“Your Name Have To Ring Bells”

May 11th, 2016

LavontePro1Does Lavonte David want to be a household name?

Damn right he does.

Joe talked to David yesterday as he joined with a handful of teammates and Team Glazer member Darcie Glazer Kassewitz at Bevis Elementary School in Lithia. The Bucs’ contingent was out there to present the school with new physical education equipment and to dedicate a new Buccaneers Fitness Zone.

David is waiting to see if he lands on the NFL Network Top-100 Players of 2016 list, Nos. 81-90 are unveiled tonight. David was No. 56 last year, after debuting at No. 35 in 2014.

Yes, David cares about the player vote that determines the rankings. And his status matters to him.

“To be honored by your peers is a great deal, a great deal of respect. Man, all it does is just inspire me to keep getting better, keep getting my name out there in this game. There’s a lot of great football players in this league,” David said.

“To be a factor on and off the field, man, your name have to ring bells.”

Set to bank $10 million this season, David sure rings bells at Bank of America.

It was great for David to get his fat contract last year and get to Hawaii for his first Pro Bowl. Remember, David had a sad start to the 2015 season and came on very strong.

Joe yearns to see how new defensive coordinator Mike Smith uses David. Joe suspects Smith will see a 26-year-old, do-it-all, ferocious linebacker and realize the power of his gift.

22 Responses to ““Your Name Have To Ring Bells””

  1. SB with Jameis Says:

    More importantly your hitting needs to ring opponents’ bells.

  2. 98bucsfan Says:

    I’m so excited for David this year. Him and Kwon are gonna be so great together. He has earned every penny of his contract. And he is gonna continue to prove himself. So pumped!

  3. DallasBuc Says:

    Incompetent Lovie Smith was the worst thing that could have happened to David’s career short of major injury. Hope he can get his game back.

  4. The Buc Realist Says:

    DallasBuc has hit the nail on the head!!!! There will be an adjustment period to coach the lovie out of some of these players!!! For 2 years they have had the passive and nonsense pounded into their heads by the Incompetent one!!!!

  5. Adambomb418 Says:

    “Your Name Have To Ring Bells”…is it just me or is that bad grammar?

  6. Buc1987 Says:

    Adam…that’s jock talk.

  7. Buccfan37 Says:

    He ain’t talking about no jingle bells, he’s talking about some liberty sized bells.

  8. The Buc Realist Says:


    Adambomb418 is funny because he complains about bad grammer, But he did not use a comma for his conjunctive sentence!!!!!!

  9. Big Marlon B Says:

    @ Adambomb

    I don’t care if the guy doesn’t know how to spell his own name….as long as he makes plays and does his job.

  10. Fomerly Glennongrad Says:

    He rings bells at Bank of America, but I hope he rings some bells at Bank of
    America Stadium too!

  11. Espo Says:

    I’m glad someone brought it up because I was wondering if this guy was qualified to speak at an elementary school or even graduated from one. At least he is a pretty good football player in case this thinking and speaking stuff doesn’t pan out. It’s not just this quote. It’s interview after interview.

  12. Matt Cavallo Says:

    Espo, shut up. Lavonte > you.

  13. Mike Johnson Says:

    Yep..thats right there Mr. David. Your name has to ring somebody’s bell. And the last 5 or 6 yrs, Our Names on Defense ain’t been ringin nothing but..their own dinner bells!! Lynch/Brooks/Sapp? Now they rung some bells and dinged a few lings. So..Mr David, Please tell your Defense WE..need them to ring some bells and get off the field. The objective is to stop the opposition. Not allow them to..waltz into the endzone and order dinner for 2!!

  14. The Buc Realist Says:

    @mike johnson

    Now that the Incompetent one is gone, with his outdated scheme!!! We will see where LVD54 left off when he was a huge factor and a play maker in Coach Schaino’s defense!!!!

  15. 813bucboi Says:

    Shouldn’t be hard at all to undo what lovie was teaching them because obviously they never learned a thing judging by their on field performance…we should be just fine with the new coaching staff…GO BUCS!!!!

  16. BKNYfootballhead Says:

    LVD should be in tonight’s 81-90. At the end of last week’s episode, GMC said I call him “Flash” when previewing tonight’s episode.

  17. Espo Says:

    I have no doubt about that. I just wish that when one of our players does a national interview, opposing fans come off with the impression our players have more than a 2nd grade education. This was my initial opinion of Jameis as well because I hadn’t been exposed to him very much and could only remember the “we skron” post game interview. I was very wrong about him and he was just excited.

  18. Tampamac Says:

    Lavonte I believe is ecstatic about Lovie being gone. Correct me if I’m wrong Joe, but he made one of the better between the lines quotes about Lovie’s defense last year after I believe the Rams game. Someone asked him why he seemed out of position on a TD and his answer was “I’m just playing the defense that was called”.. To me that said he wasn’t out of position but he was handicapped by the horrible scheme.

  19. Tiny Tim Says:

    So let me get this straight…..we as buc fans are so stuck up that not only do we want all choir boys, but they have to be great orators or english professors as well? Get the f@ck out of here with that. Gooberville for real.

  20. Lunchbox Says:

    Look-I’m the first person to catch the grammatical errors, but let’s not lose sight of the bigger picture. Are these guys English professors? No. Do we watch every Sunday to marvel at their oratory prowess? Uh uh. They’re FOOTBALL PLAYERS. If they help our team win, and I can understand what they’re trying to say in interviews, I have no problem looking past any errors in grammar. You grammar snobs need to get over yourselves.

  21. Buc1987 Says:


  22. Tiny Tim Says:


    Broken english is not “ebonics”. Did you not defend winstons when fools last year about this time was saying winston was dumb based on the way he talked like I was defending him? Did we not try to tell those fools that winston’s speech pattern did not equate to his intelligence? “Ebonics” is not the same as broken english or incorrect grammer. We all know you are a conservative but please understand improper grammer is not the same as “ebonics”. Your statement has a hint of racism to it. Im not calling you a racist, but what do you call it when a white person speaks improperly? Im sure its not “ebonics”. Trust me…there are white people who speak improperly as well.