“It’s Not Ok, That It’s Ok To Be Pissed Off”

November 8th, 2019

Insight into Lavonte David’s locker room talk

Remember that Lavonte David angry and fiery address to the losing Bucs locker room immediately following the loss in Tennessee?

Bucco Bruce Arians said David said everything that needed to be said so the head coach kept his mouth shut.

But what did David say?

Ali Marpet offered insight during his visit to Buccaneers Radio this week.

“I think Lavonte’s message was, it’s not ok, that it’s ok to be pissed off. And you gotta bring that mentality every week,’ Marpet said. “And I think that that continues.

“I think you’ve gotta on Wednesdays and Thursday and Fridays that everything’s a must win. You gotta focus on little things and you gotta bring that effort every single day or else games slip away from you.”

Joe hears all this but is perplexed, repeatedly Bucco Bruce Arians says his roster gives everything they have in practice, to the point he doesn’t know if the team is going to go out and win or lose because the effort is so steady in practice.

Arians always says his team’s effort is extraordinary.

So then why was Marpet talking about effort? Odd.

As far as being “pissed off,” it’s an interesting message. You’d think the Bucs would have attacked this entire preseason angry after enduring so much losing and embarrassment through the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

21 Responses to ““It’s Not Ok, That It’s Ok To Be Pissed Off””

  1. DB55 Says:

    I can tell you one guy that’s pissed, Michael Evans, and he shows it regularly. And that’s coming from a guy leading the league in TDs second in yards and first in DEEP BALL catches with six 40+ yard catches this season.

    If he only had a quarterback that could throw the long ball with accuracy instead of JayMiss ATM WinsNot the human crableg.

  2. FanO’Bucs Says:

    They’re just not in sync

  3. Tye Says:

    I can’t help but wonder just how much politics is taking place on the field…
    If you don’t believe there is politics in the game, you are deceived..
    Just because coaches like and pick a QB, doesn’t mean everyone is in agreement..

    Linemen get fed up with a QB losing games, purposefully whiff every once and a while on blocks in hopes of any injury to play someone else…

    Defensive players get frustrated with going out shutting done the other team just to be sent back out a few minutes later because the offense 3 and out or turnovers so they don’t play as hard…

    If you don’t think this happens then you don’t know the reality of the game.. growing up in and around this sport you witness some strange things you would not think should happen.

  4. Tim Says:

    Tye is right and I think the locker room was divided last year.
    Many of the guys wanted Fitz in at QB, not because they dislike JW. But rather they felt Fitz gave them the best chance to win. (This why Fitz is gone, not because he is a bad backup. Rather because there are players on this team that do not believe JW is their best chance to win)

  5. zzbuc Says:

    Old school!!!
    That is what is needed!!!!
    more LVD’s JPP’s ME’s….less lazy guys that seems to be a pretty lot!!!
    I remember not many years ago, when Lazy Baker also was pointed bya a teammate dont remember who was……

  6. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Tim, please cite your source! I have never heard this from anyone other than some anti Jameis poster named Tim. Please refer me to the articles and quotes supporting your statement.

  7. tickrdr Says:

    I think you left a second “not” out of the quote.


  8. Buczilla Says:

    I’m guessing that there are still a few weeds among the players that are doing the right things that need to be pulled. Hopefully a new gm with no ties to the players currently on the roster will weed them out. Licht is a gosh damn menace to this franchise’s future and there will be no hope until he is gone.

  9. Defense Rules Says:

    Talk is just that … TALK. i’ve known some folks who could talk the best game in the world, but when you look at their PERFORMANCE, you realize they were nothing but TALK.

    There are a number of Bucs’ players, on BOTH sides of the ball, who could play on any NFL team. As long as they’re healthy, they perform fairly consistently game after game. Then there are some other Bucs who have some great games, some good games AND some REALLY bad games. They’re consistently inconsistent. And oh ya, a few who are just consistently BAD. They’re taking up a roster spot only because management screwed up, has an investment in them, and can’t bring themselves to walk away.

    If good players aren’t playing consistent ball, that’s on both the players AND the coaches IMO. Bad players have no business on the field IMO; they hurt the team. But I find it hard to blame the player; they’re just not talented enough. I do however blame management for signing or drafting them, AND coaching for playing them. If their PERFORMANCE isn’t cutting it, move on. Next man up.

  10. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Defense, next man up sounds good as a sound bite. That is all it is though. The “next man up” obviously isn’t talented enough to supplant the guy in front of him. Coaches don’t put their worst players in front of the better players in an effort to lose (save for maybe the tanking Dolphins). Everyone was screaming for Jamel Dean to get his shot. Well he did and how did that work out. You don’t simply bench your most talented players and put in weaker players if the better ones aren’t lighting it up. Typically when the weaker players go in the play declines, which is the expected outcome. If you have a Ferrari that isn’t going from 0 to 60 in the amount of time you had hoped for, you don’t simply use your second car, a Prius, to get better results.

  11. unbelievable Says:

    Yup, Mike Evans has looked pissed AF every week since week 5.

    So have the fans.

  12. 2020 What is the bucs future plan? Says:

    Dont piss on me and tell me its raining….. NFL means …. NNot FFor Llong…. time to clean house ….top to bottom ….. acceptinG a GM LOSING RECORD OF 66% IS BAD BUSINESS………

  13. TampaTown Says:

    The guys who give a $hit (Jameis, Mike Evans, LVD, Ali, JPP) are tired of the ones who don’t. It’s time to start pointing fingers and naming names because apparently our bloated coaching staff and clueless GM don’t know who they are.

  14. Cgmaster27 Says:

    @Tye funny how you neglect to mention an offense thats averaging 29 a game thay knows they have to score wvery posession because their swiss cheese defense is giving up 31 a game. But whatever fits your anti jameis nattative bub.

  15. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Unbelievable you know that DB55 was being sarcastic right!

  16. StonedBuc Says:

    Soft players. Step up damn how is it hard to want to humiliate your opponent.

  17. VA Tom Says:

    Guys, you’re articles are all becoming “reading between the lines” BS and picking apart every little sentence. These guys talk, they give interviews. They probably say stupid stuff. I doubt its rehearsed or terribly game planned. If you’re just going to pick apart everything they say then this is going to get boring quick. I know the season’s over, but how about a modicum of common sense unless we are hearing the same themes multiple times. Cam Brate says this, Ali says that. What the hell else are they gonna say? This season is another waste.

  18. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Isn’t it ironic that a coach from the Dungy “tree” , Clyde christiansen was who Jameis credited with his deep ball efficiency improvement.

  19. Ryan Hayes Says:

    Is this truck serious talk about if Jamison Evans regularly on the deep ball but he’s leading the league in touchdowns over for lunch but he can’t do it regularly that’s funny I don’t know if youRemember what the QB situation was like before Jamie Scott here he’s the problem he’s not15th 16th or 17 they would be 5-3 right now

  20. BigHog Says:

    DB655…….I know!!!!

  21. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Lol, Ryan, try to speak English when you post on this site. WOW! I am hoping you wrote this after spending hours at the bar and it was an honest mistake.