Lavonte David On Adrian Peterson: “Great Things Could Happen”

February 3rd, 2017

Bucs next?

Hire the band.

Break out the good beer.

Pray to the football gods.

Bucs fans have read about 31-year-old stud running back Adrian Peterson being owed an $18 million fortune in 2017 by his Minnesota Vikings — a check they don’t want to cut.

Perhaps the Vikings restructure a deal, but maybe Peterson gets released next month before the start of the NFL fiscal year. Peterson addressed this last month and said the Bucs are on the short list of teams he’d want to play for if he moves on.

Lavonte David sure seemed up to speed on the news. Appearing with Mike Florio on PFT Live yesterday on NBC Sports Radio, David was asked about Peterson landing in Tampa. (The full video is below. The Peterson chatter starts at the 5:15 mark.)

Interestingly, David does not say a word about the greatness of Doug Martin, or the magic of Jacquizz Rodgers and Charles Sims.

David does, though, acknowledge that “great things could happen” if Peterson was wearing pewter and red.

Dare to fantasize, Bucs fans.

21 Responses to “Lavonte David On Adrian Peterson: “Great Things Could Happen””

  1. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Yet to hear about a single player rave about the need of a WR. They know the offense an are totally aware of what’s needed in order to properly make it work.

  2. Joeypoppems Says:


    That is because nobody is asking them about WRs lol

  3. Joeypoppems Says:

    As far as AP goes I will always be skeptical. Its not the worst idea in the world but that could be a lot of money invested to a short term deal.

  4. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    @NosBos I specifically recall our head coach referencing such a thing at one of his last press conferences.

  5. WhatdaBUCisthis Says:

    Nos Bos lol you tripping huh homie. Stay focused

  6. WhatdaBUCisthis Says:

    Damn JOE, ALL my comments keep going to mod. What list am I on? Lol why am I being watched…

  7. LakeLandBuc Says:

    If they are dumb enough to sign A.P, then just go all out with the stupidity and resign VJAX.

  8. Cannonblaster Says:

    The “idea” of having AP sounds great and would help which ever young RB we bring in from the draft. That being said is having AP really worth 12 million a year? because I can guarantee that he is not looking for any deal less than that. He has an injury history as of late and also didn’t look so great before the injury this year which could say that the heavy workload and age finally caught up with him. I am a huge AP fan and he is one of the better RB’s of my time but I just don’t see it as worth the money he will be commanding. Especially with this year being one of the better RB draft classes in a very very long time.

  9. R.O. Says:

    2 years.. $15M no guarentees for injury. Only 1st year guarenteed

  10. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    I’m just saying historically one is a probowler the other usually is a quality receiver is all. Jerry Rice had John Taylor,Michael Irving had Alvin Harper,Andre Reed an older Kenny Lofton,Sterling Sharpe h3ll I can’t even remember,Tim Brown h3ll I can’t even remember,Chris Carter eventually had Randy Moss and they’re were the “three amigos” in Denver and that trio in Washington along wit Duper and Clayton. Torre Holt and Issac Bruce were nasty and can’t leave out Stalworth and Swann. My point is both WRs don’t have to be all pros at least historically they haven’t had to be.

  11. Miko Says:

    this would finally correct the Gaines Adams pick…took him at #4 before Peterson at #7…

  12. Joeypoppems Says:


    They both dont have to be all pros. You are right. However teams have also won championships without all pro RBs either.

  13. Supersam Says:

    Interesting Hargreaves wears 28, and somehow I don’t see Peterson changing his after all these years

  14. Cannonblaster Says:


    In theory that would be great but I doubt he is going from 18 million to 7 million a year…

  15. gotbbucs Says:

    @ Nosbos

    Today’s NFL isn’t the same as 20 and 30 years ago. I agree, you don’t have to have two all-pro’s at WR, but with the rules being what they are now you better at least have guys that can get separation on the outside. Without a true deep threat, or at least a competent #2, defenses will continue to walk safeties up and take away the run and the underneath routes.

    More than anything this team needs the o-line to continue to develop. Unfortunately, that takes time, and that’s something today’s average NFL fan has no patience for. Unfortunately, this is a bad year to fill a hole at center. Hawley doesn’t cut it.

  16. scott Says:

    AP would perform better than Doug. I would put money on it. Give him the same deal we gave doug but not the years

  17. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    I feel you gotbucs.

  18. Lord Cornelius Says:

    “LakeLandBuc Says:
    February 3rd, 2017 at 10:47 am
    If they are dumb enough to sign A.P, then just go all out with the stupidity and resign VJAX.”

    Dude I feel like you’re in my head lol. I’m pretty much on same page with you about everything so far this offseason.

    BEST CASE We get a 4.5 YPC back that gives us like 1200-1400 rushing yards
    (he hasn’t topped that mark since 2012 when he was 27, and he did terrible last year). Doug Martin averaged 4.9 YPC in 2015…

    There is no upside to this move. That is the best thing we will get at this point in his career.. and if anyone saw him last year the dude looked done.

    The downside on the other hand is really scary to me:

    -We ignore RB in the draft when it’s a deep class and Peterson can’t even play the season and our 2017 is f*cked
    -We draft a RB or 2 but bench him because we spent all this money on Peterson. So even if Peterson sucks we likely roll with him for a while; wasting money and stunting the growth of potential RBs

    You don’t do this move unless the upside is a 2000 yard rusher or guy who can give you 2-3 great years and he is not that guy anymore and hasn’t been for the last 4 years

  19. who_is_saul_alinsky Says:

    No thanks.

  20. captjimbo Says:

    If Gruden were the coach he’d snatch him up. Just ask Charlie Garner.

  21. buccfan305 Says:


    LMAO!!! I thought I was the only one who thought the Charlie Garner signing was a real head scrather!!

    I think AP has a lot more to offer that Charlie. I’d love to have him for the right price. He’s injury prone, but has jets when healthy. I’d take the gamble if it doesn’t break the bank. 2/3 years 5 mill a year