Bucs Sign White

July 20th, 2019


It is now official, the savior of the Bucs defense is officially a member of the Bucs.

Tampa Bay and middle linebacker Devin White, who the Bucs drafted No. 5 overall this spring, agreed to terms. It’s a done deal, per Buccaneers.com.

Now five days before all players hit the practice fields for training camp at One Buc Palace, Bucs fans can breathe a sigh of relief.

39 Responses to “Bucs Sign White”

  1. SmoothBayRider Says:

    Can’t wait to see our 3-4 defense with Spence , White , David , and Barrett.

  2. Ndog Says:

    I know I’m an optimist but with Suh and Vea the Dline should be at least fine, with LVD and White the ILBs they should be more than fine with the combination of Barret, Nasib, Spence, Nelson and Buccannon working in all over the field they should be adequate. So to me it’s all on how these young secondary players play in this defense. If any combination of Hargraves, Davis, Murphy-Bunting or Dean are quality corners we should be in good shape but so far that is my biggest worry. Well that and RG.

  3. Steven007 Says:

    If this team is as well coached as we all hope and expect, and we can keep injuries to a minimum, there is no reason whatsoever our defense can’t at least be middle of the pack.

  4. BigHog Says:

    Don’t worry about the secondary…..finally we got some talent with a little swagger…if you can ball…you can ball!! GO BUCS GO FAMOUS GO SUHY!!

  5. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Still pining for Josh Allen,Joe. Just let the man play football. The Bucs drafted a
    multiple defensive players to improve this defense . The burden should not be
    on any one person to save the day.

    Give me game changers at every level of the defense. You have to have at
    least one exceptional D lineman,LB, corner and safety. Building blocks trump saviors when it comes to team building.

  6. BucEmUp Says:

    B..b…bu..bu..bu..b..b..bu..but, Jason Licht is a horrible GM that cant afford to sihn his own draft picks. He should have been fired weeks ago because this would never happen.

  7. Magadude Says:

    This is great news…one less thing to be concerned about.

  8. BucEmUp Says:

    Smooth bay, I cant wait to see Spence either. Everyone will be worried about all the other guys, hes going to blow up early proving he wasnt being used properly like every OTHER PLAYER ON DEFENSE!!!!!


  9. DooshLaRue Says:

    Good news!

  10. Bradentonbuc Says:

    great news but I can’t be say I was worried that’s it would not gappen

  11. AwShbucs Says:

    Just saw something that said the Vikings ran for 93.3 yards per game. 3rd worst in the league. Which prompted me to look up where the Bucs ranked, and we were 4th worst with 95.2 yards per game.

    How could the Vikings be worse than us when they have the amazing Dalvin Cook Joe? I thought he was so good that we should trade up in front of the Panthers so that we wouldnt have to face off against him twice a year?

    When will the day come where a certain Joe admits that he has no clue what hes talking about when it comes to evaluating the talent of College players?

  12. YoungBucs Says:

    Yeeaahh I’m going to take my horse to the Old Bucs cove and punch the NFC south in mouth like never before!

  13. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    “five days before all players hit the practice fields”

    Wow. That time passed fast this year.

    Anyway, like I said yesterday, I wasn’t worried about White at all.

  14. Defense Rules Says:

    Aaah yes, the ‘savior’ finally signed. Just can’t help yourself, can you Joe.

  15. tmaxcon Says:

    obviously it’s easy to have confidence that two decades of the most embarrassing football earth has known will be overcame by a guy who has never taken a nfl snap…. white will just be another in a long list of potential that is wasted by the glazer ran minor league buccaneer franchise. please accept my condolences mr white. hopefully you will taste a championship elsewhere some day.

  16. WestChap Says:

    I’m liking everything about this D reboot… very excited to see how it looks in camp and how it produces this season. How many rooks make the team on defense? Could there be 5… with 2 starting?

  17. BucEmUp Says:

    Youngbuc, associating that song in any way with the team cannot do any good. Please try and only incoorporate them into song that promote motivation and meaning.

  18. rrsrq Says:

    So this defense will likely have 3-5 new starters by the 3rd game, but D. White is the savior, the real investment is in Bowles, getting the most out of the talent already there, new system and developing the you g guys. If Devin White is/becomes the lease of a resurgent defense, you can call him what you will, long as the team is called winners, contenders, playoff bound, etc…

  19. Buccaneerscotty Says:

    Your a weird guy joe not sure how you have this site? You don’t impress me with your stories or you b.s. oh well Opinions are like aholes everyone’s has one…

  20. JimmyJack Says:

    Calling him the savior is a backhanded insult to White. We all know it cause we know your stance of the draft…….It’s low brow to dump on the guy everytime you mention his name.

    Reading these articles can be downright dejecting at times.

  21. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Apparently, we have two Saviors on the team…lol.

  22. Pickgrin Says:

    White – as a rookie, is going to lead this Defense to relevance in 2019.

    Not greatness – but relevance. Hey – we’ll take it.

    If the Bucs defense under Todd Bowles guidance can statistically be middle of the pack this year- we are looking at a 10 or 11 win season!

  23. YoungBucs Says:

    BucEmUp: The meme was meant specifically toward Devin because he loves horses not for the entire team don’t be a blow hard man.

  24. Greg Says:

    What a surprise he signed before camp starts

  25. tmaxcon Says:

    Being a buc legend is equivalent of being the last guy picked for a tee ball team

  26. Slugglife Says:

    Savior and underwear football seem to be the recurring theme of one particular Joe.

    Gets kinda tiring. Poor guy is still sad about the draft.

  27. AwShbucs Says:


    As I pointed out, the Joe who’s still so upset over the drafting of Devin White, has no right to be upset when his track record over the past few years suggests he doesn’t really have any skill for identifying what players we should and should not be drafting.

    In 2017 he was dead set against drafting OJ Howard and was absolutely gaga over Dalvin Cook. Even suggesting that we should trade up 10 spots so that the Panthers couldn’t draft Cook.

    3 years later the general consensus around the league is that O.J. is primed and ready to be if not the best, a top 3 TE in the league and an explosive weapon in general. Where Cook has been nothing special in Minesota, they had the 3rd worst rushing attack last year. And there were about 7 running backs better than him in that draft alone.

    2018 he was dead set against drafting Quenton Nelson incessantly repeating “you dont draft a guard that high.” Nelson went on to be a first team all-pro as a rookie for the Colts who picked him 1 spot before us.

    2019’s campaign was eerily reminiscent of 2018. Only this time the nausea inducing argument repeated over and over became “you dont draft a linebacker that high!” This is nothing but a good sign for great things to come from Devin White.

    I’ll give Joe props for advoacating the drafting of Chris Godwin though. Even though the argument could be made that we’d have been smarter to draft Alvin Kamara or Kareem Hunt. But in reality we should have picked one of those guys over Justin Evan’s and still had Godwin.

  28. AwShbucs Says:

    Actually there were 9 running backs taken in 2017 alone that are better than Dalvin Cook.

    Leonard Fournette
    Christian McCaffrey
    Alvin Kamara
    Kareem Hunt
    Joe Mixon
    James Conner
    Tarik Cohen
    Aaron Jones
    Marlon Mack.

  29. Allbuccedup Says:

    The most important player on the bucs and it took them three months too sign him. What a class organization.

  30. AwShbucs Says:

    2017 Joe was against OJ
    2018 Joe was against Quenton Nelson
    2019 Joe was against Devin White

    You really need to study the meaning of “against.” –Joe

    I’d say hes gonna be just fine.

  31. Wausa Says:

    Was anyone genuinely concerned the Bucs were not going to sign him?

  32. BucEmUp Says:

    Youngbuc….ok, I missed that..I fogot about his love for horses.

    I just hate the frieking song

  33. Joe Says:

    In 2017 he was dead set against drafting OJ Howard and was absolutely gaga over Dalvin Cook. Even suggesting that we should trade up 10 spots so that the Panthers couldn’t draft Cook.

    Cook is far ahead of anything the Bucs have lining up behind Jameis and it isn’t even funny. Howard was a luxury pick when this team had desperate needs at other positions and already had a good tight end on the roster. 22 losses later, those needs are still unaddressed. But keep beating your chest how smart you are that the Bucs have a stud tight end when they can’t run the ball and can’t defensively can’t breathe on a quarterback.

    Joe *never* suggested O.J. wasn’t going to be a good player. Just that the team needed more important areas addressed. Two years later, pretty sure Bucs record backs Joe up on that thought process.

  34. AwShbucs Says:

    Funny how that could be Joe, the Vikings had a worse rushing attack than we did last year? How could this be when you think the burden of success is on the Running back?

    If Cook is so great then why are the Vikings so bad at running the football Joe? Somethings gotta give?

  35. AwShbucs Says:

    And like I pointed out, there were 9 running backs taken in the 2017 draft that have been better than Cook.

  36. AwShbucs Says:

    I’d really like an answer from you Joe. How could the Vikings rushing attack be worse than ours in 2018? If as you said “Cook is far ahead of anything the Bucs have lining up behind Jameis and it isn’t even funny.”

    What’s your explanation eh? Either Dalvin Cook is not as good as you say, the Bucs running backs aren’t as bad as you say, or perhaps how good a running back is isn’t the lone determining factor in fielding a productive running game? Maybe it’s got a lot more to do with the run blocking of the Oline than you care to admit?

    Somethings gotta give. Either way I’d say it’s fair to say that you’re certainly no Joel Buchsbaum and that you need to give the Devin White kvetching a rest already.

  37. AwShbucs Says:

    I’m pretty sure my use of the word against is just fine. Was it not you who was ranting and raving on the Ira podcast that if the Bucs drafted a linebacker at #5 you would lose all faith in the organization?

    You wrote story after story in 2018 and said time after time that you didn’t want us to draft Nelson as well.

    You still refer to OJ as a luxury pick. And both of us know that those 22 losses we’ve experienced since drafting can be attributed more so to the horrendous defense than the Offense. And the argument could easily be made that when healthy OJ was underutilized in both seasons.

    Also when you look at the very real fact that we could have had OJ, Alvin Kamaraz and Chris Godwin in same draft, theres no way you could argue he was a luxury pick. Licht waiting until round 5 to take McNichols has nothing to do with choosing to draft a stud TE.

  38. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    AwShbucs just shut “angry” joe down lmao. Hard to argue against anything he just posted but i’m sure you will cry about something. And it is 100% an insult to write about White the way you do. But you love Manziel and Shameis. Poor guy

  39. SOEbuc Says:


    “Everyone will be worried about all the other guys, hes going to blow up early proving he wasnt being used properly like every OTHER PLAYER ON DEFENSE!!!!!”

    Yeah if he’s healthy, Spence could be the Dark “Devin White” Horse.