Lavonte David Says Bucs Were “Embarrassed”

June 12th, 2018

Joe had 1-on-1 time with Lavonte David prior to minicamp practice today and part of the chat was about the very different spring vibe and energy pulsating through One Buc Palace.

It’s real, David said.

David agreed with Gerald McCoy’s assertion that practices are already different, and David went deeper.

“It’s a different type of sense of urgency that going on around here right now. Coaches included. Everybody is a whole 100 percent effort,” David said. “Last year wasn’t the year that we wanted, wasn’t the year that we were looking for and we basically was embarrassed by it. You know, Coach Koetter just made it simple and clear, ‘You got to be better,’ and make it personal. And it starts during the offseason program and you can see the progress.”

There’s that “urgency” word again, and another Buccaneer talking about greater effort. Jobs are on the line and everyone knows it.

Joe will have more from David on the schedule and stay tuned today for on-field notes from today’s first day of mandatory minicamp.

17 Responses to “Lavonte David Says Bucs Were “Embarrassed””

  1. John5 Says:

    Jameis was also talking about it starting on the personal level, and doing everything you can to be the best you can be individually, to help the team as a whole. Seems like that message is resonating.

  2. DB55 Says:

    Are they hitting this week?

  3. Destinjohnny Says:

    Since 54 got his contact he has been soft

  4. 813bucboi Says:

    well, urgency is what I want to hear……now I just want to see it on the field!!!!….


  5. mp813 Says:

    Destinjohnny Says:
    June 12th, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Since 54 got his contact he has been soft

    Are you high?????

  6. Bucsfanman Says:

    Good word: “embarrassed”!

  7. jerseybuc Says:

    He should try being a fan for the past 40 years.

  8. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Is this the same Lavonte David who had the mind melt down on the first play of the season a few years back?

  9. Eric Says:

    100% effort?

    You mean like the 100% of season ticket prices fans pay to go to games?

    Why would any year yield less than 100%?

    Ill look in my mail for that refund I am sure is coming from OBP.

  10. DB55 Says:

    Destinjohnny Says:
    June 12th, 2018 at 2:37 pm
    Since 54 got his contact he has been soft
    Fake news

  11. DBS Says:

    Just watch any NFL show. If it was a team or a player doing it , it was the Bucs they were doing it to. They make all the highlights. Only in an embarransing way.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    so he has played better since he got payed??
    you cant say that

  13. 813bucboi Says:


    you’re right…..everyone on top100 has a highlight vs the bucs…..


  14. Roy T. Buford Says:

    We’ve heard it before. Look, when it takes so-called “professionals” having their jobs on the line to get them to perform, I have to go back and question use of the word “professionals” again. That said, it’s fine if Joe is saying that…we all know that’s a reality…but hopefully players and coaches don’t start throwing that around as reason to play better.

  15. Trench War Says:

    I want to know why that word “urgency” isn’t the goal every season anyway? Why must jobs be on the line to make it urgent? If they went into every season with a sense of urgency then nobody’s job would be on the line.

  16. Not there yet Says:

    See that McCoy? David said this team was embarrassed by their play last year but you think they should be in top 100. One is focused on stats and accolades, the other focused on having a better season than last year

  17. BringBucsBack Says: