Thomas Davis traded in his Carolina blue for the Charger blue and the transition has been quite the success; he turned back the clock to his All-Pro season(s) collecting 14 combined tackles (seven solo tackles) while playing on 100% of the defensive snaps last week.
Denzel Perryman is still nursing an injury and could eventually have a role in the linebacker rotation when he gets healthier, but Davis’ play was impressive enough to get the starting gig against arguably one of the most run-heavy teams, the Detroit Lions. Darrell Bevell has routinely been one of the most-run heavy offensive coordinators, ranking inside the top-five in rush attempts six times in his 13 years as an offensive signal-caller.
Davis should be a LB2 this week against the Lions where Cardinals’ inside linebacker, Jordan Hicks, was able to rack up 14 combined total tackles last week. Davis has a real chance to eclipse double-digit tackles again this Sunday.