“It Isn’t About Me”

October 25th, 2013

lavonte david

Joe thinks he is doing a fine job on covering the Bucs. Why? Well, Joe notices readers on this here corner of the interwebs think Joe is too harsh.

Yet the past couple of days, Joe has been told by others in person he is too soft on Bucs commander Greg Schiano.

This tells Joe he message is getting out perfectly.

Speaking of perfectly (and for those who need a cuddly blanky to wrap themselves in as they prepare for bed and work tomorrow), about the only bright spot last night was the play of stud linebacker Lavonte David.

Dude was all over the field (again) and his play the last two weeks likely has even the great Derrick Brooks nodding his head in approval.

But after the games, and thoroughly spent and exhausted and dejected David would have nothing to do with any accolades.

“It isn’t about me, it’s about the team,” David said. “I’d give all that up [personal successes] to get some victories. I wouldn’t be dong that if it wasn’t for my teammates. All that individual accolade stuff, don’t mean [anything] to me. I’d give all that up for victories.”

Now right there is what Joe calls a team guy. Dude is playiing at a beastly level not seen around here in years, and yet, he wants victories, not prizes and/or awards. He is sick of losing.

What more would you want from a linebacker?

16 Responses to ““It Isn’t About Me””

  1. Amarti190711 Says:

    LVD is the best player on the team and the only one who cares about winning!

  2. MadMax Says:

    Look, I LOVE Lavonte, but dont forget about his mis tackle that went for a TD!

  3. MadMax Says:

    But I wouldnt trade him for anyone!! He’s a keeper!!

  4. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    LOL MadMax. You get out on the field and try and make a tackle, then tell me how easy it is. Lavonte is a true professional. Funny that he’s a Schiano guy. If this team goes 13-3 next year, will that be with “Schiano’s Team”?

  5. Splengo Says:

    Yeah! With that kind of effort, the kid deserves a real coach!

  6. MadMax Says:

    It would be ugly…I would never even get past the block, ….Im too old shutthebucup…haha.

    I reiterate, I wouldnt trade him for anyone! Sorry if my tough love for a player offended you 😉

  7. Illuminati Says:

    Lavonte David, Demar Dotson, Mike Glennon, and Gerald McCoy are the four players on this team right now who seem to be totally focused on football, and who play balls-out every down.

    Of course most of the other players play hard, too. But those four always seem to stand out in terms of focus and commitment.

  8. D-Rome Says:

    You know things are bad when BSPN can’t even get our QBs name right (Shawn Glennon???). I saw this while reading the article on the web site and not on Sportscenter.

  9. Warthog Says:

    Imagine how good our youngish studs like David and McCoy could be with an a-grade coaching staff to school em up. Poor ol’ 93 hasn’t had a decent coach hc yet in his pro career.

  10. Patrick in VA Says:

    @warthog – think of what a waste he would’ve been if he didn’t have sapp coaching him UN the background. Pretty bad when it’s come to this

  11. passthebuc Says:

    Joe. I have it from a reliable source that Schiano was passing our copies of Walt Whitman’s poem of “OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN” to all the players as they left the locker room last night.

  12. Eric Says:

    He’s maybe a little above average. The whole defense gets juked out of their skin on a regular basis.

    No coverage on tight end at all on first td?

    Horrid tackling.

    Really awful football.

  13. Lou. Says:

    Why no love for Revis? Smith spent the evening on the island and hasn’t ‘t been heard from.

    Makes you wonder how so many other receivers were wide open when the top playmaker was lost under a blanket.

  14. joseph mamma Says:

    Yeah this coach is suppose to be a defensive guy and that was best he could come up with? But I will say this team is sprinkled with great player’s and the rest are anything but great. GM just can’t build a solid winner and the coaching sucks.

  15. Young-buc_361 Says:

    Compare the Bucs to the Cheifs and we match up player to player, if anything we have the better team. So how is it they are winning. The drive and coaching of a guy like Reid would be a big help, wish we had owners like 49ers, just read a article on Jed #class

  16. Rob Says:

    Agreed with everyone who’s saying that he’s quickly becoming the best player on the team. The Bucs need more Lavonte David’s.