Devin White: Bucs Offense Should Revolve Around The Tight Ends

July 25th, 2019

Today at One Buc Palace, Joe asked rookie linebacker savior Devin White about watching 49ers film.

His answer was clear and it indirectly led to commentary on the Bucs offense.

Yes, White is watching 49ers film, he said, specifically Pro Bowler George Kittle and tendencies of Niners quarterbacks.

White talked about covering tight ends as something he specializes in, so Joe followed up to ask White how he covers O.J. Howard in practice.

“O.J. Howard is not a tight end,” Howard said with a straight face. He’s too fast and too strong for that position, says the rookie.

White explained that Cameron Brate is a threat all over the field and the rookie believes the Bucs offense should revolve around the two tight ends because they are too much of a handful for defenses.

Yeah, White is new to the NFL, but he could be spot on. That tight end tandem could/should be a major x-factor this season. Bruce Arians has never had anything like that in his arsenal.

21 Responses to “Devin White: Bucs Offense Should Revolve Around The Tight Ends”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    There is absolutely no doubt about it……..OJ Howard is not a TE……I love it!!!

  2. JimmyJack Says:

    There hasn’t been a TE we’ve played in like 7 years that didn’t completely dominate us.

    If D.White put a stop to that he truely is a savior.

  3. doctor_berto Says:

    JimmyJack, you’re absolutely correct and the main reason Mark Barron was drafted. Also a big reason why the fan base wanted Derwin James.

  4. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    If we had an offensive line to match the rest of the offense we would have a top 3 offense. Still upset we sat idle on the right side of the Oline.

  5. 813bucboi Says:

    he sure knows more than dirk!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!

  6. casual observer Says:

    We have two superb tight ends. But what about our two WRs? They ain’t chopped liver. Can’t leave them out. Lots of weapons in the arsenal.

  7. Buccaroo Says:

    That’s why I think we’ll see two TE sets with OJ probably in the slot.

  8. Clodhopper Says:

    I approve this message.

    It takes advantage of Jameis strengths. Dink and dunk with those big bodies. Quick passes with a suspect oline. Keep the offense on the field 4eva.

  9. Dewey Selmon Says:

    White is the best RB on the roster, Vea is 2nd. watch their tape.

  10. Father Rico Says:

    I take that question!

  11. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Agree…excellent observation. I’m so tired of waiting for father time to catch up to the aging Olson since nobody in our defense seems to be able to do it…but I agree…White has the x factor…SPEED. Speed kills.

    D.R. I think I’ve found a spot we may disagree. I know you were worried about “replacing” DJAX and Hump’s production.

    I’m more worried about finding enough footballs to go around.

    ME13…Godwin…OJ..Brate…Perriman…Justin Watson has talent…as does hopefully Scottie Miller and what happens if ROJO learns to catch and play and takes that occasional swing pass to the house. And I haven’t even mentioned Auclair who has been known as our blocking TE but I think it was you who posted his receiving stats…which while very limited are actually good.

    A question for all…which NFL QB has a better set or larger numbers of great targets? I think JW does have that advantage.

  12. Bobby M. Says:

    I’m a big believer that our two tight ends with Godwin would be the right fit for Winston. Evans is a great receiver but Winston locks in on him too much leading to strip fumbles and interceptions. Howard can stretch the field…Godwin can make the tough catches but quicker routes that get the ball out are what Winston will do well with. All these long plays put pressure on our line….which leads to pressure on Winston…He’s not a great decision maker when the bullets fly…It simply doesn’t work. He puts up stats….except for Ws. I’d rather have less stats more Ws.

    Not to mention Evans is eating enormous amounts of cap space that could be used to solidify a run game. Successful teams all over the league are letting guys like Evans walk…Landry, Beckham, Brown. Fitzgerald is the exception but they cant find a franchise QB so he can eat up all the cap he wants.

  13. Slugglife Says:

    D white would probably be a hell of a running back. With Vea as his FB. Whites just so darn fast. Can’t wait to see him smoke McCaffrey.

  14. Slugglife Says:

    Let’s never mention letting Evans walk. Ever. No way.

  15. jjbucfan Says:

    Bobby M- wtf you smokin’ today?? Seriously dude? SMDH what some of you throw out. MagaDouche wants to run every Seminole outta town, just because, well clearly he/she is Gator and doesn’t understand we are ALL Bucs now no matter what college you went to. You wanna hate Jalen Ramsey, go for it, he is a Jag, but don’t hate on your own team because dudes went to a rival college. That tells me you’re a typical Gator fan that didn’t actually go to school there, if you did, you would have a mutual respect and would welcome ANY player from the big 3/4 colleges in Florida. I hope Hargreaves leads the league in pass break ups and int’s this year, I don’t give S that I hated him when he was in college. Grow up!! Sorry- just sick of the same people doing their same schtick.

  16. jjbucfan Says:

    ^^Sorry to all the TRUE Gator fans that understand what the rivalry is about^^ Class of ‘94 at FSU for perspective.

  17. Defense Rules Says:

    @StPete … “D.R. I think I’ve found a spot we may disagree. I know you were worried about “replacing” DJAX and Hump’s production. I’m more worried about finding enough footballs to go around.”

    LMAO StPete because we really don’t disagree all THAT much. We lost 2 WRs (DJax & Hump) plus Jacquizz & some were expecting Godwin, Perriman, Watson & Miller to ‘take up the slack’ (the slack being over 150 catches & 2,000 yds). What I’m HOPING is that BA’s offense this year focuses more on the RBs & TEs to ‘pick up the slack’ versus the WRs.

    Overall though, I don’t expect that the Bucs will get the same number of passing yards this year as they did last year (5,125 passing yds). I do HOPE however that we get more rushing yards & that we score more TDs. IOW, be a better BALANCED TEAM on offense. Last year we had 39.1 passing attempts per game (#4 in the NFL behind Steelers, Packers & Colts). Conversely we only averaged 24.3 rushing attempts per game (#22 in the league). When sacks are factored in (presumed pass plays), we only ran on 37% of our total plays. I’m betting that BA will increase that to the 40-45% range (my ‘guess’ is 42-43% of our plays will be runs). That also means fewer balls going to receivers. All just a guess though StPete. Who knows what this season will turn out like.

  18. BucEmUp Says:

    Recievers as well. Take what the defense gives you and slice them up.

    With Arians her Jamies will shatter his previous year stats. HOLY CRAP IM EXCITED YEAH!!!!!!

  19. Race to 10 Says:

    Already love this coaching staff this team is smarter because they got rid of lovie 2.0 with the coach my scheme nonsense. Oj howard should have been a primary weapon day one otherwise he shouldn’t have been drafted with so many defensive needs

  20. WestChap Says:

    @Joe you gotta block any idiot suggesting we let Evans go to help JW. I don’t even understand how one connects those two thoughts. Ugh!

    Love to see all the 2 TE excitement… hope to see lots of sets with Evans, Brate, OJ and Godwin on the field together. And lots of depth to spell starters to keep fresh. We could be the best passing offense in the league… oh, wait, we were even with a somewhat boring playbook. #uncoverable

  21. BringBucsBack Says:

    ““O.J. Howard is not a tight end,” Howard said”? I think White said that, right Joe?