“I think he’s retired from football. That’s my guess,” Shanahan said following Tuesday’s practice, the second straight day Davis was absent from Redskins Park.
Shanahan said he believed Davis was in Atlanta and was prepared to walk away from football. He said the team has not released the third-year back.
“Has anybody seen him? I haven’t seen him yet,” (said) Shanahan.
The team has the authority to fine a player $20,000 for skipping a day of practice, but Shanahan seemed to imply that the Redskins would not pursue the money. “I think maybe he’s made $1,500,” Shanahan said. “Add that up, that’s not good.”
What good does that do? As follow Eagles blogger Tommy Lawlor points out, not much:
There’s no benefit to taunting the kid. Won’t help lure 1 player, but could affect his rep w/ others.
Being an Eagles blogger, he also noted that you’d never hear that out of Andy Reid:
As dry as Big Red can be, would you rather have Shanny up there basically taunting a player that left camp? What good does that do?
A week or so ago, Eagles second year player Ricky Sapp went A.W.O.L. for the second straight year in camp. (On a side note, it’s interesting that Davis and Sapp are both from Clemson). Anyway, the Eagles quietly released Sapp, and Reid basically said nothing.
Have you ever had a job offer, and knew someone that either currently or formerly worked for your potential new company? Surely, you picked their brain on how they enjoy/enjoyed working there, right? Clemson is a big school. Davis has played with 2 teams (Browns and Redskins). Money and opportunities being similar, who are you going to play for? The coach that made fun of your friend publicly for only making $1,500 in camp, or the coach that didn’t? Senseless.