Gerald McCoy is pretty much livid about Lavonte David’s Pro Bowl snub
While Gerald McCoy is headed to the 2016 Pro Bowl, his teammate Lavonte David is not, and that doesn’t sit well with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle. In McCoy’s defense, his argument behind David’s Pro Bowl snub is pretty strong, as he’s been one of the best linebackers in the NFL, and has the numbers to back it up as well.
Via Rick Brown of ESPN:
"I think it’s terrible what’s happening to Lavonte right now," McCoy said. "He’s easily the best at what he does. He has a million tackles, three picks, one for a touchdown, forced fumbles, two sacks. He’s been the most dominant at his position probably since 2013 and this has got to stop. It’s very unfair what’s happening to him. Seriously, if I could trade places with him I would.
"Everybody works hard to get to where they’re at, but the system is flawed," he continued. "You’ve got to break that down and split it up. There’s no way he can keep getting treated unfairly like this because he’s a true 4-3 outside linebacker. If you ask me, he’s the best at being that. He keeps getting played. Something has to be done. That’s how I feel."
McCoy makes good points across the board, as David has 126 combined tackles to this point, and has truly done a little bit of everything. As Brown explained, David is the only player in the NFL with 100-plus tackles, three or more interceptions, two or more sacks and one or more forced fumbles.
It’s a pretty crazy stat to think about, and while David is a Pro Bowl alternate, he is more than deserving of being voted into the game.