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Old 06-01-2010, 03:21 PM   #1
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UCLA -- One of the top defensive ends in the nation, he enters his senior year as a first-team All-American and a contender for several defensive awards ... Davis ranks No. 1 among college football returnees based on his 12.5 quarterback sacks in 2006 ... Excels at rushing the passer ... Possesses good speed and athleticism.
2006 -- Stepped into the spotlight with his fine play at defensive end ... Named first-team All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com and SI.com and was on the mid-season Watch List for the Ted Hendricks National Defensive End of the Year Award ... He was selected second-team All-Pac-10 and was co-winner of UCLA's N.N. Sugarman Memorial Award for Best Leadership ... On the year, Davis made 47 tackles, seventh (tied) on the squad ... He also ranked tied for first on the team with 12.5 sacks and second on the team behind Justin Hickman with 17.5 tackles for loss ... Davis ranked fourth (tied with Hickman) in the NCAA and tied for first in the Pac-10 in sacks (0.96) and 18th nationally and second in the Pac-10 in tackles for losses (1.35) ... He was also tied for sixth in the Pac-10 with three forced fumbles ... Davis ranked third (tied) on UCLA's single-season sack list and ninth on the single-season tackles for loss list ... He started against Utah and made two tackles (one solo) ... Against Rice, he started and made two tackles, including a 15-yard tackle for loss ... He also recovered a bad Owl snap for an 11-yard loss, giving the Bruins a possession they converted into a field goal ... At Washington, he started and made five tackles (four solos), including two for losses ... One was a third-quarter sack on which he caused a fumble ... In the win over Stanford, he made 2.5 sacks among his six tackles (five solos), accounting for 21 yards in losses ... He also caused a fumble in the first quarter ... Against Arizona, he made four solo tackles, including one sack ... At Oregon, he made three solo stops, including one for loss ... At Notre Dame, he made five solo tackles, including 2.0 sacks for 11 yards and a third tackle for loss (four yards) ... Against Washington State, he had 2.0 sacks (11 yards) among his four tackles (three solos) ... At California, he made four tackles (two solos), including 1.0 sacks, and forced his third fumble of the year ... Against Oregon State, he had one solo tackle, a seven-yard sack, and also recovered a fumble to set up UCLA's final field goal ... At Arizona State, he made five tackles (two solos), including one sack ... Against USC, he was in the Trojan backfield constantly and recorded one of UCLA's two sacks ... Against Florida State, he made four tackles (two solos), including 0.5 for loss.
2005 -- Davis moved to outside linebacker from defensive end during the Spring and played both positions early in the season before moving back to end due to injuries on the team ... At San Diego State, he tied for second on the team with a career-high seven tackles, including one sack (eight yards) ... Against Rice, he made four tackles (two solos), including one for loss and also broke up a pass ... Versus Oklahoma, he made two tackles, including one for loss ... Against Washington, he made one solo tackle -- a nine-yard sack ... Against California, he made one tackle assist ... He had one tackle assist at Washington State ... Against Oregon State, he made three tackles, including one for loss, and recovered a fumble ... Davis made two solo tackles at Stanford ... At Arizona, he made two tackles (one solo), including one for loss ... Had one tackle assist versus Arizona State and one tackle assist against USC ... Made three solo tackles against Northwestern in the Sun Bowl ... Appeared in all 12 games and his 28 tackles for the season ranked third among the defensive linemen ... He was tied for third on the team with two sacks and was sixth with six tackles for losses.
2004 -- Appeared in all 12 games, starting the first two contests, at defensive end ... On the year, Davis ranked second on the team with 2.5 sacks and made 17 tackles ... Made his first career start in his first college game, the opener versus Oklahoma State, and made three tackles ... Started at Illinois and recorded two tackles ... Made one tackle at Washington ... Made one tackle against San Diego State ... Broke up a key pass attempt in the fourth quarter against Arizona ... Came off the bench at Cal ... Made his first career sack at Arizona State ... Against Stanford, he had two tackles, including 0.5 sack ... Against Washington State, he made five tackles, two for loss, including one sack ... At Oregon, he made one tackle ... Against USC, he made one tackle ... Saw action against Wyoming ... Played at least 20 defensive snaps on seven occasions, including a high of 58 against Oklahoma State.
2003 -- Did not see action in his first year in the program.
HIGH SCHOOL -- Played for coach Aubrey Schulz at Clear Creek HS in League City, TX ... Max Emfinger six-star selection as a DE ... A Tom Lemming All-American ... Ranked No. 19 among DEs by Tom Lemming ... Rated No. 132 prospect in the nation and No. 21 in Southwest by Tom Lemming ... SuperPrep All-American (No. 34 DL) ... SuperPrep All-Southwest/Texas (No. 20 prospect) ... PrepStar All-America selection ... A three-star selection by rivals.com ... Ranked No. 17 among strongside defensive ends by rivals.com ... TheInsiders.com three-star selection ... Ranked No. 32 nationally among DEs by The Insiders.com ... Earned All-Greater Houston area and All-League honors ... Recorded 65 tackles (50 solos), 12 quarterback sacks and 17 tackles for loss as a senior ... As a junior, he made 32 tackles, including eight sacks ... Also lettered in track (long jump) for coach Ruben Jordan.
PERSONAL -- Full Name: Bruce Edward Davis II ... Born: September 2, 1985 in Los Angeles ... Parents: Bruce Davis and Lorna Hankins ... Has one brother, Ian, and one sister, Jennifer ... Both parents attended UCLA ... Dad, who was a member of two Super Bowl championship teams, played offensive tackle with the Raiders (1979-87) and Oilers (1987-89) after earning varsity letters from 1975-78 with the Bruins ... Biggest thrills in sports have been getting a scholarship offer from UCLA and recording three sacks in a high school game ... Lists the NFL's Jason Taylor as the athlete after whom he patterns his style of play ... Hobbies include listening to music and watching movies ... Uncle, Ronnie, played for the Bruins from 1977-79 ... Lists Journalism as a career objective ... Director's Honor Roll in Spring 2005 ... History major.

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Old 06-01-2010, 03:32 PM   #5
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He hasn't done anything in the league. Sounds like it's a football IQ issue.
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More front seven competition is good. Maybe he's ready to light it up inher third year? At some some decent depth for camp.
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More front seven competition is good. Maybe he's ready to light it up inher third year?
If that were even remotely true, the Patriots likely wouldn't have cut him. They're looking to get younger on defense - especially at linebacker - and they didn't even want to keep him around until camp.
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Old 06-01-2010, 03:55 PM   #8
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If I remeber right his issue was muh like noss. ... weight and. Size I could be wrong though
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Old 06-01-2010, 03:58 PM   #9
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:04 PM   #10
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Height: 6-3 Weight: 252

He's got the size to play the OLB in the 3-4 it may just be the learning curve with going from 4-3 end to 3-4 backer.
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The Broncos on Tuesday claimed linebacker Bruce Davis off waivers from the New England Patriots.

Davis was drafted in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The second-year player saw time in five games with the Steelers as a rookie, then spent most of the 2009 season on the Patriots’ practice squad.

Davis tallied 29 quarterback sacks in his collegiate career at UCLA — second in school history — along with 137 tackles, 42.5 stops for loss and 17 passes defensed. In 50 games for the Bruins, Davis started 28 contests at right defensive end, causing six fumbles and recovering three.

He earned first-team All-American honors from College Football News as a junior and was voted All-American second-team and All-Pac-10 first-team as a senior.
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:25 PM   #12
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Won't make it out of camp - shame though. Looked like he had some good potential coming out of college.
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He's got the size to play the OLB in the 3-4 it may just be the learning curve with going from 4-3 end to 3-4 backer.
He's been transitioning to 3-4 OLB since being drafted 2 years ago.

Still... really productive in college and hyper athletic. Absolutely worth the zero risk involved.

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If that were even remotely true, the Patriots likely wouldn't have cut him. They're looking to get younger on defense - especially at linebacker - and they didn't even want to keep him around until camp.
I get being cut by Pitt as they have a legion of talented OLBs but you're absolutely right about NE being puzzling.

My best guess is they're moving to even more 4-3 looks and his skill set really doesn't fit there at all... especially with a guy like Burgess in the house. Also, Josh has deep connections there... I'm sure he got an accurate portrayal of the guy and his work ethic and character before bringing him on board, so I doubt it's a case of "he's just mentally retarded and sucks".

Though I wouldn't doubt mentally retarded for an instant.
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He's got the size to play the OLB in the 3-4 it may just be the learning curve with going from 4-3 end to 3-4 backer.
Pittsburgh, New England, and now Broncos. We'd be his third 3-4 team. I liked the guy a lot at UCLA (I'm an alum), but I wonder what's going on that he can't make it to TC with New England. New England drafted one OLB (Cunningham), and have one coming back from injury last year (Tyrone McKenzie), but for the most part their OLB roster is pretty weak.
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There is a certain STUD LB for the Steelers that was cut not once, but twice by the Baltimore Ravens. It can happen again... I have faith in Martindale. Dude is a great coach!
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Pittsburgh, New England, and now Broncos. We'd be his third 3-4 team. I liked the guy a lot at UCLA (I'm an alum), but I wonder what's going on that he can't make it to TC with New England. New England drafted one OLB (Cunningham), and have one coming back from injury last year (Tyrone McKenzie), but for the most part their OLB roster is pretty weak.
Maybe he told the Pats he wants to play on Tebow's team? I mean, who wouldn't?
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Let's hope so
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Old 06-01-2010, 05:51 PM   #19
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It's official then. Ayers is a bust. Thanks McDummy.
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There's really no reason to debate why McDaniels signed this guy. It's no mystery. He's an ex-Patriot. Big ****ing surprise.
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There's really no reason to debate why McDaniels signed this guy. It's no mystery. He's an ex-Patriot. Big ****ing surprise.
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There's really no reason to debate why McDaniels signed this guy. It's no mystery. He's an ex-Patriot. Big ****ing surprise.
Bet he even owns a hooded sweatshirt.
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maybe telling of our ILB depth? im hoping haggan has a great year, but just see that spot being a liability with him and DJ there. DJ is bound to get blown out of atleast one play per set of downs.
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maybe telling of our ILB depth? im hoping haggan has a great year, but just see that spot being a liability with him and DJ there. DJ is bound to get blown out of atleast one play per set of downs.
He's not playing inside linebacker...
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