Stylez Can Contribute

May 16th, 2011

To help ease the emotional wounds endured by watching Andy Sonnanstine pitch for the Rays on Sunday, Joe started watching game film of the 2010 Bucs.

Viewing Ronde Barber’s interception on opening day against Cleveland (via, clearly the turning point of the game, Joe was intrigued to see Stylez White working his ass off on the play to get past perennial Pro Bowler Joe Thomas and cut out Jake Delhomme’s legs as he throws.

Not too shabby. See the link above.

As Joe has written before, Stylez made his share of plays last year and, in past seasons, had proven to be a durable and top-flight backup. He just didn’t get it done at an acceptable level as a starter last year.

While many fans want to see Stylez on the first Greyhound bus out of town, Joe would have no problem seeing No. 91 in the DE rotation this season.

12 Responses to “Stylez Can Contribute”

  1. Chris FWC :) Says:

    I went to the game and paid money to watch Sonnanstine. He needs to go.

    I think we keep Stylez and axe Moore.

  2. Capt.Tim Says:

    I have no problem with Stylez as a backup , but he needs to improve his practice habits and attitude. He admittedly refused to practice hard last year, then followed that up with a season of near invisibility. He has proven valuable as a backup, but his lazy habits are a poor influence on our young DLine!

  3. Macabee Says:

    I think you nailed it when you said back-up instead of starter. If a back-up can get you 4 sacks, that’s not to shabby. Stylez has three problems – (1) he’s 31 or 32 yrs old and doesn’t fit the youth profile, (2) he doesn’t like to practice, (3) he plays for a coach who believes it all starts on the practice field. He does have one thing in his favor – he received a 1 yr tender with the other unrestricted FAs. Evidently Dom still believes he has value. But remember Dom’s words at his post-draft press conference, “This is going to be a hard team to make”!

  4. Ant Farm Says:

    Styles = grade A backup

  5. Jiminy Chritmas Says:

    An amazing play all around. Stylez got nice pressure. Old man Barber out there covering 2 receivers gets an interception.

  6. BucFan941 Says:

    that was a hot day..i was there

  7. jvato24 Says:

    He averages the same amount of Sacks or more with less Snaps as a back-up

  8. Matt Says:

    It’s all about stamina: Stylez doesn’t have it.

    Because of that, he’ll get you the same amount of sacks in 20 snaps per game as with 60.

    I’m all for letting him keep that 20.

  9. McBuc Says:

    Maybe if he changed his name back he would get more sacks.

  10. Espo Says:

    Andy Sonnanstine and Styles should trade places in rotation or more likely when Niemann is healthy, in relief. I think their numbers would be about the same in each sport.

  11. Espo Says:

    Going to watch David Price pitch tonight. I know he’ll bring it.

  12. RastaMon Says:

    IF he does not show up,when this “situation” is over, in his best lightest brightest leadership fighting form…he will be exposed and eaten alive by YOUTH…