The Colts are getting the cornerback they needed desperately, but Vontae Davis is getting something as important — a clean slate.
Davis told reporters in Indianapolis today he didn’t want to talk much about his days with the Dolphins.
“I feel like it’s a different opportunity,” Davis said, via Phillip Wilson of the Indianapolis Star. “What happened in Miami is in the past. Now I’m a Colt and my biggest thing is moving forward and trying to get better as a player.”
The former first-round pick didn’t need long to run afoul of new coach Joe Philbin in Miami, as it’s been clear from watching Hard Knocks Philbin didn’t care for his effort.
But Davis had problems there before Philbin, including reports he was suspended for showing up to a walk-through with alcohol on his breath.
Any of that stuff seems to have been forgiven by the Colts.
“We live in a great country,” coach Chuck Pagano said. “And this country is all about second chances.”
Especially when you have something another party needs, as Davis clearly does.