Devin White Talks Reciprocal Teaching With Lavonte David, $1,000 Contests

February 1st, 2021

Devin White loves the camera. Lavonte David once publicly vowed to avoid the Hard Knocks film crew.

The Bucs’ dynamic inside linebacker tandem is the Odd Couple of Bucs football.

But like on the Odd Couple, whether you prefer Thomas Lennon/Matthew Perry or Tony Randall/Jack Klugman, David and White are extremely close and have learned a ton from each other.

White was asked about their different personalities today during the wacky online version of Super Bowl Media Day/Opening Night.

He talked about how quiet and reserved David is, but then White opened up about how much David mentors him, and how White returns the favor with young energy — and cash incentives for performance.

“He done taught me a lot, still teaching me a lot. And I’m teaching him something, too,” White said of David.

“You know, especially like it’s always that mentality like, ‘Beat me to the ball. Get more tackles than me. Let’s see who can come up with the biggest play first. You know, whoever come up with the biggest play that person gotta pay the other person $1,000’. Just little stuff that I’m able to throw into our game to make it more interesting, as well.

“But man, from the classroom to off the field taking care of yourself, taking care of your body, making sure you’re available for every game, he done taught me a lot and I can’t thank him enough.”

What a duo they are, widely considered the best inside linebacker tandem in the league.

Damn, if $1,000 motivates White, then maybe each guy should agree to up the cash to $20,000 and see what happens.

9 Responses to “Devin White Talks Reciprocal Teaching With Lavonte David, $1,000 Contests”

  1. Rick Fischer Says:

    That’s like $20 to the rest of us!

  2. lambchop Says:

    Kwon Alexander – I never knew ya. Kwon’s potential got dampened by injury and a short ceiling. D. White is gonna be Ray Lewis 2.0 in the years to come. He’s already got that tude.

    On a side note, finally we don’t have to nail bite a 1st Rd. draft pick the whole off season. Keeping what we have will be the nail biter.

  3. Robert Says:

    man, they should start putting bounties on other teams players :-p

  4. gp Says:

    I think a dirty hit voids the prize.
    There’s gotta be some rules!

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Good thing he received the”football player’s”passing grade in English at LSU…

    But the savior won’t have to worry about that… wise.

    I’d wager he’s also up on his $1000 bets with LVD…..

  6. Listnfrmafar Says:

    My money is on LVD, it’s the first BIG play, so it’s quality not quantity. If it were most it’s White.

  7. buxsxntkt Says:

    LOL, just googled Lavonte and Devin, wanted to compare height and weight of the two. Google Lavonte and one of the pics is Devin.

  8. gp Says:

    Not sure if he meant first or biggest. He said both. But he also said he who gets the biggest pays the other guy, so something may have been lost in translation. It does sound to me like the friendly competition between them lasts until the final play though.

  9. unbelievable Says:

    No such thing as a dirty hit if it’s on Tyreek Hill though.

    Just sayin…