Lavonte David Has “Swelling”

August 2nd, 2019

Yes, Lavonte David sat out practice Friday night with swelling.

Joe’s going to be positive and hope David’s face was swollen after smiling so much watching Ndamukong Suh and Vita Vea dominate the Bucs offensive line.

Alas, that’s unlikely.

Bucco Bruce Arians told local media tonight that David is no fan of the Glazer Shed turf and he had “swelling,” so he got the night off.

Joe doesn’t recall anyone asking Arians where the swelling is, hence, Joe’s optimism has a chance of being true. But the greater chance is that David, 29 years old and a veteran of 105 games, is a guy who’s body needs those veteran maintenance days. And he just got one.

Joe sure hopes it’s not a knee.

Joe spoke with David after practice Thursday night for a future story and David didn’t appear to be in any discomfort at all. At times, David was quite happy.

12 Responses to “Lavonte David Has “Swelling””

  1. Sport Says:

    Next man up! See you in the regular season. We know what you can do!

    In BA I Trust!

  2. Andrew Says:

    Toe was first to come to mind

  3. Pickgrin Says:

    Yea – we definitely need LD54 to stay healthy this year.

    Fingers crossed.

  4. Cometowin2 Says:

    Time to finally get some of the attention and glory he has long deserved. It’s like he’s still being punished for knocking the Jet out of bounds.

  5. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Sport Says:
    August 3rd, 2019 at 12:09 am
    “Next man up! See you in the regular season. We know what you can do!”

    Um. No.

    If you are suggesting he rest until season starts, that would not be a good idea.

    It’s not about what he can do individually. It’s about what the entire defense can do together. So it is important they work together a lot.

    If that’s not what you are suggesting, my apologies on the assumption.

  6. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    The jet out of bounds play AND the admitted mind melt on the first play of the regular season a few years ago that set the tone for the rest of the season.

  7. tmaxcon Says:


    Lvd deserves no glory nor has he earned any glory .. he has had 1 good season under schiano and the rest have been half arse efforts with bad results. not to mention he has admitted to being mentally weak and that he cant revover after bad calls and big plays…. lvd is just another to below average lb that low standard bucfan confuses popularity with greatness

  8. tmaxcon Says:

    The only thing lvd has proven he does well is loose and wilt mentally…. you people really have no standards

  9. orlbucfan Says:

    tmaxcon isn’t considered tampon brained for nothing. Doofus! Rest, LVD.

  10. tmaxcon Says:

    orlbucfan Says:

    glad your still with us granny i was wondering about that!!!!

  11. BucsFan727 Says:

    Swelling? has to be his kness. David has proven he can play at a high level when used correctly. Only an idiot would think other wise. Or a fan from another team trolling.

  12. jjbucfan Says:

    Next man up for Tmax, GMac gone- LVD’s turn. This should be fun, lol. All kidding aside- he needs to stay healthy. It was Mike Smith’s defense that didn’t allow our LB’s to be successful, they were expected to be in 3 places at once. Under Bowles, they should ALL thrive.