“I’m Not Going Back Down That Road”

November 23rd, 2022

Lavonte David

As a face of The Lost Decade of Buccaneers football, Lavonte David knows the years of pain he endured.

And he’s unafraid to share it with teammates.

That was the message today at One Buc Palace from Buccaneers savior linebacker Devin White.

White was talking about his focus and where he gets an extra gear. Sometimes it comes from David.

“Lavonte, man, he kind of hold me to an even higher standard than myself,” White explained. “Because he’s been doing it so long. You know, winning feels good to him and he knows what it’s like to lose. He always tell me, like, ‘I’m not going back down that road. So whatever we gotta do as a group to get everybody going, we just gotta be that glue for the team.'”

David sure does know what it’s like to lose. So does Joe and most fans reading this post.

Nobody wants to go back to those days of heated NFL Draft talk around the Thanksgiving table and wondering when the Bucs would have a legitimate quarterback.’

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16 Responses to ““I’m Not Going Back Down That Road””

  1. Goatfarmer Says:

    Thankful for LVD. He needs to tell Bowelswich to start Leverett.

  2. Buccos Says:

    Thank you Sweet Baby Jesus. LFG!

  3. Da Bucs Guy Says:

    Then LVD should ask for a trade to the 49ers when Brady plays there next year.

  4. SB Says:

    Top 10 greatest Buc of all time IMO

  5. Miller5252 Says:

    Dudes a stud!! What else do say about him. He’ll go down as one of the all time great Buccaneers!

  6. Redeemer Says:

    LD has been one of the best linebackers in the game for almost a decade now. Love his consistency. He doesn’t get talked about enough. Forgot one of the best bucs of all time. He’s in my top 10 for best backers of all time.

  7. TampabayDJ82 Says:

    @ Da Bucs Guy – What a fake bandwagon Bucs fan you are ! Brady ain’t going nowhere and LVD was saying that he would do anything it takes for this team to win ! Moron ! Go root for you’re Niners and don’t come back… Go Bucs!!

  8. Bucanero Says:

    Does that mean he’s retiring with Brady? It would make sense. Who else will hang the cleats on the same bus? In all fairness no one imagined the Tompa Bay age would last three years and there’s even a chance for more? There’s something to be grateful for as a Bucs fan. This team can make a run deep in the playoffs but leaders need to step in, potential has to be realized, and wind has to blow behind our veils. Feeling optimistic about it. Winning is addictive and so is losing. What will our Bucs be? Middle of the road.

  9. August 1976 Buc Says:

    This team on paper is not close at all to the Lost decade, BUT…….
    The record sure is.

    This is an “UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE team”

    At 5-5 nothing is sure but mediocrity

    Hope they can actually win more than they lose.
    They sure are not going to threaten any serious contender.

    For now PRETENDER is their status, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

    Things could change, OK so let the Bucs prove it on the field.

    Mediocrity sux, 4-2 is a long way to get 9 wins lol,
    Not impossible, but not likely
    Yes I hope they can, we will see.

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  10. Redeemer Says:

    @August, get your rational, realistic perspective outta here. Agree with most of what you said. But, remember we have a guy named Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Junior.

  11. Buc4evr Says:

    Poor LVD, this team is now a house of cards. Looks good on paper but players are as brittle as glass. VV is the latest prime example. Hope this team can win out, but injuries could derail a SB run. O line is mediocre and D line is hurting. BL is unable to adapt at play calling. Offense can’t score more than 20 points a game putting everything on the defense. Don’t see this team going past the first round unless there is a vast improvement.

  12. steele Says:

    LVD and anyone else with a pulse are at the mercy of Todd and Byron.

  13. Winky Says:

    David is Buc royalty.

    Go Bucs!!

  14. SOEbuc Says:

    Favorite buc all-time. HOF numbers.

  15. Itzok Says:

    Draft talk around Thanksgiving? It was more like Halloween along with looking up Fanatics return policy on the #3 Winston jersey I bought. Questioning why I continue to have season tickets. Usually before I could pass out candy I was well up to speed on next years first rounders.

  16. BucsBeBack (Artist formally known as: BringBucsBack) Says:

    Why is the “C” not on LVD’s jersey?