Pro Football Weekly says that Vontae Davis has some risks, but things may be looking brighter for him in Indianapolis:
A source on the scene in Miami for Davis’ first three seasons said he isn’t a bad kid, nor did he habitually make mistakes with the Dolphins; rather, he was a young player who had occasional run-ins and whose focus and work ethic was a problem at times.
According to the source, Davis struggled on the field as a rookie, before playing well in spots in ’10 and ’11. We hear facing Patriots QB Tom Brady twice a season shook Davis’ confidence and prevented him from playing to his strength: working in man coverage and getting his hands on receivers at the line. Brady’s Pats – as well as Chan Gailey’s Bills – spread defenses out, forcing them to play multiple coverages, which didn’t suit Davis as well. Fortunately, he will be asked to play plenty of man in Pagano’s scheme.