3 impact players for the Buccaneers vs. Washington

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Lavonte David, Tampa Bay Buccaneers,(Photo by Will Vragovic/Getty Images)
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Lavonte David

The Washington offense has been remarkably ineffective so far this season. After switching quarterbacks three times during the regular season, Washington couldn’t even properly game-plan for who would start under center today during their week of prep.

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Even if Alex Smith can play, Washington will have to make the most of the short and quick game to beat the Buccaneer defense. If any of the backups earn the start, this is even more so true.

Expect a lot of short routes in the middle of the field or to the running backs, and this is where Lavonte David shines.

After yet another All-Pro and Pro Bowl snub, David is looking to prove that the voters in both of these awards know very little about what actually qualifies a player for tase honors. Washington is the first step on the revenge tour.

Relying on short routes and on a consistent pass-catching running back is Washington’s best course of action to win the game, but that sets them on a collision course to have to beat the best player on the field for the day. If Washington wants to put up points, they will have to beat Lavonte David on each drive, which doesn’t sound like a likely prospect.

The rest of the defense does have the capability to let David down, but considering that it’s his first game in the playoffs, everyone should bet on Lavonte David to ball out today.

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