There’s not a ton going right for the Redskins lately, that includes the play of their tight ends which hasn’t impressed offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan who said recently that the team is still ‘trying to figure out’ the problem.
Fred Davis, that’s your notice.
But more telling is the frequency in which Reed has been on the field. He played 29 snaps in the loss to the Packers – more than Fred Davis, Logan Paulsen or Niles Paul, the other three tight ends on the roster – and his 54 snaps in the first two games is only 10 fewer than Davis.
In fact, Davis only played 16 snaps against the Packers, and five in the second half, which he believed was because of missed blocking assignments in the running game.
Mike Shanahan wouldn’t confirm Davis’ theory when asked Thursday, but said “if he did, it surely doesn’t help.”
“It was a surprise, and it’s kind of frustrating, definitely, when you want to help out and you’re not winning,” Davis said. “But that’s what happens. I just have to roll with the punches.”
Davis’ frustration likely stems from the fact that he’s been relatively unhealthy the past few seasons and now feeling good, he’s all but being outplayed by a younger player.
Whatever the case, somebody needs to step up, especially given the struggles of quarterback Robert Griffin.