First Career Goose Egg For Lavonte David

September 18th, 2016

Lavonte DavidWith his shoulder wrapped in ice at his locker, Lavonte David was feeling the pain of more than just a horrific Bucs loss this afternoon.

Eye-opening stats came from the seal-clubbing in Arizona, but none was more glaring than David having zero tackles, and zero assisted tackles.

That was a first in his standout Bucs career.

Yes, David hit Carson Palmer a couple times on blitzes, not sacks, but official hits without being flagged. Otherwise, though, David was a complete non-factor.

He’s a $10 million per year linebacker, but today he wasn’t even average. Neither were the Bucs.

With a couple of missed tackles on his resumé this afternoon, Kwon Alexander saw his tackle total drop from 15 solo efforts against Atlanta to six today. Strongside linebacker Daryl Smith only had one.

That kind of non-production from linebackers a great sign the opponent was getting tackled way to far down the field, which certainly was the case today.

Joe talked to David after the game, and he acknowledged that he and the defense weren’t sharp on their “keys,” and he agreed with the locker room sentiment that the team wasn’t practicing well through the week.

15 Responses to “First Career Goose Egg For Lavonte David”

  1. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    It’s only a matter of time before someone says trade him, and points out how much better he was than Schiano.

  2. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    * how much better he was under Schiano.

  3. BucsFan90 Says:

    I liked him better under Schiano

  4. T REX Says:

    Makes you wonder if he should have played at all.

  5. tmaxcon Says:

    Lvd is the least of our worries.

  6. Vegasbucaneer Says:

    I was at the game Winston should have thrown nine interceptions he was a reason why we lost today no joke it was s***** from start to finish he overthrew everybody

  7. LargoBuc Says:

    This secondary played as bad as I’ve seen the past eight years. Floyd and Fitz knew who was going to be where and when the team was going to play zone. You can tell the Cards came in prepared and studied their film. And I get that man coverage increases the odds of giving up a big play, but as bad as Chris Conte looked, it would’ve helped to let Grimes and Hargreaves shadow a receiver and stop them from being matched up in “centerfield” against Conte.

  8. SOEbuc Says:

    LVD was iced up and was already questionable for the game along with Ayers who went down. Doug went down. We cannot catch injury Ebola this early in the year

  9. BigHogHaynes Says:

    May be it was Coach Smitty and his Scheme! 14 more games to play 8 more wins to get! Go Bucs!

  10. BigStinky Says:

    Thought we could get 10 wins this year, not so sure now.

  11. MadMax Says:

    Get busy Mr. David. Shake this one off and bounce back.

  12. Tampa Tony Says:

    Schiano’s attacking scheme really turned LVD loose. Then Lovies scheme neutered him. Seems Smitty’s d isn’t as aggressive as the media hyped it up to be.

    This team isn’t deep enough to handle injuries hope LVD heals up fast

  13. BucsFanInNC Says:

    It’s 1 game. Long season ahead of us. We gone be aight

  14. Joe Says:

    It’s 1 game.

    Well, if the Bucs somehow miss a wild card by one game, that “one game” loss is pretty significant, no?

    Joe has never liked the “oh, it’s just one game” disqualifier because that one game could blow up your face.

  15. EA Says:

    “We Gon be the best defense in the league” Levonte predicted before the season.