Vontae Davis: Hard Knocks Shows Emotional and Strategic Side of Trade Talks

August 29, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

HBO's Hard Knocks gives NFL fans a window into parts of the league that would otherwise remain a mystery, and Tuesday night's episode offered viewers a captivating depiction of Vontae Davis' departure from the Dolphins' franchise.
The cornerback was traded to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, but most all football fans really didn't understand how everything went down before Hard Knocks hit the airwaves.
We'd already seen how head coach Joe Philbin handles player transactions. He's a bit of a stickler, but he's also very private. Allowing Davis to come into the office rather than make a spectacle of the situation was a courtesy, and it was a smart move once we saw how Davis reacted to the news.
The 24-year-old was shocked, stunned and everything in between. Dejection was painted across his face, and he immediately requested to "call his grandma."
Some would tell him to get over it, others will find it endearing, but it's compelling television no matter how you cut i...

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