PFW says Grigson “rolled the dice” with Davis trade

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.

 

Kyle J. Rodriguez

About Kyle J. Rodriguez

A film and numbers guru, Kyle writes about the NFL and the Indianapolis Colts for Bleacher Report, Draft Mecca and The Football Educator, and is a co-founder and associate editor of Colts Authority. Kyle also is a high school sports reporter for the MLive Media Group in Michigan, covering high school sports across the state.

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