Currently, David is tied for the 36th most tackles in the NFL. This is while missing two games early in the season. More impressively he is 25 in the league in solo tackles. All this while being second in the league in forced fumbles. The one thing that is not asked of David is to get to the quarterback as he has not recorded a sack on the season.
David has ten career fumble recoveries, tied for the third-most in team history. He needs one more to tie John Cannon (11) for second-most, and two more to tie Ronde Barber (12 ) for the most fumble recoveries in franchise history. He needs one more to set a new single-season franchise record for fumble recoveries.
This week he has to manage the game and attempt to get the defense off the field against the potent Lions offense. While David seems to be around the ball at all times, it’s the rare combination of speed and instincts. Going back to 2012 in a four-year span David has finished third, sixth, third, and fourteenth respectively in tackles in the NFL.
This week against the Lions he looks to continue his dominance and help the Buccaneers get back on the winning track. David is one of the best linebackers in the NFL and is out to prove it week in and week out. Watch how David helps in run support this week as the Bucs attempt to keep the Lions ground game in check and make the injured Stafford beat them in the air.