Jordan Whitehead, Teaching Tape & “The Spin Cycle”

January 13th, 2021

What a year it’s been for Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht, and while the Tampa Bay secondary won’t win any awards, there are at least a couple of guys playing above their draft status.

The video below is of Buccaneers legend Rondé Barber breaking down Bucs film from the “W” against Washington in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.

It kicks off with Barber raving about — and showing — safety Jordan Whitehead’s technique at safety from his footwork to his close on a fourth-quarter pass breakup on a key third down. Joe admits it’s a thing of beauty.

Barber also gushes about Jason Pierre-Paul beating two guys on the play and dials up many looks at Mike Evans’ route running to show how he put quality Washington cornerback Ronald “He Didn’t Do It” Darby in “the spin cycle.”

A mid-fourth-round pick in 2018, Whitehead has more than delivered value. This has been his best season and the 23-year-old has yet to miss game.

15 Responses to “Jordan Whitehead, Teaching Tape & “The Spin Cycle””

  1. David Says:

    Whitehead and Winfield are young and learning but overall pretty good.
    Davis is pretty damn good.
    The major issue is Bunting and Dean, they need someone else(next year) and for one of them to step up.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I could see us drafting a CB high next year…..but who trusts that? I suspect we could use a Dline piece or OLB also…..maybe a 2nd round QB…..

    I know everyone hates to talk about the possibility of comp picks….but we have at least 2 legitimate possibilities with AB & Fournette…..and depending on how things go with Shaq….maybe another…
    I don’t see us picking up any high-priced FAs… will be all we can do to take care of Godwin, LVD….maybe Gronk…..maybe Shaq.

  3. PSL Bob Says:

    CB, DE, and O-line depth should be top draft priorities. It would be nice to get a veteran CB in FA to help coach up our young corners. But overall, given the youth in the Bucs secondary, they should only get better over time.

  4. Bird Says:

    Nah. Address db in free agency. No need to waste another high pick on a guy that is just meh

  5. 813bucboi Says:

    defense has to come ready to play…

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  6. rrsrq Says:

    Winfield can call his pops, Whitehead can call his cousin on Revis Island, if we can just get Patrick Surtain II from Alabama somehow

  7. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Just get to Brees, keep everything underneath. For all you trashing JPP, that wasn’t the only great play he had last week. Return of White will take some pressure off JPP & Shaq. D comes up big this week even without a DC.

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    Brees is going to destroy the Bucs secondary if Henicken did it.

    Gotta score point for point and hope to pull it out in the end.

    Tall task.

    Go Bucs!!(All the way to the Super Bowl…next year!)

  9. unbelievable Says:

    Need to draft D-line more than secondary.

    Our pass rush is way too inconsistent and ineffective. We rarely get pressure by just rushing 4, and that will not win any championships.

  10. SlyPirate Says:

    Can Whitehead learn how to catch a ball that hits him in the numbers?

    Kidding. I bet he’s (and Bowles) still kicking himself for dropping that one.

  11. BrooklynBucsFan Says:

    Looking at that for eye run, all I could think is how Rojo would’ve probably housed that because he has that extra gear. That hole was huge and the first touch was the tackle 15 yards down field. Don’t get me wrong, forgetter played really well, best he’s played for us all season. But Rojo has that “house hunting”speed haha! Hope he can play this week, if not, I hope Fornette has another great game.

  12. firethecannons Says:

    corner or two in FA and draft D Line

  13. gp Says:

    For those of you talking draft, I think we should trade the 32nd pick for an extra 2nd and third or fourth.

  14. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    Every time I see Ronald Darby I think of Jameis 😂

  15. Says:

    Why are we talking draft? Don’t be a loser!