The song should be “Shut down for what”…. for health for starters. Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David should be shut down for the rest of the year. There is no point in playing the NFL’s 3 leading tackler at this point.
Even though a playoff spot was a pipe dream, it was mathematically possible even up until last
David is too valuable to play with his health....
Once in a good position to make his first Pro Bowl, outside linebacker Lavonte David now is in danger of missing yet another trip to Hawaii Phoenix.
David was in the Top 6 for his position but has now dropped down to eighth in the latest balloting update.
Number of Votes
Bucs’ linebacker Lavonte David and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy are the only two Buccaneers in the Top 10 of their respective positions for Pro Bowl votes. McCoy seems to be on his way to his third consecutive trip to Hawaii but for David, who is looking for his first trip, loses a spot in the Top 10 for outside linebackers.
The latest updated numbers were obtained by TheBayCave...
When cover32 released its list of the top 10 outside linebackers in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article.
And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s OLB to making the list?
To provide an answer, the...
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TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David wasn't named to the Pro Bowl, but he was recognized for another prestigious honor Friday.
David and Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy were named first-team selections to the Associated Press 2013 NFL All-Pro team by a panel of 50 media members. It is the first such honor for both players.
David, 23, had a team-high 144...
After Friday night’s 2013 NFL Pro Bowlers were revealed, Buccaneers’ linebacker Lavonte David was not among them. That created an uproar from the masses not just among the Tampa Bay area but across the nation. Bucs’ defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was selected to his second consecutive Pro Bowl. He too was among the many that voiced his displeasure in David not being picked...
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Bucs’ linebacker Lavonte David does not pay attention to his stats as he is more focused on winning football games. With six sacks and five interceptions this season, David has been the spark to many games for the defense this season. Talking to the media in his day-after-game press conference on Monday, Tampa Bay head coach Greg Schiano said he would not trade David in response...