Whitehead Has A Nose For Hitting

February 4th, 2021


When Bucs safety Jordan Whitehead was a rookie, Joe loved how the dude enjoyed hitting. Safeties with no problem splashing people have a soft spot in Joe’s heart.

And that hard-hitting is one reason why the Bucs are playing the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on Sunday. Whitehead forced two Packers fumbles in the NFC Championship game. One turned to six points for the Bucs.

The Bucs beat the Packers by five.

Yesterday in his media session, Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians was asked about what makes Whitehead a valuable member of the defense.

“The one thing about Jordan is he’ll throw his face in the fan,” Arians said. “He’s not afraid of mixing it up and he has really improved in his pass defense – especially his man coverage.

“He’s worked extremely hard at it and he’s bulked himself up so he can be as physical of a safety as there is. He’s got a great nose for the ball, so he just continues to improve – especially in his pass defense.”

Whitehead messed up his shoulder in the win at Green Bay. Yesterday, he was limited in practice and wore a non-contact jersey. Arians said he was “flying around looking pretty good.”

You cannot replace good physical play no matter how badly NFL strongman Roger Goodell tries to ban it. And Whitehead proved that with his forced fumbles from good solid tackling last week.

Bucs could sure use him Sunday.

13 Responses to “Whitehead Has A Nose For Hitting”

  1. tbbucs3 Says:

    Is it Sunday yet?

  2. Buxszntkt Says:

    I’m sure he will give it a go, the question is for how long will he be able to raise that arm to tackle or deflect a pass. They never disclosed the extent of the injury, unclear if it’s something you can inject so he can play all game or not.

  3. Buxszntkt Says:

    Right ? Couple more days of work first.

  4. David Says:

    Never a doubt in my mind that he is playing in the Super Bowl. He can run and cover. A nice big Cortizone shot and he’ll be able to hit too. LoL.

  5. adam from ny Says:

    he’s one of the more underrated bucs…

  6. adam from ny Says:

    they’re all f’in playin…

    maybe AB will sit tho because he might be more concerned about his career than being a buccaneer

  7. dmatt Says:

    This is the big dance. Jordan is going to lay it all on the line. He’s come too far to just sit, watch, n wish. He’s Derrell Revis little cousin who one day would like tell Revis n the family I too played in a Superbowl with Tom Brady. Jordan is a head hunter.

  8. Pete I Says:

    Can’t wait to see him in person…snagged my tickets last night as they dropped to an acceptable price…wonder if I will see NDOG there?

  9. Pete I Says:

    No way AB should sit – at least he could be a decoy like Maynard was in SBIII. He didn’t win the superbowl last time he was in it did he?

  10. Bird Says:


    Just curious. And you dont have to share
    I thought low end tickets were 6000 a pop
    Since limited seats with covid

  11. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Trent Dilfer used to complain it too…crazy talk.

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    He is like a heat-seeking mi$$le…….a great 4th round pick…

  13. Cobraboy Says:

    “Flying around” has nothing to do with laying the wood on someone with your hurt shoulder.