”It’s Definitely Been A Life-Changer”

May 18th, 2021

The Bucs’ No. 1 cornerback isn’t even 24 1/2 years old, and he’s got three seasons under his belt and a Super Bowl ring.

He’s also got new perspective.

Carlton Davis said it’s not business as usual after winning a Super Bowl — personally and professionally.

“It’s definitely been a life-changer,” Davis told the Behind The Mask podcast, referring to winning the Super Bowl. ”You know, just from the popularity standpoint to the respect standpoint, to the way people around you view you now. It’s like they kind of put you on this pedestal whether you like it or not. And you know, a lot comes with that Super Bowl trophy. We put a lot of work into that. It was a hell of a journey. Life is good right now. Hopefully we can repeat this same cycle [in 2021] and keep it going.”

His stunning Super Bowl stat was tossed to Davis for his reaction. Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes targeted the guy Davis was covering just four times; the result was two catches for just 14 yards.

Davis said the extra week to prepare for the Chiefs was critical. He said he honed in his technique and watched so much film and studied so hard that he almost felt like he was cheating come gameday.

14 Responses to “”It’s Definitely Been A Life-Changer””

  1. Larry Says:

    Let’s hope NONE of the Bucs get complacent. We know the QB sure won’t!!!

  2. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Tom Brady promised these guys in his super bowl pre-game speech that this would be the case. The difference between the 2019 home loss to close out the season ( and Buc careers of Winny & Gay ) until now is far stranger than fiction.

  3. Medicated Pete Says:

    TB12’s pregame “Your Legacy” speech is what he’s talking about. It all came true

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Playing for honor…..

  5. PSL Bob Says:

    When he said he “watched so much film and studied so hard that he almost felt like he was cheating come gameday” is really critical. Whether Boyles- or Brady-inspired is unimportant. The whole team now seems to be indoctrinated into a new level of game prep, and that says a lot about the winning character of the new Bucs. Just keep it up guys! A scary team indeed in 2021!

  6. Robert Says:

    he’s under rated IMO

  7. Fred Orlando Says:

    The humility I’m getting from these Bucs bodes far more favorably than the more brash attitude the 2002 Bucs exhibited. Maybe 2 or more in a row is indeed promising.

  8. JGhotier Says:

    When are we gonna admit CDIII is a capable and deserved Bucs “shut down” DB?

  9. BUCFAN4LIFE Says:

    A new culture has definitely been instilled at One Buc Place ! I’m chomping at the bit waiting for the new Season to begin ! It may be like no other that we’ve ever witnessed before in the History of our Franchise . GO BUCS !!!!

  10. SB Says:

    ” and studied so hard that he almost felt like he was cheating come gameday.”

    There is no such thing young man!!! Keep working!

  11. AKickNtheBucNuts Says:

    Keep cheating!

  12. SOEbuc Says:

    Stop crying!

  13. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Davis is a top 10 CB but I don’t think he’s quite a top five. Let’s see if he keeps up with where he left off. He definitely a starter but borderlines as a true shutdown CB.

  14. Bbro Says:

    Bingo on studying those films. The opponent would need to change up their entire game book once you knew their plays but that would be just as confusing for them. Great players know their opponents before ever facing them. 👍