“If Something Go Wrong With The D-Line, They Always Blame It On Me”

June 22nd, 2021

If you ask Lavonte David, he’ll tell you Buccaneers savior linebacker Devin White is a “goody two shoes” when it comes to how coaches perceive him.

Joe was a little surprised by David’s description during his recent chat on Buccaneers.com.

Per David, White is a pet of the coaching staff and Bucs coaches only get on White to get the calls to the defensive line correct and audible.

White sort of agreed but noted there is one other area where he routinely hears from the man in charge.

“Todd Bowles with the hook drops, he always talking about my hook drops a little bit. Shhhhhhhh,” White said.

Joe assumes White make the “shhhh” sound and gesture because fans and media have been on him the past two years about pass coverage deficiencies.

“He always talking about my hook drops, like, you know, being more aggressive running through. And if something go wrong with the D-line, they always blame it on me.”

Joe appreciates White’s candor and it’s interesting to hear how much pressure is put on him to manage a defensive line. Yes, Joe realizes that’s one of White’s jobs.

Also interesting was David saying he is strongly interested in coaching when his playing career is finished.

14 Responses to ““If Something Go Wrong With The D-Line, They Always Blame It On Me””

  1. Defense Rules Says:

    Got a hunch Todd Bowles is an expert at keeping these guys humble.

  2. SlyPirate Says:

    “… if something go wrong with the D-line, they always blame it on me.”

    White’s job assignment is written verbatim in his job title: Linebacker. He backs up the line.

    So yes, he gets the blame if he does not do his job and backup the line.

  3. Duane Says:

    Throw everything you can at White this season. Lets see if he can take his game to another level. I love his instincts for the game. He cleans up a lot of plays from his position, and they guys on the back end seem to respond to his energy and play. LVD is already a coach on the field. Still expecting this defense to pick up where it left off in the postseason. The wins should be coming easier, earlier, and often this year.

  4. JimmyJack Says:

    Yep its all Whites fault. Whenever theres a breakdown on defense Whites the first guy i look to blame. Thats just the way it has to be for a captain.

    Im glad White gets this concept. Our last captain never seemed to get it.

  5. Listnfrmafar Says:

    White if stays healthy may end up being one of the best to ever play the position.

  6. BUCFAN4LIFE Says:

    DW “gets it” . He’ll be in the HOF one day , he’s only going to get better & better as the seasons go by .

  7. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Lavonte “Wordsmiff” David ladies and gentlemen.

    Love ya as a player man but you be painful to listen to.

    ……. wait, didn’t we used to be having a lot of problems with communication on defense?

    Maybe we knows why now?

  8. SOEbuc Says:

    Return this roster of FHOF types as coaches. The GOAT at the head of the table. He’s got to prove to himself he can get 7+ rings coaching.

  9. Bucnjim Says:

    Funny so many hated the draft picks white and Via. I guess they get the lasst laugh!

  10. DrunkInYbor Says:

    Hey Dish! Go fly a kite you jack apple

  11. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Lavonte David has been a great linebacker and a class act for us. Devin White has shown the potential to be much better than LVD so far. There is generally a reason most players were drafted where they were drafted.

    (Yes, I know where TB was drafted. Note the use of the word “generally”.)

  12. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    There you have it ladies and gents the one who just couldn’t help his lily white butt to troll someone who he would never have the stones to say to his face for the way the man speaks. La rue Doosh such an internet tough guy but best believe would never say that to any of their faces because he hides behind a computer screen, well he might say it to a woman or an old person and most definitely a child but never a full grown man. Don’t know why people like you gotta feel superior to others when you’re never man enough to take it to their faces!

  13. Buc-em-up84 Says:

    Now I see why your stage name is Doosh La Shyt Bagg

  14. steve gaudreau Says:

    45 is everywhere. The ball owes him money. He hunts that ball down! GIMME MY MONEY!