Around NFL coaching circles, however, Davis is held up as a paragon of linebacking excellence.
"I had a coach call me this morning and say I'm showing my guys that play," McDermott said on Monday afternoon, via the Charlotte Observer. "That is awesome fundamentals. It's a lost art. To make that tackle in space, with nobody else around, and a back of Sproles' quality, I think is phenomenal fundamentals and it's a leader leading by example."
McDermott would not reveal the identity of the coach or his team affiliation.