“Strip” David Tries To Influence

November 12th, 2014

LavonteDavidThe power of suggestion has made its way into Tampa Bay’s’ pre-snap calls.

The Bucs are trying all kinds of angles to force turnovers. So far, it hasn’t worked well at all.

Tampa Bay has forced just six fumbles this season. That ranks 24th in the NFL. They’re also tied for 21st in interceptions.

Tonight, Gerald McCoy revealed that Lavonte David is issuing a new takeaway reminder to defensive players on every play. Speaking on Total Access on WDAE-AM 620 tonight, McCoy shared that David yells “strip” immediately before barking out the defensive play calls to his teammates.

McCoy said the “strip” preface is simply a way to reinforce the mindset, that the defense needs to be ball hunting and strip-hungry on every play.

Joe’s hoping the Bucs turn things around in the turnovers department. If the Bucs finish the season in the bottom half of the league this season, then that would be a real head-scratcher. Greg Schiano’s Bucs ranked third in interceptions and tied for ninth in forced fumbles last season.

22 Responses to ““Strip” David Tries To Influence”

  1. WalkdaPlank Says:

    I don’t think it will matter too much. To any other team, the turnover battle is crucial. To the Bucs? It doesn’t hardly help because they are outmatched in every phase of the game.

    Take the Saints game, for example. The Bucs were somehow able to pick off hypocritical Drew Brees 3 times, 2 of them ending in scores and the 3rd stopping the Saints from a GW drive at the end of regulation. But it was all for nothing. The offense, even though Mike Glennon played relatively well that game, couldn’t win a shootout and other than the 3 picks, the D got carved up. And special teams was pretty bad too.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    He might just be reminding his teamates of the plan to go to Mons Venus after the game!!!

  3. Tom Edrington Says:


    Heck, the teams on the Buccaneer schedule have stripped this football team of all dignity, hope and sent the fans into a 1-8 lifeless funk.


  4. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    I used to yell the same thing as I entered the MONS…back in the day.

  5. Mort Says:

    Hun, looks like clueless Schiano did know something about defense after all eh?

  6. Soggy Says:

    Atlanta made us cry what are we going to do next..

  7. Newbucsfan!!! Says:

    Your previous coach probably did know what he was doing but the fans thought that he was giving away all world players for nothing. Now L&L are doing it and those players contribute a play or two on another team and Lovie didn’t coach’em up or put them in a position to succeed, ridiculous. These players are starters on the Bucs and rotational/2nd stringers on other teams (except for two: Talib and that DE in Carolina).

  8. DB55 Says:

    Hmm Zuttah penn Larson Revis barron will be perm starter. The only one making “one or two plays” is Tim wright and those plays are mostly touchdowns. What Re you talking about?

  9. Pelbuc Says:

    Maybe he should yell “tackle” or ” rush the QB” to his defense or “catch the ball” or “block” to the offense. The only reminder we fans have of this team is their total suckness. They do talk up some good excuses. I find it unbelievable L&L have taken us to this new depth of despair and dysfunction, and that’s saying a lot being a lifelong fan. Look, I thought Lovie was supposed to right the ship after Raheem and Schiano, not sail us down the Niagara. Each and every personnel replacement has made this team worse. That’s why I don’t trust him with the rebuilding process. I hope lots of heads roll after the last game.

  10. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    DE in Carolina? You mean Seattle: Michael Bennett????

  11. Newbucsfan!!! Says:

    I’m sure Penn and Zuttah will be pro bowlers this season thanks for enlightening me, lol.

  12. Pat Says:

    Please use another code word, that one’s too distracting…how about Rip! Rip! Rip! Rest in peace.

  13. DB55 Says:


    You go from “one or two plays” to probowl. Come on man. Truth is Zuttah may just make the probowl. Last I check Forsett is 2nd in the league in rushing. So it is possible. And from what I hear penn hasn’t given up a sack so again it’s possible. Pretty positive Revis will make it.

  14. DB55 Says:


    “Strip contain rush pressure stay in your gap tackle cover intercept don’t hold oh sheet they snapped the ball.”

  15. DB55 Says:


    “Strip contain rush pressure stay in your gap tackle cover intercept don’t hold oh sheet they snapped the ball.”

  16. Buc-O's 82 Says:

    That would be great if they could but the only downfall on if we do get a strip, Aroyo and our offense would know what to do with it (score).

  17. Gooberville Says:

    I personally think its a mistake for the D to be so focused on stripping and intercepting that they are not achieving the basics, tackling and aggressive hits. With the D already being complex the attention should be learning their marks and positioning and making solid hits. Get that figured out and the turnovers will naturally come.

  18. cmurda Says:

    Lavontabulous and McCoy are the only ones walking the walk. Don’t kid yourselves, McCoy is beasting too. It pretty much ends there regarding our defense.

  19. DallasBuc Says:

    Apathy has struck this Bucs fan very hard.

  20. HeinousJameis aka delson Says:

    Well they have been playing some stouter defense lately so maybe yelling strip before plays is a reminder for the whole team to just play harder in general. Offensively our drives stall out too much for turnovers to make a difference on our scoring side. Maybe a quick decision maker in jameis can get the ball moving for us on offense with scrambling ability to move chains on broken or well covered shotgun formations. Mariotta thrives on the run/play action offense but there is plenty u can do with the type of qb he is. It’d be sad to see either talented qb to come here n play In a conservative offense because for too many seasons we’ve only seen the bad side of that type of o.

  21. ATLBucsFan Says:

    I hate the strip mentality. How many 3rd and 5’s do we have to watch where the RB gets 6 yards ’cause we used those yards to try unsuccessfully to strip the ball!!!! Just tackle the runner. Stop the forward motion. They’ll stop running the ball soon enough.

  22. BoJim Says:

    First guy tackles and second guy goes for the strip. Isn’t that the way?