OK then....here's the deal:
if Davis gets all excited about catching a 6 yard pass and wants to celebrate......then it's OK if the fans boo and heckle him whenever he drops the ball. It works both ways.
Personally, generation gap aside, I don't mind some exhuberance after a touchdown .....but after a measly 6 yard completion? Get back to the huddle and focus on the next play!
Seems to me making a big deal of catching a short pass is more about him than about the team. Should the QB and the blocker who allowed the throw to be made, be celebrating too?
OK then....here's the deal:
you have every right to boo him if he drops a pass...
id love to see them celebrate after they make a nice block or throw a good pass.
It's a game, it's supposed to be fun and exciting, sometimes they like to celebrate. If he feels proud about 6 yards, fine he can celebrate. Why should everyone have to be so serious during a game? Don't get your panties in a knot Buzz Killington.
No matter what side someone takes in this argument the reality is that no one but his coaches have the right to tell him how to behave on the field. Buying a ticket doesn't give you coaching rights..
I do not see to much wrong with doing what he did. but there is a time and place for everything! there is also being a little to cocky for the situation your in! Its a fine line between having a little fun and showboating! its good to have a few players who walk that line!
15 championships: be nice. You don't even know me. I don't wear panties. And who the hell is Buzz Killington?
Stick to debating the issue. Don't put words in my mouth. Just because I think what Davis did was unnecessary and childish does not mean you always have to be serious. :roll:
Let him save his celebrations for something substantial.
Wow people on this site really do complain about everything. You're right, players shouldn't have fun when they play. This is a business guys, there's no room for fun.
again ti-cat fans bitching about nothing. if he wants to do it so be it, your not going to change him now. and if he ruffles the feathers on an opposing team and draws a penalty for the Ti-Cats all the power to him.
We know this. I'm sure Chris Davies couldn't care less about it either. We are simply expressing our opinion on the topic...which is why this forum is here in the first place. Funny how some posters (not you) get ugly when others disagree with their own views.
?A player doing that first down motion with his arms after a catch is just lame. If Cahoon, Simon,
Stegal, Dipietro, Winfield etc were to do it, it’s still lame. It’s an individual act but it reflects on
the team. I’m sure there are a lot of fans and teammates who would rather not see it because the
problem is, it is used in very indiscretionary ways by one showboating individual at that time.
I’ve also seen it done where a play or two later there’s a punt or a turnover or even a flag on that
same play. I’m sure the refs and many players just roll their eyes when they see someone do it. I
can understand the excitement that comes with making the catch and nothing wrong with
pumping a fist in the air or letting out a yell type of thing. But when I see a Ticat player do that
stupid motion thing, I say to myself “whatever, save the showboating antics for the endzone
when it really counts and stop embarrassing many others including me?.
Nothing wrong with Davis doing this. He is ten times more reserved than I am watching him in my living room.
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<!-- s:D -->:D<!-- s:D --> <!-- s:D -->:D<!-- s:D --> <!-- s:D -->:D<!-- s:D --> Me too! Funny thing is I was watching Davis at practice last week and he was making lots of short catches. No self-indulgent, "look at me" type of responses. Right back to the huddle for the next play.
I guess the roar of the crowd brings it on. Regardless.....I think he has the makings of a very good WR and we will likely see lots of him in the future.
Are you seriously all getting so riled up about him doing the first down signal?? Sheesh. Lighten up. God forbid the guy should try to get the team or the crowd into it when he makes a catch. :roll: It's nice to actually have people on the team who give a crap about doing things on the field instead of standing on the sidelines and joking when we're getting smacked.
Here's my question to some of you people who are so upset about this, does Davis come into your job and tell you not to jump up and down and clap your hands when you get the fry order right?? :lol:
Crap, that reminds me, I have to wash my uniform.
ps. It wasn't Chris Davis, it was Ray Mariuz that told me not to jump up and down.
he embarrasses you when he does this?
that has to be one of the stupidest things ive heard on here in a wile.
Davis doesn't speak for you so how can he embarrass you??
What he does has absolutely nothing to do with you. Its a pretty simple concept. Beyond the coaches no one has any place in trying to tell anyone on this team how to act.
At least he doesn't take off his shoulder pads and lays down on the ground after a first down!
I don't really have a problem with it. I don't like the over exaggeration.
The one thing I will always remember is Grover Covingtons "sack dance". Man, I miss Grover.
Plainly said...Davis's first down celebrations would look stupid on a winning team, and even stupider on a team that has won 10 games in 3 years.
Yes it makes a difference......
The Cats still haven't earned the right to be cocky....YET
For the most part, a first down isn't something that you should get all hot and bothered over, in fact first downs should happen many times every game. Davis seems to do this stuff every time he catches the damn ball.....
If you wan't to be a winner, you have to act like one too....