“Even Though He Always With The Offense”

June 7th, 2019

Bucs rookie savior linebacker Devin White put on an impressive display on NFL Network yesterday.

Man, White is awfully smooth for the cameras, lightning fast and aggressive. You can soak it all in via the NFL Network link here.

Overall, he was brimming with gratitude, sharing that he’s thankful that Lavonte David is a mentor rather than a jealous veteran concerned the young guy arrived to take his job.

White also says he’s thankful for the coaches giving him their personal extra touch in his development. That includes Bruce Arians, White said, “even though he always with the offense.” Joe found that impression from the rookie very interesting. With such a giant coaching staff, it’s obvious to a rookie that the head coach is all over the offensive side of the football.

White added that he thanks coaches every day and wants to make them grateful they drafted him at No. 5 overall.

On leadership: “I just wake up and that’s what I do,” said White, noting greatness can’t be defined on paper.

White definitely is wining the offseason so far.

35 Responses to ““Even Though He Always With The Offense””

  1. AKickInTheBucNuts Says:


  2. Greg Says:

    I think I’m buying a new jersey!

  3. Todd Says:

    BA is mostly with the offense for one reason.


    Nuff said.

    🐐 GOATS 🐐

  4. Defense Rules Says:

    Oooh, I think I’m seeing a dim glimmer of HOPE in your writing Joe. Very dim at this point I know, but still, this tiny little ember of HOPE is starting to come alive. Now if Devin White will only win Defensive Rookie of the Year AND make All-Pro for the next 3 years after that, MAYBE, just MAYBE, Joe might acknowledge that Devin was an OK pick at #5. Of course White would have to agree to play DE for at least 1 season, but still there’s HOPE that Joe will come around.

  5. Todd Says:


    Absolutely. I’m not a jersey dude, but I’m going to proudly sport a Devin White jersey on game day!

  6. Todd Says:

    And damn it, I LOVE the number 45 for White versus 40.

    What Alstott meant to 40, White will mean to 45.

    It’s his. #M45GA

  7. stpetebucsfan Says:

    This young man is going to be a fun story…watching him grow…and come into his greatness.

    Thank heavens he plays a different LB spot, and has a totally different game than Derrick Brooks. There should be no comparisons. White is totally free to be his own man…an original Devin White.

    GMC never had that luxury. He was compared to Sapp from the beginning. They had totally different styles and mannerisms. They both had a quick first step after that NO COMPARISON.

    Yet people still compared them and when getting compared to a GOAT at his position it’s pretty clear how that’s going to come out.

  8. lowercaseg Says:

    44 or 42 would’ve looked a like better on DW rather than 45 but oh well. Go Bucs.

  9. 813bucboi Says:

    not worried about DW….he’ll come in and do what he does….

    GO BUCS!!!

  10. tmaxcon Says:


    You are the king of meaningless accomplishments and meaningless awards…. the bucs need to win post season games…. nothing else matters. Pro bowls, all pro and every other meaningless personal achievement when your team cant win games that matter. The only thing that matters is winning. personal achievements are nice when you are winning and 100% irrelevant and meaningless when your team is a complete embarrassment like bucs have been 40 out of 42 years… its a team sport with the object of game being winning not feel good stories and meaningless personal achievements

  11. Bruce Blahak Says:

    #42 is rightfully retired. Ricky Bell…

  12. Anonymous Says:

    I believe the dynamic between Devin and LVD will be tighter than the pairing between LVD and Kwon. Devin seems to understand he has been anointed but when it comes to him and LVD privately just remain quiet and soak up as much as possible. I recall when Kwon was drafted LVD said once “I like him but I wish sometime he would shut up,he’s always talking “.

  13. Bucsdelight Says:

    Bucs need some type of leadership on the team. They don’t have much of it. LD and Mike Evans probably the only ones at this time.

  14. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Pretty crazy we are ~ a month away from training camp and less than 2 months out from the HOF preseason game. It’s the last dead stretch right now..

    Time flies. It already feels like it’s been summer a while, but then again it snowed here in Denver less than a month ago so it’s been kind of weird lol.

    All I know is I have 2 months to finish our back yard cook out / football watching oasis for the season.

    Will be in New Orleans for the game and hopefully Tampa for another. I”m all in again damnit.

    GO BUCS!

  15. Slugglife Says:

    Can’t wait to see this guy truck Kamara.

  16. Wesley Says:


  17. Joe Says:

    This young man is going to be a fun story…watching him grow…and come into his greatness.

    Watch it! Devin seems to be a nice guy. We all know Bucs fans want to seal club in public nice guys who play defense no matter how well they play.

    Careful what you wish for.

  18. stpetebucsfan Says:


    “Bucs fans want to seal club in public nice guys who play defense no matter how well they play.”

    Yep there’s that. Point taken.

  19. Slugglife Says:

    No joe, we don’t like guys who apologize to QBs for hitting them.

  20. Slugglife Says:

    Or dance on the sidelines during lopsided losses with big smiles on their faces.

    Bet the farm you won’t see Suh or Smith doing that.

  21. tmaxcon Says:


    You are confusing genuine nice guys with complete frauds. Cancer93 was a fraud simple as that. White comes across genuine unlike cancer93 the face of the basement years

  22. Bucsdelight Says:

    I’m surprised you all are still upset at GMC’s sportsmanship. Amazing. You know a lot of players in the NFL, talk to each other, help each other up after knocking them down, apologize to each other for things they said or did. They respect each other.

  23. Buc1987 Says:

    Bucsdelight Says:

    “apologize to each other for things they said or did. They respect each other.”

    Yes it’s always rainbows and unicorns!

  24. Defense Rules Says:

    @tmaxcon … “its a team sport with the object of game being winning not feel good stories and meaningless personal achievements”. REALLY? I’ve probably written more about NFL football being the ‘ultimate TEAM sport’ than you ever could (nah, make that ‘would’).

    BTW, what I was teasing Joe about obviously went right over your head. You really need to stop this drinking before noontime Tmax.

  25. Big Hog Says:

    Todd: #M45GA ….Hell to the naw..naw..naw!!

  26. bkgrime Says:

    Devin seems like a nice guy off the field but an animal on the field….

  27. Slugglife Says:

    Let’s just say there were no need for him to apologize to Big Ben. He got flagged for 15. The apology pissed fans off even more.

  28. Ben the GA Buc Says:

    That’s a helluva interview by White. I wasn’t crazy about the pick (I wanted Josh Allen) but I am warming more and more to Mr. White every day. I’m really excited to see what he can do this year.

  29. Bucsdelight Says:

    @Buc1987, not at all. There are players that don’t like each other, but you all act like GMC is the only one that has ever showed sportsmanship.

  30. Joe Says:

    Or dance on the sidelines during lopsided losses with big smiles on their faces.

    Joe doesn’t doubt this may have happened but sure would love to see video of it. (Remember, Joe is at most games and often doesn’t see the TV feed as he’s watching the field.)

  31. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Defense Rules has always been super consistent on his message: this is the ultimate team game and we need a fully competitive team in all phases.

    And I agree.

    My mantra for 2019 is

    Healthy Winston + top 16 scoring defense = winning team.

    GO BUCS!

  32. BringBucsBack Says:

    Joe, I believe GMC’s rave was the game at Atlanta, last year. I took a quick glimpse online for a video without success. I’m sure it’s there somewhere.

    At the time they were dancing, the Bucs’ D had just made only their 1st or 2nd stop of the game and down by at least a couple of TDs.

    “No Parkin’ on the Dance Floor” was playing on the PA (or at least in GMC & Kwon’s head!).

    We wouldn’t lie to ya, Joe.

  33. Defense Rules Says:

    OK Lord C, you got me curious with that Top-16 scoring defense comment. Steelers were #16 in POINTS ALLOWED last year (360 Pts Allowed) AND they had the #6 offense in POINTS SCORED (428 pts scored). They went 9-6-1 … but didn’t make the playoffs.

    Bucs were #31 in POINTS ALLOWED last year as you know (464 Pts Allowed) AND they had the #12 offense in POINTS SCORED (396 pts scored while amassing 6648 yds). They went 5-11 of course … not exactly playoff material.

    So the Bucs’ defense would have to allow 104 FEWER points (8.5 pts fewer per game average) to make it to last year’s #16 slot, and our offense would have to score 32 MORE points (2 pts more per game average) to meet the Steelers production last year. And if the Steelers 2018 season is any indication, we STILL might not make the playoffs.

    Now allowing 104 FEWER points by the defense is asking a LOT, BUT … I’m confident that they can do it. But if making the playoffs is the expectation (which it should be), obviously the Bucs’ OFFENSE has to kick it up even higher than just scoring a measly 2 pts more per game average. No more marching up and down the field without scoring; they’ve got to get that football across the goal line more often. It’d be unreasonable to ask the offense to match the defense’s 8.5 pts/game improvement, but half of that (say 4 pts per game more) should be reasonable. That’d give us 460 POINTS SCORED on the year … ya, that’s enough to get us to the playoffs. OK, I’ll settle for the 2019 offense scoring 460 points and the 2019 defense allowing 360 points. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander?

  34. Rod Munch Says:

    HE’S BEING NICE SO FAR… GRRRRR… this makes me SO angry… GRRRR!!!!!

  35. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Oh Munch, you Batman lover. Your superhero never did squat when it mattered. However, White is going to be a LB right up there with Mr. Brooks.
    Don’t be so mad though. Your Mom will still cook your dinner, and if you eat all of it, she’ll give you your Batman doll back before she tucks you in bed in her basement. If you’re really nice, she might read you one of your favorite books, like “Go Dog Go!”