Peers Rank Lavonte David No. 53

June 1st, 2016
Predictable voter

David’s favorite bells were ringing

Very cool stat rolled out on NFL Network tonight during the latest Top-100 Players of 2016 show.

The segment revealing Lavonte David getting ranked No. 53, as voted by players, included data that David (2012-2015) has 62 more combined tackles than Derrick Brooks had through his first four seasons in the NFL (1995-1998).

Remember, Brooks often said through the Greg Schiano era that David was a better player than he was when comparing where David was in his career.

David was ranked No. 56 in the Top-100 last year. So it’s pretty cool that he improved in the rankings despite getting off to a very poor start in 2015, before having a great second half of the season.

These awards don’t mean much, but they do to David. “Your name have to ring bells,” David explained to Joe a few weeks ago.

18 Responses to “Peers Rank Lavonte David No. 53”

  1. tickrdr Says:

    Congrats to Lavonte! Well deserved.


  2. unbelievable Says:

    Congrats indeed LVD!

  3. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Very nice!!!

  4. BucsOrDie Says:

    They put last year clip up of David in the beginning smh nfl

  5. SB with Jameis Says:

    43 last yr. 53 this yr. Seems like the Players recognize game.

  6. SB with Jameis Says:

    My bad. It was the 4 letter that gave LVD a 43. Players give a 56 then it is still game on for LVD!!!

  7. DB55 Says:

    LaVonte David is a beast! Hurt, not hurt it don’t matter! Real recognize real and game recognize game.

  8. Rrsrq Says:

    Sho nuff… Better and Better

  9. tmaxcon Says:

    ^^^^^ yep

  10. HIRE JIMBO Says:

    How is Thomas Davis a better lb?

  11. Erik w/ Clean Athletics 'The Kwon Alexander of Bucs Fans' Says:

    Love Love Love LVD…


  12. Erik w/ Clean Athletics 'The Kwon Alexander of Bucs Fans' Says:

    Jameis, D Martin, Ali Marpet, Vitale, LVD, Kwon Alexander, GMC, Brent Grimes, Aguayo, then at least 1 of these guys: Charles Smith, Vernon Hargreaves, Noah Spence, ASJ, Mike Evans, Vincent Jackson

  13. BoJim Says:

    He’s going up that list after this year.

  14. Erik w/ Clean Athletics 'The Kwon Alexander of Bucs Fans' Says:

    Joe loves predictions…

  15. Erik w/ Clean Athletics 'The Kwon Alexander of Bucs Fans' Says:

    Typo above…. Charles *Sims

  16. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    David isn’t as good as Brooks, not yet. Sure, his stats are better, but the true comparison can’t happen until we compare careers.

    That said, I love LVD.

  17. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    My Theory On Defense

    I believe that we had a horrible defense the last few years, with the exception of GMC and LVD. They attempted to carry a team that lacked the talent to succeed. Last year, GhengisKwon was added, and that made a big difference. He inspired the defense with his fire. Still a rookie, his game needed developing, but it wasn’t bad for being his first year. His addition made the Bucs capable of winning games.

    His suspension canceled out that difference…so the Bucs lost those games at the end.

    Being understaffed, that’s what happens.

    This year, he is back, but we’ve also got more help and talent. The scrubs that were backups last year are demoted or gone. Some of the starters from last year will now be backups. The starting talent has improved, and as a result, the backup talent has also.

    While the defense needs a little time to develop, once they start pulling it together, things are going to be great.

    I have a few doubts as to Mike Smith’s ability to put together a good defense (the Falcons defense was not that great in his years) but he’ll have more talent to work with than any of the last three DCs for the Bucs.

  18. Brent bull/buc Says:

    Is that it? 1 guy? Jags suck and they had 5..