New Technique Focus For Lavonte David

September 9th, 2015

LavonteDavidLast year at this time, Lavonte David was working on playing lower and starting his pre-snap routine in a deeper crouch.

This year, David has a new focus.

Joe talked Xs and Os with David this afternoon at One Buc Palace, and the $10-million-a-year linebacker is working to tweak his game.

“Play with my hands more and get out of my breaks quicker,” David said of his 2015 focus. “You know, just a little more burst when the ball is thrown. Get out of my stance so I could cover ground faster. That’s what the coaches have been preaching to me hard.”

Interestingly, David said he hasn’t watched film of Derrick Brooks in a long time. He also said the defense really hasn’t done much of what he called “vintage film” study this year.

David said he primarily critiques his own tape at this point in his career.

5 Responses to “New Technique Focus For Lavonte David”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    If Derrick Brooks is vintage…..then I guess that makes Richard “Batman” Wood prehistoric!!!

  2. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    A lot has been made of GMC’s lack of support on the DL over his career. LVD hasn’t had all pro material next to him either.

    I think it’s reasonable to expect that LVD will also benefit with the addition of Kwon at MLB. Mason Foster is a good guy, and I always felt he might have made a decent SAM but he was simply too slow for the MIKE to get into coverage.

    Kwon’s speed should help there but also getting to the point of attack and helping out his fellow LB’s much better than Foster.

  3. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    I guess that makes Richard “Batman” Wood prehistoric!!!

    Yes which would make you a dinosaur TBBF. I know the feeling!

  4. Pickgrin Says:

    LD54 is going to have a big year.

  5. ChanEpic Says:

    *presses pause on the new Dr. Dre album* Who is this Richard Wood you fogies are talking about?