Buccaneers’ David Gets Some National Recognition, Finally


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in the midst of a youth movement while they re-tool their salary cap and roster. But the Pewter Pirates aren’t just a team full of promising youth.

PFF’s John Kosko recently dropped his list of the NFL’s best players over 30 years-old. And one Buccaneer, a fan favorite made the list coming in at No. 20, Lavonte David.

Here is what Kosko had to say about David

“David has posted coverage grades of at least 83.1 in three of his past four seasons and has held his own for the Buccaneers’ defense since 2012. He’s also put up a run-defense grade above 70.0 for six straight seasons, showing no sign of decline despite playing three seasons in his 30s.”

David’s recognition is long overdue, most Buccaneers’ fans know this. He’s a complete linebacker with the ability to cover, blitz and diagnose plays at an elite level. The Buccaneers recently brought him back on a one-year deal mostly due to money restraints. The organization would do well to make sure David retires as a Buc by locking him up on a long-term deal. Sooner than later in my opinion.

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