Lavonte David Had CompanySeptember 10th, 2013
Yes, Lavonte David will have to do something spectacular (win a Super Bowl?) for the football world to forget his egregious mistake of helping the zebras throw a flag to give the Jets a last gasp chance to win a game, which is exactly what happened Sunday.
He wasn’t the only one. Bucs cornerback Leonard Johnson had a bad mistake too, but not nearly as terrible as David’s.
The Jets’ second-to-last possession ended in a field goal giving Gang Green a brief lead, the Bucs defense got off the field successfully, but no, there was a yellow hanky on the field. It was because Johnson was whistled for holding. First down Jets, drive alive.
When Joe asked Johnson after the game if he felt the call was unjust, Johnson pleaded a loss of memory.
“I don’t know what call you are talking about,” Johnson said. “I honestly can’t remember. I honestly can’t remember.”
Well, Joe guesses in a good way, that should be applauded. Aren’t cornerbacks taught to have a short memory?
Yes, Johnson’s penalty was bad, but at least it didn’t cost the Bucs the game. Hopefully, the Bucs someday, with David playing a huge role, get to the Super Bowl so David’s play can be forgotten like Johnson forgot his penalty.
Joe has to applaud David, Johnson and the rest of the Bucs. After such a stomach-turning loss, each and every one was available to speak of the loss, like Buccaneer Men; they didn’t duck and hide in a training room.