The Harsh Truth
The truth of matter is this: Lavonte David did not miss out on Pro Bowls because he plays for the Buccaneers; he’s missed out on Pro Bowls he’s a quiet leader. The truth is that not many National Football League fans outside of Tampa Bay knows who David is because of this quiet nature.
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This, despite putting up potentially Hall of Fame numbers when it’s all said and done, the worst part of it all is that you will not hear from Lavonte after seeing this article. He will be quietly in the film room, weight room, or around the facilities preparing for his next game.
You won’t hear from him when he’s watching the Pro Bowl from home this year, proudly cheering on his three teammates who made it in Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Shaquil Barrett. You won’t hear from him next year, when he’s quietly putting together another 100+ tackle season at age 30. No, you won’t hear from him because Lavonte David is as he always will be.
A quiet, undersized, overlooked, hard-hitting linebacker from Nebraska; he uses that chip every season and leaves his play to do the talking. So be thankful Lavonte took the Lee Roy Selmon route to NFL greatness instead of the Warren Sapp way (you all know what I mean).