"This is not going to become a distraction for us". "So, that's where we are as a football team and that's where we are as an organization right now".
The Bills didn't really need Davis in the end, where they managed to keep the Chargers to only 3 points in the second-half, with the game ending 31-20.More news: Tropical Depression Florence Kills 17 & Smashes Rainfall Records in Carolinas
Cornerback Vontae Davis, who signed a one-year, $5 million deal with Bills earlier this year, did something most only dream about.
"He worked really hard to get ready for this game", offensive coordinator Brian Daboll said when he met with the media after McDermott. During an appearance on "Get Up!" on Monday, Ryan shredded Davis.More news: Chrissy Teigen Finally Reveals How To Say Her Last Name
Davis said he meant no disrespect to his teammates and coaches, but that physically, he could no longer play at the standard he set for himself. "I hope things work out for Vontae, whatever he chooses to do". I haven't talked to him since yesterday at this point.
While the importance of self-care cannot be stressed enough, some of Davis's teammates still couldn't quite grasp the sudden retirement. Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander said he had never seen anything like it and called it "disrespectful". "But then afterwards, of course, I learned more details as to what was going on".More news: Fans take aim at Vontae Davis for retiring at halftime of game