Where Does Rashied Davis Rank Among Bears Receivers?

Where does Davis rank among Bears receivers?

I just read Brad Biggs’ latest entry on Chicago Breaking Sports about how the new Mike Martz offense could mean new life for Bears wide receiver Rashied Davis.  Check this:

New offensive coordinator Mike Martz always has made productive use of slots receivers and there is little doubt that is where Davis is best suited. That was the problem with the ill-conceived plan to start Davis on the outside in 2008 — his best skills were not being utilized. Lost in the shuffle, Davis had only 86 snaps on offense last season (8.6 percent) and caught just five passes for 35 yards, his fewest since 2005 when he played cornerback and special teams.

The new scheme is an opportunity for the 30-year-old to get a fresh start.

I have been calling for Davis’ ouster for a couple of years already.  If he couldn’t hang on to Kyle Orton’s throws, what do you think he’ll do with Jay Cutler’s laser beams?    Biggs’ post goes to show that Davis is like the cockroach of wider receivers – he’ll survive a nuclear blast and the ice age.

Davis is not today or never was a legit wide receiver.  If he’s even considered the 5th receiver on this squad, we are in DEEP trouble.   Here’s how I rank the top Bears current wide receivers:

  1. Aromashodu
  2. Knox
  3. Hester
  4. Bennett
  5. Iglesias

I’m taking a bit of a leap of faith with Iglesias, but if can’t be the fifth best of this bunch, then it’s another wasted draft pick by Angelo.  Besides, Jerry will do whatever he can to coddle one of his draft picks and give him every opportunity to catch on, no pun intended.

Another couple of names to keep an eye out for a rookie free agent Freddie Barnes and former practice squad-er Eric Peterman.

As for Davis, I’m sorry, but the Arena League’s Chicago Rush is up the street in Rosemont  – give them a call.

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Tags: Devin Aromashodu Devin Hester Earl Bennett Jay Cutler Johnny Knox Juaquin Iglesia Mike Martz Rashied Davis

  • West Coast Bear

    Boomer is spot on. What about Hester in the slot? I can even see Olsen becoming a hybrid slot/wide reciever now that we added the blocking TE. We need to get the ball into Devins hands in space at the expense of a safety. I can see Olsen giving linebackers a nightmare as well.

    I think Knox and DA will be solid with Devin assuming the Az Hakim role.

    As for intangibles, what ever happened to Branden Rideau? This coaching staff never gave a few guys the shot they earned in training camp with attrition being the only reason we even saw DA to begin with. Once again, no developing of talent.

  • West Coast Bear

    I meant Hester, not DA in the slot….. could make a short catch underneath a highlight reel. Imagine a creative mind positioning all that speed? RIP Ron Turner.

  • City

    Dead on as usual! Davis is a pretty good special teams player, but man, if Martz starts complimenting him, then I think we can confirm that he is just blowing smoke up our you know whats.

    • kick ass

      if they had played davis more let alone trown the ball to him as many times as he was and gets open instead of playin politics cause of his height the you would see the true talent he posses dont hate on him cause he made the team and those other guys didnt he goes out and competes and also has one of the best work ethics you can find in a football player davis is an athlete that can play multiple possitions and has held whatever possition hes been put in oh and if you forgot without his play efforts in more than 8 games not including the two major playoff games in that superbowl run the bears wouldnt even have made it there you idiots dont know wat your talking about when it comes to talent davis is very talented give him a real chance and i guarantee he will lite a fire under your sorry asses

      • Sculpt

        Kick Ass, let me introduce you to my little friends: .,;?! We call them punctuation. So we can actually know how to group your words and know what the hell you’re talking about.

        Rashied Davis is a class act, excellent Special Teams player and is a fair to solid back-up at multiple positions. He made some very costly drops in his time, but he’s still an experienced receiver. I bet he gets some playing time, at receiver, but I don’t he’ll play much.

  • kick ass

    fuck you idiot what can you do on the field and you have the nerve to down grade someone who has accomplished more with his two hands than you have with your whole life you probley couldnt make it on a female jv team so suck one and get your facts straight

  • James Westbrook

    The Bears are better off than at least 15 teams at wide receiver, and growing every game!!- provided that they are wise enough to use Olsen as a WR, rather than a TE.
    In order of quality, the receivers are: Hester, Olsen, Bennett, Aromashodu, Knox, and Iglesias. Yes, they should utilize 6 WRs (whose average age is 24)- as the occasion requires. Let them grow together. In Martz’s offense, TEs are for blocking!! Bye, Bye 30 year old Rashied Davis – at last.

  • BrentBrentt

    I agree with (kick ass.) The team needs leadership at this position, and Davis offers experience and skill. The two successful years he had was one they were not playing favorites and politics. They gave him an extension for a reason, he is talented, and can make big plays, even game winners. Rashied can help the bears if they let someone play and succeed, rather than having to worry if he catches too many passes to reach his bonus which would mean they’d have to pay him. Bears Success=Davis Success!

  • MikeGoBears!

    100% correct! Davis belongs in chicago. Remember his game winner vs. Minnesota, Atlanta, and if it wernt for him we wouldnt be in the super bowl! Try being a 5 9 player you smack talkers! and look how good he is!

    • Boomer

      Just to be accurate, Davis’ TD would have been a game winner in Atlanta had the Bears not screwed the pooch and let rookie QB Matt Ryan march the Falcons down with only a few seconds left on the clock to kick a game-winning FG.