“The Computer” Returns

December 4th, 2014

computerHere comes the software upgrade for the Tampa Bay defense.

Gerald McCoy explained last night.

Yes, the Bucs defense has improved greatly, but it’s been especially good the past two weeks — without Lavonte David. Danny Lansanah has been a beast filling in for the All-Pro.

However, that doesn’t mean losing David was an afterthought. McCoy took to the Total Access airwaves last night and elaborated.

“He makes it easy on everybody because he’s like the computer of our defense,” McCoy said of David “He knows everything he’s about to face. He knows what’s coming before it happens. That’s why he reacts so fast. Besides seeing a flash of coverage run past you, which is what Lavonte David does when he pursues the ball. You know, just his communication and making things easier on everybody else with getting us in the defense in the defense we need to be in. Getting everybody lined up, he does way more than just flash to the ball.”

David practiced fully today for the second consecutive afternoon, per Lovie Smith. It would be a shock if he doesn’t play Sunday in Detroit. Lansanah would move back to strongside linebacker, and Orie Lemon would return to the bench.

Joe’s very eager to see if David shows any effects from his healed hamstring.

11 Responses to ““The Computer” Returns”

  1. Ray Rice Says:

    Beast LVD. I feel sorry for Raiola.

  2. ddneast Says:

    What a great play on the ball Orie Lemon made last week plus filling in well at LB. First he made sure he secured the ball then he took off with it. Perfect. A shame he didn’t get to scoop and score.

  3. Brandon Says:

    I would love to see Lansanah get the snaps at Mike LB, he deserves it, and we deserve to see if he can be our MLB of the future.

  4. RastaMon Says:

    not the software upgrade I was hoping for…

  5. bucrightoff Says:

    Brandon is insane. I tell him yesterday Lansanah is gonna 30 going into next year. His future is literally 3-5 more years. I bet he thinks Carson Palmer is the Cards QB of the future

  6. DB55 Says:

    Warn the town the beast is loose.

  7. nate_tweetz Says:

    LVD is a better upgrade than that 1993 Windows NT clip art you have for this article. lol He’s like a Surface Pro 3 or something!

  8. Buccfan37 Says:

    If David is back and the defence is playing better, then the Bucs should be confident at having a shot at the upset at the Lions. Lansanah’s play plus David returning plus better D and growing sounds like a good game for an effective offensive effort and a close game. Go Bucs!

  9. port richey george Says:

    will see if their is a computer ungrade

  10. pick6 Says:

    @bucrightoff, i don’t think quarles was all that young when he became our standout MLB for a very important stretch of time. and he did it after backing up multiple positions for a couple years IIRC. 3 to 5 years starting is practically a lifetime in football, especially if you are talking about a player who is productive in the role from day 1. naturally, one of your goals in every offseason until you are successful is to find the guy who would replace a danny lansanah for the next 10 years. yes, we would love a strong performer under age 25 at every position in a perfect world, but there is nothing wrong with a 30+ year old having a key role on your team as long as you aren’t in denial about his longevity and are thinking about his successor

  11. Arealbucsfan Says:

    @pick6 nicely said