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The fact they put this player on the 90 man roster speaks to their desperation on the right side of the line. They have no answers so here we are with this guy.
Davis was a top 10 right tackle in the NFL before he left for a year, if he returns to 85% of that, it will be a vast improvement over anything the niners had last year. He’s 26 and has already played 71 games (missing 1 season mind you) so he’s very experienced and you don’t give up on a guy at 26, especially as talented as he is and as much as the niners invested in him (remember he was a 1st round pick in 2010, 11th overall).
This isn’t desperation, the patriots would do the same all things being equal.
All of that is true EXCEPT the man hasn’t hit anybody or worked out with a professional for 18 months.
All indications are he ran several times a day from the couch to the fridg and the closest he came to the gym was curling 12 oz frosty cold ones.
AND he was dissing the organization on social media.
You think the Pats would grab a guy like this?
I don’t think Belicek (sp?) would let a guy like this park his car!
Actually the fact that he came into camp at ~330 lbs vs the ~360 he was when last playing shows he’s at least kept from putting on weight (some of that loss could be muscle mass but its not like he’s put on weight).
Yes, he will need to get used to live hits, but thats what TC and the preseason is for. It sucked he left last year like he did, but that season was a dumpster fire with or without him, at best he was good for 1 more win.
Since he was a write off last year, he’s only a potential boon for us now. He had talent as a former 1st round pick and is still pretty young. He has a history of being successful when healthy He showed up at a good playing weight. I think it’s appropriate to question his character under the circumstances but anything good they can get out of them is a plus. Worth the risk.
Lowell Cohn has been covering Bay Area sports for more than 30 years and he’s never run out of things to say.