No More Dreads For Davin Joseph

November 22nd, 2014

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Joe received an interesting story in his e-mail box recently from noted St. Louis-based NFL writer Howard Balzer. While Balzer is a national football writer, he hangs out a lot at the Lambs facilities because, well, it’s in the same area he lives.

Rams starting guard Davin Joseph (who still calls Tampa home) was a popular Buccaneer for years– partly because he was a No. 1 pick, partly because of all the good things he did for folks in need, in particular, Tampa Bay high school football programs that received money from his foundation.

The Bucs offensive line giving away turkeys at One Buc Palace to needy folks for Thanksgiving? That was started by Joseph.

Everyone associated Joseph with his dreads. Well, they are gone. Joe will let Balzer explain what happened.

Right guard Davin Joseph received a game ball for his play against Denver, and then arrived for work Wednesday minus the extremely long dreadlocks he had since high school. It was difficult to recognize him.

Joseph turns 31 on Nov. 22 and said, “I’ll be 31. It was time for a change. But it feels pretty naked.”

He decided Tuesday to have it done and when asked if he closed his eyes during the process, said laughing, “I was told not to look until it was over.”

Joseph did not practice Wednesday and it was listed as non-injury related. Perhaps he was getting accustomed to the new look and had to get an adjustment on his helmet because of the lost hair.

Well, Joe hopes Joseph recovers in time. Joseph has been a key element with the Lambs’ offensive line. Joe sure wishes he would have received a shot under the Lovie administration.

10 Responses to “No More Dreads For Davin Joseph”

  1. Jim Says:

    It was a mistake losing him and replacing him with……who replaced him? Oh yeah….Oniel Cousins, what a huge upgrade. Bah!

  2. The Buc Realist Says:

    Wow Joe, I did not know that you were there when Davin was cut! How do you know that they did not tell Devin “Even though you are coming off a horrible injury, a bad year, and you are a power guard and we are switching to a zone blocking system, which Joeseph struggled with the last time they switched to zone! that you can stay at a very reduced rate.”

    and he might have said ” no thanks” cut me and I will play somewhere else.

  3. Jim Says:

    Wait a second. Davin was due 6 million, you cut him and then later when they realize the line is terrible they had to bring in Mankins to solidify the line who makes 6 million and a 4th round pick?
    So cutting Joseph costs us a 4th round pick! UGGGGGGG!!!!

  4. OB Says:

    He is a good man and a true professional. I sometimes wonder if the new regime cuts a lot of leaders so they can put their system in place instead of seeing if these people just want to win and will try anything?

  5. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    Davin is a right guard, Mankins is a left guard. If you want to get technical, Carl Nicks cost us a 4th round pick.

  6. gatrbuc17 Says:

    Great Point Jim

  7. ddneast Says:

    Guards normally Don’t switch sides so your technical point is very valid. Joseph’s blocking last year was horrible in both rushing and pass protection.
    All of you critics out there act and talk like we split up an All Pro unit when in reality, the offense and the line were extremely inconsistent last year.

  8. lurker Says:

    “the line were extremely inconsistent last year.”

    and this year?

    lovie has shown incompetence in his personnel decisions.

  9. Oahubuc Says:

    A good man and a conspicuous loss on the o-line for this season.

  10. teacherman777 Says:

    Davin Joseph got the game ball in the upset of the season!!

    GO JOSEPH!!!!!

    I am still a big fan of the big fella!

    He is a CLASS ACT.

    More than I can say about most of the clowns on this page.

    Good Job Davin!!!

    What a recovery!!

    By the ways fools, it takes D-lineman and O-lineman 2 years to recover from his kind of injury. Their legs are so huge, it takes more time for them to get their muscles back.