Your NFC Defensive Player Of The Week

October 28th, 2020

Let’s hope this becomes a habit for the second-year pro.

Devin White’s lightning speed was on display in Vegas, and it even seemed faster than usual.

That helped him score one of the NFL’s high honors.

Congratulations to White for just winning NFC Defensive Player of the Week. It’s the first for White. Shaq Barrett took the award home for his Week 3 performance.

The Bucs are the No. 3-ranked defense in the NFL, and through seven weeks, they have had two guys win player of the week honors and two earn player of the month; Lavonte David got the September honor and Antoine Winfield, Jr. took hope the rookie award for the same month.

That’s impressive stuff.

White had three sacks Sunday, two coming when he violently shut down Derek Carr scrambles. He’s the first Bucs player to ever have three sacks and 10 or more tackles in the same game.

Keep it rolling, Devin!

Great draft background here and more from Devin White, as he joins Buccaneers legend Derrick Brooks and The Sage of Tampa Bay Sports on TAMPA TWO. Great stuff from The Identity Tampa Bay and Joe.

33 Responses to “Your NFC Defensive Player Of The Week”

  1. VABucsfan Says:

    The best LB in the game!!!

  2. DBS Says:

    Congratulations Mr White.Well deserved.

  3. teacherman777 Says:

    Keep drafting SEC Speed and Spirit!

    Geaux Tigers! Roll Tide! War Eagle!

    Go Bucs!

  4. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    It would be a shame if the bucs do not have 2 pro-bowlers voted this year.

  5. August 1976 Buc Says:

    #3 Ranked Defense and #1 Scoring Offense in the NFL. Heady Times by the Bay. Wow, Brady BE driving a Juggernaut straight to the NFC title game in Tampa at least. GO BUCS!!!!!

  6. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Hey Joe has there ever been a NFL team that was #1 offense and #1 Defense? They were the #1 Defense last week and now #3. WOW I think Fl State pulled that off in 1993 in College, but I have never heard of an NFL team being that balanced. GO BUCS!!!!

  7. Brandon Says:

    Called it

  8. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Put the awards in the closet. Focus on winning.
    The last time they received individual awards, they crapped their pants in Chicago.

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:


  10. 813bucboi Says:

    keep balling DW!!!!!

    i’ll admit i wanted to trade down…happy to be wrong…

    GO BUCS!!!!

  11. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Devin White will be just fine. Young stud is getting better by the game. In hindsight that Chicago debacle was a turning point for this team. They just flat gave away that game with undisciplined crap. The players got real and owned their stupid mistakes. I think they finish at least 12-4, we will see, but it all goes back the that clunker in Chicago. GO BUCS!!!!

  12. Buc50 Says:

    These are all great but the one guy who deserves some props on the other side of the ball is Wirfs. Other than the Bears game, he has pretty much erased the guy in front of him.

  13. 813bucboi Says:


    i agree…

    wirfs looks like an all pro player for a long time coming….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  14. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    If anything, this should tell the NFL that they missed just how good this team is.

    Most of these player are not rookies. They were here last year when the NFL considered us a joke. We sign Tom Brady, cut down on turnovers, and we suddenly have a top team?

    My point is, it has been a crime that guys like Lavante David have gone unnoticed by the NFL.

  15. SB Says:

    THE GRIZZLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. SB Says:

    Will I Ever get out of the corner Joe?

  17. Jersey buc Says:

    D.WHITE!! He said he would make the raiders pay!

  18. Mike Says:

    It sure was fun seeing White blazing all over the field! He is a weapon! Bowles needs to keep “unleashing” him!

  19. geno711 Says:

    Devin White also with 17 total pressures for the season.

  20. Bird Says:

    Much deserved

    Lets shoot for player of the month now
    Some guys are lucky to get 3 sacks all year and not just in one game

  21. VABucsfan Says:


    Not bad for an off ball LB, huh. If I recall, someone said he wasn’t worthy of a top 5 pick, who was that, hmmmm?

  22. Mr. Lucky Says:

    The “new” Derrik Brooks…or

    The 21st century version of Derrik Brooks….or

    Thank God for Devin White!

  23. Bucsboi239 Says:

    He is the best in the game, and our defense has the potential to be just as good as the 2000 ravens… I’m hoping we make a move on Stephon Gilmore and sign Earl Thomas to the veterans minimum which would give us a true cover corner and true run stuffing and pass coverage safety and that would sure up all of the holes on the back end of our defense.

  24. BamaRich Says:


    That would be the icing on the cake but I’d rather not deal with Earl Thomas as our young safeties are playing well. Additionally, his locker room tendencies can be cancerous.

  25. SlyPirate Says:


    Can you write a story on Licht? He’s a no brainer for GM of the Year. He’s gotten so much hate (kicker round 2 – deservedly), but his evolution has been unreal. His past few drafts have been masterful. His ability to get top FA is like nothing this league has seen in a long time.

    I think a story with his timeline of duds to studs would be really eye opening and it would be ahead of the major networks doing the same.

  26. Doctor_Berto Says:

    August 1976, I believe the 2000 Rams that lost to the Patriots in super bowl had the number 1 offense and number 1 defense

  27. Buccystle Says:

    Congrats D white! Keep up the great work my guy!
    GO BUCS!!

  28. Rod Munch Says:

    I’m totally pro-White, was always for the draft pick, thought he’d step in day one and be a pro-bowler and would probably be an all-pro by year 3. It looks like he’s going to be an all-pro even before that.

    BUT… he’s got to do better in pass coverage. That generally is the last thing to master (if you master it at all), but it’s a biggie.

    Comparing him to Brooks… no. Brooks was one of the all-time best tacklers and absolutely a case can be made that he is the best coverage LB in NFL history. White has an incredibly long way to go to even be mentioned in the same breath as Brooks. If anyone can be compared to Brooks, it of course of be David, who isn’t on Brooks level, but isn’t too far below him either.

  29. Bucsboi239 Says:

    @Bama rich – I know Earl Thomas can be cancerous, but I believe with Arians and the team we have, especially the leadership and a chance for him to win another Lombardi trophy, that is enough to keep him in-line and if not it would be the veterans minimum since Baltimore cut him… Can any true Bucs fan not imagine him playing next to WINFIELD and some of the things he could teach him on the field… None the less it’s a chance to take just like with A.B.

  30. Chris K Says:

    But but but…. Josh Allen

  31. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Hey Thanks Berto, I just did a little googling and found this. The 1996 Packers achieved it, along with several other records (fewest TDs allowed, most punt return yards)

    #1 Offense
    28.5 points/game

    5535 yards gained – 346 yards/game

    #1 Defense
    13.125 points/game

    4156 yards gained – 260 yards/game

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  32. Buczilla Says:

    Well deserved. I wanted Josh Allen over this dude, but White already has twice as many sacks as Allen this year. Great pick by Licht.

  33. Colonel_mp Says:

    How do you mess up HOPE and HOME? The P isn’t anywhere close to the M on the keyboard.