Not An Average Joe

February 13th, 2013

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Hey look, in many ways, Joe’s an average guy. He loves nothing more than sitting on his leather couch swilling copious amounts of domestic, mass-produced cans of beer just hoping the Bucs win and maybe, perhaps, hitting the lottery with Rachel Watson (Powerball, that is. Not a $1 scratch-off).

USA Today decided to look at what it calls “No Average Joes,” players that may not be households names, under-the-radar types who should be and likely will be in the NFL, specifically players under 25.

And the Bucs landed one on that list. That would be linebacker Lavonte David.

Bravo. Lavonte David (Buccaneers): Just maybe the guy to finally take up Derrick Brooks’ mantle in Tampa. David’s 20 tackles for a loss nearly set a rookie record.

Well, Joe isn’t about to call David the next Brooks quite yet. A strong rookie season does not make a career, and you can bet NFC South opposing coaches are already hard at work trying to find schemes to minimize David’s impact.

Joe just knows that David is a stud. When Joe spoke with NFL movers and shakers at Media Day during Super Bowl week, every time Joe mentioned David’s name, their eyes grew big and their faces lit up.

5 Responses to “Not An Average Joe”

  1. HOLA Says:

    El próximo Derrick Brooks? Todavia le falta bastante camino a Lavonte David pero creo que hablo por todos los fanáticos de los Bucs que esperemos que asi sea!

    I felt you needed some bilingual posts in here. It basically says it’s too early to label him the next Mr. Derrick Brooks (HOF Class 2014) but all Bucs fan only wish he could turn out to be like 55…

  2. stevek Says:

    I wouldn’t mind drafting the Rutgers LB in the 2nd round.

    LaVonte is a Hawk out there. I am very delighted with his development. We got a great player in this guy. I hope his mental edge is something he can teach Freeman and others, as this is “Mr. Buccaneer”.

  3. Jrock Says:

    If China had #54’s jersey, I would be wearing that instead of my #22 Martin. Hopefully the reds will have it in stock next season and I can get one along with a Lightning jersey (if the bolts start winning again!)

  4. BigMacAttack Says:

    David may prove to be the steal of the Draft. I still say Dominick owned that Draft. It was like a symphony the way he played it. I’m stoked to see what the Dom has in store for us.

  5. Justin P's Dwindling Radio "career" Says:

    Comparing him to #55 only hurts him. Cannot live up to expectation. No win situation