It’s one thing to see players fail to produce of simple bad scheme putting players out of position, and those are things we’re used to as Bucs fan. But I don’t think we’ve really had a player this damn good that is continually misused week after week and held back.Two years ago, he had what could be argued as the most outstanding season a 4-3 linebacker has ever had in the NFL with the numbers he produced and the eye-test matched the numbers. But the last two years, man, I feel like I don't even notice him out there anymore. Maybe he'll make a TFL or a good stuff at the line, maybe he'll bat the ball away from the couple of throws into his zone during a game or make a tackle downfield.It's sad, and it's frustrating as a fan to see a weapon like this that isn't being unleashed to his full potential. I understand schemes, but isn't a good coaching going to work in looks that utilize all of his players' skill sets?
So living in Houston I had to go through and document all Watts plays to be prepared for tomorrow I will have to go back and watch Lavonte.He doesn't strike me as the guy that gets to "big" and stops working. I am not a big Lovie fan so my view is skewed but could it be confidence with positioning? I coach soccer, we have some really super talented kids but when you throw them all out there they sometimes don't work together well. Last year the last game(go figures) I threw all the younger kids in together and was amazed. They moved the ball bc their was no ego, only trust and I learned.
Maybe that paycheck slowed his hunger, or Lovie sucks at putting him in position to make splash plays, Lavonte is one of those rare Lb’s that can do it all shut down TE’s blitz, shed blockers.Lovie needs to just give him more like Schiano did, let the boy EATTTTBut seriously Lovie needs to get in touch with Schiano and ask him what he did with Lavonte because Lovie is now trying to run a man heavy 4-3 defense like what Schiano was aiming for
14 tackles is a stat that can be pulled out of any context. He isn’t playing well, everyone sees it. He’s hesitant and missing tackles that he should make and has made his whole career. He has 1 sack since Lovie got here, he has ZERO interceptions since Lovie got here. In Schiano’s last year, the dude had a season that no other linebacker has EVER matched.His play is visually worse, his splash plays have all but disappeared. How can you possibly argue he's being used correctly?