In anticipation of the 2013 Texas Longhorns football season, Hook’em Headlines will breakdown every key player for the Longhorns to set the expectations for the 2013 season. Today we will breakdown senior wide receiver Mike Davis.
What to expect from Mike Davis?
Mike Davis’s stats are misleading to anyone who doesn’t follow the Texas Longhorns. 57 receptions for 939 yards and 7 touchdowns sounds great but the problem is his consistency. At times, Mike Davis was unstoppable. Against Texas Tech, Ole Miss and Iowa State, Davis had 402 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns. In the 4 losses in 2012, Mike Davis had only 181 receiving yards and 1 touchdown reception (against Oklahoma when the game was already decided). If the Texas Longhorns want to contend for a Big 12 title, they need Mike Davis to be more consistent.
He is a senior and sometimes Mike Davis likes to taunt the opponents which draws a penalty flag. It’s time for Mike Davis to step up and be a leader. Don’t draw unnecessary penalties that can hurt your team. Let your play do the talking and everything else will be taken care of.
What are the receiving expectations for Mike Davis?
60 receptions for 1,150 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns.
With the move to a no huddle offense, Mike Davis might find it difficult to get more deep passes since the offense will be predicated on short, quick passes. But this could work to the Texas Longhorns’s benefit. Mike Davis has that rare ability to stretch the field, which will open up short to intermediate routes underneath to move the ball methodically down the field. I believe that the majority of the catches Mike Davis will have will be 15 yards or more. This will help other receivers like Jaxon Shipley and Daje Johnson get more touches and use their playmaking ability to move the football.
Mike Davis’s Highlight Film: