Don’t Tell Lavonte David That Underwear Football Is A Waste

June 13th, 2024

Sees value.

Bucs iconic linebacker Lavonte David will enter his 13th season NFL season. He’s seen it all.

So why is he fooling with underwear football and risking a dumb injury (hello, Ryan Jensen) when the Bucs would be royally screwed without him?

Well, don’t try to ask David that.

Yesterday, David was asked if he gets anything out of underwear football since he’s done it all in the NFL, including winning a Super Bowl ring. David did not buy that line of questioning at all. He declared underwear football, even at his age (34) vital.

“Oh yeah, for sure, I get a lot out of it,” David said. “I get a feel for a lot of guys, a lot of new guys – we’ve got a lot of new, young guys here. I get a feel for who I’m going to be working with, with the changes.

“Obviously I’m going to be working with K.J. [Britt] a lot, so I try to get a feel for what he likes and what he [doesn’t] like. And, being in this defense, anything can pop up.

“Coach [Bowles] likes to tweak stuff around and stuff like that, so I’m just trying to get in and get a feel for that and get into training camp rolling.”

David made a helluva point about Britt. Last year at this time, David was working alongside Devin White. He’s gone. Enter Britt.

So Joe easily could see David getting valuable work in with underwear football now. But with his resume and street cred, would anyone say a word if David told Bowles he wanted to rest his old bones for training camp?

12 Responses to “Don’t Tell Lavonte David That Underwear Football Is A Waste”

  1. JimBobBuc Says:

    LVD belongs in the HOF and this story illustrates why he is so good. I hope he can get some picks this year and improved his HOF odds. Bowles needs to change his defense of TE’s as the Bucs gave up the most TE catches and yardage last year. Maybe used LVD in zone more?

  2. ATLBUC Says:

    Last year our over the middle coverage was awful. Teams consistently attacked us there because we couldn’t stop it. Hopefully with Idzien and the addition of Smith, we will be able to lock down the middle of the defense

  3. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    That’s what HOF players do. LFG LVD54

  4. SB~LV Says:

    It’s not at all a waste.
    So…. Is it all over until training camp starts?
    I think so.

  5. Cobraboy Says:

    “Underwear” football is critical for skill positions, not for the foundation of real football, the Big Uglies.

    The same for high school spring and summer 7 on 7 games: great for s,ills, but it’s not real football.

    But the fancy pants need it.

  6. BillyBucco Says:

    It’s only a waste for media covering football. Without the install of a new offense, we would look like a dog taking a dump at the 50.

  7. Steven007 Says:

    Joe is smashing the over/under for use of the word underwear today on this football blog. And this time also used it in the title of a post. We are here for it. Even if we don’t want to be.

  8. garro Says:

    My bet is that LVD will get plenty of vet rest days in camp. Dennis, Russell, and DeLoach better have their stuff together for those days. Time to step up gentlemen!

    Go Bucs!

  9. Roadsoda Says:

    “underwear football”: Well it wasn’t a thousand more times. But four times in a 273-word article is…..well, typical. And unneeded. And not funny. And exhausting. I’ll give Joe points for consistency, if not creativity.

  10. Dave Pear Says:

    Hall.Of.Fame player and person.

    Love, love, love LVD. I shoulda got his Jersey years ago,

  11. Jake been there since the beginning Says:

    I think it’s kinda nice to hear good things about underwear football from a guy that has been there as long as David. It’s like saying some BS about walk-throughs, getting everyone on the same page.

  12. GP Says:

    Kinda think that KJ should be learning what LVD likes, not the other way around!