Stylez Is Ready To Return

March 22nd, 2011

There’s plenty of buzz from NFL pundits purporting that the court system will lift the lockout next month, meaning the NFL offseason would resume as normal and players would play under their previous deals via the labor agreement in place last season. 

While that happens, if it happens, the labor mess would then press on in the courts and in negotiations.

And if that’s the scenario, that means the Bucs would have Stylez White back playing defensive end with a guaranteed contract.

Though he’s 31, Stylez has completed only four seasons in the NFL, which means he’d be an unrestricted free agent. However, the Bucs have already slapped a tender on him so they don’t lose him.

Speaking last night on 1010 AM, when he had some candid messages for fans, Stylez said the 2011 tender would pay him a little more than he earned in 2010 — about $1 million — and he said “I’m down for that.”

For those who need translation, that means Stylez would be happy to come back.

Joe knows fans like to point to Stylez’s sack totals and then point him to the nearest Greyhound bus out of town, but Joe can’t go there. A veteran who has proven to be extremely durable (one missed game in four years) and extremely effective as a role player, Stylez has value.

Joe prefers Stylez’s 24 sacks in four years over Kyle Moore’s zero sacks in two years.

23 Responses to “Stylez Is Ready To Return”

  1. K1ngAdroc Says:

    GW being better than the positions lowest denominator doesn’t make his performance ok. Bucs can do better

  2. espo Says:

    I agree King. Being compared to Moore makes him look like Simeon Rice. Joe is right about his durability and I wouldn’t mind keeping him, but please let him get his reps in rotation as a backup. We need 2 new ends this year.

  3. BigMacAttack Says:

    Every year the idiot formerly known as “Greg White” predicts a breakout 10 sack year. Every year he fails to deliver. This guy is a bust and needs to find a new job, say in Radio, with Ian Beckles. Two giant heads, two giant egos, two very big mouths & two very small brains.

  4. K1ngAdroc Says:

    Last year 67 players had as many or more sacks as Stylez. Bucs must have a game changing edge rusher. I’m optimistic Dom will get 2 and White will be back to fighting for a backup spot with Crowder, Moore and Bennett.

    If he would accept that role, great… but he has the potential to go out like Sabby.

  5. Pete Dutcher Says:

    White is backup material only. Period.

  6. Pete Dutcher Says:

    He’s not a bust if he was never drafted. No team took a risk on him coming out of college. He came in as an FA I believe.

  7. Achetti813 Says:

    Thinking that it is ok to bring White back is crazy. No sense in giving him 1 million dollars let alone the ink from a pen to sign a contract. Last year the bucs players were collectively getting better and better as a young unit. Meanwhile White was telling the bucs fans about double digit sacks and a probowl bid. He is nothing but a let down and Bucs fans should no longer have to listen to his promises. This bucs team is in the running for a superbowl push so cut the fat and let McCoy become the young leader of the young Dline the way we allowed Josh the chance to step into a young offense. Getting rid of Antonio Bryant for Freeman will be like getting rid of White for McCoy

  8. Amar Says:

    Stylez LOL just go back to Greg White damn it…HAHA!

  9. OAR Says:

    White was a 7th round pick by the Texans in 2002. Played on 7 NFL teams’ practice squads(even ours in 2002), between 2002 to 2005. He then went on and played with the Arena League before he signed with us as a FA in 2007.

  10. Amar Says:

    ^WHAT?! You mean to tell there’s a joebucsfan-fan out there that doesn’t know the story about Greg White??? Ultimate FAIL. Very disappointed in you Mr. Pete Dutcher!

  11. OAR Says:

    NFL? Not so much, but he does hold the 2007 AFL sack record(15).

  12. Ray Bucbolt Says:

    At 31 years old, does he fit “The Plan”?

  13. RastaMon Says:

    of course he would say that….he has a phatt contract to protect….
    I suspect he’ll come out of camp looking like KMart Plastic Chrome….
    rather than Stylez Gee? White…..

  14. BigMacAttack Says:

    Good point Pete.
    Can I call him “Burst” instead???

  15. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Greg White had a crappy 2010 because not enough Buc’s fans were in the stands….it wasn’t really Greg’s fault.

    I mean it’s ONLY 1,000,000.00 for the season. I mean that’s an average of $250,000 a sack which is a LOT less than what the Redskins paid Facestomper right?

    Hey Greg I hear the AFL calling your name…..

  16. HIRE GREG OLSON! Says:

    @ OAR

    Still not a “bust”. No such thing as a 7th round bust…no?

  17. NickinMelb Says:

    Joe, I totally agree, we need to upgrade the position but Stylz would have a spot if I were GM. He let me down last year but its not like we had him teamed with sackmasters up front. Everyone struggled and I think if we can get one impact free agent DEand a few in the draft to go with him Stylz will finally have some competition. Not sure if he has had alot of that in Tampa in his entire career unless it was in his first year or so as a Buc.

  18. BamBamBuc Says:

    Something to think about…. with the competition committee looking to change or define the “defenseless player”, do we really need a pass rushing DE at all anymore? What they were considering adding to the “defenseless player” and subject to fines and suspensions if that player is hit would be things like “a QB in the act of throwing”, “a QB at any time after a turnover”… I’m surprised the committee didn’t vote to put a florescent orange vest on all QBs and make them off limits completely. Sounds like we need to get two big run stuffing DEs and forget pressuring the QB. Sign Asomugha and cover the heck out of all the receivers. Since we won’t be able to touch the QB anyway, why invest in a pass rusher.

    And if you think “there’s no way they’d make the QB off limits and eliminate the sack”, think again. They also talked about eliminating kickoffs and just placing the ball at the 25 yard line to start a possession. All for the sake of the safety of the players. It’s so dangerous covering kicks and returning kicks that it’s time to eliminate kicks all together. It doesn’t matter that kick return touchdowns are some of the most exciting plays in football. If they are willing to get rid of kick returns, they wouldn’t hesitate to get rid of sacks.

  19. Philippines Says:

    This guy is a media hog! NOT a player. He is too old and out-of-shape. There is no rebuttal to that. His performance has been lack-luster enough times to warrant a replacement. He is consistently inconsistent. It bothers me that we would allow a subpar has-been back on our team. He is trying to morph into the next Ochocinco. His self-promoting and incessant twitter post show a man fueled by greed and shameless self-promotion. What ever happened to just playing the game? He doesn’t love Tampa or even like it here. He has no other options and he knows it. We need a young lion- not this old mule.

  20. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    He looks like he spends too much time at Lee Roy Selmons in North Tampa:)
    Can’t say I blame him.
    He is a durable player, you have to give him that.

  21. adam from ny Says:

    i like styles g as a rotation guy nothing more….when we were good we had guys like ellis wyms rotating in…let “styles gee michael j fox” rotate in with fresh legs and maybe he will be a valuable commodity….if not let him star in the xxx rated version of teen wolf with michael j fox styling out on his g spot…adam from ny

  22. adam from ny Says:

    styles “g spot” white the porno star…that will be his next job…then after that he will graduate to mopping porno booths in the video store,,,,geez

  23. OAR Says:

    Never said “bust” in any of my posts. Just the facts, sir, just the facts! “NFL, not so much”, doesn’t mean I think he’s a bust? Just, not as good as in AFL.
    BTW 7th rounders don’t “bust”, they bounce! Usually, from one team to the next.