I’m “Better”

July 28th, 2021

It shouldn’t take Bucs fans long to guess what Tampa Bay linebacker is convinced he’s better than two elite Bucs edge rushers when it comes to drilling quarterbacks.

Jason Pierre-Paul and Bucs sacks king Shaq Barrett are widely considered the best edge-rush tandem in the game. But for Devin White, he’s a little more impressed by himself.

“I mean I think I’m a better pass rusher than those guys,” White said today when asked about is pass rush goals.

”But at the end of the day, every time my number called, like I said last year going into the season, I want to be very dominant.

“I want to make my presence felt in the backfield. You know, I feel like my game is very versatile and I think that’s a great part of my game. I don’t have a goal of double-digit sacks, but man, if it comes with it, me playing hard and playing within the scheme, then I’ll sure be very highly appreciative.”

Joe really enjoys White’s chatter. He’s cocky but sincere, team-first but at the same time overflowing with ego.

Would Joe bet against White racking up 10 sacks this season, one more than he had last year? Absolutely not.

20 Responses to “I’m “Better””


    Devin White is E-L-I-T-E

  2. Medicated Pete Says:

    He pops-off-the-screen on an NFL field as a LB. Enjoy this player to the fullest

  3. Aceofaerospace Says:

    You can’t spell elite without White. Well, you know what I mean.

  4. Duane Says:

    45 is diplomatically telling everyone that HE intends to be the DPOY this year. Getting warm and fuzzy thinking about him and Shaq battling it out to see who the Alpha is. I also think its a clear message to the veterans to keep working on their craft. Cant believe this is only season 3.

  5. Defense Rules Says:

    Key words: “Playing hard AND playing within the scheme”.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Love the swagger….not the swaggy!!!

  7. Mike Says:

    He’s like Ricky Bobby up in here…. If you ain’t first, you’re last… 🙂

  8. Cobraboy Says:

    Cocky backs it up.

    Remember when folks freaked out the Bucs drafted an ILB Top-5?

  9. Darin Says:

    If you ask him he is elite. I wish he’d quit telling us how great he is and start ptacticing the things he isn’t great at. Cmon Wirfs teach the lil guy some humility

  10. Stonedbuc Says:

    Hall of fame talent! We have the next Ray Lewis!

  11. SB Says:

    In the words of KID ROCK!
    “It ain’t Cocky Mother F’er if you back it up!”

  12. AtlBuc Says:

    Okay! Which of our defensive players could reasonably be the DPOY? 45, 90, 58, 50, and 54.

  13. Defense Rules Says:

    Cobraboy … Can remember having to tell quite a few young fighter pilots that “Cocky fighter pilots THINK they’re good; Confident fighter pilots KNOW they’re good”.

    Of course, can also remember my college hockey coach telling us ‘Hey guys, act like you’ve been there before’ when we’d get a little ‘over-confident’ shall we say. So there’s that too.

    I get the feeling that Devin White is extremely confident in his abilities. And he should be; he’s playing at a very high level right now.

  14. AtlBuc Says:

    DR if you watched the Bucs’ season videos you know he talks like that during the game, too.

  15. Jason Says:

    White blitz! David cover! Jason happy! 😁

  16. CantChangeStupid Says:

    You cant be #45 and not be the greatest. Dare I say he Made The Bucs D Great Again Again!!!!

  17. SOEbuc Says:

    Two words. Vita Vea. White’s gonna be putting QBs on there ass all day.

  18. Hissylizzard Says:

    He was huge for them in the playoff,his presence kept Rodgers from trying to run that last TD ,his speed is unreal

  19. #1bucsfan Says:

    Gotta say he might be one of those best ever drafted picks. Up there with Lee Roy. I know it’s very early to say that but if white plays this season like he did in the playoffs you better believe he’ll be the best ever to play the position. I think white has some LT in him mixed with ray lewis. Not a bad combo lol

  20. Eddie Marz Says:

    I don’t mind the swag, as long as he’s on my team! GO BUCS!