One Of The BestDecember 8th, 2013
Joe thinks it is safe to suggest Bucs linebacker Lavonte David is one of the best players in the NFL and his name can be said in the same breath with Patrick Willis.
At least Bucs star cornerback Darrelle Revis thinks so.
David had what is becoming a normal day at the office. They guy was everywhere. A true ballhawk, which is why he had two interceptions today — right place at the right time when Revis’ hit on Robert Woods (Joe was shocked a flag wasn’t thrown is was such a good hit) popped the ball loose. There was Mr. Dependable to snatch the ball for a pick.
“I think he’s the best linebacker in the league,” Revis said of David. “There are some guys, no disrespect to Patrick Willis and a number of guys that have been playing for a long time. When you pop on the film and watch our defense, Lavonte David is everywhere on the field from sideline to sideline. In the run defense, he’s there. In the pass defense, he’s there.
“He was one of the first guys I saw and got excited about when I first came down here in April.”
How impressed is Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy of David? He believes David isn’t mortal, but a superhero.
“That guy is on,” Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said of David. “That dude, it’s like he is everywhere. You all thought I was joking when I called him ‘The Flash’ last year. That dude can get from one spot to the other out of nowhere. It is ridiculous. I have a quick first step for a lineman. That dude has a quick every step. I love having him.”