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Bears' receiving corps gets makeover: Rashied Davis out as starter

There are 21 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Dec 22, 2008, titled Bears' receiving corps gets makeover: Rashied Davis out as starter. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Rashied Davis didn't hide his frustration leading into Monday night's game as criticism of his play mounted.

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onid

Naperville, IL

#1 Dec 22, 2008
Davis has been stealing without a gun all season, he is lucky to be on the roster at all. He should not see the field the rest of the season on offense as he can't catch a cold right now. Give Bennett a chance. Davis can pout all he wants, he is a journeyman at best and should always play the game like it could be his last. He would have to go up two or three levels to react mediocrity at this point. Cut your losses Bears. And by the way Marty Booker can sit on the sidelines too, he is another worthless signing by Jerry Angelo. How the Bears are in position to possibly get into the playoffs is beyond me with that group of receivers. Combine that with Ron Turner's lousy play calling and you have a receipe for mediocrity on offense. Thank goodness for Matt Forte, the only shining star on the offense. Orton= game manager, not game changer. He managed tonight to throw some really lousy passes. I am glad they came back to beat the Packers, just to put an exclamation point on an already horrible year for them. A lot has to happen next week if the Bears win and the Vikes win, so its time to rally around the Giants vs Minnesota and hopefully things will continue to break right for the Bears. We can't count on guys like Rashied Davis to take us there.
Chef Bleu

Saint Charles, IL

#2 Dec 23, 2008
onid
I couldn't agree with you more. It's gotten to the point with the Bears where fans are so used to the mediocrity that they barely even booed the Bears as they left the field at halftime. Watching them play is so frustrating on multiple levels. We are not a playoff team right now.
vocal

Richton Park, IL

#3 Dec 23, 2008
lol and ill bet orton is still hurt to. Thats why he is so bad. He is just throwing off his back foot lol. NOOOO orton sucks and he is not the answer.
Joe H

Long Beach, CA

#4 Dec 23, 2008
Davis handles footballs like live grenades.About time they put his stone hands on bench .
Doug

Chicago, IL

#5 Dec 23, 2008
Davis is out as a starter now. Let's hope he's out as a Bear when the season ends. We need better receivers next year and they can start by not bringing this guy back for next season.

“Stimulate THIS!”

Since: Aug 08

West Frankfort, IL

#6 Dec 23, 2008
On that second punt, they could have had them down at the 2 but the idiot McBride swats it back into the field of play instead of swatting it out of bounds......don't these guys know the intricacies of special teams? They must not be too smart because I have seen at least 5 times this season where they let the ball or carry themselves into the endzone. HEY EINSTEIN'S, IF YOUR FOOT TOUCHED THE GOALLINE, IT IS A TOUCHBACK, IF THE BALL TOUCHED THE GOALLINE IT IS A TOUCHBACK! Toub should quiz them everyday on the basics. Maynard and Gould are the co-MVP's on this team.
Will

United States

#7 Dec 23, 2008
So IL Bruno wrote:
On that second punt, they could have had them down at the 2 but the idiot McBride swats it back into the field of play instead of swatting it out of bounds......don't these guys know the intricacies of special teams? They must not be too smart because I have seen at least 5 times this season where they let the ball or carry themselves into the endzone. HEY EINSTEIN'S, IF YOUR FOOT TOUCHED THE GOALLINE, IT IS A TOUCHBACK, IF THE BALL TOUCHED THE GOALLINE IT IS A TOUCHBACK! Toub should quiz them everyday on the basics. Maynard and Gould are the co-MVP's on this team.
Bruno you brain surgeon: I too thought that the McBride/Jones play on that punt coverage play was mongoloidal until I figured out that they had assumed that the ball had gotten a piece of the Packer return guy. Had that been the case (and it did look like it might have been) we'd all be calling them geniuses, and really mean it.
Mike

Oak Park, IL

#8 Dec 23, 2008
So IL Bruno wrote:
On that second punt, they could have had them down at the 2 but the idiot McBride swats it back into the field of play instead of swatting it out of bounds......don't these guys know the intricacies of special teams? They must not be too smart because I have seen at least 5 times this season where they let the ball or carry themselves into the endzone. HEY EINSTEIN'S, IF YOUR FOOT TOUCHED THE GOALLINE, IT IS A TOUCHBACK, IF THE BALL TOUCHED THE GOALLINE IT IS A TOUCHBACK! Toub should quiz them everyday on the basics. Maynard and Gould are the co-MVP's on this team.
I guess you went for another beer while the guys in the booth commented over the replays that McBride & friends would have scored a touchdown if the replays had showed the ball touching the foot of the Green Bay player. It really is no big deal, anyway... the Pack scored a TD on a drive starting on their own 9, and last week the Bears' defense gave up a similar 90-plus yard TD drive after a good Maynard punt. So which looks worse for the defense - giving up 7 points on a 98-yard drive, or only an 80-yard drive?
Mike

Oak Park, IL

#9 Dec 23, 2008
Back to the receivers... a veteran like Booker should not drop a ball like he did last night. He looks like he wants to follow Muhsin Muhammad to a warm-weather city. I would grant him that wish, and let Rashied go with him. But Marty, don't let him carry your bags - he'll probably drop them too! Rashied, thanks for showing the Bears that Earl Bennett and Brandon Lloyd can catch at least as well as you. Buh-bye!
Mel

United States

#10 Dec 23, 2008
Though there's not a lot of love for Rashied and Marty those 2 receivers, and I use the term loosely, know that is their job--to catch the ball. As the cliche goes "NFL" also means Not For Long. These two should enjoy the rest of the Bears' season because come next year they're will be 2 open WR roster spots on the Bears.
larry the bear

Pittsburgh, PA

#11 Dec 23, 2008
"Monsters of the midway...more like chipmunks".
bbk

Batavia, IL

#12 Dec 23, 2008
Benching Davis isn't a good answer, he is one of the Bears more consistant receivers, which isn't saying much. Hester dropped another three balls last night. Slant, trap, and the slightly underthrown ball all should have been caught. He also had three or four drops in the Viking game. Booker was hit in the chest. But I don't think those type of plays even qualify as drops, because there is no way Davis leads with 7, because there are 7-10 balls 'dropped' a game as a team, at least the past 3-4 games.
hall of fame

Columbia, SC

#13 Dec 23, 2008
hester didn't drop any balls 2 hit the ground and 1 was under thrown with 2 defenders covering him. If orton would have thrown the ball deeper hester would have scored. The last several games I have watched orton has underthrown receivers
gimy

AOL

#14 Dec 23, 2008
the wide receivers would benefit if kyle learned how to throw a deep ball. he looks like a homeless cade mcnown. shaggy beard but that "god i hope somebody catches this!" deep ball that hangs up there like a snowflake. i thought he turned the corner in a few games this season but...dude went back to sucking. cassell anyone?

oh, ron turner. screen passes and running outside the tackles. just a thought dude...
tomzo

AOL

#15 Dec 23, 2008
The Bears deserved to lose, but DAME FORTUNE smiled at them last night.
Paul

Chicago, IL

#16 Dec 23, 2008
gimy wrote:
the wide receivers would benefit if kyle learned how to throw a deep ball. he looks like a homeless cade mcnown. shaggy beard but that "god i hope somebody catches this!" deep ball that hangs up there like a snowflake. i thought he turned the corner in a few games this season but...dude went back to sucking. cassell anyon
oh, ron turner. screen passes and running outside the tackles. just a thought dude...
What games are you watching? Davis is terrible. Lloyd catches his one pass every game and Hester can barely lineup in the correct spot on the field.

If it weren't for Hester's ability to run real fast, he would be flipping burgers because the man is no brain surgeon.
allchifan

Fredericksburg, VA

#17 Dec 23, 2008
Why is Davis still in a Bear uniform anyway?
GB in the woods

Downers Grove, IL

#18 Dec 23, 2008
Paul wrote:
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What games are you watching? Davis is terrible. Lloyd catches his one pass every game and Hester can barely lineup in the correct spot on the field.
If it weren't for Hester's ability to run real fast, he would be flipping burgers because the man is no brain surgeon.
Your no brain surgeon either
Mike

Oak Park, IL

#19 Dec 24, 2008
We can thank the Bears' coaching brain trust for one thing... their insistence on making the league's most dangerous kick returner into a speedy but flawed wide receiver has allowed Danieal Manning to show us what he can do with a kickoff. Now, maybe they'll take Hester off punt returns next week and we will be able to watch a punt returner NOT run sideways after catching a ball, and NOT make a fair catch inside his own 10-yard line. Even highschoolers are taught to stand with their feet on the 10, and if they have to back up to field the ball, just LET IT GO and take the touchback.

“Stimulate THIS!”

Since: Aug 08

West Frankfort, IL

#20 Dec 24, 2008
Will wrote:
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Bruno you brain surgeon: I too thought that the McBride/Jones play on that punt coverage play was mongoloidal until I figured out that they had assumed that the ball had gotten a piece of the Packer return guy. Had that been the case (and it did look like it might have been) we'd all be calling them geniuses, and really mean it.
Actually, no, I'm a gynecologist.

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