasting a roster spot.
i only slightly disagree, as return men often get injured, and that hurts the offense and defense when those players are needed stars on those units, so, while it costs a roster spot, it preserves a star player, to some degree, for his area if expertise.