Urlacher: Bucs Have “Crackhead” & The Athlete

July 1st, 2014

Lance Briggs? Derrick Brooks?

The 18 total Pro Bowls between those guys are nice, but neither is the athlete Lavonte David is, explained former Bears great Brian Urlacher.

It was a stunning take from the future Hall of Famer who played nine seasons for Lovie Smith in Chicago. Speaking in a Bucs season preview for FOX, Urlacher raved about David and explained.

“Lance was great. Brooks was great, but this guy athletically and speed-wise, there hasn’t been a guy who played that position like him physically,” Urlacher said of David.

Urlacher also explained the Bucs have the “crackhead” they’ll need to make David a superstar.

“Create havoc. Get up the field. Pick a gap and go. They’ll call him a crackhead,” Ulracher said of Gerlad McCoy’s role. “Just pick a crack and go. That’s what his job’s going to be. Every play is a pass down. That’s what that defense is going to let him do. “Just go up the field. If it’s a run, react to the run. But every play is a pass down. … Take up two guys, let your linebackers run.”

The FOX roundtable crew was very high on the Bucs defense. Donovan McNabb is high on Mike Jenkins and even called Mark Barron and Dashon Goldon two of the most feared safeties in the league.

The annual July optimism is flowing big-time.

20 Responses to “Urlacher: Bucs Have “Crackhead” & The Athlete”

  1. Chef Paul Says:

    That pic will be framed and sitting in the HOF shop in Canton some day.

  2. Buccfan37 Says:

    Nice to hear the support of the Bucs players from former players.

  3. Touch_Down_Tampa_Bay Says:

    Who needs coffee??? Lets Go! Lets Go! 24 more days

    We want 25 to 30 sacks in our division this year.

    Drew Brees stands before our Division Championship. Go get him!!!

  4. biff barker Says:

    All that fun and you don’t even need the glass pipe.

    If the LB’s are effectively run/pass blitzing every down, Barron and Goldson are going to have a very busy year.

  5. ep bucfan Says:

    Yet they pickd them last in nfl after praising them for 7 mins. Retarded. I, among others have blasted them on tweeter.

  6. Architek Says:


  7. scotty Says:

    Urlacher should come coach in Tampa!!

  8. biff barker Says:

    scotty Says:

    Urlacher should come coach in Tampa!!
    We already have the legend known as Hardy. Not shabby.

  9. Tnew Says:

    Laugh when people even in tampa try to argue Keuchly is better than Lvd. No way on that one.

  10. Destinjohnny Says:

    16-0 baby lol

  11. MadMax Says:

    We need McCoy’s and David’s neighbors to play hard and play smart. At least we can see some decent articles about our D….and not the constant butt hurt drama over our QB’s and not drafting johnny boy.

  12. Jason De La Torre Says:

    And yet oddly they ranked the Bucs the worst team in the NFL. It made no sense…

  13. FanOfBucs Says:

    Bucs fans, are you excited??!?!?!?


  14. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Still can’t believe #54 has a All-pro on his resume and not a probowl. lol. Did not think it was possible and probably a first in NFL history. That will change soon.

  15. Legarrettes Blunt Says:

    Is anyone else confused by how they showed us nothing but love for 7 straight minutes but have us rated dead last? I know our offensive line is question all but still. Dead last??

  16. Louis Friend Says:

    Pretty sure some low level blogger puts that top 32 list together, and the TV guys have nothing to do with it. ESPN is set up the same way. That twinkie eater Yasinkas blogs and the talking heads probably don’t even know he exists.

  17. Bucsfanman Says:

    High praise from great players!
    I’m stoked about our D. I think we can return to top 10 status THIS year.
    Who’s ready?!

  18. PRBucFan Says:

    Oh you mean the segment they did on the Bucs on fox sports 1 for their rankings where the Bucs were picked as the 32nd team in the NFL?

    Yea they said one thing on the video and ranked us last in the NFL lol, it was quite amusing.

  19. BigRome Says:


  20. Aaron Says:

    Ready to go just need a QB