Ah, Rashied Davis. I was so happy for this guy in 2006. A former arena football player that took his game to the next level and apparently succeeded, making several CLUTCH receptions in the Super Bowl year to win games.
Then in 2007/2008, the memories that stick in my brain are “it’s third-and-eight, there’s Rashied Davis wide open for a 12-yard….THE BALL HIT HIM IN THE HANDS!” This happened multiple times.
I suspect the “people that put things on him” in his mind are the fans. It’s always the fan’s fault, right? Cade McNown, Rex Grossman, Davis, all of their problems were because the average fan making a living wage got upset and expected them to earn their millions.
But according to Davis, apparently him dropping catchable passes was not his fault. In a Tribune article by Vaughn McClure, Davis says “Then I had the bad year in ’08, which was not that bad a year. It was my best year here, but I felt like a lot people put a lot of stuff on me like it was all my fault. So I was angry.”
This is a new one. We’ve seen all kinds of crazy statements from athletes, but saying dropped passes that hit him on the hands weren’t his fault? Wow.
I hope Davis can return to 2006 form, and he makes the team busts out and becomes the Bear version of Az Hakim. For his sake and the team’s. But until he does start catching passes thrown to him again, it would be nice to not hear him blame the dropsies on anyone else.