Lavonte David Enjoying (Diluted) Super Bowl Spotlight

February 3rd, 2021

Not fretting lack of hype.

Nothing can damper Bucs linebacker Lavonte David’s enthusiasm for making his first Super Bowl.

Not even a pandemic.

In a normal Super Bowl year, David — a guy who prefers to avoid the klieglights of network TV — would be in the middle of one of the biggest annual media cyclones, Super Bowl Opening Night.

He would have had his own podium for an hour of questions from not just normal NFL reporters but all the wacky TV and radio guys, too. David would have been asked what his favorite tree is or been asked to dance with some entertainment show hostess, and to — this is a direct quote from a past Super Bowl media day via former MTV personality Downtown Julie Brown — “shake your booty” when he scores a defensive touchdown.

David would have been in the middle of the chaos and craziness, and maybe he finally getting the recognition he deserves as one of the game’s best linebackers.

That is in normal years. For about 11 months, we have been living in abnormal times. The only access to David this week is virtual, where David sits in an empty, quiet room and stares into a soulless camera — the complete and total opposite of a normal (?) Super Bowl Opening Night.

So David was asked yesterday in his media session if his first Super Bowl experience is tarnished or watered down significantly by The Sickness.

“Oh, not at all, not at all,” David said. “COVID? You can’t control that. That happens. But what we can control” is how the Bucs play on Sunday].”

Even without all the glitz and hype of a normal Super Bowl week, David admitted he’s savoring it after toiling for so many awful teams since he was drafted by the Bucs in 2012.

“I’m taking it all in,” David said. “No one can take this moment away from me. I’m soaking it all in and enjoy this moment.”

If there is a storybook ending in Joe’s eyes, it would be for David to get a pick-six late in the Super Bowl to seal a win, Derrick Brooks style.

7 Responses to “Lavonte David Enjoying (Diluted) Super Bowl Spotlight”

  1. Snook Says:

    Joe – I agree with the pick 6 by David. Already thought of that. I also think it happens.

  2. bkgrime Says:

    As much as I want David to get the brooks style dagger I can’t see anyone else besides White getting it

  3. BillyBucFan Says:

    In the interview LD said his hamstring is a precautionary thing and the staff was just taking care of him.

    I think these injuries have been blown out of proportion.

  4. David Says:

    That would be awesome. Trying to mount a come back, Mahomes rolls out and tries to hit Kelce only to have LVD jump the route and take it to the house to ice the game!!!


  5. Mike Says:

    LVD will be in full force Sunday and will be flying all over the field making plays!

  6. PSL Bob Says:

    No doubt White and David are a wrecking crew. Hope one or both have big plays in the game.

  7. Clean House Says:

    How about one of his famous fourth down stops, leaving a scrambling Mahomes inches away from victory