Weekly Rewind: Lovie continues to build staff, David is a man

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to get you ready for the Divisional Playoff round. Here is the week around the playoff-less Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Lavonte David proves he’s an elite linebacker in 2013 (READ) - Lovie hires former Buc Nickerson to staff (READ) - Bucs mailbag: Where are the creamsicles? (READ) - Buccaneers fans excited...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs DT Gerald McCoy, LB Lavonte David named first-team AP NFL All-Pros

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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Gerald McCoy: Lavonte David was 'snubbed' for Pro Bowl

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...
Via The Bay Cave
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucs LB Lavonte David quietly emerging as leader

Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David shrugs his shoulders and smiles at the suggestion that he's a rising star deserving of more recognition. Higher-profile teammates Darrelle Revis and Gerald McCoy garner more attention than the soft-spoken second-year pro. Still, no one on Tampa Bay's defense has performed as consistently as David, who leads the team in tackles and is the...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Schiano: I wouldn’t trade Lavonte David for anybody

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...
Via The Bay Cave
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers lose another heartbreaker: 16-14 to the Saints

(Image from Here’s the bottom line: if you can hold the Saints to less than 20 points, you’ve got a very good chance to win the game. The Bucs D did just that, and yet — for the second week in a row — a less-than-a-minute drive with time expiring lead to the Bucs demise. When you have a chance to end a team, you do it. The Bucs were faced with a crucial drive...
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucs' Lavonte David reportedly fined for late hit

TAMPA, Fla. Linebacker Lavonte Davids late hit on New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith on Sunday contributed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers loss, and it hurt David in the wallet as well. David was fined 7,800 for the play, according to CBS Sports. David pushed Smith near the sidelines at MetLife Stadium, which led to a personal foul and allowed kicker Nick Folk to make a 48-yard field...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

LB Lavonte David, Buccaneers move past late-game mistake

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...
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September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bucs LB hands Jets a win with dumb penalty

The New York Jets were expected to be one of the biggest jokes of the NFL season, but they managed to pull out a victory in their first game. They can thank Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David for the assist. David pushed Geno Smith after the Jets quarterback had already stepped out of bounds […]
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September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Lavonte David's late hit on Geno Smith sets up Jets game-winning FG (GIF)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David committed a critical error in the final seconds of Sunday's season opener against the New York Jets that cost his team a victory. With seven seconds left and the Bucs holding a 17-15 lead, Jets QB Geno Smith was running out of bounds just past midfield. However, as Smith stepped out of bounds, David unnecessarily pushed him down...
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September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

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