MRIs For Lavonte David, Jamel Dean And Carlton Davis

November 20th, 2023

The big-money players in the Bucs’ secondary, Carlton Davis and Jamel Dean, went down with significant injuries yesterday.

Hmmm, the Bucs defense was a lockdown, lights-out force in the fourth quarter without them.

Dean’s big issue is an ankle, head coach Todd Bowles revealed today. Davis has a hip issue. Lavonte David messed up his groin late and left the game, too.

All three are having MRI tests today, Bowles said, and they’re all dealing pain/soreness.

Bowles added that rookie defensive backs Josh Hayes and Kavon Merriweather, and rookie linebacker SirVocea Dennis, played fast as replacements and did good things on the field.

44 Responses to “MRIs For Lavonte David, Jamel Dean And Carlton Davis”

  1. Hunter Says:

    Have been waiting to see SirVocea Dennis hit the field for weeks now, but was hoping it would be to replace Mr. Has-Been AKA Devin White. Not Lavonte..

  2. unbelievable Says:

    Lavonte will be missed most. Followed by Dean. I’m done with Davis, he’s look like trash all season.

    At least Dean is up and down lol. Davis has been consistently bad.

  3. Hunter Says:

    “unbelievable Says:
    November 20th, 2023 at 2:56 pm
    Lavonte will be missed most. Followed by Dean. I’m done with Davis, he’s look like trash all season.

    At least Dean is up and down lol. Davis has been consistently bad.”

    Yeah it’s weird bc Dean was the fall-guy for weeks other than Ryan Neal, of course. But 1-on-1 he’s looked decent-ish other than on that huge play to Aiyuk. I’ve never seen a CB give a WR that much room between the CB & Sideline on a route like that…..horrible

  4. Voice of Truth Says:

    First play Dennis was in he lost Kittle and got burned for a TD – welcome to the league rook!

    Thankfully we have 6 homecoming games and 1 real game left on the schedule

  5. Hunter Says:

    Either way, we need to be careful who we’re giving these big contracts to because they really do change people.

    Devin White needs to go. Would be a huge mistake to give him even more money, unless he’s just not going hard to save his health because he needs a new contract? Regardless, he sucks right now

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Looks like at least the offense is healthy….too bad we don’t let them attack

  7. unbelievable Says:

    @Hunter – yeah he’s pretty good in man-to-man usually, but I still see all our CBs lining up too deep and far off from opposing WRs too often, especially when it’s 3rd and less than 7.

    I just don’t understand giving guys a free release and not disrupting their timing. Especially against a team like SF, where so much of their offense is all about timing and misdirection.

  8. Tbbucs3 Says:

    I was somewhat holding out hope that Carlton Davis could bounce back but after seeing him try to attempt a tackle yesterday I officially have given up on him…..

    He literally looked like if Glennon was trying to make a tackle.

  9. Buc'n Enough Says:

    Davis and Dean got hurt carrying their checks to the bank

  10. BucsFan2520 Says:

    Licht whiffed on not bringing SMB and Edwards back

  11. Defense Rules Says:

    Voice of Truth … ‘Thankfully we have 6 homecoming games and 1 real game left on the schedule’.

    You mean like the Atlanta & Houston games were homecoming games?

    Would love to see us go 6-1 down the stretch and finish 10-7 but if LVD, Davis & Dean are out, that’d be a tall order to nearly run the table with what’s left.

  12. JD Still Says:

    Next man up! That’s how it’s got to be done!

  13. Jack Clark Says:

    Carlton Davis and Jamal Dean need MRIs to determine the severity of burns they received from getting TORCHED last Sunday 😂

  14. Cobraboy Says:

    Voice of Truth Says:

    Thankfully we have 6 homecoming games and 1 real game left on the schedule

    I hope you realize every team on the schedule think the Bucs are a “homecoming” (aka SEC cupcake) game.

    This team scares no one.

  15. Mike Johnson Says:

    Losing David will be huge to this Defense which already struggles.

  16. Bring back the lawn chairs Says:

    If I were the glazers; seriously, I’d have a complete investigation as to who approved deans and Davis unbelievably generous and not deserved contracts? Because clearly there was a bunch of back door shady hoodwinking going on here. It’s so painfully obvious these jackwagons are clowns, masquerading as nfl cornerbacks, and I mean that without trying to insult all the honest hardworking clowns out there in clown land🤡.

  17. NE Fan Says:

    Bad news for Indy if Dean and Davis are out, now they may not be able to throw at will.

  18. #99 the big fella Says:

    Dean and Davis get injured sleeping!

  19. SufferingSince76 Says:

    The Glazers are too busy with their Man Utd mess to pay attention to the Bucs.

  20. J Ghotier Says:

    The return on investment for our HIGHLY paid starting CB duo is most troublesome. No other way to put that.

    That’s w/o already thinking Dean will come up injured after every “tackle” he makes. Love the person and guy, but his play and fragility this year after the big money contract is worrisome. At this point, it actually seems like Dean played better in preseason in his rookie season than he now in his 2nd contract season.

    Seems right now, all that money invested in our starting CB duo is best/better spent elsewhere….albeit I’d love to be proved wrong!

  21. ModHairKen Says:

    As bad as it is, it could be worse. They could’ve sunk a ton of money into a quarterback, like Cleveland, Cincinnati, and the Jets. Don’t pay a bunch of money to a quarterback. Don’t pay a bunch of money to lousy, defensive backs.

  22. gotbbucs Says:

    Don’t rush David back. Let Dennis play and get some experience.

  23. Bobby M. Says:

    Back to zone coverage…..every opposing QBs fantasy against our defense.

  24. Bill Says:

    Davis is one of the worst cbs in the nfl. Not sure why we kept him. Even smb was better than davis and he sucked 🤣

  25. Boss Says:

    I am normally right.

    I said before the season started this D would get hurt this year because of being on the field too much.

    thank lovie

  26. Bojim Says:

    The dreaded groin.

  27. Pelsbuc61 Says:

    MRI results are in. It shows Davis has no spine and Dean has no heart. Sad about LVD. A true warrior.

  28. Eric Says:

    What if lvd and Davis play sunday we need them

  29. Hopalong Bucco Says:

    Hunter and unbelievable are spot on!!

  30. Ricki Says:

    Is anybody really surprised that those two guys show up in the report?

  31. TF Says:

    Well the positive note is 8-9 takes the division again this year and a likely Cowboys matchup. So 8 is the magic number. That’s NOT a guarantee.

  32. TF Says:

    Umm correction I just looked at the Saints cupcake schedule left. 9-8 will be needed this year.

  33. Curse of Gruden Says:

    Has Bowles been fired yet?

  34. Sly Pirate Says:


    We’ll see how fast guys come back.

  35. MegaFailure Says:

    they suck anyway

  36. LifeLongBucsFan58 Says:

    Please get rid of dean,davis and white. All trash 4th string at best

  37. Bosch Says:

    Did Bucs D truly lockdown the 9ers inQ4 or did the 9ers just quit passing the ball. I honestly dunno. Didn’t see the game.

  38. lambchop Says:

    Our CBs are overrated and injury-prone. If you’re constantly dealing with injuries every dang season, you are a liability. I mean would you ever think Ronde would sit out games with a bad toe?

  39. Duane in Sanford Says:

    Davis has been disappointing. I always thought Dean was soft. Both of them miss too many games and are in decline. Davis has a $20 million dollar cap number, and Dean has a $15 million. Hainsey, Mauch, Feiler, Goedeke, and R White all make less than 1.7 million each. You think money could be better spent to fix the damn running game?

  40. Duane in Sanford Says:

    Cap numbers for next season btw.

  41. GenocideD Says:

    Lavonte has a groin 🙂

  42. TheMIGHTYVH Says:

    What a colassal waste of $$$, cap space and breathable oxygen at 1 buc place with Dean and Davis… hey at least they keep our training staff on their toes. And I have no faith (NONE) in Zyon. He will get lit up against Colts. Need David back, especially going up against the INDY run game and Jon Taylor. Should be a shootout Sunday, if our offense shows up. God knows our pass defense will get scorched by Minshew.

  43. Donna Says:

    I said the same in the 4th quarter that they played lights out in Q4

  44. Lakeland Steve Says:

    Truth be told the 9’ers took there foot off the gas in the forth quarter and ran a vanilla offense. I wouldn’t get too excited.