“Act Of Will”

November 12th, 2019

Lavonte David moved up the ranks of NFL history Sunday to sit tied alongside Warren Sapp, London Fletcher, Ray Lewis, Hardy Nickerson and more.

David recorded the 19th forced fumble of his career — halfway through his eighth season.

Yeah, that’s right David has stripped has many balls as Lewis did in his 17-year, Hall of Fame career.

Pro Football Reference has been charting the official NFL stat since 1993. Derrick Brooks notched 24 forced fumbles in 14 seasons.

Bucs defensive tackle Beau Allen gushed over David on Buccaneers Radio last night, saying David’s strip against the Cardinals was “an act of will,” and Allen added he’d like to grow up to be David one day. He called David the perfect leader in the category of leaders he defines as “guys who kind of lead by example and do things the right way.”

Allen, who played for the Super Bowl Eagles, said David is the top guy he’s been around when it comes to that aspect of leadership.

Allen outlined other types of leaders: “juice guys” and “your rah-rah captain/emotional guys.”

Of course, the stats hounds also know David is one of the very best ever at recovering fumbles. Yeah, there’s lots of luck in that, but it’s no coincidence that a guy like David has his head and heart in the game to be around the football.

26 Responses to ““Act Of Will””

  1. H8JWLVEBUCS Says:

    Let me tell you whats gonna happen to this team. We will lose some key player next season and we will sign JW to contract and we will suck again next year because good player dont want to play for the Bucs. You all heard what Deshawn said he wanted to come and play here because of JW once he saw that he sucked he left. Its start with the QB guys if he is good player will want to play for him JW is not that good and in 5 season is looking like the same JW as season prior. I dont care about his stats I just care about wins and how we win. Trade him or get a better decision making QB in here a vet damn it aint rock science.

  2. Swampbuc Says:

    Good to see him in a scheme that magnifies his talents and abilities.

    Meanwhile, from another topic — gee, who would have thought that a secondary where the most seasoned veteran is a 24 year old with work ethic issues might be a weak spot?

  3. H8JWLVEBUCS Says:

    Last nights MNF is what football is suppose to look like not this clown show we watch Praying for ref calls to win games praying our QB doesn’t throw int’s pray that our QB wont fumble or over/under throw a wide open receiver. Damn guys, u all so fixed with his stats you forget his quality of game play. THE DUDE JUST AINT THAT GOOD!!!!!

  4. Go Bucs 72 Says:

    He a pro’s pro. He should be the ONLY player of this era to go in the ROH when he’s done. The local media has had their heads so far up McCrybaby’s a$$ they have overlooked and underreported his excellence his entire career here.

  5. H8JWLVEBUCS Says:

    Ask yourself this if you are Lavonte David would you want to stay and play for the Bucs or a team that wins. Talib, Blaunt, Alexander ect . they go to other teams and do very well so whats the problem in Tampa hmmmmmm?

  6. Crack3rK Says:

    …but as Joe always notes (except here) Leadership is overrated.

  7. Fire the fans Says:

    H8.. talib and Alexander were gone long before jw was even here. Take the blinders off buddy. Or maybe just get a new team

  8. Fire the fans Says:

    Blount* not alexander

  9. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Let’s hear it for Licht, now one third of our offensive lineman hail from mighty James Madison, a real collegiate powerhouse…SMH.

    I have no idea where james Madison college is even located

  10. GhostofSchiano Says:

    None offensive lineman on the roster, 3 from mighty James Madison….smh

  11. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Nine…spell check

  12. tmaxcon Says:

    8 Basement Titles offsets any personal achievements. when you are a leader / captain of some of the worst defensive units in nfl history no personal achievement can offset that…. i did this while leading worst of nfl history defensive units at the same time… only bucfan can’t see this….

  13. tmaxcon Says:

    and let’s not forget he is self admitted mentally weak and co chairman of the losing culture with his mentor cancer93… sorry you keep slobbering over a few plays here and there but the end result is piss poor……

  14. BrianBucs Says:

    LVD is the most underrated LB in the league. He never gets the attention he deserves because he plays for a crappy team.
    Would love to have a roster full of men just like him.

  15. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Ghost, James madison is in Virginia, that is a state on the east coast between Maryland and North Carolina. Mison wife Dolly Madison(not the food) saved George Washington’s portrait and other things when the original white house burned down.

  16. Sleepy903 Says:

    Welp VHIII gone. lack of effort wont be tolerated I see.

  17. 813bucboi Says:

    LVD is a beast

    GO BUCS!!!!

  18. Coburn Says:

    I’m seeing a report that Hargreaves is cut. Good message and anyonr whining about getting somethi ng for him… he’s one of the worat dbs on the worst pass d in thr league. .

  19. NPRSageBoy Says:

    Bucs need more players like David.

    Glad they have finally moved on from VH III.

    They can get better service from an undrafted practice squad player than that pouty piece of work.

    Finally admitting poor drafting. Finally!

    Peace, out

  20. unbelievable Says:

    That play was all effort and will.

    I’m even more excited that LVD has now finally become an actual leader for this team, especially on defense.

    He was never a vocal guy, which is fine. But he was mentally weak. Talented, but mentally weak (when you let a single penalty in the beginning of a game ruin your mind for an entire season).

  21. DB55 Says:

    Lvd is vastly underrated

  22. JustBucNwin Says:

    LVD is very underrated as well as Mike Evans who quietly got to 7k as the youngest WR in history and will join Moss as the only WRs with 6 straight 1k seasons in 74 very short yards. Life as a Bucs fan and player…would be nice to see Joe write up the records Mike Evans is eclipsing though.

  23. JustBucNwin Says:

    *76 yards…

  24. lambchop Says:

    Jameis <==== rah rah captain emotional guys.

    It's pretty clear who he's referring to. LOL.

  25. NOLES Says:


    Are you saying LVD is piss poor…. if so I think every National football pundit would disagree w you. I sure hope that’s not what you are saying. One player cannot account for an entire defense’s success or lack there of. LVD has had a very good career here & he ays w passion & desire. What does Beau Allen know…. oh yea he is actually in the locker room

  26. orlbucfan Says:

    LVD is just as good as Derrick Brooks. imagine Brooks in David’s shoes: playing on lousy teams with too many HC changes.