Found September 09, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
TAMPA, Fla. -- The day after, no Tampa Bay Buccaneers defender worried about linebacker Lavonte David's frame of mind. They had witnessed his reaction to one of the opening week's most inexplicable penalties -- "He was definitely upset, and you could see that on him," linebacker Jonathan Casillas said but there was no concern about how the second-year player would react to his next test. No worry that what resulted from a light shove of New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith on the sideline in the closing seconds Sunday would carry into Week 2. No worry that the image of Nick Folk's 48-yard field goal sailing through MetLife Stadium's uprights would stay with him. No worry that this mistake, painful and prominent in the Jets' 18-17 victory, would linger to stunt his potential. If not for the shove, talk about David would have been much different Monday. He would have been praised for his eight tackles (two for a loss), one sack and one interception. B...
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