Bills completely cut ties with Davis

Buffalo Bills

Sean McDermott didn’t speak with Vontae Davis on Monday. 

He didn’t have to. 

When the Bills corner walked out on his team during halftime Sunday against the Chargers, there was nothing more to say. 

“There’s no need to address it because we’re moving on. That’s what a team does,” McDermott said. “His actions spoke. I heard everything he needed to say through that. I’ve got a lot of respect for Vontae. He’s a good person. Certainly appreciate the way he worked when he was in here, but we’re moving forward as a football team.”

Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said he spoke to Davis on the sideline during the first half and thought Davis was injured. 

“It wasn’t clear to me why he wasn’t ready to go back in. I was waiting on the trainers or someone to give me a clue as to what was going on,” Frazier said. “I had to get my mind back to the game. Afterwards, I learned more details about what was going on.”

McDermott said the Bills wish Davis the best. At this point, there would be no new roster moves to account for the now open spot. 

There is no decision yet on who will be calling defensive plays moving forward. McDermott took those duties from Leslie Frazier at halftime after the Chargers scored four consecutive touchdowns to build a 28-6 halftime lead. 

It’s not necessarily an indictment of Frazier. McDermott says he was just riding the hot hand.

“Sometimes, you’re able to get into a flow. Sometimes, somebody else is able to get into a flow,” McDermott said. “I felt like I had a pretty good feel for what they were trying to do offensively. I wanted to come out (after halftime) and take the series and see how it went. I was able to get into a flow and Leslie was helping me the whole time.”

No matter who calls signals Sunday, McDermott made it clear that Frazier would be working together.

“I think it’ll work itself out, between he and I,” Frazier said. “Throughout every ballgame since we’ve been here together, we’ve kinda collaborated on everything we do defensively. This really won’t be any different.”

“I have a lot of confidence in Leslie Frazier. He’s a good coach,” McDermott said.

LeSean McCoy suffered cracked rib cartilage on Sunday. McDermott said he was officially day to day and much of his ability to play on Sunday would be determined by his pain tolerance. 

“He’s a guy that’s been through some injuries before and played and played a high level,” McDermott said. “We’ll just take it one day at a time.”

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