Davante Adams And Thomas Davis Made Peace After A Dangerous Hit, But Some Random Redskins Linebacker Wasn't Having It
The nutcase of the peanut gallery:
Credit to the Redskins linebacker who inserted himself into this interaction unprompted for reasons unknown. He might have zero regard for the health and/or livelihood of his peers, but at least he was able to provide us a reminder that sometimes it's not the people you are arguing with who are your biggest adversaries, but rather the people who are doing a piss poor job listening.
In this particular case, the back and forth took place online between empathetic participants and the third party instigator was very much on his own in his undying love of causing brain damage, but had it taken place in a bar? This is the kind of mutual understanding that gets missed due to the encroachment of the disproportionally aggressive.
I think we can all relate to Thomas Davis in the sense that we've all been made to look worse by someone doing a crappy job of taking our side, and if you haven't then you're probably more of a Zach Brown. Or, to be more clear, you're probably more of an insufferably belligerent caveman that's just tries to pick unnecessary fights because human suffering is your favorite sport.
Now granted, human suffering is inherently a part of football, but - knowing what we know now - it probably shouldn't be the part that any athlete prioritizes or appreciates. The normal human response is to apologize for nearly decapitating a defenseless receiver with a hit that could be used as the preeminent example for both targeting and leading with the crown of the helmet. Unfortunately - just like not every boozehound cares enough to handle their liquor - not every person that's crazy enough to sacrifice life and limb professionally does so begrudgingly.