Posté le: 08.11.2018, 09:05:01 Sujet du message: Whatever sort of legacy he created during his first 10 years
Vontae Davis quits on Buffalo Bills Cheap Tre'Davious White Jersey , tarnishes legacy Vontae Davis spent 10 years building his football legacy, earning two Pro Bowl honors and finishing as the league’s second-best cornerback in 2014, according to Pro Football Focus. league was forever tarnished and destroyed with one cowardly gesture Sunday afternoon. As the Buffalo Bills (0-2) returned to New Era Field for the second half of their home opener, a 31-20 setback to the Los Angeles Chargers, they did it with Davis, one of Buffalo’s starting cornerbacks, conspicuously absent from the lineup. I’ve been watching sports all my life, and in the three-plus decades of watching sports, I’ve never seen anything like the stunt Davis pulled Sunday. Head coach Sean McDermott told members of the media that Davis removed himself from the game, but was not dealing with an injury at halftime. Starting linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, a leader in the locker room who never appears to quit on a play, much less an entire second half of a game, informed the media that he was told at the start of the half that Davis quit and retired during intermission. Alexander described Davis’ vanishing act as “completely disrespectful.” Alexander went on to say, “I don’t have anything to say about Vontae, I’m going to give him a little bit more respect than he showed us today as far as quitting on us in the middle of the game.”That’s being kind to Davis, and certainly better treatment than he deserves after quitting on his team. When the Bills traveled to Baltimore to open the season against the Ravens in Week 1, Davis was a healthy scratch, a befuddling move for a player expected to start opposite talented cornerback Tre’Davious White. Management has to take some of the blame for this fiasco as general manager Brandon Beane and company opted to let a good, injury-prone corner back in E.J. Gaines walk in favor of signing Davis. Davis, who signed a one-year deal during the offseason, was brought in to shore up Buffalo’s secondary. His Buffalo career got off to a slow start and Davis failed to stand out during limited preseason action. Instead of serving as a mentor to White and the rest of Buffalo’s young secondary, Davis showed his immaturity. With Buffalo in dire straits at cornerback thanks to injuries to Phillip Gaines and Taron Johnson, instead of answering the bell and providing outstanding play, Davis took the easy way out, opting to take his ball and head for home at halftime. “This isn’t how I pictured retiring from the NFL,” Davis later said in a statement posted on his Instagram account. “But today on the field http://www.officialbillsfootballstore.com/tre_davious-white-jersey-cheap , reality hit me fast and hard: I shouldn’t be out there anymore.”Pro football is a physically (and mentally) demanding sport that requires complete concentration. Football players put their bodies through all sorts of physically-demanding activities to get ready for game day. You cannot tell me that Davis’s decision to hang ‘em up was spur of the moment. While his teammates were busting their humps preparing to face one of the league’s top offenses in Philip Rivers, his head wasn’t in the game, and certainly wasn’t with his teammates. He was thinking of himself, first and foremost. In all likelihood, Davis has known (or at least has contemplated) retirement for some time, and he should have talked to his coaches about his predicament. Instead, he showed up to New Era Field on Sunday, with his teammates and coaches counting on him, and he exited stage right while nobody was watching. Davis walked out on his teammates who depend on him, and didn’t even have the decency to explain himself to his teammates, face-to-face. Instead, he relied on an Instagram post to justify why he walked away. I say good riddance. The Bills were expected to have a stellar secondary with White, Davis, and safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer. After Davis’ vanishing act, Buffalo finds its defense reeling after allowing 78 points through two games, and thin at cornerback. But even if Davis, the former Pro Bowler, could have found his rhythm and helped the Bills’ secondary, Buffalo is a better team without Davis. Even if it means taking a step or two backwards this year, it is far better for the Bills to play with guys who want to be on the field, compared to talented cowards who don’t have the heart to play when the going is difficult.As the newest member of the Bill Collectors, fans were excited to see Davis add to his career totals of 22 interceptions, 395 tackles, and 106 passes defensed during nine years with the Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins. Instead, Davis made one lousy tackle and displayed All-Pro elusive skills in bailing on his teammates and his coaches at halftime of the home opener. People don’t respect quitters, and for this Youth Kyle Williams Jersey , Davis’ legacy has forever been tarnished.Buffalo Bills 0, Green Bay Packers 22: Nothing on offense in shutout defeat The state of Wisconsin is renowned for its historic cheddar cheese, but the Buffalo Bills offense resembled a stinky hunk of taleggio en route to a 22-0 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Josh Allen was inaccurate early, pressured often, and frequently out of sync against Mike Pettine’s defensive scheme, playing a game that would be hard to match among the worst performances in the league this season.In the first half, the Green Bay Packers methodically moved the ball against Buffalo’s defense, scoring two touchdowns and a field goal to take a 16 point lead against the Bills. Aaron Rodgers and the committee of runners ran for 5.2 yards per carry, and an interception from a tipped pass was the only negative mark on their record. The Bills defense looked like it was sliding back to the weak results of the season’s start, but after a while, the anemic pass rush found open lanes and the secondary clamped down. The Bills landed five tackles for loss and two sacks, including a strip sack from rookie Taron Johnson that added a second turnover for the Bills.Ultimately, any performance by the defense was wasted by a tremendously bad offense. The running game was ineffective early, and abandoned as a primary facet of the gameplan before long. LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory combined for only 11 carries and 39 yards. The real story of the game was Allen, who played a game reminiscent of his outmatched performances against teams like Nebraska in college. Allen threw two awful interceptions, lost a fumble, and took seven sacks, frequently for losses of ten or more yards. The closest Buffalo came to scoring was late in the first half, with the score 13-0, when Allen found Kelvin Benjamin in a coverage bust to advance the team to the red zone. Three plays later, Allen rolled out of the pocket, chased by defenders, and threw across his body into the end zone, directly into the arms of a Packers defender. Instead of 13-3, the halftime score would read 16-0.Allen didn’t get any better in the second half, and only started completing passes late in the fourth quarter White Micah Hyde Jersey , when the Packers started playing soft zone defenses and allowing shorter passes. He finished 16-of-33 for 151 yards (4.6 yards per attempt), two interceptions, and the lost fumble.Blame for the awful offense can be placed around the team - from Brian Daboll’s more restrained playcalls, to the receivers that can’t separate, to LeSean McCoy’s recovering from a rib injury, but the buck stops with Buffalo’s franchise quarterback. Allen was putrid on Sunday, and that killed his team’s chances to win the game.NotesMicah Hyde left the game early in the first quarter with a groin injury, and didn’t return.Kelvin Benjamin took a possible concussion when Ha Ha Clinton-Dix slammed into him while reeling in an interception. Benjamin didn’t return to the game.Eddie Yarbrough limped off the field in the second half.LeSean McCoy had eight touches for 37 yards, and was clearly on a pitch count.Taron Johnson had a day, with five tackles, a sack and a forced fumble.The leading receiver was Charles Clay, with four receptions for 40 yards. Clay left the game briefly with a limp, but returned to action.Tre’Davious White, matched up against Davante Adams, won some and lost some. Adams would lead the Pack with 8 receptions for 81 yards, but White kept him out of the end zone, and also nearly intercepted a pass intended for Adams.The other starting corner, Ryan Lewis, was a target for Green Bay, especially when matched up against Jimmy Graham. He gave, but he got, leading the team with 8 tackles, and defending two passes (one was a dropped interception).This is the first shutout for the Bills since 12/28/2008 against the New England Patriots.
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