Davis is still an extremely valuable player. He made some huge plays yesterday. But he's a "seasoned veteran" and has an extensive injury history, so it makes all the sense in the world to sub him out for Shaq every now and then when we're in nickel. Seems like a win-win to me so long as Shaq performs.
That's 4 in a row against losing teams in 2014 plus one against the 2015 Jaguars. I can see why others might not be afraid of this winning streak. On the other hand, when the Colts beat several inferior opponents, people go crazy about Andrew Luck.
I don't know if I even agree about Williams not being motivated with us, but I certainly disagree about Smith. Steve Smith has always been one of the most highly motivated players in the league. He would have been motivated to outdo his opponent every play (including in practice) as a Panther. And he had a very good season last year.
Yeah but you're forgetting that picture Mr. Igo took of him teaching our WR the top secret move of subtly pushing off in such a way as to create separation from the defensive back without getting a penalty called. Good luck finding that in another coach!
I think so too. And when I go to training camp, I'm always amazed at how few game-like repetitions they get to begin with. It seems more like the objective is to send our players around from station to station and just get them hot as crap.