“The Great White”

August 11th, 2021

A Bucs clone

Joe loves this analogy.

Bucs fans have all seen the hunger oozing from savior young linebacker Devin White.

On the field sometimes, he’s like a drooling dog awaiting his next command. White can’t wait for the next play and to eat up the next running back that dares to enter his zone.

Former Pro Bowl defensive end and Tom Brady buddy Willie McGinest sees how White operates and believes he’s “The Great White because he hunts like a shark, with great patience while processing information quickly.”

McGinest continued: “His reaction time is unbelievable, as is his ability to track players, and the coverage skills he showed last year were perhaps better than those of anyone else on this list [of inside linebackers]. He is tenacious and embraces what it takes to be an elite off-ball linebacker. You have to love this guy’s mentality.”

The McGinest quote is from NFL.com and was part of a ranking of the top-10 “off-ball” linebackers in the game.

White ranks second, per McGinest and Lavonte David is No. 9. (Hey, there’s another guy who doesn’t think David is a Pro Bowler.)

White has all the tools and skills. Now he just has to show them for a complete season.

Joe’s not sure White has that much consistency in him, but if he does, then he’s certainly Defensive Player of the Year material.

22 Responses to ““The Great White””

  1. Going for ✌️In a row Says:

    Winston will make him look like Brooks. Pick6s are coming his way.
    Go Bucs!!!!

  2. Miller5252 Says:

    So who would be the number one guy on the list? David is #9? Poor guy just never gets put on top where he belongs….. it’s too bad really!

  3. Steven007 Says:

    Miller, it’s probably Bobby Wagner who has been riding on his reputation for a few years now. Great player at one point but not as good as his reputation these days.

  4. Steven007 Says:

    Fred Warner is another guy who gets too much love in my opinion. Decent linebacker but his stats don’t measure up to Whites.

  5. SOEbuc Says:

    “and the coverage skills he showed last year were perhaps better than those of anyone else on this list [of inside linebackers]”

    That might of been true in the playoffs but he was not the most amazing in coverage in the regular season. Like these KC and GB fans, these Natty’s that don’t know nothing Bucs are too easy to spot.

    On the other hand, Lavonte took the best LB coverage rating. Has held the highest lb in coverage percentage since 2016.

  6. Cobraboy Says:

    “The Great White”

    I like it!

  7. Rod Munch Says:

    We win a SB with Tom Brady and yet the mentally ill here are still talking about Jameis. They’re basically your psycho ex who buys you a gun rack.

  8. Caleb from WA Says:

    Put Lavonte’s career stats against Wagners… I’d take Lavonte all day.

  9. BradyBucs Says:

    Homer Rod Munch at it again with his feelings hurt anytime someone criticizes his man-crush, Winston.

    HEY ROD… tell us again how Vita Vea is just 2-down run stuffer!

    LOLZ. That had to be one of the WORST takes in the history of this site. You were so adamant about those comments before the playoffs when people like me told you he’s not just a run stuffer but also a dangerous pass rusher.

  10. Medicated Pete Says:

    D. White pops off the tv screen like an exploding firework. It’s grab your popcorn time when he’s on the field

  11. The Red Mirage Says:

    Nobody eats popcorn when they watch football.

  12. Louis J Glasser Says:

    He hunts running backs like there is blood in the water, sniffing them out and feasting!

  13. SB~LV Says:

    Hopefully this will run off on the rookie 1st round pick … White chased what he thought he saw early in his first year.

  14. Bird Says:

    Yah. Not sure why bucs have not capitalized on devin white – great white shark combination. Or some sports / shirt making company

    I would buy one in a heartbeat

    Just like my brady – GOAT combo shirt
    To easy. Nothing more bad arse then a great white

    All the jaws movies have been on tv the last few days
    Had to take a watch for the 40th time. 😂

  15. SOEbuc Says:

    “I don’t even own ah-gun, let alone many guns that would necessitate an entire rack.” Lmao.

  16. Bird Says:


    You told people to inject themselves with ebola or jump off st pete bridge for criticism of the former guy

    Dulllards for not knowing football was used a lot

    So its fair game and time to take your medicine
    Cause you promised we would be haunted for the next decade by the former guy
    We shall see how that ages as well

  17. Hodad Says:

    Joe’s not sure White has that consistency in him? He’s only going on his third year Joe, I think that consistency will be the next step. This year he’s really going to know what he’s doing, I think he plays lights out the whole year.

  18. Buclova Says:

    Great nickname….remember how he chased carson for Sea down

  19. Razor Ramone Says:

    “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” Chief Brody.

  20. Buczilla Says:

    Wagner is still getting credit for things that he did 5 years ago. Warner is a Barrett Ruud clone and doesn’t come close to deserving the props that he gets. David should be number one, but at least this dude got White right at number two.

  21. PSL Bob Says:

    Several posters on this site have previously labeled Devin as a Great White!

  22. Trey Long Says:

    Devin didn’t really get pass coverage until New Orleans in the playoffs. He could phenomenal this year.