You might have missed it. Many people do when it comes to what Rashied Davis does on a football field. But if you weren't still talking about the Detroit Lions' surgical opening possession of the preseason Friday night, you might have seen Davis sprint 40 yards downfield, converge on Cincinnati Bengals kick returner John Griffin and alertly fall on a fumble at the Bengals' 16-yard line. Four plays later, the Lions had a 14-0 lead.
No matter how many blue-chip players a team might have, it can't win without the "glue guys" who fill in the gaps and keep it all together. Davis spent six years in that role for the Chicago Bears, and when the Bears lost sight of that value this summer, he jumped to a Lions team that was thrilled to get him.
Good article. I know it should be a fan shot.. but we have a terrible record with reading those..and I knew you guys would like this.