Devin White Wins Second Player Of The Week Honor

December 23rd, 2020

Can Devin White put the Buccaneers’ defense on his back?

Maybe White will be the guy who steps through to be the major playmaker for the defense in the playoffs. Somebody has to become that guy, and White flashed that kind of December brilliance on Sunday.

It earned him the NFC Defensive Player of the Week award for Week 15 — eight weeks after he won it for the first time after the Bucs pounded the Raiders.

Per the Bucs, White is the only NFL player with multiple games of three sacks and 10-or-more tackles in the past 20 years. He also is the only player in team history to record double-digit tackles and three or more sacks in a game.

And to put icing on the cake, White is the only NFL player with at least 100 tackles five sacks this season.

13 Responses to “Devin White Wins Second Player Of The Week Honor”

  1. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    Yet he gets passed over for the Pro Bowl in favor of more familiar names. What a popularity contest joke.

  2. Mitch Says:

    Congrats! He is great in his role and I’ll take sacks and TFL’s all day. Although as many have stated the knock on his play is pass coverage. How cool would it be if he gets an INT this weekend covering pro bowl TE TJ Hockenson? That’s what I want to see out of the #5 overall pick.

  3. Ed Says:

    Should be player of the half. Horrible coverage by him in the first half was part of the reason the Falcons had such a big lead

  4. Mike Says:

    He’s definitely showing why he was picked #5 overall. Great skill set! Great attitude! Love this guy!

  5. 813bucboi Says:

    DW has to get better at pass coverage if he wants to be considered elite

    GO BUCS!!!!

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I suspect that coaches are working on this…’s possible that he will only improve slightly….defenses are obviously taking advantage……in the meantime, we need to get him some help….and I realize that is difficult to do.

  7. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Glad White was recognized for his monster game. I’ve seen a lot of posts about White, and how he “needs to be great, because he was the #5 pick in the draft”. So I looked at the previous 20 #5 picks in the draft before White. Here’s my analysis:

    Great to Above Average NFL Careers: Jamal Lewis, LaDainian Tomlinson, Sean Taylor, Eric Berry, Patrick Peterson, Khalil Mack, Jalen Ramsey, and Bradley Chubb. 8 out of 20, 40%

    Average NFL Careers: Ricky Williams, Quintin Jammer, Terrence Newman, AJ Hawk, Levi Brown, Ezekiel Ansah, Brandon Scherff, and Corey Davis. 8 out of 20, 40%

    Below Average NFL Careers: Cadillac Williams, Glenn Dorsey, Mark Sanchez, and Justin Blackmon. 4 out of 20, 20%

    So 60% of players drafted #5 have had average or worse NFL careers, IMHO. In other words, it doesn’t matter where someone is drafted, if they’re not drafted, it’s what you do once you’re on the field.

  8. PSL Bob Says:

    Agree with Jaymiss. Two player of the week awards this season, plus the sacks, plus the tackles and he isn’t selected for the Pro Bowl. Go Figure!

  9. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    I been saying for weeks, on 3rd and long you need to play mike edwards at safety and let jordan whitehead play whites spot. We need a safety in his spot on long 3rd downs, they can still tackle well if it’s a run and if its a pass they definetly can conver better. If devin white is on the field on a 3rd and long he should be on the field for 1 thing and 1 thing only! Blitz the A gap.

    If you’re not blitzing the middle linebacker on 3rd and long hes just a liability at this point in his career. Come on coach, coach!

  10. Robert Says:

    Great pass rusher, but weak in coverage.

    I’ll take a couple int’s before anointing him.

  11. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Off topic, the Bucs are getting zero respect from the league and especially the media. I know Bucs are not officially in po’s yet but I say look at this as a motivator. Brady has always had a chip on his shoulder being construed as the underdog and he is listening. Perfect example his tweet to Tony (one & done) Dungy. Check out the stats when Brady was pegged as the underdog. He just needs the.coaches and team to buy in. Go Bucs

  12. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Exactly. I’m not sure why people lose their minds when discussing the draft and which positions need to go where. No one size fits all positions…I get that QB’s are at the top of the food chain but if they don’t make it they’re still busts.

    The other difficulty seems to be that people feel there is only ONE right answer at the draft spot. There may be multiple players who could help a team and the drafting teams frequently draft with need in mind. Need has NOTHING to do with talent.

  13. Buczilla Says:

    Warner and Wagner ahead of David and White for the pro bowl?!? Gosh damn travesty. Just get rid of it since it’s embarrassingly awful how these guys get chosen for the award. At worst , cut out the homer fans and players, while only letting the coaches choose.