Beck Water Posted November 25, 2022 Share Posted November 25, 2022 24 minutes ago, ToGoGo said: In psych 101 they teach the Fundamental Attribution Error. Basically, it means that when observers see somebody do something a few times, they attribute it to that person's character, rather than whatever situation they are dealing with at that time. Gabe has been an ultra-clutch performer his entire career. He started extremely strong, but the last few weeks, coinciding with the rest of the team fighting through injuries and adversity, is going through a slump of his own and dealing with drops, likely related to rushing back from an injury. Now, many fans are saying that Gabe is "not a WR2 and should stay a WR4" or that he is "unreliable". We all know about recency bias, but sometimes I am just AWED at the ability of some people to completely forget the unbelievable things somebody has done and give up on them the moment they go through a slump, no matter how uncharacteristic it is. Gabe had a solid game yesterday. Had a drop on a difficult catch/great DB play. But now of course, he's dealing with the narrative being given to him by fans. Fans don't realize this, but by putting this narrative on his shoulders, they are making the mental climb out of his hole even MORE difficult than it has to be, rather than showing support. There is such a thing as the 12th man, but fans like to think it is only a positive effect. I'd argue the 12th man is having it's own case of the dropsies when they start turning on great players going through tough times. The fans are only hurting themselves. Let's hope Davis is more emotionally disciplined than the fanbase. Do players really listen that much to the fans? Lord, I hope not. You have interesting points from the study of psychology. One wonders if you've expressed the same concerns regarding other Bills players who've been the target of fan ire after making 2 or 3 notable gaffs? As far as the injury, from what we know that was Week 2, and I think most fans gave Davis some grace working back from it, but after the Pittsburgh game they were like "OK, Here We Go!" Did he reinjure himself? He hasn't been on the injury report since Week 5. How long does rushing back from an injury in week 1 (which Davis clearly did) affect performance? 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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