Knile Davis doesn’t want his fumble in the playoffs to define him, but he also knows he might not get the chance to redeem himself in Kansas City.
But he also said he didn’t ask to be traded this offseason, even after the Chiefs signed two running backs who were not him to extensions.
“I hope so, but that’s not up to me,” Davis said of staying in Kansas City, via Adam Teicher of ESPN.com. “This is my team. I’m under contract. I’m here until I’m not.”
Davis had a chance to play in the postseason, after injuries knocked out Jamaal Charles, Spencer Ware, and Charcandrick West. And things seemed promising, at least until his third quarter fumble killed any chance Kansas City had of beating the Patriots.
“It was probably my best game for a while,” Davis said. “I was effective on kickoff returns, caught all my [passes], ran good routes, averaged five [yards] per pop.
“And then [came] the fumble.”
Oh yes, that.
If it were an isolated event, it might be easier to overlook, but Davis hasn’t been the most sure-handed back in the league prior to that, never quite living up to his third-round status. And with kickoff returns minimized with rules changes, his job was already tenuous.
“I feel like I’ve showed glimpses of good ability,” Davis said. “I just need an opportunity. Some people in this league wait six years for their opportunity. Some people get theirs quicker than others. The name of this business is stay healthy and be patient and that’s what I’m doing.
“At this point I can pretty much do it all. I just haven’t had the opportunity to show it. That’s a hard deal. But one day I will get the opportunity to show what I can do and I’m looking forward to that day.”
Of course, the Chiefs signed Ware and West to contract extensions this offseason, so Davis might be forced to wait for free agency for a chance to redeem himself.