The 2019 Buccaneers defense has just ranked as the best in franchise history. They allowed 3.26 yards per attempt, while only allowing one 100-yard rusher all season (Seattle’s Chris Carson 105 yards in week nine).
While setting franchise-best records, this unit also is the 11th-best rush defense in the past four decades and the best in nearly a decade.
With players such as Ndamukong Suh, Jason Pierre-Paul, and Shaquil Barrett playing on one-year contracts; and Vea and White on rookie deals, the chemistry is definitely there for that front-seven.
Lavonte David becomes 4th player to record 1,000 tackles as a Buccaneer
Lavonte David (1,005) joins former Buccaneers Hardy Nickerson (1,028), 2019 Ring of Honor inductee Ronde Barber (1,428), and Hall of Fame and Ring of Honor member Derrick Brooks (2,198) to record 1,000 tackles as a Buc. David also joins Baltimore Ravens Hall-of-Famer Ray Lewis to have at least 1,000 tackles, at least 20 sacks, and at least 10 interceptions in their first eight-seasons since the NFL started recording sacks in 1982.
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