If Bears tight end Kellen Davis had to pick one play that really bothered him from his tough outing against the Houston Texans on Sunday night, it was the pass he dropped running a wide-open seam route late in the fourth quarter.
“It was a play I’ve always made and to come up short really made me upset,” Davis said Thursday at Halas Hall. “I was disappointed in myself. I have to come back from that and make some more plays for the team.”
The Bears punted on the next play after Davis’ leaping drop, which occurred with 3:46 left in the game and on a relatively high throw from backup quarterback Jason Campbell.
Davis also was hurt on the play, but that didn’t stop fans at Soldier Field from voicing their displeasure. Davis had two drops and a fumble against the Texans. He was targeted five times, but made only one catch for six yards and lost the ball when he was hit hard by safety Danieal Manning.
As for the boos from the faithful …
“It feels great man, you know. It’s awesome,” Davis said sarcastically. “Tough ball, hit the ground, get hurt and (have) everybody boo you.
“It’s definitely not fun, and it’s not easy. But it’s part of this game, and it’s something we just have to deal with. We have great fans, and I hope not to mess up in the future. But I’m not perfect. So hopefully, they won’t boo me.”
Davis has 11 catches for 150 yards and two touchdowns this season. As a group, the Bears’ tight ends have combined for 18 catches, 189 yards and Davis’ two scores. Entering Week 11, 35 tight ends have accounted for more yardage individually this season.