With so many in this thread screaming noooooo to Tevi playing at all, perhaps this would be a good time to insert this factoid here....
Last season, 2020, Sam Tevi started over 1,000 snaps for the Chargers and gave up the following....
*** 2 sacks
*** 4 penalties
That's it. 2 sacks, 4 penalties. Yes, yes, I know all about his pff score. It’s practically wall peppered to this website now. Just saying, playing with much better teammates and much better coaching, it’s not unreasonable to think Tevi might play better for the Colts than for the Chargers.
Oh sorry, definitely my bad. I totally glossed over Davenport. He had good results at LT when he played. Will Holden, in all fairness, he did fill in for Castanzo in the Steelers game last year, FWIW.
I came across this while checking Davenport's history with the Texans and this stood out to me:
The following season, in 2018, the Texans trotted out Davenport at left tackle and Seantrel Henderson at right tackle. Henderson, who was bad and always injured, was predictably bad before he snapped his ankle in Houston’s Week One loss to the Patriots. This destroyed the Texans’ entire offensive line. Houston moved Davenport to right tackle, a position he’d never played before, and started rookie offensive lineman Martinas Rankin at left tackle after he missed the entirety of training camp. The results were disastrous. The Texans offensive line was beat around the edge snap after snap after snap. Eventually the Texans learned from their lesson and moved Davenport back to left tackle and placed Kendall Lamm at right tackle. Things got better after that. That being said, the Texans still stunted Davenport’s development and hurt his pass set by making him play a position he never played and never should have played.
Looks like Davenport is far more comfortable at LT based on this opinion piece.
Everyone likes to bash him like he sucks just because he's the "weak link" on our O-Line that is otherwise composed of 3 first round picks and a second round pick. I'm no guru, but I think he holds up pretty well - at least in regard to those that say he sucks.