Would The Bucs Target Roddy White?

January 5th, 2016
Dirk Koetter speaks

Dirk Koetter speaks

Considering America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, is preparing to take on coaching duties and to transform the Bucs’ losing culture, he might benefit from a few new deputies alongside him.

And it seems like the one guy offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter would pick for the job is Falcons wide receiver Roddy White.

Vaughn McClure of BSPN talked to Koetter, who said White is the most intense player he’s ever been around.

“I tell friends of mine all the time that Roddy White is the single-most competitive football player I’ve ever met in my life,” Koetter said. “I’ve just never been around a guy that his desire to win and compete would let him overcome injuries. He would do whatever it takes — whether it be blocking, catching, running with the football — just whatever you needed to help you win a game, Roddy would try to do it.”

The article linked above revolves around White, 34, possibly playing his last game Sunday against the Saints.

White played all 16 games this season and had 43 catches for 506 yards in the shadow of Julio Jones. It seems the Falcons might not want to shell out the roughly $6 million due White in 2016. That’s about 40 percent less than what’s owed Vincent Jackson, who has a bad knee and turns 33 this month.

In the story above, White also shares his love of Koetter.

The Bucs desperately need depth at receiver, and they need guys with the same attitude as Jameis, in order to rid the loser-mindset sickness infecting the locker room. White sure could be an interesting option.

31 Responses to “Would The Bucs Target Roddy White?”

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    get roddy and keep VJ then we can call them the Old-aneers!!!!

    because good nicknames are better than winning (according to the sheep)!!!!!!

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I really don’t want to see us pick up older players for a one-year fix…..but, if Koetter wants him, I’m OK with it.

  3. DallasBuc Says:

    Can Roddy catch the football? Maybe he can show Mike Clayton Evans what a catch looks like?

  4. Marques Says:

    Too old. He’s already 34. We need receivers to grow with Jameis. Vincent has to go too.

  5. Pick6 Says:

    i don’t know if Roddy would be interested in coming back for fraction of the pay and a marginal role on a new team, but if so the bucs should snap him up and keep both him and jackson for one more year. it alleviates a small bit of pressure from draft needs, adds depth when VJax is nursing an injury, and gives guys like mike evans, kenny bell, humphries, dye, etc another veteran voice in the locker room

    if the bucs go that route, i would guess that louis murphy is the odd man out, which is a bummer

  6. bucrightoff Says:

    Agree that there’s not much point to bringing him in for one year. Let Winston develop with younger guys who will be here a little longer. I also can’t imagine him wanting to come here when he can go to Carolina, New England, Seattle or anywhere else and make similar money but play meaningful football too.

  7. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    (2016 stats)

    Anquan Boldin (35)
    • Receptions: 69
    • Yards: 789
    • Avg: 11.4
    • TD’s: 4


    Roddy White (34)
    • Receptions: 43
    • Yards: 506
    • Avg: 11.8
    • TD’s: 1

  8. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Either one would be solid – veteran addition to the roster. Of Course Roddy recently played in Mularkey/Koetter’s system. So I guess he would have the edge.

  9. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    (2015 stats)

  10. Ben the Ga Buc Says:

    Roddy would be great as a one-year option. He’s certainly an upgrade over everyone else other than VJax and Mike Evans (resisting saying over him, too), even as a 34-year old.

  11. Johnny "America's Commenter" Dejay Says:

    I’m pretty sure it was Roddy White who openly complained about not getting the ball enough when the Falcons were 4-0, and those complaints started the discord in the locker room that contributed to their season crashing down around them. I’m not sure the Bucs need another whiny wide receiver.

  12. JBF Addict Says:

    I am totally down with getting White and letting VJax go (or convince him to restructure). Let’s shop ASJ and keep Brate, while we’re at it, and get draft picks of defensive help (or both) in return.

  13. Ben the Ga Buc Says:

    Johnny “America’s Commenter” Dejay Says:
    January 5th, 2016 at 12:01 pm
    I’m pretty sure it was Roddy White who openly complained about not getting the ball enough when the Falcons were 4-0, and those complaints started the discord in the locker room that contributed to their season crashing down around them. I’m not sure the Bucs need another whiny wide receiver.

    Correlation doesn’t equal causation. The guy was inexplicably written out of the offense by Shanahan, and he happens to be the most productive Falcons wide receiver of all time. Good for the Bucs, too, because he’s killed us over the years. He’d be a great fit and instant upgrade in our offense.

  14. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Roddy would be great if he can coach the dbs…just add some more dead weight in the backend to go along with warflop at OL

  15. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    If the money is right I do not see why we wouldn’t do it. Other than Johnny Deejay’s comment which conflicts with Koetter. Do you have a link Johnny?
    Just curious.

    If Koetter is correct I’d love to have VJ AND Roddy. Sound like White might be just the influence that ASJ and ME need to see!!!

    In addition everyone here slams Lovie for not getting more out of his players and instilling some discipline. Watching what Evans did the last game was just pathetic. This kid clearly does NOT get it and while he’s a specimen with two 1,000 yard seasons he also cost us a couple of games this past year with the very worst hands of any #1 receiver in the league.

    And so how is Lovie supposed to discipline Evans horrible behavior. He has but two tools…cut him (not really available) or take playing time away from him.
    It’s one thing to bench him if we have VJAX and Roddy taking up the slack…it’s another if we have to have Adam Humphries or Dontae Dye pick it up. BTW I like Humphries and Dye and am anxious to see if they have more upside in next year’s training camp.

  16. tnew Says:

    Roddy may be ready for a Steve Smith two year renaissance. He has a chip on his shoulder for the lack of targets. Vincent Jackson is preferred but he still has to rehab a knee. If Jackson can’t go, we need a Roddy type that will continue to show Evans what its like to be a pro. If Vincent can go, then we have two experienced guys when one goes down.

  17. Patrick in VA Says:

    Getting this guy in the room with Evans will only be a good thing. Jackson is a great guy, but if White is what Koetter says he is then I think that’s a better example to be set for Evans.

  18. Armando Says:

    Why would we want another old, slow receiver – who drops balls

  19. Nuc if u Buc Says:

    It’s funny because me of the above posters thinks Humphries will be back next year, lmfao

  20. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    What Koetter wants, he should get! If it helps to keep him in Tampa a bit longer, than so be it! Besides Roddy would be an awesome addition to our team! You guys don’t see that!??

  21. Buccaneers Says:

    Roddy is a good player so I got no complaints if we sign him. However, this team really needs a legit WR1. You could argue Evans is a WR1 but I disagree. Top recievers win you games. Evans can catch Winstons heaters and cost us games. I really believe we need a real WR1 in here for Winston.

  22. Buccaneers Says:


  23. HIRE JIMBO Says:

    I bet my house that Humphries will be on the 53 man roster next year. Jameis even said it himself in his interview on the bucs app. He said ( Humphries is exactly the kind of guy we want on the team. He WANTS TO WIN). what jameis says goes

  24. Pawel Says:

    Doesnt matter what we say or think. We cant even put a stain mark on the Bucs like we would do to our underwear.

  25. QBKilla Says:

    Free agent WR’s will want to come to Tampa thanks to Jameis.

  26. godzilla13 Says:

    I am fine with Roddy White. Anyone is better than Donteea Dye. There are not many quality WR’s available in FA either. Which makes one ask the question, how important is it for this team to get Winston an elite WR? I say it should be the number one priority. Mississippi wide receiver Laquon Treadwell was absolutely unstoppable in the bowl game against Oklahoma State. He caught six of seven passes for 71 yards and three touchdowns. Lets take Treadwell number one, then go CB, Safety, DE in rounds 2, 3 and 4. Which means we have to offer the house to DE Mario Williams and DE Olivier Vernon. Vernon had a monster second half of the season in pass rushing and Miami’s run defense was clearly better when Vernon was on the edge. All we need now is a shutdown CB in FA, which several are available, to get this team right.

  27. Buc1987 Says:

    Is he still fast? If not then I don’t want him Tampa.

  28. jb Says:

    Screw Roddy White, all the guy does anymore is drop spoon fed passes, besides he’ll be collecting social security in just a few years. What about Alshon Jeffrey, if the Bears don’t tag him?

  29. Bucfan951 Says:

    Why don’t they sign T.O while they’re at it smh

  30. Warfield42 Says:

    Why Roddy White? I understand the Koetter connection, but that’s what got us in trouble with signing Lovie’s old players. I prefer production over familiarity. Why not go after Travis Benjamin from Cleveland and Marvin Jones from Cincinnati? They are both veteran receivers, but still young. Both have reliable hands, great speed,(especially Benjamin) and would provide a much better complement to Evans than an aging Roddy White would.

  31. Mike Johnson Says:

    Our Bucs draft and free agency need to concentrate on improving the defensive secondary, Defensive End and..Bringing back Mankins for another ytr..period.