The interest wasn’t there in the offseason and Fred Davis understands why. It’s the third straight season Davis has entered in the final year of his contract. For Davis, that means playing in all 16 games . It means being productive . By the Carolina game, Davis had made his first concession to personnel, shifting Thornton inside to the “B” gap between the right guard and tackle: Sopoaga is in a three-point stance with his heels down and slightly “flexed” off the line of scrimmage, looking to read the play and control blockers in the middle.