Historic Sunday Coming For Lavonte David

November 11th, 2023

Joe is sure at least one great thing will happen to the Buccaneers tomorrow.

Hopefully, there’s a Tampa Bay victory against Tennessee at The Licht House. But if not, iconic Bucs linebacker Lavonte David is sure to hit the 1,000 career solo tackles mark with a typical day at the office. David has 997 career solo tackles in 174 regular season games.

He ranks 14th all-time in the modern era (since 1994) in that category.

Bucs Hall of Fame cornerback Rondé Barber ranks 10th at 1,044 solo tackles, two tackles behind Hall of Fame inside linebacker Brian Urlacher, who played 1 1/2 more seasons than David has.

With one tackle for loss tomorrow, David will pass slimy Saints edge rusher Cameron Jordan in that category. They’re tied for ninth in the modern era at 152 tackles for loss each. David is the only non-pass-rushing linebacker in the top-10.

Joe loves seeing David climb the record books.

This week on the Buccaneers Radio Network, head coach Todd Bowles talked about how David is playing “at an elite level.” He didn’t have that kind of praise for others on his defense outside of Antoine Winfield, Jr.

10 Responses to “Historic Sunday Coming For Lavonte David”

  1. BucThis Says:

    Hall of Fame worthy!!! So happy LVD got his chip!

  2. Miller5252 Says:

    David is such a once in a lifetime type player! White is trying to get paid like on of the leagues best, but doesn’t take the time to learn from the best. David’s stats show him as being one of the leagues great! Last week David was still out there punching balls free. Something easy like that you’d think White would pick up on….. seeing how it can cause a huge point swing or momentum swing and White never try’s to do it. He would rather tackle someone, stand over the top of them and talk crap like he did something special. I really hope David goes another 2 years, maybe 3 but go to a team that can win it all! Bucs fans will totally understand and support it! The day he goes, it’ll be like when Brooks was done….. really sad day!! Dudes a superstar and wish him nothing but the best!!!

  3. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Off topic..

    But to heck with Caleb Williams, this Jayden Daniels is a baller.

  4. Usfbuc Says:

    Agreed Jmarkbuc – here is my list of QBs if we draft one – Drake Maye, Michael Penix, Jaylon Daniels, JJ McCarthy

  5. Usfbuc Says:

    LVD really is one of the great linebackers of all time.

  6. DungyDance Says:

    Lavonte is one of the few things about the Bucs that ‘s still inspiring. You have to wonder whether he and Devin White even talk to each other. Man, what a contrast.

  7. 76 bucsfan46 Says:

    Lavonte Davids jersey is the only one hanging in my closet from this era of Buc football.

  8. Bobby Says:

    Lavonte David, Mark Domink’s best draft pick. I remember when he first got to Tampa out of Nebraska in 2012. Lavonte should be inducted into HOF one day. Best thing about Lavonte is his character and his great play is a model of consistency game after game after game. Bucs don’t win a Super Bowl in the 2020 season without him.

  9. Jeff’s grandpa Says:

    Definitely a hof if irv can do it

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

    A Buc great & HOFer, after 8 years of eligibility & N.E. bias. No one has yet to explain to me why David doesn’t have the “C” on his chest…because he doesn’t yell? Well, our yeller “c” (lower case intentional) doesn’t play. Bowles inhales vigorously!