Team Game, Says Danny Lansanah

November 30th, 2014
Bucs LB Danny Lansanah wraps up Bengals RB Jeremy Hill in the second half of Sunday's game. (Photo courtesy of

LB Danny Lansanah wraps up Bengals RB Jeremy Hill in the second half today. (Photo courtesy of

The defense is playing well. They held the AFC North division leader to two scores today, and that was without stud linebacker Lavonte David.

One bright spot has been the play of Danny Lansanah. Playing in David’s spot, Lansanah racked up 14 tackles today, to lead both teams. He also had three tackles for loss.

Lansanah was not about to unload on the offense, which once again wasted a solid effort by the defense. Though frustrated, Lansanah suggested the entire team is in the boat.

“It is not one side of the ball, it is a team game,” Lansanah saaid. “I’d rather have wins [not stats]. We have to find ways to win now.

“We have to find ways to win now. We are close but close don’t get you a ‘W.’ You don’t play this game for numbers, you play to get a number in the win column.”

Lansanah sure is a bright spot for the Bucs. He was a bubble player in training camp and he has risen from just making the squad to starting to now shining. On the Buccaneers Radio Network, former Tampa Bay tight end Anthony Becht said Lansanah may be the NFL’s most improved player.

“Yeah, you know my track record,” Lansanah said. “I stuck here, so definitely this is a great fit for me.”

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13 Responses to “Team Game, Says Danny Lansanah”

  1. Brandon Says:

    Quite possibly we may have found our MLB of the future. “If a guy can play Sam in the T-2, then he can play all 3 positions,” is something Monte Kiffin used to say. That’s why all new LBs to the T-2 start off training at the SLB position. Obviously, if Lansanah has mastered both WLB and SLB, he could do pretty well at MLB.

  2. Brandon Says:

    Shelton Quarles bounced around the CFL for a few years before he came down to Tampa and earned a job on special teams and then found himself as the new Sam LB… then Jamie Duncan was let go and Quarles was a Pro Bowler and the best MLB the team has had since Hardy Nickerson. Lansanah may soon be the new man in the middle.

  3. billy buckaroo Says:

    Lansannah and the entire defense deserves some congrats.
    It is hard to be enthusiastic on Defense when you can see how bad the offense is but they held in there and kept playing hard.
    Thank you, it was the one bright spot for the day

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Maybe another all-offense draft starting with QB then the rest Oline would help…..maybe we throw in a DE in the process….

  5. FloridaGirl Says:

    Sounds remarkably like the 2000 era Bucs D……..sucking up the losses when they manage to hold a NFL team to less than 14 points…….Time to buy a Vowel….an ‘O’…….

  6. Mike J Says:

    He seems to be a real find. I will be looking to see if PFF lists him (they do three only) among significant players when they do their post-game analysis.

  7. John Sapp Says:

    On the trip to Detroit….Defense rides in first class……The offense in Coach.

  8. Sick of this $hit Says:

    Really like this dude. Ive never seen him quit on a play and he will light someone up. Will be nice to see this D have another off season to work out the kinks and gets fresh start. A solid new stud DE to bookend J Smith would be nice too.

  9. Owlykat Says:

    Love Lansanah and also would like to see him play MLB when David comes back and I know Foster has been out of position all year as I told everyone in Preseason. Foster can be an All Pro at SLB, and that is where he belongs. Keep Lemon too as a backup because he looked good today too.

  10. BucIt941 Says:

    It’s nice to see a few bright spots appear out of this gloomy season. Some unknowns are making a name for themselves in this defense. Lansanah, Lemon, Smith, McDonald have proven to become future key pieces on the defense. Can even throw Jonathan Banks in there too but I already believed he was gonna be a solid starter in the NFL.

  11. BucIt941 Says:

    I Also agree that Moving Lansanah to MLB and Foster to SLB would make that LB corp deadly!

  12. Trubucfan22 Says:

    I said it in training camp, lansanah should have been our opening day Sam backer. He has good instincts and can shed blockers easily. He showed a great eye for tracking down ball carriers and proved all season he belongs here. Our line backing crew is pretty good. We need a DE and a new Nickle back and our defense will be pretty well set. Maybe trade goldson for a draft pick and pick his replacement. But even hawk has played decent the past few weeks. Our pass defense has really improved recently.

    Our biggest need next to a franchise qb, has to be o line. We need to spend high picks on o line. After next years draft the following drafts should involve an olineman in the first round for the next 4 years. The absolute worst part of this team is the o line. Do like the packers and Cowboys and just keep drafting offensive tackles and fit them wherever you need on the line. Sooner or later you will have a o line and will be able to man handle defenses.

  13. elyon3.6 Says:

    Amen to the commentary of Trubuccfan..