Icing The Game, Changing His Legacy

January 10th, 2021

No longer is Lavonte David on the list of special Bucs players that never won a damn thing worth mentioning when they wore a Tampa Bay jersey.

And look who was there last night with the game on the line.

Man, Joe is jacked up after that glorious playoff win by the Bucs. Playoffs!!!

With a 3rd-and-10 at the Buccaneers’ 49 yard line with about 2 1/2 minutes remaining, Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke, who apparently is a Pro Bowl QB, dropped back to pass and was sacked for an 11-yard loss by David.

That was the dagger into the heart of Washington, who was trailing by eight points and didn’t have enough juice for a fourth-down miracle.

How fitting it was for David, the longest-suffering Buccaneer, to make that play. Somewhere, Gerald McCoy was screaming with joy.

David led the Bucs in tackles, had that sack, a tackle for loss, a quarterback hit and defended a pass. But far more important, he got his first playoff win.

He’ll remember it forever, and apparently so will general manager Jason Licht, who re-Tweeted what’s below after the game.

11 Responses to “Icing The Game, Changing His Legacy”

  1. Miller5252 Says:

    If anyone deserved to stop the WFT it was David. To seal the win for the Bucs and finally stop the WFT when it mattered…. heck of a job David. Both David and Evans did really good in their first post season game and even pulled out the W! Great job guys!

  2. Rod Munch Says:

    Name to the ALL-PRO team twice, the best of the best — yet isn’t good enough to make the pro-bowl team once. LOL!

    Better than Luke, would take him 10 out of 10 times over Luke – better stats, better player, and still playing – not sitting at home like a sissy.

    David would be a HOFer, he’s that good, if the Bucs didn’t waste him for all these years.

  3. ModHairKen Says:

    Lavonte David stepped up tonight. Congratulations to him. He has been a loyal Buccaneer, at times spectacular but always reliable and steady and a good man in the community. I hope he is a Buc for life and stays here when he retires.

  4. WiscoJoe Says:

    This man deserves the world for what he’s been thru with this franchise. I can’t be happier that he was the guy to insert the dagger. LFG!!!

  5. #1bucsfan Says:

    Mad respect for LVD. glad he’s a buc. Let’s goooo

  6. rrsrq Says:

    His other buddy, Gholston didn’t have any tackles, not sure, but he definitely pushed his offensive linemen in front of him in the backfield all night, that’s why they could not run

  7. PSL Bob Says:

    A play had to be made, and no one better to make it than LVD! The dude is humble and so deserving.

  8. stpetebucsfan Says:


    “not sitting at home like a sissy.

    I frequently agree with your posts. I have no quarrel with your analysis.

    It’s the gratuitous cheap shots the demean your posting. You’re calling a guy who doesn’t wish to not recognize his grandkids because of brain damage a sissy for trying to prevent that. Perhaps because I’m old enough(yeah take your cheap shot here..early senility…nursing home jokes…no sweat…but to call a guy a “sissy” because he want to be able to remember his career is not only harsh it’s just plain stooopid.

    Not trying to be the blog police…just trying to help YOU elevate otherwise valuable posts.

  9. orlbucfan Says:

    Hey stpete: Luke Mac is retired and will be considered for the HOF. Will LVD get the same consideration and respect? Doubt it.

  10. stpetebucsfan Says:


    I’m not disputing that at all. LVD will end up with far more stats and is arguably the better player.

    My point is that just because Luke Mac retired he’s not a sissy. He simply wants to have more than mush for a brain like at least one former NFL hero who worked in this very market.

    Calling him names because LVD has been shafted isn’t really necessary. And being less than LVD is not slap either. LVD is a great LB

  11. alton green Says:

    come on guys, recess is over. As Bilichick said, “on to Cinciinnati”