A Few Milestones For David

December 3rd, 2012

Searching for something uplifting to help get through this day, Joe’s going to give Lavonte David a virtual pat on the back for putting a big notch on his rookie superhero belt yesterday.

David cleanly picked off Peyton Manning in the second half, the first aerial snatch of his career. That’ll be a nice tale to tell his kids one day when his hopefully Pro Bowl Bucs career is over.

David is Joe’s Bucs rookie of the year to date — even ahead of Doug Martin. David broke 100 tackles yesterday, is fifth in the NFL in tackles and has been the Bucs’ most consistent — and possibly most talented — defensive player.

Throw in that David handles the defensive playcalling duties and is among the league leaders in tackles for loss, and Joe can find a grin on this gloomy Monday.

14 Responses to “A Few Milestones For David”

  1. teacherman777 Says:

    Hey Joe

    Any news on LeQuan Lewis yet?

    And big ups to LaVonte David.

    @Joe- You called it man. You wanted him all along. He was valiant yesterday.

  2. jvato24 Says:

    No mention he is one of if not the only Bucs player to win NFL Defensive player of the month??

  3. Macabee Says:

    There’s a little sunshine in every rainstorm! As all of our rookies get more experience, they will get better. Bigger things to come!

  4. buc the saints Says:

    Should be DROY joe. The dude is a tackling machine.

  5. Ian's Gay Lisp & Ron's Drinking Problem Says:

    Lavonte is making #55 look pedestrian (look at their stats). Lavonte’s girl is much prettier too

  6. Ian's Gay Lisp & Ron's Drinking Problem Says:

    Lavonte is making #55 look pedestrian (look at their stats). Lavonte’s girl is much prettier too

  7. St Augustine Says:

    (not trying to be funny), but he should’ve kept the ball and have Manning sign it end of day ….I would’ve asked him to write; “nice pick! ~ Peyton Manning”

  8. Vic Says:

    The #55 analogies are ridiculous. Let the kid play a couple of full seasons first.

  9. teacherman777 Says:

    Derrick Brooks magic on its way back?

    I sure hope so!

    I love his story. What an overachiever!! Like our old school greats.

    So happy LaVonte DAVID is a Buc!

  10. teacherman777 Says:

    Still no news on LeQuan Lewis???

  11. Pete Dutcher Says:

    David is doing a great job. Foster had a good game yesterday as well.

    Ronde had an okay game…though we’ve come to expect much more of him he did alright.

    I would have liked to see Jackson thrown to more. The unselfishness of Vincent amazes me. He’s a superstar in my book, and he hasn’t complained much about the growing pains and lack of opportunities. So far he’s actually turning out to be a good leader.

    Was nice seeing Clark get a few more opportunities yesterday. Even though he had a couple hard to catch drops, the guy is giving everything out there. When this offense clicks completely, he’s going to be a great tool.

  12. Bucamania Says:

    LoLo is teh real deal. Should eb fun to watch for the next 10 years. When he hits someone, they go down, right there.

  13. SaskBuco Says:

    JR. 152 TACKLES, 12.5 TFL, 6.0 SACKS
    SR. 133 TACKLES, 12 TFL, 5.5 SACKS

    David’s college stats from Nebraska hard to call him overachiever, he’s been a tackling machine everywhere he has played. To be honest I’m not that surpised at how well he is playing, just at how fast he has succeeded. Not fair comparing him to DBrooks, he’s his own player and will carve out his own legacy. Pete Dutcher agree with your VJAX commenst being a great leader, but I think he is the clear #1 WR and gets all the #1 WR looks and targets, historically from his SD days he has nver played his best against DEN. Lavonte David was a steal in the 2nd Round and has out played BARRON and even MARTIN IMO, he has been our best most consistant rookie and should win BUCS ROY and DROY in the NFL!!!! #54!!!!!!!!

  14. adam from ny Says:

    lavonte david is easily the best unknown linebacker in the nfl…..the dude is something else…we found a star in the making as he matures and acclimates to the nfl as it seems he already is almost there…our only real problem is the shot secondary and how we will revamp or upgrade it in the offseason….we should be using cody grimm more…and if ronde can still keep up with receivers they should contemplate moving him to corner due to the secondary mess….also the o line is so banged up with key losses to injury as well….and i would still sprinkle blount into the mix….he has the capabilities to run wild on any given sunday, even though i like doug martin….and regarding martin they need to run sweeps to the corners and stop the always up the gut stuff with him…if he sweeps with blockers he has the ability to cut into creases quickly with his great field vision, or turn the corner with his speed

    adam from ny