Vontae Davis didn’t even wait until the end of Sunday’s Buffalo Bills loss to retire. He quit at halftime.
When the story of the 2018 Bills is written, it probably won’t be pretty, and it will include a player retiring at halftime. With the Bills losing 28-6 at halftime against the Los Angeles Chargers, Davis decided he had seen enough, according to reports.
Davis missed the Bills looking a little more respectable in the second half. They rallied to only lose 31-20. They’re 0-2 after losing 47-3 to the Ravens in the opener and falling behind 28-3 in the first half of Sunday’s game. Nobody wants to see them play, but Davis was being paid to be there.
Davis had a nice career and the Bills picked him up hoping he could give them one more good season. He gave them one half.
Davis was a healthy scratch in Week 1. He was active in Week 2, but apparently decided that he didn’t want to play anymore. At very least he didn’t want to play any more on Sunday.
The former Dolphins and Colts corner, a former first-round pick and two-time Pro Bowler, had a good career. But it ended in a crazy way, if what Alexander told reporters is true.
The end comes for every player. It just usually comes on Monday after a tough game, or during the offseason. Not in the middle of a game.
The Browns are still the team we feel the worst for, but the Bills are this season’s punch line. At least after two weeks.
The Bills looked entirely inept with Nathan Peterman at quarterback in Week 1. Rookie Josh Allen was rushed into duty, because the Bills had traded Tyrod Taylor and AJ McCarron and couldn’t justify starting Peterman again, and Allen was decent. He was 18-of-33 for 245 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. The bar isn’t high for the Bills this season.
It was bad enough the Bills were off to an 0-2 start, with a bad roster and little hope of a big turnaround. They probably didn’t need to suffer the rare ignominy of a player quitting the team at halftime.
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