“Probably The Hardest Hitting Player In The League”

September 18th, 2021

Safety Jordan Whitehead

With other injuries within the Bucs secondary, tomorrow’s return of veteran safety Jordan Whitehead has been somewhat overlooked.

Since he arrived in Round 4 of the 2018 NFL Draft, Whitehead has been exceeding expectations and rattling rib cages. Darrelle Revis’ cousin can hit, and the nation found that out finally in last year’s playoffs.

Do the Bucs beat the Packers without Whitehead’s open-field, bone-crushing forced fumble?

Whithead had offseason shoulder surgery and missed Week 1 last week with a hamstring issue. But he will play Sunday and the Bucs have known that since Monday.

For the sixth or seventh time this week, Joe has watched the America’s Game feature on the 2020 Buccaneers. There Devin White is seen telling producers that Whitehead “probably is the hardest hitting player in the league.”

While Roger Goodell and NFL owners try annually to take more violence out of the league, guys like Whitehead become more and more valuable, Joe believes. Violent hits — and the threat of them — add up physically and mentally in games.

The Bucs’ secondary could use a jolt after the deuce they dropped on opening night. And Joe firmly believes Whitehead’s return could be an underrated force.

20 Responses to ““Probably The Hardest Hitting Player In The League””

  1. Defense Rules Says:

    Whitehead’s missed a LOT of practice time & is coming off 2 significant injuries for a Safety. Wouldn’t be at all surprised to see Todd Bowles limit him to 50% or less of the defensive snaps in this his first game back.

  2. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    As Lynch would preach – “she what you hit” and there won’t be a flag. Chest plate blasting!

  3. gp Says:

    Very much depends on how the game progresses.
    JW is not as good in coverage and could become a liability if our secondary has a bad day.
    Of course, Bowles knows what he has and I trust him to make the necessary moves to keep our opponents to a lower score than ours.
    Strong possibility of a shoot-out tomorrow with our depleted secondary.
    I may have difficulty sticking to my “one beer per quarter” restrictions!

  4. PSL Bob Says:

    Dude needs to get in the gym. Biceps need a little pumping up. Damn man!

  5. Beeej Says:

    I’m thinking it will go like elder offensive line did when they disgraced themselves against Chice,ago then the following week they were absolute perfection against Green Bay

  6. Beeej Says:

    THE. mutter mutter

  7. Bruce Says:

    @Defense rules these guys are professional football players they don’t need the practice. Just need to be present in meetings and watching film. He will be fine

  8. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Threatening Michael Pittman’s gun size record…

  9. Medicated Pete Says:

    That was must watch tv on NFL Network. Jordan had a similar Green Bay type hit in the Superbowl that knocked him outta the game when his shoulder was already wrecked from the NFC Championship. He truly gave up his body & possibly his career for that ring

  10. Mort Says:

    We will probably use all three “starting” safeties a bunch. Good to have him back.

  11. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    I thought Edwards would knock it out of the park last week but never even heard his name mentioned. Maybe Jordan will do much better.

  12. firethecannons Says:

    Mostly we need to keep these guys on the bench and spend time with our offense game managing on the field.

  13. BuccoDav Says:

    74 Bucs Fan… “she what you hit” sounds like a Freudian slip on your part… very disturbing.

  14. gp Says:

    I saw that too.
    Was hoping it was just a typo!

  15. David Says:

    I just hope Whitehead doesn’t go by the wayside too soon with injuries because he hits so hard…. ie. Bob Sanders of the Colts.

    Also… “She what you hit” … At least get her name

  16. SOEbuc Says:

    Why is that valuable? Good ole Darrelle. I did not know that Whitehead was jacked like that. Hardest hitter makes more since now.

  17. Goldenbuc Says:

    Antoine goes to nickel, jwhite and Edward’s play clean up,

    Cockrell and Triple A come in for spells

    while we run auburn outside…if we stay healthy it’s enough to get by without SMB

    My guess is he starts getting worked back in after the bye

    If we ever see Dee Delaney activated we’re toast

  18. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    He can last the hits his body can’t take them. He should’ve been a qb, less chance of injury there

  19. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    He can lay the hits. Dang I need to fire my editor in chief

  20. orlbucfan Says:

    Been a Whitehead fan since he came here. I don’t care about his genetics. He’s got a SB ring and da#### well deserved it.