Former UGA Bulldogs linebacker Thomas Davis jumped on Tennessee football freshman Quavaris Crouch’s Instagram. It was a classless shot at the Volunteers.
One rule of college sports is that adults should never target recruits because that recruit didn’t commit to their favorite team. Apparently, it’s okay if that player commits to Tennessee football, however. Or at least that’s what NFL linebacker Thomas Davis thinks.
The three-time Pro Bowler who just signed with the Los Angeles Chargers after spending the first 14 years of his pro career with the Carolina Panthers decided to take a shot at the Vols on UT freshman linebacker Quavaris Crouch’s Instagram page. His saltiness as a former Georgia Bulldogs linebacker was clearly showing.
Crouch had typical inspirational post on his page, which goes by the handle juupjuup27, showing a picture of him working out and saying “Crafting and getting better everyday failure is a part of growing 🏃🏾💯✝️.” Apparently, Davis, whose handle is td58, couldn’t resist commenting, saying “You went to the right place to grow!!🤣🤣🤣.”
Once the top recruit in the nation, Crouch was an early enrollee as a four-star athlete. At 6’1″ 246 pounds, he moved to linebacker upon arriving on campus. Apparently, his potential is angering former Georgia players. Taking shots at freshman for committing to a rival school is never okay.
Tennessee football fans were wrong to do that to five-star Cade Mays two years ago when he committed to the Georgia Bulldogs. Ole Miss Rebels fans were wrong to do what they did to the Manning family when Peyton Manning committed to the Vols over two decades ago.
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But Davis doing it is a special kind of low. He’s made millions of dollars in the NFL over the course of 15 years, and he’s taking a shot at a fellow linebacker who is unpaid and hopes to get to that level some day, all because he doesn’t like the school that linebacker committed to. It’s pathetic.
Of course, Davis is probably salty, like many of those 2004 Georgia Bulldogs players. After all, that was supposed to be their national championship season, and the Vols wrecked their chances to win the East by beating them in Athens as the youngest team in the SEC. Davis and David Pollack have never gotten over that, which is why Pollack sometimes takes shots at UT as well.
Still, Pollack has never targeted an unpaid athlete, and in particular a freshman. Crouch, who probably grew up a huge fan of Davis being from North Carolina and seeing him shine for the Panthers, did not need that from a guy who has already had a very successful career. But it once again shows how salty Georgia fans are at Tennessee football for that 2004 season.