"I think we can be the best defense ever, to be honest. I'm going to go out there and say it," David said, via the Tampa Bay Times.
David was asked to clarify if he meant best in NFL history or Bucs history -- the 2002 Tampa defense allowed just 12.2 points per game on the way to the Super Bowl. The 26-year-old linebacker selected both.
"Yeah, I'm going to say it. Put it on me. I'm going to say it," he said. "NFL history, Bucs history, anything. That's just the type of attitude we have."
(Insert obligatory offseason eye roll.)
In 2015, the Bucs' defense ranked 26th in the NFL, allowing an average of 26.1 points per game, and was slotted 10th in yards allowed with 340.4 given up per contest.
David rattled off his reasons for confidence.
At the end of the day, pro athletes should believe they can be the best. Otherwise why go through the rigors of competing?