Glowing Review For Devin White

September 11th, 2019

The Bucs defense was good against the 49ers, and rookie savior linebacker Devin White got an even more impressive review.

White played every snap and, per Bruce Arians, he really didn’t screw anything up as the quarterback of the defense, the guy relaying the defensive calls and barking adjustments.

Arians was on the Buccaneers Radio Network yesterday and had high marks for the No. 5 overall pick.

“I thought he did extremely well. We were never out of sync,” Arians said of White. “We were always in the right calls, right adjustments. He tackled well. Got picked on one play, but that comes with the territory sometimes when you’re guarding underneath coverage. I thought overall he had a heck of a solid game.”

Yes, Arians said, it’s no easy job White has in Todd Bowles’ defense.

“We have a lot of defense, a lot of plays, a lot of complicated stuff, so when you’re sending all that in motion, jet motion and stuff, to keep your eyes trained to where they’re supposed to be and get everybody adjusted, the line sliding which way they’re going, he just did a fantastic job, a very smart player.”

So there you go. White is getting the job done.

Now it’s time to take a step forward and make big plays tonight against the Panthers.

78 Responses to “Glowing Review For Devin White”

  1. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    IMO..he’ll get better every game….OC’s are still schooling him …second half of the season he’ll become comfortable

  2. Mort Says:

    Neat! Wednesday Night Football is here!

  3. Destinjohnny Says:

    Nice that he covered for him

  4. Jmarkbuc Says:

    I like Devin White and hope he does well..

    To me he had some rookie hesitancy, but that’s ok, first game and the flu in 100 degree heat.

    I’m already starting to tune BA out though…he doesn’t seem as genuine as I had heard/hoped. Then again, he comes from the Steve Keim/ Bidwill bunch, and those two are dolts. Might have made him look more like the smart one.

  5. Jonathan Limpchimpi Says:

    Arians…a skilled turd buffer in damage control.

  6. Sport Says:

    I think I’ll take the word of his fellow players and coaches over any of you Negative Nancy Knuckleheads.

    Go Bucs!

    In BA I Trust!

  7. doctor_berto Says:

    White allowed 6/6 with 54 yards after the catch to happen, was really a non factor in the run game, even getting stiff armed a couple times, but sure, White was great. This is an insane statement by Arians. I would have put White’s performance as the worst on the defense. I know PFF isn’t perfect but he graded out as failing in every aspect.

  8. Taylor Says:

    Wednesday night is the best night for football!! Go Bucs

  9. Buccernutter Says:

    but there were a ton of people on here that said with all of their vast football iq that they were not impressed.


    man a lot of bucs fans know more than bruce.

    this isn’t dirk, lovie, raheem, or greg. you guys don’t know **** compared to bruce.

  10. Buccernutter Says:

    more to evaluation than stats and splash plays.

    the more i learn about football, the more i realize we have the dumbest fan base in sports.

  11. doctor_berto Says:

    Not impressed is an understatement, he looked downright terrible. Arians is just saying what he wants that player to hear.

  12. BucEmUp Says:

    Still looking for this game on the box. What channel is it on Joe??!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Wesley Says:

    I wouldn’t say he was good, but I understand sticking up for your players.

  14. Buccernutter Says:

    terrible?! hahah

    dude you guys are comparing him to a 5 year lvd. he is a fuc**** rookie in game 1.

    context is important.

    im waiting to see a list of the many many players you were impressed with in game 1 of their career.


  15. Buccernutter Says:

    9 year lvd***

  16. doctor_berto Says:

    Yeah a rookie that was drafted at 5th overall. Did you see the rookie linebackers last year that made all-pro? One wasn’t even drafted in first round. He was drafted to make an immediate impact. And yes, he was pretty darn terrible. Did you even watch the game?

  17. Dirks Great Granpappy Says:

    I mean I would call a forced fumble in our red zone a splash play but…

  18. danr Says:


  19. carzyBucs_CL Says:

    he is going to be JUST an other player…..thats it. There is nothing we have drafted so far that impresses anyone out there…..
    We are bad drafters, bad traders, bad coaching, bad managing, and incapable owners.
    I don’t see anything good to happen to Bucs in near future……and we will continue to be very unlucky fans, for having this team.

    BA = LovieS 2.0

  20. doctor_berto Says:

    Devin white was not credited with a forced fumble so idk where you got that from. Also, Pff graded his week 1 as a 43.1 overall which is wayyy below failing. Idc what you guys say, he played horribly.

  21. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    ..and what grade are specialists giving us??
    Bucs are 31st team out of 32.

    BA = LovieS 2.0

  22. Todd Says:

    And HOW MANY yards did Skittles have at TE?

  23. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Just how are the “we should have drafted Josh Allen” fans grading him with his 1 solo tackle & no sacks?……..Wow, a real force….

    The point is that it was one game….the first game….

    And as far as Devin Bush is concerned……a few tackles after the RB or WR has gained a bunch of yards……

    How about lets let things play out a bit….

  24. bucs4ya Says:

    I think as the season progresses White will be fine. All those that keep saying he caused a fumble need to watch the play again.

  25. doctor_berto Says:

    Josh Allen actually had a sack that was called back due to penalty. Plus, they were down the entire game which didn’t give him much of a chance to do anything. I like Devin white and hope he turns into a stud MLB. Just saying he had a bad first game.

  26. TiredBucFan Says:

    I wasnt impressed with him in college, but 1 game is not a true test of how this young man will play in the future. 1 game and a few preseason snaps isnt enough. Give him a chance.

  27. Son of Kobe Faker Says:

    “Better strip Leftfoot from playcalling duties or we will have the same outcome

    2016 he was an intern
    2017 he was a full time hired coach
    2018 he was a QB coach than became OC
    He has only 10 games as offensive coordinator

    Game 1 didnt look like a BA offense but the offense of the 2018 Arizona Cardinals

    Leftfoot has no business being an offensive coordinator at this time

    this hurts posting it but


    Son of Kobe Faker

  28. Easy Says:

    Why did it seem to me that LVD 54 was calling the defense plays?

  29. Defense Rules Says:

    Doctor_berto … “Pff graded his week 1 as a 43.1 overall which is wayyy below failing. Idc what you guys say, he played horribly.” Hmmm, Pff huh? That settles it then, he’s a bust. What I saw was a TEAM defense, led by a rookie MLB, that allowed 2 TDs on the day. The rest of the points weren’t really on them. I’d say that’s a pretty good day at the office good doctor for a ROOKIE playing in his FIRST NFL game. Personally I don’t give a rats where a player gets drafted. Some #1’s have been busts and some 7th rounders are in the HOF.

  30. passthebuc Says:

    Adequate and for a rookie, That is about you can ask for

  31. FlBoy84 Says:

    Saw LVD making a lot of adjustment calls and reads, so thinking it wasn’t just White’s responsibility in game 1 of his NFL career…..

  32. kyle Says:

    Just an average ham and egger here, I didn’t see the kid flash much in the game. He seemed non existent. Kwon made his presence felt early…White has a ton of work to do in my opinion.

  33. MadMax Says:

    White will be fine. Ive miffed on one maybe….but so far the ones i chose and came to us have produced….other than JW….but Devin better get it going….not too happy with what i see so far from him….still early though, just expecting a bit too much

  34. unbelievable Says:

    Of course LVD was helping him, he did the same thing when Kwon was calling in the plays too. As he should, that’s what vets do.

    Massive overreaction by the fanbase on this site just b/c he didn’t make any splash plays during the entire ONE professional game of his career.

    Give it some time, JFC.

  35. Buc4evr Says:

    Well at least we can’t lose on Wednesday….lol.

  36. Clw JB Says:

    He looked Okay…not Luke by any stretch, but hopefully he develops

    Can someone please find out why MJ Stewart is playing CB or NB in the NFL and tell the rest of us

    How many times are we going to watch Toast Stewart get beat?

    Make him a LB and be done with it -another wasted pick Gump

  37. Wesley Says:

    I never saw him play in college. But what I do know is after 1 game he looked small and slow. But that shouldn’t mean squat considering it was his first game and he was ill. I want nothing more than for him to succeed, but I also can’t deny what I saw.

  38. 1sparkybuc Says:

    If we had this defense all of last season we would not have been picking in the top ten in this year’s draft. I still doubt we will have a top ten pick in the 2020 draft. This D is better, and the offense will be soon. Screw the trolls and Gerald McCoy too. Bucs are my team. Always have been. Always will be.

  39. Conte Piscatelli Says:

    You all act like he supposed to make every play on defense or he is a bust. Defense is about 11 dude doing their job, if he made the right call and didn’t miss his assignment, then he did awesome. Most young linebackers struggle with being pulled out of their assignments by good offensive coordinator. The defense played really well, yet we want to find flaw in one guys game?

  40. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Devin White is 0-1

  41. Bradley Says:

    He was invisible all game except when the stiff arm sent him to the ground.

  42. Jmarkbuc Says:


    We weren’t playing a fantastic offensive team last Sunday…

    Is the defense playing with guts and heart? Yep, but it ain’t 2002.

    Enthusiasm should be tempered.

  43. BigMacAttack Says:

    So his first NFL game and guys are ready to throw in the towel. Idiots

  44. Conte Piscatelli Says:


    Yes this isn’t the bill Walsh 9ers, but Shanahan is an excellent offensive coach who I would imagine has picked on many rookies through his days. In my opinion he didn’t make mistakes, once he is comfortable in knowing his role he will begin to play faster and trust his reads. He certainly didn’t get Bozworthed out there.

  45. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Jonathan Limpchimpi Says:
    September 11th, 2019 at 4:41 pm
    Arians…a skilled turd buffer in damage control.
    Or he is an experienced coach that’s not worried about one game.

    Y’all need to man up and quit actin like pansies after week one.

  46. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    A short week effects everyone it seems, teams, fans and reporters.

    Perk up, Joe. You were not the only one whom I have heard or read this week that referred to the game as though it was being played tonight the 11th.

    LOL …. 😉

  47. D1 Says:

    Whites first NFL game and he has one less tackle than lvd.

    Btw, LVD finished 2ND in tackles , White finished 3rd in tackles. MJ was 4th.

  48. Jmarkbuc Says:


    I like him…I did see him out of position and chasing form behind, which left me feeling a little Kwon-ish… but I’ll get over it.

    Although I will say again, I’m not digging BA’s BS- smoke up the a$$ style. Hoped he was really about accountability.

  49. BucHead588 Says:

    Skittles had 6 for 49 Didn’t he ?

  50. DB55 Says:

    Welp! Seems like some fans aren’t blind. I’ll wait to see what he does against McCaffery. To whom much is given much is expected.

    I hope he becomes the greatest linebacker in the history of the buccaneers by his 5th year.

  51. Buccernutter Says:


    You’re an idiot.

  52. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    BA also said jameis played well; thought BA said something about interceptions and his qbs…he literally should have thrown 4 tds to the 49ers and BA said its ok……this is the bucs super bowl on thurs for the 2019 season

  53. DB55 Says:


    Fwiw it’s a SB for the Panthers too.

  54. TampaTown Says:

    Somebody’s gonna be 0-2

  55. D1 Says:

    BucHead588 Says:
    September 11th, 2019 at 8:02 pm
    Skittles had 6 for 49 Didn’t he ?

    And 1 was on white. Do you have a point?

  56. Jonathan Limpchimpi Says:

    Tuff & stuff sez:

    Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:
    September 11th, 2019 at 7:36 pm
    Jonathan Limpchimpi Says:
    September 11th, 2019 at 4:41 pm
    Arians…a skilled turd buffer in damage control.
    Or he is an experienced coach that’s not worried about one game.

    Y’all need to man up and quit actin like pansies after week one.


    Wow! With a “handle” like that…you gotta be manly! I mean impressive. You must lift some heavy weights ( bro ). I picture Tristan from Legends of the Fall!

    BA has been in mostly damage control mode for a fella known as a straight shooter. Much like you with your rifle no doubt. Actually, I picture another pear shaped Pollyanna keyboard killa like Buccaroo Bonzee…who gets their feelings hurt when posters don’t shower the team and coaches/GMs with unlimited compliments.

  57. Buc4life24 Says:

    It’s funny some of these poster taking offense to some of us saying we were unimpressed with his performance. I watched the game ONCE and came away with that OPINION. That’s what it is, an opinion so get over it Bucnutter and the others up in arms with an opinion. Won’t change my mind, so give it a rest!

  58. Buc4life24 Says:

    Btw I wanted us to draft White and think he will have a bright future but in a very very small sample size (preseason and week 1) I personally am not impressed. Time will tell…

  59. FireJasonLicht Says:

    So you’re telling me Deon Buchanon or Kevin Minter couldn’t handle the basics of the position? We had to waste a 5th rd pick on a guy who does nothing special. And everyone wonders why we have been a trash franchise for a decade and counting. Good job guys.

  60. Buccaroo Says:

    I was at the game and I don’t care what any of you dumb arses say, Devin played a pretty d@mn good game for the first time in the NFL. Especially as the Mike. He mainly patrolled the middle of the field inside the tackles where Bowles had LVD lining up in many different places in and out of the box. I’m sure as time goes on he’ll start lining up in multiple spots as well. As long as we don’t have significant injuries these MLB’s should be one of the best duo’s in the league. I’m happy we drafted Devin.

  61. DB55 Says:

    Minter is so much better than white. Minter was better than Kwon too.

  62. FireJasonLicht Says:

    Kwon as a rookie looked a helluva alot better than White did and Kwon was a 4th rd pick keep that in mind.

  63. FireJasonLicht Says:

    I agree and Minter is still in his 20’s. That’s just bad evaluation of the roster on Licht and Arians part. I have a feeling this BA Licht project is gonna be very short lived

  64. #1bucsfan Says:

    hahahahaha this fan base is soooooo sad the kids 1st game, has the flu an played in 104 heat an y’all are crying cuz he didn’t play lights out get a grip y’all.

  65. Jmarkbuc Says:



    On the bright side, Kwon was “great” his rookie year (well 12 games), and went steadily down hill, so maybe DWhite ramps up from here…

  66. Pepsi Says:

    Someone above laughed at the notion that we’re coming a rookie(white) to a seasoned vet(David). Well how about you compare white to Lavonte David as a rookie? Night and day between them so far. David showed up anywhere and everywhere the ball was. Even both kwon and beckwith looked immediately solid. It’s just a bit concerning that the earliest drafted LB in the last decade has so far been nearly invisible on the field through off season practices, 4 preseason games, and 1 regular season game. I think it’s perfectly justifiable for fans to be having some concern especially when they look at the options we passed on in favor of drafting white, particularly along the Dline .

  67. Pepsi Says:


  68. Buccaroo Says:


    Bull crap, for one thing LVD wasn’t even the mike LB his first season (Mason Foster) and at no time did he play in such a complex system to start his career. For what Devin has had to learn in a relatively short amount of time is stellar and he’ll only get better as time goes on. I put way more stock in BA and Co.’s opinion.

  69. WestChap Says:

    CMC is definitely going to give White and LVD a challenge to measure themselves against. My take on White was that he played ok overall with a mix of good and a few mini-whiffs but nothing egregious or worth getting excited about. I am beginning to reevaluate the value of BA’s player comments though… they seem mostly about boosting player morale and not necessarily the brutal truth telling I expected.

    Now, LVD on the other hand was on fire and in All Pro form. We shall see tomorrow night.

  70. Jovon Says:

    White was in the hospital before this game for a few days give him a break. Salute to the heart. Dude should have had surgery.

  71. Rod Munch Says:

    The defense played great, the coaches like his film, he didn’t make any big mistakes and is the QB of the defense that is extremely complicated.

    But yeah he’s a bust after one game become some fatso with a single digit IQ on a message board said so. LOL!

  72. MadMax Says:

    Yeah, if he was serious enough to be seen by the docs, then we seriously need to back off the criticisms of him…at least he showed up and tried…thats heart right there!

  73. ElioT Says:

    Any Bucs “fan” taking smack about this kid after his FIRST game, while dealing with the flu is a COMPLETE moron and you embody all that is wrong with this fan base.

    If this website allowed for profiles to where you idiots could contact me, I’d welcome it and we can meet up and discuss.

    Again, If you’re hating on 45 after his first game, you’re an Idiot and you’re parents did a horrific job.

    Bring it on.

  74. ElioT Says:

    Correction: *your parents

    Again, bring the sh*t or admit your a negative, scared little b*tch.

    White has extreme potential and I’d be in the line to call him out after an entire season of he isn’t getting the job done.

    After one game?

    You need your head checked and there’s an easy method to get that done.


  75. ElioT Says:


    You are the Queen B*tch of the “way too early hater kingdom” that’s obvious.

    Where the h*ll did you come from?

    Go pound sand

  76. doctor_berto Says:

    LOL I said he had a bad game, which he did. Not hating, just telling as i see it. If you thought otherwise then either take your homer goggles off or actually watch the game.

  77. LargoBuc Says:

    White will get better. Remember Kwons first game?

  78. Buccfan37 Says:

    My first thought was that BA read the comment boards here at JBF. The pulse of Buc fans.