Foster Hoping For David’s Return

December 6th, 2014
Bucs MLB Mason Foster discusses the possible return of LB Lavonte David.

Mason Foster discusses the possible return of Lavonte David.

Tampa Bay floated smoke signals last week that Lavonte David was good to go against the Bengals after missing his first game since high school with a gimpy hamstring in Chicago.

Even David himself spoke as if he was going to suit up against Cincinnati.

He didn’t.

Instead, Danny Lansanah took David’s spot and played David-like. Lansanah racked up 13 solo tackles and 14 overall to almost make folks forget about David.

Bucs middle linebacker Mason Foster has a hunch David will return Sunday at Detroit, and he believes the Bucs could really use his services, so he told the Tampa Bay pen and mic club yesterday.

“It’s big,” Foster said of hopefully getting David back on the field.

“Those guys did a great job of filling in for him, but I’ve been playing with Lavonte for three years now. He’s like my best friend, and it goes without saying some of the stuff that he does on the field and what we do together, it’s good to have him back. It’s tough out there without him. We had a lot of great linebackers that filled in for him, but Lavonte is Lavonte and it’s good to have him back.”

The Bucs must play their best game of the season if they want to upset the Lions. So they need all hands on deck for this.

Joe isn’t worried about David, Lansanah, or the defense, in fact. Joe is worried about the offense.

The Lions suffocate the run and the absolute worst thing that could happen to the Bucs is to be made one-dimensional on offense. Then they have to rely on turnover-prone Josh McCown to rescue the day. Just the thought of that has Joe tempted to pour another glass of Crown and Coke Zero.

9 Responses to “Foster Hoping For David’s Return”

  1. BucFanForever Says:

    I have a dream, that the Bucs leave glennon and mcCown in Detroit, and come home with Stafford.

  2. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    Per Joe: “The Bucs must play their best game of the season if they want to upset the Lions. So they need all hands on deck for this.”

    Agreed and this week it still may not be enough though the Bucs do play well vs Detroit. Last week all hands on deck probably would have netted a W which is why I was not surprised that david was inactive vs Cincy. BTW Bucs actually had decent winning streaks vs Cincy and the Vikes (both at least 5 games if I recall right)coming into this season; thanks to L&L and their 2014 gameplan those are now history. Maybe they can salvage a W vs Detroit just like Schiano did last year and perhaps they can stop what are becoming long losing streaks to the Panthers (possible) and Saints (who knows, doubtful but the Bucs should have won in New Orleans earlier this year). Versus the Packers I just hope the Bucs do not get embarrassed too much on the field and also by the media when you can bet that BSPN and every other sports outlet will make a special point of how the Packer game @ RJS looks like a Green Bay home game with all the green and yelow showing up…..

  3. OB Says:

    I am with you and not worried about the “D”, it will do what it will do, but McCown and our OL plus the coaches will provide a lot of what not to do entertainment that will be tough to take but remember it helps our draft. Hopefully Lovie will let McCown give the ball away all game long and maybe we will get rid of him also.

  4. BlakeJohnson Says:

    Best case scenario for this game, would be absolute defensive slug fest. If we can hold the lions to anywhere from 13 to 17 points, I’ll be satisfied. But i’d be surprised if the offense even scores tomorrow. Patrick Murray could have a career day.

  5. LargoBuc Says:

    David, Foster and Lansanah have all done a great job of playing and learning the defense together. Foster looks improved over where he was earlier this season as does Lansanah. If I were Lovie I would try to keep these three together. After all do people really want to see a rookie learning this defense getting torched for 8+ games next year.

  6. Tamparob Says:

    I’ve said it before and will again. If The Bucs could only make one move it should be to rehire Pete Mangiurian. A second move would be to bring back PJ Fleck- maybe either as OC if that’s what it takes. Those guys were awesome coaches and could get the best out of anyone. Then worry about drafting.

  7. SeanyMacinSC Says:

    The only way the Bucs win is if the defense scores. The offense is just so inept.

  8. jfat Says:

    Probably gonna lose, I just hope it isn’t because of dumbass penalties again, not sure I can take another game like last week.

  9. buccanAy Says:

    letting Earnest Byner go was another IDIOT Buc move we all become accustomed to…