“We Thought We Was Hot Stuff Back Then”

January 12th, 2023

Lavonte David got out his pen (red?) and wrote a message to his teammates.

No, nothing like The Jameisburg Address of 2016. David said he wrote on a locker room board, “It’s a new season.”

David talked to media yesterday and made it clear that regular season records for all teams are now meaningless. But since he also said Dallas appears a better football team, Joe got a little queasy.

The iconic Bucs linebacker was asked about Tampa Bay beating the Cowboys 19-3 on opening day and what has changed since.

“That was 17 weeks ago. This is a different football team,” David said. “We thought we was hot stuff back then, but, you know, they got the better record. It seems like they got the better football team.”

He went on to say the Bucs are definitely “a confident group” heading into Monday’s playoff clash, and there’s no reason their best performance shouldn’t be enough to win. He pointed to the defense recovering from “a big dropoff” in turnovers, which are necessary in the playoffs.

13 Responses to ““We Thought We Was Hot Stuff Back Then””

  1. DoooshLaRue Says:

    I hope I never have to hear LVD, Devin White and Leftwich conversatin’ with each other……….

  2. Redeemer Says:

    I think we need at least two turnovers. Dak is tied for the league lead in INTs. Bucs should be able to control their run game, so long as the linebackers maintain gap integrity and don’t overrun plays. This is supposed to be Bowles wheelhouse. Limiting a high powered offense. Hopefully he doesn’t go blitz happy.

  3. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Take the shackles off of the offense, Todd. Your way is losing football.

  4. Bowles4President Says:

    Resign this man!!!

  5. Darin Says:

    Lefty’s teaching offense and language. And offensive language

  6. Pewter Power Says:

    This team can be so damn annoying but I guess laid back city gets you laid back players. How can you think you were hot stuff week one in a 17 week season I mean honestly

  7. Goatfarmer Says:

    LVD, all the way. Lifetime Buc. Pay him to stay. Let the other fellow play out his last year in 2023 and make his fortune over-talking and under-delivering like always.

  8. Pickgrin Says:

    “there’s no reason their best performance shouldn’t be enough to win”

    Which is why this team has been so frustrating….

    With the talent this team has on paper – the Bucs can compete with and BEAT any team in the league when they bring their “A” game for 60 minutes.

    But when is the last time in 2022 that the Buccaneers – all 3 phases – played their “A” game for anywhere CLOSE to 60 minutes?? The first game of the season is the answer…..

    Even in the Germany game vs Seattle where all phases played well – we had to stave off a Seahawks come back at the very end that was too close for comfort….

    The Bucs CAN beat any team they will face over the next 4 weeks (hopefully) – but that will require things we haven’t seen much of all season. Like a solid and consistent running game – and big plays on BOTH sides of the ball…. Oh – and some in game offensive “adjustments”would also be nice but thats likely asking too much…….

    GO BUCS. We can easily beat the Cowgirls if the team shows up to play and limits the mistakes…..

  9. BrianBucs Says:

    LVD is 100% correct.
    Right now every playoff team is 0-0

  10. NEfan Says:

    The first Dallas game the O had trouble getting into the end zone 5 FG attempts Succop made 4. It was a lot closer than many might think.

  11. SB~LV Says:

    Watch with a keen eye the quality of the other teams this weekend and see how much reminds you of how the Bucs compare from their play this season, that will be a scary series of shortcomings

  12. Goatfarmer Says:

    Yep. Toad Blowes, let them get all full of himself. “We are physical. We dominate. We don’t need to score touchdowns. 19 points is plenty.

    Only the worst coach let’s his players think they’re hot stuff because of one opening day win.

    ALthough he didn’t specify what “stuff” he was talking about. Loose Bowels maybe? Warn runny Loose Bowels. Yep.

    Hot ‘rrhea.


    Use quantum time, get it done before the 2022 season started. Before Arians gifted him the job.

  13. Jonny Says:

    In week 1 we all thought Bucs were the real deal just like maybe our players did and that confidence help beat cowboys. Any team that loses the way cowboys did in week 1 and loses their QB to injury for 4 weeks after usually folds. But the cowboys are a damn good team that are coached well despite what the media says about Mike McCarthy. Despite their recent struggles, they are just as battle tested as the Bucs are, but they ended up winning a lot more of their battles.