Davis highlights sloppy afternoon Veteran center getting the best of Mohammed, the team's top free agent acquisition in offseason. by Chris McCosky / The Detroit News This is brilliant. The last paragraph. Is McCoskey saying it is why Nazr starts slow, or is Nazr saying it? That is an important distinction to make. All I know is that Dale Davis has been charged like the energizer bunny by his tazer experience, and Nazr Mohammed has seen very little dropoff in his play historically during Ramadan (best example 2001/2002 season). I don't like that they are using the guy's religion as a crutch. And as written somewhere here before, Ramadan is not a fixed date each year. It's from a different calendar, and the date moves each year. In 2001 it started Nov 15th. In 2006, it started September 24th. Ramadan will be over one week before the seasons starts. If Nazr isn't playing at a high level by the 5th or 6th game, maybe Dale Davis should be the early season center.