“I’ve Been On Both Sides”

October 22nd, 2018

Devastating, heartbreaking losses are nothing new to Lavonte David.

Opening day 2013, anyone?

David has been a goat and he’s also enjoyed his share of a few sweet and stunning victories. Heck, the Bucs had one on opening day this year.

Talking about goat-turned-savior kicker Chandler Catanzaro after the game yesterday, David seemed extremely empathetic. “I’ve been on both sides,” he said.

Joe thinks that’s an important lesson for Bucs fans moaning about how the Bucs looked in their overtime win yesterday against the Browns. It’s far too easy to be negative — even if the Bucs and their coaching staff make it easy.

There was a ton of good in that Bucs performance, including David’s sick strip of Browns QB Baker Mayfield on fourth down as halftime was about to end. David was relentless in his chase and punched right for the ball. It was the kind of every-blade-of-grass effort Derrick Brooks talks about and the kind the Bucs desperately need more of.

You can see David in the locker room video below.

11 Responses to ““I’ve Been On Both Sides””

  1. Bird Says:

    He will have to play like a man possessed with Kwon out which he did before we drafted Kwon

    Hopefully beckwith can be back in a few weeks cause I think beckwith is the better mike anyway

    No question kwon is emotional team leader but he takes a lot of bad angles and bites to often.
    Again I hope Keon can make back to team. Maybe the glazers will give him a bonus for situation he got out in and not getting contract in time

  2. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    The defense is so screwed without kwon in the middle

    we all saw a huge difference in defensive play after he went out…..

  3. JabooBuc Says:

    D was impressive in the first half. Playing with a lot energy and tackling well. Kwon’s Injury seemed to deflate them quite a bit. Major blow to this team as I believe with Beckwith coming back we would have had a formidable LB unit. Now, with Kwon and possibly Cinchy out, it looks to be a huge hole.

  4. Clarence Says:

    D-line was ok without McCoy but I can’t see us beating any good teams with a hole at mlb

  5. i like gunslingers Says:

    as joe has said ya’ll beckwith has missed OTA’s minicamp, training camp, preseason, half this year and countless practices, do you honestly think if he was ready to play tomorrow he would be in football shape and would make much of an impact, come on man

  6. Doctor Stroud Says:

    On to Cincinnati! They had a blowout loss last night. Dalton gets the ball out faster than almost any QB in the NFL. Green needs to be covered. I hope Coach Koetter didn’t give the team a day off this week. On to Cincinnati! #ontocincinnati

  7. Defense Rules Says:

    Still can’t find any update on what’s up with Jack Cichy. With re-adding Bond the other day, we got up to 6 LBs, but now losing Kwon takes us down to 5, and if Cichy is also hurt we’re down to 4 LBs (LVD, Taylor, Lynch 7 Bond). We do have Nzeocha on the PS, but not really sure who he is or what he’s done (but at 218 lbs, doubt that he’s our future MLB).

  8. BucNole Says:

    Bond is the only one with any starts – perhaps he gets the start and or move Taylor???

  9. Frank Pillow Says:

    Considering where they came from, yesterday’s performance by the D was nothing short of transformative. For good portions of the afternoon, there was inside/out pressure from the DL, the DBs were the vicinity of Cleveland’s WRs and we managed to get off of the field after 3rd & long.

    I’ve been VERY hard on 58 and 54 over the past year, but both looked and played like completely different players yesterday. They finally played with the type of speed and tenacity we all know they’re capable of. They shed blocks, made the right reads, took correct angles and even covered well.

    It might’ve been their best combined performance ever–which is what makes Kwon’s injury all the more tragic. David is now going to have to step into a more active leadership role and be the bedrock of this D, along with JPP.

  10. XpfcWintergreen2 Says:

    It will be interesting to see how David plays under coach Duffner’s watch.

    Go Bucs!!!!!!

  11. orlbucfan Says:

    Kwon’s injury is just more Buc Luck/Curse. You shrug it off and move on. It’s not the first season half of Bucs D is on IR. They all played better yesterday especially LVD and the DBs. Hope Koetter gets the fog out of his head and calls a LIBERAL O game plan. Miracles do happen. 🙂