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:
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.