Greg Schiano Could Barely Contain Himself

April 27th, 2012

Nebraska linebacker Lavonte David tracks down lightning fast Michigan quarterback "Shoelaces" Denard Robinson.

Joe’s not sure if this came through on when new Bucs coach Greg Schiano addressed the pen and mic club to discuss the draft of Nebraska linebacker Lavonte David, but Schiano looked as if he wanted to buy everyone shots.

Schiano beamed, smiled, laughed. At times he looked like a kid on Christmas morning who just found a bike under the tree. At other times Schiano looked as if his wife just gave birth to a healthy, strapping baby boy.

Starting the evening with no second round picks, the Bucs, thanks to the poker playing of Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik, not only purloined a second round pick from the Texans, but were able to acquire one of the top outside linebackers in the draft.

David was a junior college transfer starting as a junior at Nebraska, his first season in Lincoln. David started right away and racked up 152 tackles in 14 games in Nebraska’s last season in the Big XII.

Last season in Nebraska’s first season in the Big Ten, David floated from outside linebacker to middle linebacker and in 13 games had 133 tackles.

In two seasons of Division-I football, David compiled 285 tackles. In one game at Michigan he had 14 tackles. His most tackles for a loss in a game were four at Texas A&M in 2010. In three different games (Kansas 2010, Michigan 2011, South Carolina 2011) David had two sacks.

Last year against Iowa, David had four pass break-ups.

This dude is simply a ballhawk and Joe won’t be sleeping well tonight, not even after pounding some beers.

“He can play all three linebacker positions but for us, but he will play the Sam or the Will linebacker,” Schiano said between smiles. “We got one of our coveted players. His production is through the roof. Sometimes production can be misleading but [David’s] production is not misleading.

“He’s clutch. He played in an NFL defense.

“We really got better in the past 24 hours.”

16 Responses to “Greg Schiano Could Barely Contain Himself”

  1. Thomas2.2 Says:

    All that excitement and an intelligible statement, how refreshing!

    David should be a good player, wonder how he fits in with Jane Black and Foster.

  2. J 2.0 Says:

    Right on Joe, right on. You have the best Bucs, sports I would even say, in the Tampa Bay area. I don’t know about much of the sports media outside of thge region, but I would say definately one of the best I even go to on a regular basis.

  3. J 2.0 Says:

    Well, Joe, if you read my previous post, it is apparent that the beers I am drinking tonight are having a better effect on me than you.

  4. RastaMon Says:

    nevrous energy release…one can only imagine how a great NFL draft position,sans a 4th round pick, could completly disintergrate before his eyes….

  5. J 2.0 Says:

    Crap, I meant gramatically, my thoughts on this website are sincere.

  6. NJBucsFan Says:

    Get Jenkins.

  7. mark Says:

    Rather amazing when one considers that we may have added 6 potential new starters on offense and defense this offseason. I can’t wait for camp reports.

  8. J 2.0 Says:

    Yes Mark,

    Again, Nicks, Jackson, Wright, Okoye, Barron, Martin, David and even Orlovsky, one of the most exciting offseasons in Bucs History.

  9. pewterC Says:

    I’m VERY impressed with this draft. Great job MD.

  10. Dew Says:

    I wanted Kuechly in rd 1 and David in rd 2. Dom did even better than that. Loving this draft. Are we done? Hell no. Go Bucs.

  11. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    Cant believe Boykin is still on the board…

  12. MichiganBucsFan Says:

    As a Michigan guy I just feel inclined to correct it’s “shoelace” not “shoelaces” sorry for being that guy

  13. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    @silence the critics,

    I’m shocked too that he’s still available. I’d give up the rest of our picks to get him. Quality over quantity.

  14. T. Bass Says:

    Boykin would be icing on the cake

  15. Have A Nice Day Says:

    Dominik and the Glazers are sure giving Schiano every opportunity to succeed.

  16. Capt. Tim Says:

    I don’t blame Schiano! That’s just how I feel. Finally we have an honest ta god great Wil LBer!! This guy is everything as advertised and more!
    We have three very good players so far.

    Still desperately need CBs though.
    Hopefully we sign a vet MLb.

    We adress those two issues-we could do really well this year