The Buffalo Bills lost in the 2018 home opener, but one player made some bizarre headlines. That and more in today’s Morning Charge.
The Buffalo Bills are 0-2 and that sucks. Apparently it was so bad for Vontae Davis, he decided to end his football career.
The game itself against the Los Angeles Chargers was never really close. Josh Allen rallied his team and did his best to be a leader, but he can only do so much. It was also his first start in the NFL.
The defense had allowed 28 points by halftime and it was out of reach early. That made for some more mundane storylines after the game about continuing to get better, watching the film and all that fun stuff.
But then fans learned that Vontae Davis had retired at halftime? What!
He took off his pads, put on his clothes and said bye as his teammates took the field to start the second half. I have a feeling he won’t ever be welcomed back to Buffalo.
He did end up releasing a statement but the damage was done. No matter what he thinks, it was wrong to quit on his team at halftime. He could have easily just asked to come out of the game.
We look at this and more in today’s Morning Charge.
Buffalo Bills News:
Some positives from the 31-20 loss in the home opener (BuffaLowDown, Steven Kubitza)
The Bills lost the game but it wasn’t all doom and gloom. The defense came alive in the second half once Sean McDermott began calling the plays, and Josh Allen had a solid debut. Plenty of actual film to watch and analyze this week.
Vontae Davis’ bizzare retirement at halftime of home opener (BuffaLowDown, Evan Przybylak)
This unheard of situation is something we may never see again. Unless it starts an odd trend of deciding enough is enough during an actual game.
Brandon Beane’s own oversight has rookie Josh Allen without a guide (Bills Wire, Rich Kowalski)
An interesting argument here how Allen is left without a mentor as he tries to learn the ways of being an NFL starting quarterback.
Report: Tests on Monday show no rib fracture for LeSean McCoy (PFT, Josh Alper)
LeSean McCoy was banged up real bad on Sunday but the good news is that he isn’t dealing with any broken bones.