After 16 seasons combined, they're ready to reach the Super Bowl at their home stadium. LG Elgton Jenkins had a strong season. Just call him Santa Pierre-Paul. David made a guest appearance on Barstool Sports' Bussin' With the Boys podcast, hosted by linebacker Will Compton and Titans' offensive lineman Taylor Lewan. Dec 22, 2020 at 06:02 PM The NFL’s Pro Bowl rosters for 2020 were officially announced Monday night, and despite their 9-5 record, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were disrespected once again. He earned a First Team All-Pro bid in his second professional season, and he picked up a Pro Bowl nod in 2015. That's what I did. | Carmen Catches Up Lavonte David was snubbed from the Pro Bowl (yet again) – but this time, he wasn’t alone. LG Elgton Jenkins had a strong season. Being an ALL-PRO, first or second team, is a huge deal. Notably, Pro Bowl selections Kuechly and Wagner aren't within a mile of David's effectiveness stats. ", Happy holidays, Krewe ♥️🎁 pic.twitter.com/egn1NPxfXC. When comparing defensive effectiveness of the linebackers with at least 100 tackles, David is among the best in nearly every category. Come on. Lavonte David, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Lavonte David didn’t make a Pro Bowl — big surprise — but had another standout year for Tampa Bay. -The 2020 Lavonte David Pro Bowl campaign got its mode of transportation: a big bus. David is more effective in pass coverage, pass rush and tackles for loss than both of them. Author: Running back Leonard Fournette also opens up about his journey with the Bucs this season and the players that have helped him along the way. The Bucs will be taking on the Saints for the third time this season but this time, everything is at stake. David was projected to be a second or third round pick by Sports Illustratedand NFL draft experts. It's BEYOND ABSURD that both Lavonte David AND Devin White weren't named to the Pro Bowl. Guys like right guard Alex Cappa and cornerback Carlton Davis were leading fan voting at their respective positions. Considering White has the third-most tackles in the league and the most sacks of any inside linebacker and is the only player in at least the last two decades to have multiple games with three sacks and 10 or more tackles, I can't for the life of me figure out what the missing criteria was there. The sides have not made much progress, but Fowler notes David wants to retire as a Buccaneer. Head Coach Bruce Arians says no one has more swag than the Bucs' offense right now and the defense is about to get a major boost for Sunday's Divisional Round matchup in New Orleans with the return of Devin White and Steve McLendon. The Pro Bowl is a stat-based award, which means that, as unbelievable as it sounds for those that watch and study every Bucs game, Devin White has a pretty good shot to make it. "It's been a long road, but the reality is it just made it more fun for me," Pierre-Paul said. That contract had an average salary of $10.05 million. Bucs teammates say Lavonte David's position as a 4-3 OLB and his low profile hurt his chances of making the Pro Bowl. He also averages 10 percent more solo tackles. Il étudie à l'université du Nebraska à Lincoln et joue alors pour les Cornhuskers du Nebraska. Its JPP’s first Pro Bowl nod since 2012. They're feeling it. Being young and playing ball in the streets and seeing the big fire trucks come in with the Christmas lights honking and giving out bikes – some kids weren't able to get bikes. And if he does, it’ll almost certainly come at Lavonte David’s expense. Lavonte David will not appear in the Pro Bowl in 2014, after a season worthy of winning the Defensive Player of the Year award. Hopefully those kids can recognize that one day they'll do the same. "I think missing the time that he missed with the concussion hurt him in that [regard] because he was playing lights out and he's still playing great," Head Coach Bruce Arians said about left guard Ali Marpet. Otherwise, there is no reasonable, stat-based explanation for their selection over David. Pro Bowl: 2015: All-Pro: 2013: Carrière pro. David has 104. The Buccaneers are headed to the postseason for the first time since 2007 and they'll face a Football Team that's ready to prove themselves in Washington. The only other Bucs’ defensive representative on either the AP team or the NFC Pro Bowl team is OLB Jason Pierre-Paul. He completed all of the combine and positional drills. Plus, read what they Saints are saying ahead of Sunday's divisional matchup. Lavonte David has been one of … -Moving on, wide receiver Chris Godwin said something that stuck out today. Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David, however, is one of the few free agents that New York shouldn't consider. Not only did Lavonte David not make the Pro Bowl… neither did Devin White. He had a great year. David is now a two time all-pro selection – meaning the best of the very best, and yet he’s never made a pro-bowl. I'm just paying it forward and just giving back. Tampa Bay Buccaneers captain Lavonte David is better than any NFC inside linebacker voted to the Pro Bowl this year. And settle for a postseason berth for the first time since 2007…. Lavonte David Snubbed by Pro Bowl Yet Again, Despite Superior Production Tampa Bay's star defender has made just one Pro Bowl in eight seasons, and this year's snub was especially egregious. How do they prevent a New Orleans hat trick this year? Lavonte David and Mike Evans have spent their entire careers in Bucs uniforms. Was a First Team All Pro. That's basically what I'm doing.". From the about flippin' time department: Lavonte David is going to the Pro Bowl. "He makes all the big plays, he doesn't miss tackles, he comes down in the run game and pops. His matchup with Tampa Bay's superb linebackers, Devin White and Lavonte David, could be decisive. Don't look at who did make it either. Davis currently leads the league in passes defensed. This is what he said, and it could not make me love him more. A return to the Pro Bowl may be on the horizon for 2020. If David doesn’t make the Pro Bowl this year, shoot the event to the moon. David, who is now 30 years old, signed his last contract at age 25, with his All-Pro year and Pro Bowl year already under his belt. Teams spoke about possibly moving him to safety as they thought he was undersized to play linebacker in the NFL. Not that Bobby Wagner and Fred Warner are bad players, but David and White are better and it's not a question. His raw numbers are nothing to sneeze at, but it's his efficiency and effectiveness in practically every facet of his game that makes him one of, if not the best, linebackers in the NFL. And no, I don't get it either. Head Coach Bruce Arians talked about some of the similarities he sees in both his current quarterback, Tom Brady, and one of the guys he coached in Indy, Peyton Manning. The more Tom Brady is around his offensive weapons, the 'better it gets.' In 16 games, David … Like. Starting with those ILBs, Pro Football Focus likes Lavonte David … The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari. White has 130 tackles this year. At the inside linebacker position for the NFC team, Bobby Wagner was named there to his seventh Pro Bowl and 49ers middle linebacker Fred Warner is a first-timer. The two Pro Bowl inside linebackers chosen for the NFC, Seattle's Bobby Wagner and Carolina's Luke Kuechly, must have been chosen on some combination of name recognition and total tackle count. Quarterback Tom Brady is up for FedEx Air Player of the Week after playing just a half of football in Week 16 and Head Coach Bruce Arians talks about his approach to Week 17. The AP All-Pro list came out and not a single Buccaneer is on it. Lavonte David began negotiating with the Bucs on another extension nearly three weeks ago. Lavonte David may be aging but he has shown no signs of slowing down. "The challenges weren't really challenging – it's just the fact that you have to have a mental state of mind that you can do whatever you put your mind to. Of his total tackles, 9.6 percent are tackles for a loss, second-highest in the group, and when he blitzes, he pressures the quarterback 18.5 percent of the time, third-most in the group. The only problem is that JPP is the only Buccaneer to have been selected. One Thing For Sure. The same draft that would see the Buccaneers draft Lavonte in the 2nd round(#58). Carolina's Shaq Thompson outranks him in TFL percentage, but not yards per target or completion percentage or QB pressure percentage. Yeah. Wagner has seven. Plus, the news coming out of Washington about the Buccaneers. Both center Ryan Jensen and inside linebacker Devin White may be having the best week ever and see where NFL.com has the Bucs stacking up heading into Championship weekend. They probably don't know who I am – maybe [they] do – but one day they'll say, 'I remember this person gave me a great Christmas, so why not [do that] for somebody else?' White leads inside linebackers with 13 quarterback hits. Still, now I'm catching picks, I'm in the 3-4 defense, dropping, rushing the passer like I never did before, playing the run great – I'm just doing everything I can [and] I'm just having fun with the game. The Packers' All-Pro center, Corey Linsley, probably will need to help out against sack threats Jason Pierre-Paul and Shaq Barrett. David entered the 2012 NFL Draft and attended the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Wagner sits at 11. On first-and-10 from the Tampa Bay 43-yard line, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson fumbled a snap and David pounced, recovering it at the … However, it is obvious that whether the Bucs are asking or not, David does everything and he does it better than the linebackers going to the Pro Bowl instead of him. This is Kuechly’s 7th Pro Bowl since being drafted in the 1st round(#9) of the 2012 NFL draft. Latest on ILB Lavonte David including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on NFL.com Lavonte David and Devin White and Pro Bowl Snubs, Oh My! LOL! His matchup with Tampa Bay’s superb linebackers, Devin White and Lavonte David, could be decisive. Fred Warner has 101. To be able to be in a position where – even if it's just for four hours on a Sunday afternoon – that we can kind of take everyone's attention off the bad things that are going on or the problems they may be dealing with and they can just have some joy in watching what we do, that means a lot for us to be able to help people escape in that way.". Lavonte David and Devin White and Pro Bowl Snubs, Oh My! -The NFL announced the AFC and NFC Pro Bowl rosters on Monday night. Despite not being voted into the Pro Bowl since 2015 as an alternate, David has put up Hall of Fame type numbers throughout his career. Neither of these omissions make sense, as ESPN’s Jenna Laine points out. -Also in the holiday spirit was Pierre-Paul. Lavonte David is the heart and soul of this roster, and the added attention from Tom Brady and a playoff team was supposed to bring the best player on the Buccaneers over the past ten years … In fact, he might be the best inside linebacker in the NFL. It includes Buccaneers WR’s Chris Godwin and Mike Evans. "We didn't really have a Christmas tree and [didn't] put a whole bunch of presents underneath the tree. While the versatile two-time Pro Bowler is still playing at a … He's not just tackling, he's making big hits and the guys are going backwards. Congrats to both guys, but in particular to David. He's doing everything that you could ask. He’s older now, but there is reason to believe he’ll be making even more for at … Also getting the nod was OL Shaq Barrett. Especially considering the major injuries he's overcome, it's quite the feat. Despite being one of the NFL's best, most consistent linebackers since he entered the league in 2012, Tampa Bay's Lavonte David has only made the Pro Bowl once in eight seasons. The 2012 second-round pick signed a five-year, $50.25MM deal in 2015. He was asked about what it means to be able to continue playing football – good football at that – to give Bucs fans something to root for in a year that has been so incredibly challenging for so many. Compton was a teammate of David's at Nebraska, and he certainly has a way of bringing out the best in the beloved Bucs linebacker. Obviously, these linebackers play in different defensive schemes and are asked to do different things. Depuis 2012 (en) Statistiques sur NFL.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. His elite speed and strength made him nearly impossible to block. Lavonte David, né le 23 janvier 1990 à Miami en Floride [1], est un joueur américain de football américain évoluant au poste de linebacker. He’s got tape, pedigree, stats (73 tackles, 7 tackles-for-loss, 1.5 sacks, 4 pass breakups, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble) and now, finally, media attention on his side. © TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS. With the spotlight on the Buccaneers this year, I know I wasn't alone in hoping that it would finally get David some recognition especially. David has long been one of the NFL's most underappreciated linebackers, but this year, the lack of recognition is especially egregious, as he is having one of the best years of his career. LB Lavonte David CB Carlton Davis. At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, David was ranked as the third best outside linebacker in the draft by DraftScout.com, was ranked the fo… He gave nearly 150 bikes and signed jerseys to the Boys and Girls Club of Deerfield Beach, where he grew up. "Like you said, it's been a tough year for all of us and it's been a really tough year for a lot of people. Just giving back to the kids at the Deerfield Beach Boys & Girls Club – that was a start. Indianapolis' Darius Leonard and San Francisco's Fred Warner are more successful pass rushers, but do not touch David in TFL or completion percentage. Only so many guys can go, and I'm not a big fan of it, so it's a shame for them.". Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David shares biggest challenge defending Saints' offense. And while offensive line stats are harder to quantify, Cappa was far from the only deserving Buccaneer offensive linemen. The best linebacker in the NFL this year has been Lavonte David. There will be no Pro Bowl pomp and circumstance for Lavonte David this year, again. Lavonte David: Pos: OLB, Career: 137 G, 3 TD, All-Pro(1st), ProBowl, Buccaneers 2012-2020, born FL 1990 The Packers’ All-Pro center, Corey Linsley, probably will need to help out against sack threats Jason Pierre-Paul and Shaq Barrett. Outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul with his 9.5 sacks and two interceptions this season made it for the third time in his career. The statement was said about the Packers but it applies to the Buccaneers, too, as the two teams get set to face off for the second time this season. White and David are third and fourth among inside linebackers in tackles for loss with 14 and 13, respectively. That's what I'm doing. This time, it's for the NFC Championship. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. The Pro Bowl rosters were announced on Tuesday. "Growing up for me, I barely had Christmas," he said. I guess we'll have to wait for the All-Pro lists to come out. Rookies Antoine Winfield Jr. and Tristan Wirfs spoke on Thursday about heading to the postseason in their first year. The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. Warner has four. "He's doing everything and more that you could ask from an inside linebacker," Barrett said Wednesday. Biographie. Quarterback Tom Brady takes a trip down memory lane (complete with a Gronk impersonation) and left guard Ali Marpet talks about what it means to make the postseason. We appreciate him, for sure, a hundred billion percent, on our team.". Tampa selected David, 30, in the second round of the 2012 draft. His allowed pass completion percentage and yards per target are fourth-best and third-best as well. "I think he has had that type of season, as has Devin [White], Lavonte [David] and a couple of other guys. Linebacker Lavonte David spoke to the media on Wednesday ahead of the NFC Championship vs. the Green Bay Packers. I was one of those kids. "It does feel really good," said Godwin. All those night games and mass exposure didn’t do squat for the Pro Bowl candidacies of Lavonte David and Devin White. I know they're going to enjoy it because I know the feeling. 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