I’m not saying the Chargers pummeled the Bills in Buffalo yesterday going up 14-0 early and never letting the team get within single digits en route to a 31-20 win, but apparently the beating got so bad that one of the Bills just quit.
And that would be cornerback Vontae Davis who abruptly retired at halftime, saying in a statement that the reality had hit him: “I shouldn’t be out there anymore.”
Davis, a 10th-year veteran, said he meant no disrespect to his teammates and coaches, but he could no longer play at the standard he set for himself physically.
“[He] pulled himself out of the game,” Bills coach Sean McDermott said. “He communicated to us that he was done.”
After the game, Davis released a statement on Instagram talking about the physical toll of the game and said that while he was on the field Sunday, he didn’t feel right and wondered if he wanted to keep going.
“And truthfully, I do not because the season is long, and it’s more important for me and my family to walk away healthy than to willfully embrace the warrior mentality and limp away too late,” he said in the statement.
“This was an overwhelming decision, but I’m at peace with myself and my family.”
As for the Bills—who are now 0-2 and looking just as helpless under rookie Josh Allen as they did in Week 1 under Nathan Peterman—I think the next thing you may hear is the fans quitting on them in the middle of the season.
If the #BillsMafia even lasts that long.