Sean McDermott hasn't talked to Vontae Davis


McDermott spoke with reporters on Sunday (Monday AEST) after Buffalo's 31-20 loss to the Chargers and explained 30-year-old Davis voluntarily left the game in the first half and did not return.

Now, a full day after Davis quit on his team and retired from football during halftime, his now-former head coach admits the team is ready to move on. "Today on the field, reality hit me fast and hard: I shouldn't be out there anymore".

Davis tweeted out the following, before quickly deleting it seconds later.

Davis said he meant no disrespect to his teammates and coaches, but that physically, he could no longer play at the standard he set for himself.

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"His actions have spoken", McDermott said. He didn't say nothing to nobody.You know as much as I know. Hopefully he'll learn from this experience. I haven't talked to him since yesterday at this point. "I thought he did some good things, and he's a young quarterback".

Davis' impromptu retirement caught many of his teammates and fans off-guard.

"Never have seen it ever - Pop Warner, high school, college, pros - never heard of it, never seen it", Bills player Lorenzo Alexander said. "I thought he had an injury". I had to get my mind back to the game.