Devin White Shares Tom Brady Soothing

January 18th, 2021

Joe loved witnessing savior Bucs linebacker Devin White deliver a Hall of Fame-caliber performance against the Saints last night.

He defined the term beasting.

His foot was on the gas and never came off. It was one of the great individual defensive showings in franchise history. Gotta be top-8, which says a hell of a lot.

After the “W,”‘ White talked to NBC Sports uber insider Peter King, known for his famous Monday morning NFL column, and for lecturing and pontificating on societal issues.

White barked to King about Tom Brady being such an impactful leader.

“Few weeks ago, I was kinda upset I didn’t make the Pro Bowl. He’s like, ‘D, there’s a bigger bowl I’m chasing. We’re all chasing it. C’mon.’’ White shared.

“I just thought, man, it’s a blessing to hear that. I need to hear that. This thing’s about us. He’s still chasing those bowls in his forties. I am just so grateful to be able to spend this time with him.”

Joe is all fired up thinking about White getting after Aaron Rodgers on Sunday in the NFC title game.

No, Joe doesn’t think White magically is great in pass coverage, but he made plays and picked up major confidence in that area last night. However, White may already be in Rodgers’ head as a pass rusher following the Bucs’ Week 6 blowout of the Packers, and White really played at a superstar gear last night, better than anyone on the field.

Joe would let White go wild hunting on Sunday and see what kind of kill he brings home.

31 Responses to “Devin White Shares Tom Brady Soothing”

  1. SKBucfan Says:

    Challenge the D to play even better Devin and you will get something even better than a pro bowl!

  2. Roy T. Buford Says:

    That is thing called “leadership” from Brady, a key thing this team has lacked at that position, and it’s carrying through all units as Brady is that good. D. White is on a trajectory to be > than Derrick Brooks.

    Worth noting, is many QBs down by 7 in the 3rd quarter, and having a lackluster day, would have pressed the ball downfield. Brady was cool as a cucumber, testing the waters occasionally, but kept his patience and composure and took what the Saints D would give him. But struck, made plays when he needed to, and avoided mistakes when it was a must situation. So many others would have come out in the 4th quarter frantically, and given the ball away. He ensure his unit played well enough to win against a very strong defense, but didn’t risk losing on dumb turnovers. The nicest thing is the whole team got stronger as the game went. The Bucs could have easily won this by 17 points.

  3. 813bucboi Says:

    Great win….



  4. LVMYBUCS Says:

    Bucs would be elite if they just had 2 more secondary peace’s in place

  5. LVMYBUCS Says:

    Someone please tweet Winston and ask him does a L taste as good as a W?

  6. Patrick in SC Says:

    Between him and Suh being in Rodgers’ head, could be a pretty great game for us!

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Proof positive that Brady affects the entire team….offense & defense…..I think every player believes Bucs can beat anybody….

    As a fan since the beginning, I was starting to believe I might not see my Bucs show greatness again……I’m so grateful.

  8. Winny Testeverde ( formerly Jonathan Limpchimpi ) Says:

    I hope the Joe’s don’t mind my name change ( not attempting to post as a double agent ). Winny Testaverde…an ode to QB ghosts and number 1 overall picks who haunted us with ints and poor leadership or lack thereof. There’s a TB12 in town…Tompa Bay it is!

  9. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    I just read that Peter King voted Tristan Wirfs on his all pro ballot.

  10. Casual Observer Says:

    TB fan. You are so on the money about Brady’s wide influence. Hard to measure but it is everywhere. May take us all the way!

  11. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Slow your roll… there’s much more to do before he’s > 55

  12. Jason From Jamrock Says:

    @LVMyBucs, and a YOUTHFUL edge rusher.
    I share one of the Joe’s passion for an edge rusher that can TERRORISE!

  13. 6throundpick Says:

    Tom’s a team guy. All that matters is winning the last game of the year. And he knows what it will bring to the room. Been there; done that…many times. Each time is special. Brady wants to win a Super Bow; for the room; the team…and just as much as he wanted to win every one in New England. He’s in the NOW, man. And the Bucs are now.

  14. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Brady knows, win the big one and the accolades will follow. I saw a combination of Wagner, Lewis, Romanowski, Singletary & Lambert last night. This guys is the real deal!!!

  15. james west Says:

    man the DEFENSE is balling, I could only imagine if big ol’e man beast vita vea was still on the line, they would be CRUSHING it even more

  16. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Are we finally at peace with the heresy of taking an LB at the 5th spot…compounded according to Joe because and edge rusher was available.

    SMB, Davis and the guys played well. But we are one elite cover corner from being a truly elite defense. Can you say Patrick Surtain Jr.?

  17. 123urout Says:

    I was just so happy that the Bucs are peaking at the right time. I believed that after the bye week and we played Non-playoff teams gave the Bucs the time to correct the ship and provided time to make adjustments and know each other better.

  18. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    White is A LEADER Joe….. Say it with me leeeader … They matter!!
    One Joe thinks leadership matters, the other thinks it’s highly overrated. Both Joes agree that talent and coaching are more important. White had a phenomenal game yesterday because he’s crazy talented and driven, and has grown from coaching and experience, not because he’s a great leader. For some reason, all this is under your skin.–Joe

  19. Mike C Says:

    So…. to the Joe who thinks leadership is overrated, Have you seen the 2020 Tampa bay Buccaneers???

  20. Mike C Says:

    Aka BRADY pulling this team out of obscurity ALL because of his Leadership!!!

  21. FanO’Bucs Says:

    Attitude is everything.

    Leaders rise the tide of all surrounding boats.

    There’s clearly an infectious cultural component, as demonstrated in this article.

    GO BUCS!!

  22. SlyPirate Says:

    <<<<<< The article thumbnail while I'm typing reads …

    "Cam Jordan Thinks Saints are Permanently In The Buccaneers' Heads"

    YES! Yes, they are! I'm still thinking about yesterday's Saints game and will be for a long long time.

  23. NVMatt Says:

    Hey Joe,

    Peter King also had Wirfs on his all pro ballot!

  24. Oneilbucs Says:

    Defense wins championship !!! Good Job Defense !!!

  25. Formally Tampa 2 Says:

    I have been a Bucs fan since their inception, But other than McKay’s quips and Coach Gruden I have always felt like the team has had a losing mentality (which I still blame on the Glazer boys). While I knew Tom Brady was a very good QB, I never thought much about him as a Leader. But this thread has spoken a lot about leaders and I have come to realize that we got much more than a good QB when we got Brady. We also got a “leader” that has installed a winning mentality in our players both young and old that has blossomed in the last half of this season. He has done this through actions as well as words. One of the greatest tributes that could be given to Brady by any one person was by D. White. And it was this….

    “Few weeks ago, I was kinda upset I didn’t make the Pro Bowl. He’s like, ‘D, there’s a bigger bowl I’m chasing. We’re all chasing it. C’mon.’’ White shared. “I just thought, man, it’s a blessing to hear that. I need to hear that. This thing’s about us. He’s still chasing those bowls in his forties. I am just so grateful to be able to spend this time with him.” Brady’s influence on this team is much more than his exceptional play. It is his ability to change the team’s culture from feeling like perennial losers to winners. As a bucs fan, Mr Brady, I thank you.

  26. Colonel Angus Says:

    Leadership is overrated, that’s a ridiculous statement. Many a man has gone to his death due to incompetent leadership. Companies have been ruined, nations wrecked….I could go on.

  27. Posey99 Says:

    Talent and coaching didn’t help Antonio Brown…Tom Brady’s leadership did.

  28. Posey99 Says:

    And if anyone thinks leadership isn’t important for a Team, or a business …. I’d suggest you call the NFL and tell them to take the “C'” off the jerseys and tell Elon Musk to give his employees bigger raises.

  29. 6throundpick Says:

    @Formally Tampa 2: Yeah, the overall influence that Tom Brady had in New England, still has not been felt. Please be reminded, that the NEP had Drew Bledsoe (a #1 overall pick who would throw for massive yardage) in there before Brady, but did not have the winning success that TB12 brought to the franchise. Go back and look at Bledsoe’s stats (1993-2006: 194 games; 44,611 yards)- impressive! Bledsoe might have had the best arm in the NFL (at that time), but the Pats kept winning with Tom Brady. I read- in Boston papers -that the team taunted Brady at pre-game dinners about him just filling in and Bledsoe taking his job back…Brady retorted: He’s not getting it back! Brady told Kraft, after getting drafted: “I’m the best decision this organization has ever made.”

    Brady’s inspiration in New England went beyond basic leadership. He’s got the answers to the test, and does whatever it takes to keep playing at a level that he is satisfied with.


  30. Listnfrmafar Says:

    I’m from New England and when Brady I had the same feeling I had when my 13 yr old yorkie passed. The administration of this man still lingers up north. As many of you probably did last night texting friends or sitting around watching the game cheering, we were doing the same. To be honest if Brady and Gronk were not playing I most likely would of said the Bucs, those guys no thanks and got stuck watching This is Us with the Mrs. So I guess what I’m saying is it’s pretty cool when I read how much he has inspired and converted the Bucs from cellar dwellers to the elite team it is now. Funny thing Bucs have the talent but needed that LEADER Joe for guidance . Good luck next week, we’ll be watching and cheering for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers!

  31. WhatTheBuc Says:

    Remember when LDD didn’t wanna draft the kid sheesh that didn’t age well……