As a WR, Rod Gardner has way more left than Davenport has as a running back. They tried Davenport at fullback and deemed his blocking skills awful. Gardner is not a special teams player. He's a better WR than Robert Ferguson, just about every WR in the league is, but Ferguson is a stud on special teams. So he survived. Erase two games with the Rams, and Davenport is just plain terrible.