“Terror” White

June 14th, 2021

The Bucs’ resident big talker, savior linebacker Devin White, now carries massive expectations on his back.

That’s what happens when you’re dominant in the postseason and are talking big every chance you get.

This isn’t Joe slapping White. Joe loves White’s bravado, and it seems like the NFL community respects him quite a bit, including hard-to-impress Warren Sapp. White even said sometimes he’ll make a bold call because it gives him extra juice to live up to what he told the media.

Recently, Steelers stud young linebacker Devin Bush, selected five picks after White in Round 1 of the 2019 NFL Draft, threw plenty of love White’s way.

Bush blew his knee out five games into last season and is working on his 2021 comeback.

“I watched [White] while I was out. I thought he had a phenomenal year last year, obviously winning the Super Bowl. He’s on his way to being one of those guys that is going to be a terror as long as he wants to play,” Bush said.

Joe’s very eager to see how White grows and performs this season. At 23 years old in his third year in the Todd Bowles system, White should remain on a steep rise. White is too talented and devoted — and Bowles is too wise in his ways — to take have a status-quo year or take a half-step backwards.

Yes, White was crazy special late last season but he lacked consistency early. If White can become a game-in, game-out stud playmaker, the Bucs might just cruise to the No. 1 seed in the NFC.

28 Responses to ““Terror” White”

  1. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Sidebar Joe

    Do you think the Bucs should trade for
    All-Pro CB Stephon Gilmore?

    His new team will only be on the hook for $7.4M this season. I’m sure Jason can restructure someones contract (converted to bonus money).

    I say its a win win

    To shutdown corners on the outside. Plus improved debt at the position.

  2. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    *Two Lockdown corners on the outside

  3. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Then we’ll have quality vets at every level of the defense

    Defensive Line/Rushbackers


    Defensive Backs

  4. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Trading for Stephon Gilmore will make this defensive insane

  5. Casual Observer Says:

    While I’m not up on all the stats, Luv’s suggestion may make sense. Our CB play seemed (to me) to be inconsistent most of last year.

  6. PassingThru Says:


    No, not unless the price is cheap. And it won’t likely be cheap as the Patriots were reportedly asking for a first round pick at the trade deadline last season.

    Gilmore’s play declined last season, even after taking into account that he missed time due to injury. He’ll be 31 in September, and when CBs fade they can turn from All Pro to trash within the blink of an eye.

  7. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    True, but he’s still in his prime.
    He’s less than 24 months removed from being Defensive Player Of The Year.

    I would give a 1st round pick for Stephon Gilmore all day.

  8. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    He’s one of those vets that spend a lot of time on the field/film room with younger players. You can measure what he could potential bring to defensive back room.

  9. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Think about the impact Suh’s had with our defensive line.
    Or the impact Lavonte’s had with Devin.

  10. Godlovesbucs Says:

    What is he holding out for, more money? If that’s the case, he will expect a new contract with a new team. More $ is something tampa does not have.

  11. All lives matter Says:

    I think Gilmore would be a great grab. I think whatever ailed him last season will be in the rear view mirror and he will be pumped and excited to play for the Bucs and reunite with Brady and Gronk even at 31 years old.

    But the sorry part would be having to release one of our young dudes. We’re already gonna be probably releasing a couple of players that have been with the Bucs a couple seasons like Mickens and Watson, and maybe other known players. So bringing in a 31 yo corner is a short stop gap while you might be letting go of a future talent.

  12. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    When you’r all in for Super Bowls there will be some collateral damage.
    It cost to be the boss. Just ask New England

  13. Bird Says:

    Great White!

    He is a man eater

  14. SlyPirate Says:


    White only became “special” the second half of last year. He went into Bowles’ office asked to be “unleashed”. Meaning rush the QB. After that moment, White recorded the majority of his 9 sacks and was a major disruptor.

    This isn’t a dig.

    I’m really excited about what White, Bowles, and the defense will do in 2021.

  15. SB Says:

    I would add Gilmore just to throw more sand in Billacheat’s craw.

    What’s good LUV. Give a brother a shout sometime

  16. PassingThru Says:

    Trading for Gilmore might be the worst mistake imaginable. I watched quite a bit of Gilmore during the 2019 season when he was Defensive Player of the Year, as well as last season when he was far from that level of play.

    Think about the contract. Gilmore is 31 in September, and he’ll want a multi-year contract, likely demanding something in the stratosphere of the highest CB salaries in the league. The CB position is by far the most athletically demanding position in football, when they age they can really fall off the cliff. Would your rather re-sign soon-to-be Carlton Davis, or let him walk and negotiate a multi-year contract with an older CB who showed signs of slowing?

    @All lives matter & @LUVMYBUCS

    Before you answer that question, look up Darrelle Revis. Stephon Gilmore’s game looks a lot like Darrelle Revis’ game. Even Darrelle Revis has said as much.

    How old do you think Darrelle Revis is today? If you google the answer, you’ll see why I think Stephon Gilmore should not be a target. Too expensive to acquire, too little cap space left, too expensive as a depth piece, and too expensive to keep.

    If you want depth at CB, great. There are cheaper options out there, all for the cost of a roster cut or restructure.


    I am in New England, Gilmore is a great player but seems to be in it for the money, doesn’t come off as that team player. He is holding out for more $ and his cap hit for Pat’s is $16.3 mil. I like the idea of a vet CB but he might not be a good fit.

  18. DrunkInYbor Says:

    I don’t think he lacked consistently during the season. He just blossomed in the playoffs and started to play to what he’s capable of. He’s shown in the playoffs he can be a future hall of famer now let’s see if he can keep that level of play into the regular season consistently.

  19. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    i have no doubt that Devin White will rise to whatever occasion he set for himself.

  20. SOEbuc Says:

    We have the best LB corp in the NFL. That defense didn’t allow Mahomes one TD in a Super Bowl!!! So friggin excited to see this defense with OTA under them. Gilmore idea is idiotic move to even talk about. Excited about the secondary year two with camp. Can we hire Antoine Wienfield Sr. the league minimum???

  21. Rico 210 Says:

    Hard pass on Gilmore
    D. White is a problem for the league. They’ve been put on notice.
    20-0 baby!!!
    Go Bucs

  22. Ptwalk Says:

    Bucs 20-0, White DPOY

  23. Oneilbuc Says:

    Devin White is a top 5 middle linebacker he’s going to be a hall of famer if he keeps it up.

  24. Winny Testaverde Says:

    White gets snubbed for Pro Bowl…Brady reminds him they have a different Bowl in mind. White gets COVID and had to sit out vs The WFT/WTF…( I’m convinced that’s why Heinicke had some success…White would have tracked him down/blown him up multiple times had he played ). White “put the dagger in dem Saints…capped off the SB win with an int. He’s amazin’.

  25. Medicated Pete Says:

    Devin is our Ray Lewis. He’s the ultimate alpha dog who can back it up

  26. Defense Rules Says:

    I’m not anti-Gilmore by any means, but the grass isn’t always greener in other stadiums. It’s taken some creative salary Cap ‘massaging’ but JL & company has been able to bring back the same team that just won the 2020 Super Bowl. Bucs MAY have just a 1 or 2 year window right now, but I think that this management & coaching staff is looking longer term than that. Adding 1 more 30-something-year-old veteran to the mix with high-$$$ expectations doesn’t necessarily fit well beyond this year. Just take a look at those contracts up for renewal in 2022 and it’s easy to see that 2021’s challenges could look like a cakewalk compared to what we’ll likely be facing in 2022 & beyond.

    This Bucs’ defense improved quite a bit as the year rolled on. We’ve got a young Secondary to be sure, but they’re now in their 3rd year together for the most part. As long as the front end continues to do its’ job, this Secondary can hold its own. Next year we’ll have to pay Davis & Whitehead if we expect to keep them as Bucs (and I for one hope that we do). Throw in Gilmore into the new contracts needed, and that’s a huge hit, just for the Secondary. Giving up a 1st Rounder in addition doesn’t sound like a wise move.

  27. Jaysielle Says:

    Bill will not trade Gilmore to the Bucs. He bulds his team with consideration to his upcoming schedule. Patriots vs Bucs is keeping him awake at night. He s not going to make it any harder on himself than he already has.

  28. D-Rok Says:

    I am so thrilled to watch White play this year – he’s as electric as I’ve seen in awhile. Regarding Gilmore, Sirius XM reported this morning that he has a quadriceps tear. Not strain, a tear. Those are lingering injuries hard to recover from. He’s a great CB but I’m not convinced we need him, especially at his asking price.