Knile Davis was a surprise healthy scratch last week against the Denver Broncos. The Kansas City Chiefs decided that Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware could handle the running back duties while De'Anthony Thomas could handle the return duties, which left no room for Davis.
He was a 2013 third round pick who many feel has some talent so being inactive had to be incredibly disappointing. So far, he seems to be handling it as a pro.
"Man, I've been good, I've just been staying ready, man," the KC Star quoted Davis as saying. "And whenever my opportunity comes, I'm going to be ready to take advantage of it. Just right now, I'm keeping my head up, keeping a good attitude."
A few of the reporters from Wednesday's media session credited Davis for talking to the media. He didn't have to but it's good that he did because people are wondering. There was no Dez-style blow-up or anything like that. The KC Star's article paints it all as a professional scene.
"I think he's handling it professionally," Andy Reid said, via quotes from the Chiefs. "That's all a part of this business. He's a young guy, he's learning and he's got a lot of good days ahead of him so this isn't the end of the road for Knile at all."
For the Chiefs part, Reid recently explained they wanted to get newcomer DB Saalim Hakim into the game, which came at the expense of Davis last week.
"Yeah, no, we haven't lost confidence (in Davis)," Reid said. "The way it works, those guys are working in on special teams, both of them are, (Saalim) Hakim and (Spencer) Ware, both have a bigger role than what Knile had. Knile was just doing the returning and we felt that 13 (De'Anthony Thomas) could do that, too. They were kind of rotating at that spot. Really, that's kind of what it came down to, I mean, literally."
The Chiefs say they haven't lost confidence but obviously actions speak louder than words. They don't feel that he is one of the
53 46 most important players on a game day. That says more than what Andy Reid could tell us.