Lavonte David of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is the Biggest 2014 Pro Bowl Snub

Dec 8, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Lavonte David (54) against the Buffalo Bills during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have more talent than their 4-11 record would indicate, and that was validated on Friday evening when Gerald McCoy and Darrelle Revis were announced as Pro Bowlers.

But there should have been a third Pro Bowler from the Buccaneers, and his absence from the roster is turning heads in Tampa Bay and and across the nation.

As Ira Kaufman points out, Lavonte David is in rare company with the numbers he has posted this season. David has made an impact as a pass rusher, run stopper, and pass defender while racking up tackles for loss and key tackles to prevent first downs every single week.

There are not six linebackers in the NFL better than David, and there are especially not six outside linebackers better than the second-year man from Nebraska. David literally can do it all, and has the numbers to prove it.

Unfortunately, the Buccaneers have a poor record, and not many eyes have had a chance to see what David is doing this season. But there is no doubt in my mind that David was the biggest snub for the Pro Bowl.

There are arguments that can be made to justify Lavonte David as a contender for Defensive Player of the Year. But apparently Pro Bowl voters simply haven’t browsed through the stats to see just how good he’s been this season.

Topics: Lavonte David, Pro Bowl, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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  • GENETiC-FREAK

    Poor record but still those Browns can get players in! Pro Bowl selection is a joke man

  • KDaq144

    this some bullshit, this man has been killi this season

  • Jayson Kaplan

    Stupid voters put me in the unenviable position of having to agree with Pete Prisco.
    The ProBowl shouldn’t have even been in question as Lavonte David should be Defensive Player of the Year. The stats suggest it’s one of the most impressive seasons ever by a LB.

  • joe f.

    when it comes to the N.F.L. the BUCCANEERS ALWAYS GET THE SHAFT! L. David not making the pro bowl wow.just look at what he has done for a team that only won 4 games this year. this is a team that has so much talent but is in need of a good H.C. , O.C. and a Q.B. and maybe just a couple of other small parts and they will be in it.But back to Lavonte David what a shame.