Visibility Working For Bucs LB

October 25th, 2020

Reputation growing.

It may have been Mike Tanier of Pro Football Network who noted he has to stop calling Bucs linebacker Lavonte David the most underrated and unknown linebacker in the NFL because the way he’s playing he won’t be underrated on unknown.

That’s one bummer for Joe with the Bucs and David not playing in prime time across the nation tonight. David is balling out and you could make an argument he is having the best season of anyone on the NFL’s No. 1 defense.

David’s accomplishments since being drafted in 2012 have largely been swept under a rug because he rarely played in big games, very seldom played in prime time and the team he played on not only s@cked out loud but possessed some of the worst defenses in the league if not history of the league.

That’s starting to change.

Check out the Twitter from CBS Sports last week. They believe David has an argument for the Hall of Fame. Joe doesn’t know if he will go that far but CBS Sports offers a compelling argument.

And then also this week, David was honored for the “Way to Play” award, handed out weekly by the NFL hands to players who consistently use proper technique. You can see the clips used in the NFL Network video below.

No, no prime time game for David tonight. But the Bucs-Raiders broadcast will still get good coverage. It will be broadcast through most of the left coast and in New York City.

10 Responses to “Visibility Working For Bucs LB”

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    LVD better get AP awards this year since there’s no Probowl

    he’s been snubbed way too many times in the past

  2. Buczilla Says:

    David is playing his butt off and I agree that this may be his best year ever. As for the HOF, if Lynch and Ronde are having issues getting in (no rants from me today) David’s chances look bleak due to a lack of abundant post season awards. Maybe if he gets DPOY this year his chances will go up?

  3. #1bucfan Says:

    I’ve bin harping on this for years. He really is the most underrated player in the NFL. It’s crazy he’s bin ballin for 9 years and people just now noticing. It’s crazy to see all these people so surprised by his play and most of us Bucs fans ain’t surprised at all cause this is what we expect from him every Sunday. Let’s go LVD. time for you to get your pick 6 or even better force a fumble recover it and score

  4. Hodad Says:

    You know why L.D. is playing lights out? He doesn’t have that marsh mellow McCoy in front of him anymore. We have some no nonsense guys in the trenches now. Suh has been a beast, so has Vea, Nacho, Golston, and the rest feed off that. You’re not seeing McCoy helping up Q.B.’s saying my bad. You’re seeing Suh knocking them to the ground, then telling them F you. That nasty front is making LVD’s job much easier. Go you bad Bucs.

  5. orlbucfan Says:

    Horse, LVD was playing lights out football his first season here. So, take your GMC grudge and stuff it somewhere else. LVD is a HOF player, but being recognized for it? My hope is he gets to play in the postseason before he retires.

  6. orlbucfan Says:

    I hate IPads and the edit crap on them. My comment was addressed to Hodad.

  7. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Losing team for most of his career so far is LVD’s problem. He got side tracked some when Lovie was here. He did not play at the same level as when Schiano was here. I think Lovie tried to use him wrong, because LVD is a stud. You see in Bowles Defense that LVD has stepped up his game considerably. He is a stud, whether he gets into the HOF is another story. John Lynch should already be in there. Politics, not the play on the field has kept John out. So we will see. SUPER BOWL OR BUST!! GO BUCS!!!

  8. BillyBucFan Says:

    Hodad is not wrong.
    The line is certainly helping and David could very easily win DPOY.
    That is if Carlton or Jamel don’t.

    I expect to see more LB sacks in 321…..

  9. bojim Says:

    A Super Bowl may get him consideration.

  10. ©MadMax Says:

    Play diagnoser/headhunter LD54!!! Like I said, best LB core in the NFL!