Devin White Talks Tom Brady Improving The Defense, Signing His Jersey

May 4th, 2020

Buccaneers savior linebacker Devin White is fired up about Tom Brady joining the Bucs for multiple reasons.

Joe will share a couple here:

Last year’s No. 5 overall draft pick is looking forward to Brady raising the challenge in practice and the entire defense learning from it. He’s expecting a big difference between Brady and the guy he replaced.

“Probably like when we played the Saints. Drew Brees was always 10 steps ahead,” White said. “Like he always knew what to check to; he always knew what to do. And that’s just the difference between a guy playing 20 years and a guy playing five years or a guy playing two years in the NFL. So I’m going to get more work in practice now going against Tom Brady. It’s just going to feel like going against Drew Brees.

“Because man, when we played the Saints, he did some unbelievable stuff as far as just checks and knowing where to go with the football and knowing where the hot was. Picking up the coverages, even when we disguised it, he was still able to pick it up. Mastermind.”

White said when Brady was signed he was ecstatic, but it had nothing to do with the departure of Jameis Winston, of whom White said, “We had a real great relationship.” It was about the Brady fanboy inside him.

“My excitement level was at an all-time high not because of, you know, what he can do, but I think it was more of me being a fan. I’ve always been a Tom Brady fan, like I’ve got multiple jerseys in my closet,” White said.

All the chatter from White came during a visit to the Tampa Bay 55 podcast last month. He revealed Brady was in touch with him directly and also responded to an Instagram message White sent his way long before he was drafted.

In 2018, White messaged Brady asking for an autograph. Per White, Brady told him recently, “Yeah, i’ll sign that jersey. I’ll do anything for you. We’re teammates.”

29 Responses to “Devin White Talks Tom Brady Improving The Defense, Signing His Jersey”

  1. Afo Says:

    That’s my franchise LB, no more 30 interceptions, no more 7 pick 6’s and no more putting the defense under unnecessary pressure without them resting enough

  2. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Wonder where on google brees found all of his info… asking for a friend.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Devin White taking shot at google Jaymiss who likes going for glory 47 yards throw with Wr open in 20 yards

  4. Youngbucs Says:

    There’s just different levels to quarterbacking it’s not just about physical talent.

  5. Tye Says:

    To hear different players getting excited and buying into the notion that they might actually have a great season.. that their chances of winning each game just quadrupled compared to the last several years….
    I expect most players will now give 100% confident that all their efforts won’t be nullified by inceptions and fumbles the very next drive and often it was on the next play!

  6. Howard Cosell Says:

    Joe, I’m so angry about Jameis I can’t even think straight!!!
    Who does he think he is!!!!!

  7. Howard Cosell Says:

    If anyone tries to defend Jameis I’m going to fight them!!! Well….you know……not literally fight but verbally argue with them….

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Seattle atlanta both saints games titans go look at jameis stats then come holla at me

  9. Hawk Says:

    If the Bucs ever get to practice, Brady will teach the defense more in one year, than they learned in their whole life. I would say, “LOL”, but in this case it’s probably true.
    Practicing against someone who will embarrass you, is great motivation to get better. If you practice against someone who does things you’ve never seen, you’ll learn to do things you’ve never done.

  10. Sport Says:

    I’m betting this will be an article NDog doesn’t show-up on. White just said how great Brees and Brady are, that going against him every day in practice will make him better not “a guy playing 5 years”.

    Talk about jokes… Daaaayyyummm!!!!

    NDog – he lost the room. Eating W’s, Lying to your Team, Turnovers. They wanted the change, Dotson throwing his hands up on a pick, Mike Evans visibly upset, two full coaching staffs fired, coming off the sideline to strike a player, suspension… too many reasons to list.

    Go ahead, blame BA, he’s tough enough to handle making the tough but obvious decision to move on from JW. You’re damn right he ordered the Code Red! RE-read Whites post above. RE-read The quotes from our players from SB week.

    This had to be done.

    In BA I Trust!

  11. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Is there an over/under on Brady’s INTs this year? I bet he sets a career high, which would be half of Jameis’ INTs last year. Kind of crazy.
    I really think Brady takes the reigns off and becomes a less conservative, less restricted (by Belichick) QB.
    I’m pretty sure Brady is pumped to have the leash off and allowed to have his TB12 crew around the facility now. He even brought his bro ski Gronk back.
    This should be a fun season for him and for all of us.
    Can’t wait!

  12. BigHog Says:

    Yes sum they’d HAPPY now! Nothing wrong with what he said, players should be excited to play every year, winning or losing, the money is what brings satisfaction to life aka being successful, made it to a he top of the mountain!!! Yes we will be team check down, but in his 5th year in the league under multiple coaching changes (far different from the goats first five years) Mr. 5,000 did his job…throw the ball down field and he did it wel! Never had a run game..never had a DEFENCE as a matter of fact very little of anything that it took to assemble a football team…this year the run game will again have a profound effect on how this team wins games, the run game not THE GOAT THE GREAT WHITE HOPE or his pinpale BROKE BACK MOUNTAIN MAN GRONK!!

  13. Bucsgotachance..todonothing Says:

    Big hog talks like a big turd…blah blah excuses blah blah more excuses blah blah no help blah blah say something gay…

    Find another team girl scout

  14. Bighog Says:

    …to do nothing: you come for something …yet you didn’t or can’t debunk the fact that there was no run game and no DEFENCE, I believe that the turnovers and interceptions came from being told to go down field with the football, will he get better, I’m no teller of the future neither are you!!……bend over and relax all your muscles!!!

  15. Bucsfanman Says:

    BigHog- There’s no crying in football fandom. Don’t like it? Want to make it all about race? That’s your burden to bear. For the record, you sound pathetic.

    Anyway! I love this kid’s passion. He’s 100% correct when comparing experience. The checkdown is not some evil lady behind plexi-glass asking you to stay 6 feet apart! It’s what smart veteran QBs do when the play isn’t there. It’s something that the previous QB needs to learn if he wants to be successful elsewhere.

  16. Defense Rules Says:

    Nice article Joe, although I really wish you’d get off that ‘savior’ descriptor (last time you sued that didn’t work out very well it appears). Particularly enjoyed White’s thoughts on Drew Brees. Words like ‘he was always 10 steps ahead’ and ‘always knew what to do’ say it all. Difference between an All-Pro QB and one still learning IMO. A giant chess match, with the All-Pro having a big advantage.

  17. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Devin White will absolutely blow up this year…..and he’s right, excellence at QB will definitely improve the defense.

  18. Knuckle Sandwich Delivery Service Says:

    Check downs usually get you in third and short situations. Yeah, who would want to have third and short when you could have third and 10?

  19. Knuckle Sandwich Delivery Service Says:

    It was cold in the freezer Joe.

  20. Ndog Says:

    Again you hear what you want to hear, he says it’s about one guy having 20 years worth of experience versus another guy having 5. So what exactly is Jameis supposed to do about that? I can hear you idiots now.

    “Dang you Jameis you suck you weren’t born in 1977!!!”

    You people prove on a daily basis just how unbelievably stupid you are. You literally cannot read, that is why debating with you is so easy, you are basically a bunch of 4 year olds trying to make a point. Wow you are dumb!!!

    In case you complete idiots don’t know he is talking about EXPERIENCE. I’d figured I’d help you since you clearly have no idea what he’s talking about. My goodness you are embarrassing to sports fans.

  21. BigHog Says:

    You still have no run game…maybe an improving DEFENCE…THE GOAT has a heavy lift to make, let’s see how long he can take the pressure of being a QB for THE BUCS!!!

  22. Hodad Says:

    Not only could Jameis not check into better plays, you can plainly see on a lot of his picks the defense would bait him into the bad throw. His last pick six the LB knew right where Jameis was going with the ball. Defenses read Jameis, better then he reads them to many times, that’s why he’s not starting anywhere. Maybe Brees, and Payton can fix that about him. Good luck.

  23. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Are we doomed to an entire year of whiny Winston lovers coming on this site to troll the true Bucs fans? Nothing but constant criticism. Not new takes, just the same stuff over and over, ad nauseam. Don’t believe your lying eyes and ears guys and gals. You’re just stupid and clueless and blah blah blah. You just wait and see. The great pumpkin will come and you’ll be sorry. IF you are a true Bucs fan, you get with the program regardless of who is or is not on the team.

  24. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    It’s important that you keep your audience in mind when using defense vs. defence. Defence (spelled with a “c”) should be used in British English. Defense (spelled with an “s”) should be used in American English.

  25. Capt Kidd Says:

    I remember several years ago when Schiano held practices with the Pats. McCoy said that Brady’s tempo in practice was so quick that they didn’t have time to get set. He had to ask him “Mr Brady, can we please have time to get set?” LOL

  26. Sport Says:

    NDog – still can’t see the forest through the trees… White’s quote also said, our previous QB was playing tiddlywinks while our new QB is playing 3 dimensional chess.

    But you can’t see it or handle it. It’s a shame you miss so much. Any comment on the other glaring issues mentioned that you conveniently ignore?

    In BA I Trust!

  27. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    Most QB in the NFL are at least ok at checking down and all those things… This shows how frustrated the D was with those picks and it also shows how bad Winston really is!!! I mean white is basically saying “yeah I owned Winston in practice cause he was so predictable” that is what that breaks down too!! That is why teams picked off his first pass, that’s why he had so many pick 6s and so on!! It wasn’t the coaching it scheme it was that idiot not being able to think quickly enough to make the read!! Yeah he could do it in the black board but his brain didn’t work fast enough in game day!!

  28. Bucco Edd Says:

    “Check yo sheet” this shows what Jameis was all about on the field. Racking up yards and TDs. Wins not so much.

  29. WestChap Says:

    Great to read the excitement in Devin White’s words… I’m with him. Fanboy all the way.