Redskins’ Fred Davis speaks about situation

Updated: November 1, 2013


Washington Redskins TE Fred Davis has spoken regarding his situation with the Redskins.  Redskins fans have noticed by now the absence of Fred Davis on the football field on game day and have noticed the shift from Davis to third round pick Jordan Reed as the primary pass catching tight end in this offense.  Davis tenure in Washington has been marked by tremendous potential and rocky personal situations, including a four game drug suspension last season.   Davis was franchised by the Redskins this season.

“I’ve never slept through a whole meeting but I’ve nodded off,” Davis said. “Everyone nods off. It’s dark in there. You’re watching film. You nod off. You wake up, get something to drink, go back. I’ve done that. I think everybody’s done that.”

Davis’ statement certainly admits to sleeping during meetings.  He claims everyone else does, but Davis outwardly admits it for him personally.  That statement in itself is quite troubling considering he is in a contract year and has been sidelined by a third round draft pick.  This is not the first indication of a problematic work ethic for the former second round draft pick out of USC.  It is mind bogglingly to me the way the statement was handled, in such as ho-hum manner, like, who cares mentality, for a guy in such a critical position given his contract status.

Davis has found himself in the Mike Shanahan dog house.  Earlier in the season, when Shanahan was asked about why Jordan Reed was receiving more reps during games than Davis, his simple response was, reps are drive by practice habits.  That says alot.

It is -pretty clear right now that Reed is the premier tight end in Washington and has the kind of focus and work ethic the Redskins want.  Davis does not.  I only wish the Redskins could have grabbed a mid-round pick at the trade deadline for Davis.

On this season, here are you current tight end stats:

Player Rec TGT Yards AVG TD YAC
Jordan Reed 34 44 388 11.4 2 193
Fred Davis 3 7 25 8.3 0 12
Logan Paulsen 8 13 110 13.8 0 49
Niles Paul 2 4 20 10.0 0 9