The Redskins added safety Sean Davis in free agency, and then cut Montae Nicholson soon after. Davis said he expects to play free safety for Washington, and looks forward to playing alongside Landon Collins. It was a no brainer to sign with the Redskins. He was born and raised in Washington D.C. and played at the University of Maryland, and they have always been his favorite team. They also were the home to his favorite player and role model Sean Taylor.
Choosing the Redskins:
Sean Davis set to chat with us now. On why he's joining the Redskins: "Oh man it was a no brainer. I was born and raised in Washington D.C. ... I'm grounded in Maryland."— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) April 1, 2020
#Redskins safety Sean Davis on conference call. Opened by saying it was "a no-brainer" to come to Washington. Davis grew up in D.C. and played for the University of Maryland.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) April 1, 2020
Davis says playing in his backyard will put more pressure on him, but it will also bring out the best of him. Davis said he could not help but check on the #Redskins during his NFL career, and he's excited to be here now.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) April 1, 2020
Sean Davis said the Redskins were "always my team" growing up and that he's always kept track of the Skins even when playing in Pittsburgh "out of the corner of my eye"— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) April 1, 2020
Davis says his shoulder is good and he passed his physical. Says he's ready to get back on the football field after missing most of last season— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) April 1, 2020
new Redskin Sean Davis said he can play any role in the secondary but believes he will be a free safety. "I like being the last line of defense"— Les Carpenter (@Lescarpenter) April 1, 2020
Davis believes he'll be a free safety for the Redskins. Washington recently released Montae Nicholson and need a starter opposite Landon Collins.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) April 1, 2020
Sean Davis says on conf call it was a "no-brainer" to sign here. It's home... Will obviously be a FS. Says, "I'm so rangy and fast and can patrol the back in the deep end."— John Keim (@john_keim) April 1, 2020
Sean Davis prides himself on open-field tackling. Says he's limited his missed tackles more and more each season as a pro. Between him and Landon, that could be a calling card for the team's safeties— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) April 1, 2020
Davis said playing free safety has improved his tackling because it's forced him to slow down, focus on his form and secure the tackle.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) April 1, 2020
Sean Davis: Being the last line of defense I had to secure the tackles and slow down. He said he had to stay true to his form. He mentioned he's getting bigger, stronger, and faster each year. #Redskins— Lake Lewis Jr (@LakeLewis) April 1, 2020
Sean Davis hasnt talked to Landon Collins yet but Redskins coach's plan is to play Collins "down low" with Davis as "the deep guy"— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) April 1, 2020
Davis said he has not talked to Landon Collins yet, but he has talked to #Redskins DBs coach Chris Harris. Basically said that Collins will play closer to the line of scrimmage and Davis will be the deep guy.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) April 1, 2020
Sean Davis says he wore 21 in Pittsburgh because of Sean Taylor: "A huge role model. ... He was a beast. He was the best."— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) April 1, 2020
Davis said Sean Taylor was the biggest influence in his football career. Says he tries to model his game after him.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) April 1, 2020
"My goal every week is to play like Sean."
Sean Davis said Sean Taylor was a huge influence on his game. He said Taylor was a freak athlete and his goal is to play like him every game. Unleash the inner beast in himself. #Redskins— Lake Lewis Jr (@LakeLewis) April 1, 2020
Sean Davis hasnt talked to Ron Rivera yet but has heard great things.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) April 1, 2020
People have told Davis that going from Mike Tomlin to Ron Rivera is great because they're both highly respected coaches around the league.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) April 1, 2020
Sean Davis said Chase Young is a PG County guy so he knows what he's about. He doesn't know him personally but would welcome him and what he could bring to the #Redskins.— Lake Lewis Jr (@LakeLewis) April 1, 2020
Davis on the COVID-19 pandemic "It's like a scary movie scene every time you walk out the door."— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) April 1, 2020
Said the situation "definitely affected" his workout routine. Not a big fan of running outdoors and the weather in DC area not helping. But, he's adapting.