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ChiCubs54
08-06-2008, 03:27 PM
Bears like almost everything they see, hear from TE

Just picture a 6-foot-7-inch, 252-pound giant stepping in front of 80 men and singing, "I'm too sexy for my shirt, too sexy for my shirt, so sexy it hurts," while attempting to dance at the same time. That's what Bears tight end Kellen Davis was forced to do last week as part of his rookie initiation.

"It was rough," Olsen said. "He didn't know the words, so he kind of just lip-synched it."

Clark selected the Right Said Fred song after reading how impressed coach Lovie Smith was with Davis' body.

"Kellen was bad, really bad, plus he looks like the guy who sings that song," Clark said. "We just tried to give him a little rookie initiation, and he bombed it."

Davis agreed.

"They booed me after a while," he said, "but I just did it for Desmond."

Outside of his shaky vocal performance, Davis has been nothing short of a hit. Smith called him the surprise of training camp. Offensive coordinator Ron Turner raved about Davis' pass-catching ability. And Olsen and Clark couldn't help but praise their understudy.

"He has a lot of natural ability," Clark said. "He can get up the field pretty fast, a whole lot faster than what he looks. I think the most impressive thing is the way he has been catching the ball out here.

"And his blocking ability has been very impressive. Coming out of [organized team activities], it was still iffy because you didn't know, and we didn't have on the pads, so he didn't have to take any hits. But coming into camp, he has been very impressive with all aspects of the game."

Davis appreciates the compliments as much as he values his NFL opportunity. He figured the latter was a dream shattered after an October 2006 incident at Michigan State. Davis and a teammate got into a fight at a party, resulting in Davis' conviction for misdemeanor assault and battery. He received a year's probation, and Michigan State suspended him for four games.

"We had a few drinks. My friend was getting into an argument with some kid. They were pushing each other back and forth, so I walk up between them," Davis said. "The kid pushed me. So I hit him.

"I made a mistake. I had to deal with it all through the end of my junior season and going into the new coaching staff and beginning of my senior season. I had to deal with it again at the combine and the Senior Bowl. It was a tough experience because I was looking at the possibility of not being able to play football. For me, it was a time to check myself, see what I had inside."

Davis leaned on his father, Jeff, a senior therapist at a juvenile correctional facility in Adrian, Mich. He also absorbed advice from his older brother, former Michigan State player Josh Freeman.

"One of the things I tried to impart is that it's not about football," Jeff Davis said. "At the end of the day, it's just as much about character as it is about soft hands and feet. That's the mind-set I've tried to squeeze between his ears."

Character questions indeed affected Kellen Davis' draft status. He was projected as high as a second-round pick but fell to the Bears in the fifth. The Bears needed to replace third tight end John Gilmore, who left for Tampa Bay. They didn't hesitate when Davis remained on the board.

"He has gone through some things," Smith said, "but how many young men haven't been kids and done some dumb, stupid stuff? We found out he was a good guy. We got a chance to meet with his grandfather, his mother he has been raised the right way.

"I saw a guy who went through some typical college stuff. Beyond that, I feel really good about Kellen Davis being on our football team. Everyone we talked to before the draft, no one said, 'No, don't go on this guy.' "

Davis hasn't been flawless, as a couple of passes have slipped through his hands, but it's hard not to notice him inhale passes and use his 4.6-second speed. He also is a part of four special teams units. In college he displayed versatility by playing some defensive end.

What should encourage the coaching staff even more is Davis' willingness to learn.

Davis noted how Olsen instructed him not to lean back when catching balls over the middle because it might leave him susceptible to a strip. He credited Clark for instruction on route releasing, hand placement and back-side blocking.

Olsen was in Davis' shoes last season, as a rookie trying to cram.

"Any time you can give guys a little bit of help, it makes all the difference," Olsen said. "And he's real receptive. That makes it even easier because you know he's not one of those guys who says, 'Nah, forget you. I know what I'm doing.' "

Now, if they could only teach Davis how to sing.


Source: Chicago Tribune

Bulldog76
08-06-2008, 04:23 PM
I have a feeling this kid is gonna be a stud...

NixHex23
08-06-2008, 04:29 PM
So to sum up the bears offense, we have three good tight ends, zero quarterbacks, a rookie half back, no starting wide recievers, and backup linemen. How bout some goal line offense this year every play?

WorldChamps1908
08-06-2008, 04:39 PM
being an avid Ohio State fan and big Ten guy, I have seen this guy play a few times..he was a stud and can be a stud in the NFL. dude is a specimen. he is super athletic for his size, I was shocked but happy we took him in the draft. I was also shocked he didnt go sooner.

BEARS+BULLS=:)
08-06-2008, 04:43 PM
lol nice...i faced a kid on madden on live once n he was the ravens back when they had jamal lewis n he had 99 break tackle n he ran goal line every play n just handed off n marched down the field wasted the clock n scored 2 TDs i scored once n the game ended cause i couldnt stop him n he would just keep getting 4-5yds a pop. Wat u said just reminded me of it

WorldChamps1908
08-06-2008, 05:01 PM
^??

Bulldog76
08-06-2008, 05:05 PM
So to sum up the bears offense, we have three good tight ends, zero quarterbacks, a rookie half back, no starting wide recievers, and backup linemen. How bout some goal line offense this year every play?


Funny enough...the longest thread on this board of late was the "our offense does have some hope" which was started off by saying that we should run the two tight end set as our primary formation...which led into over 10 pages of dribble about our offense being bad and having zero depth...than three or four regulars calling me a hater or too negative for this board

BEARS+BULLS=:)
08-06-2008, 05:34 PM
^no we called u out on how 2 TE set would work is wat the 10pg dribble was about lol

Soop
08-06-2008, 05:38 PM
^??

He had me busting up. :D

azbearfan
08-06-2008, 05:58 PM
lol nice...i faced a kid on madden on live once n he was the ravens back when they had jamal lewis n he had 99 break tackle n he ran goal line every play n just handed off n marched down the field wasted the clock n scored 2 TDs i scored once n the game ended cause i couldnt stop him n he would just keep getting 4-5yds a pop. Wat u said just reminded me of it

Hello Bear Fan Brother, I'm not the best speller, nor am I a English Grad.............................................. ................ BUT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP USING "n" FOR "in" OR "and".
I'm not bashing you for your opinions, just your grammer.

Skaterdude
08-06-2008, 06:16 PM
What about possibly making some 3 TE formations to use the best receiving assets the Bears have. Plus, if the Bears used formations with 3 TEs, if could open up the run game and could use successful play actions. This should be something to consider.

WorldChamps1908
08-06-2008, 06:17 PM
Hello Bear Fan Brother, I'm not the best speller, nor am I a English Grad.............................................. ................ BUT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP USING "n" FOR "in" OR "and".
I'm not bashing you for your opinions, just your grammer.

...and how about your grammar? :D

WorldChamps1908
08-06-2008, 06:19 PM
What about possibly making some 3 TE formations to use the best receiving assets the Bears have. Plus, if the Bears used formations with 3 TEs, if could open up the run game and could use successful play actions. This should be something to consider.

kellen Davis and Greg Olsen are for athletic and fast enough to be put in the slot on occasion..that could get real interesting.

azbearfan
08-06-2008, 08:16 PM
...and how about your grammar? :D

LOL....like I posted, I'm not the best speller. :)

Tankjeep
08-08-2008, 06:43 AM
kellen Davis and Greg Olsen are for athletic and fast enough to be put in the slot on occasion..that could get real interesting.

davis looked good last nite. imagine hitting him all nite long...

Cub_StuckinSTL
08-08-2008, 08:32 AM
The man is ****ing huge

Bulldog76
08-08-2008, 09:53 AM
davis looked good last nite. imagine hitting him all nite long...

That's what she said
-Michael Scott

Bulldog76
08-08-2008, 09:54 AM
The man is ****ing huge

That's what she said...

-M. Scott

Tankjeep
08-08-2008, 11:27 AM
That's what she said...

-M. Scott

lol, once was good enough.

Soop
08-08-2008, 11:36 AM
That's what she said...

-M. Scott

Next time don't quote Michael Scott, it's much funnier w/o his name IMO.

Fuselage
08-08-2008, 12:07 PM
Wow. Kellen Davis the stud and "that's what she said" jokes all in one thread. It doesn't get any better than this.

Davis was very impressive. You'll remember he was picked in the fifth where many people said we were dumb not to go for QB (and obviously they said we should have done it much sooner too). After seeing Hanie play, I'm glad the way it worked out. Hanie looks like he can develop into something & we didn't need to spend a draft pick on him. You'd never find a guy like Davis as an undrafted free agent.