Buccaneers’ Carlton Davis Focuses on Greatness


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have their eyes on greatness this season. The goal this year, like last is the Super Bowl. Yes, that’s the goal of every team, but then reality sets in for most.

Speaking of reality, Buccaneers’ corner Carlton Davis has set a similar personal goal for himself, GOAT status. Davis recently spoke with the media and layed out his personal goals, very specifically.

“I want to dominate the league,” said Davis, per Buccaneers’ senior writer and editor, Scott Smith. “I want to be the premier corner in the league. I want to be the most feared corner. I want to lead the league in pass break-ups [and] interceptions, and I want every NFL team to know that I’m an issue.”

The Breakdown 

Davis was targeted 69 times last season, and allowed 55.1 percent of those balls to be completed. That ranked eighth I’m the league amongst corners. Pro Football Focus gave Davis a coverage score of 73.8, ranking 13th amongst corners.

Davis is intent on improving those numbers this season and has the greatest quarterback of all time to hone his skills ahead of the season.

“Just to be able to go out there and compete, like bro, Tom Brady is our quarterback,” Davis said about competing against Brady in practice. “Like I’m going against him every day. How can you not get hype? This dude is the best football player to ever play.”

But it’s not just Brady that is helping Davis improve, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and recently signed Julio Jones.

“[He’s still the] same guy, same guy. Still a freak, huge, looks like a tight end, runs like Scotty [Miller], and stops on the dime like Jaelon Darden, so it’s like the whole package,” Davis said of Julio Jones. “He’s bringing back memories of playing him in Atlanta before he was hurt. It was a tough match-up, but having him on our team, being able to compete with him, going to war with him this upcoming season – it’s exciting for me. I always love a good competition in practice that gets me ready for the season…It’s fun to come to practice and go against three or four Hall of Famers every day and knowing that if you can win here, you can win anywhere.”

Goals are essential for improvement, improvement is essential for Davis to reach his personal goal of being the most dominating corner. All of this bodes well for the Buccaneers.

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