”I Haven’t Been Voted A Seven-Time Captain For Nothing”

May 24th, 2021

It’s awesome to think about where Lavonte David, entering his 10th Tampa Bay season, fits into the landscape of Buccaneer greats.

He’s a lock for the Buccaneers Ring of Honor. (Yes, before Gerald McCoy is ever considered.) And David is eager to cement himself as a truly iconic Bucs player and ambassador.

Ryan Mayer of CBS Sports asked David about his remaining goals and David did not hesitate to share how he’s eager on multiple fronts and appreciates those who have appreciated him for years.

”I just want to continue to be dominant in my play, continue to give back to the community in Tampa, and just continue to be the leader they expect me to be. I haven’t been voted a seven-time captain for nothing. You know, I must be doing something right,” David said.

”I’m going to keep on trying to do that, keep on being a light to the younger players that come around. You know, being that extra ear, being somebody who they can talk to outside of football, talk about life. Just continue to be a dominant football player in the Tampa community.

”I always say I look up to Derrick Brooks and what he did for Tampa on and off the field. He he laid the way, and I’m just trying to follow that way, man. You know I’m very, very thankful for the organization believing in me. And I’m definitely trying to hopefully one day retire as a Buccaneer.”

With two years of guaranteed cash on his fat new contract, David will log at least 11 seasons in pewter and red, more than Warren Sapp and as many as John Lynch. David also is likely to be one of the fastest men in NFL history to get to the 1,000-tackle mark, a rare feat itself.

Man, Joe would love to see David have a standout 2021 season and get all the accolades he deserves.

13 Responses to “”I Haven’t Been Voted A Seven-Time Captain For Nothing””

  1. SOEbuc Says:

    He is an ultimate defensive captain. And so humble and straightforward off the field but a crazy man all over the field. Reminds me I gotta go track my white Lavonte. Taking forever.

  2. SteveK Says:

    I believe credit due to Rod Munch for this, I believe he’s pointed out the comparison of Lavonte to Keuchly’s stats. It really says something, and that lavonte is better?

  3. Mikadeemas Says:

    Y’all see where Devin White ran a 4.37 40 a few days ago? “Raced” KC’s Hardman, Riggs and Justin Jefferson. DAMN!! Go Lavonte! GO BUCS!!

  4. Mikadeemas Says:

    Ruggs, dang it!

  5. Mikadeemas Says:

    In moderation

  6. SOEbuc Says:

    Been known by me he had better all around LB stats than Kuechly when he retired. The dumpster fire decade of bad coaching didn’t help his exposure through his excellent career. It is awesome for him to be noticed now as one of the best LBs on the most dangerous LB corp in the NFL in a top five if not top three defense.

  7. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Nothing against Kuechly, he deserved his accolades but, I also compared his and David’s stats over the time they were both contemporaries in the NFL. I don’t recall ever commenting here about it at JBF, though.

    Being a player on a franchised considered near the bottom of the heap makes a real difference. I expect to see Davonte go out on top now!

  8. Rod Munch Says:

    Sapp and Lynch… both chased out of town by that mental midget Gruden.

  9. Ra'Shad Says:

    It’s a travesty I don’t have his jersey.

  10. An Erection for Sacks Says:

    Ra’Shad Says:
    May 24th, 2021 at 6:29 pm
    It’s a travesty I don’t have his jersey.

    That’s exactly what I was thinking this time last year, so I bought one. I wore it every Sunday this past season, even the Bears game.🤬

  11. ClwJB Says:

    He will be equal to DB when it’s all said and done IMO, he has been so good for so long, still faster than DB ever was, at 30+

    LVD will have more than one SB trophy, but far less national recognition – regardless, one of the best to ever suit up for our Bucs

  12. Bbro Says:

    David and The Buc-D is an awesome group of great players and please don’t let all the media Articles about qb12 etc that he has no control of ever come between our Team as a Whole. The team needs to stay tight as one Family that doesn’t let the media cause conflict look what the media has done to us as a nation let’s be much wiser than that. Go Bucs!

  13. #1bucsfan Says:

    LVD is the most underrated player in the entire league this guy has bin for many years the lone bright spot on terrible terrible franchise. At least he’s starting to get the recognition he deserves. His play speaks for itself and what he does off the field just goes to show the type of character he has. This is a biased opinion but he’s the best dam LB in the game hands down. He proves it each week. Now he’s mentoring d. White who is faster and stronger bet he becomes the next LVD I’d be happy with it.