Jordan Whitehead In Superstar Class?

October 8th, 2021

Joe spends a lot of time deciphering what’s real and what’s phony when it comes to what flows from the mouths of general managers, coaches and players.

Much of what is uttered publicly is a blend of half-truths, exaggerations, misdirections and outright lies.

The offenders feel it’s part of the job. Honesty is not always the best policy for football types talking to media.

Joe doesn’t know new Bucs cornerback Richard Sherman very well, but Sherman does have a reputation for shooting relatively straight. So Joe was intrigued to hear Sherman go overboard to praise Bucs safety Jordan Whitehead twice on The Richard Sherman Podcast this week.

The love came at multiple times and he wasn’t asked about Whitehead.

“J-White, man, is a missile. I’ve rarely ever seen anything like it,” Sherman said. “I mean he destroyed so many plays by himself; it was crazy to watch.”

Sherman went on to praise all Bucs safeties for their communication.

About 10 minutes later, Sherman was back on Whitehead. “He’s going to start to hear his name mentioned with the top safeties in the league because he plays so fast and relentless.”

Impressive praise for Whitehead, especially considering Sherman played years with safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor, who have 11 Pro Bowl trips combined.

Whitehead is a free agent after the season and will be seeking to become the Bucs’ first big-money safety since Dashon “Hawk” Goldson.

18 Responses to “Jordan Whitehead In Superstar Class?”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    Pete loves Jordan and always will but TB12 will not give him a big contract. He gone

  2. ModHairKen Says:

    Jordan Whitehead’s open field tackling and Run Defense is really good. He’s like Lynch.

  3. Youngbucs Says:

    Pay whitehead and davis dean is replaceable. Not sure about bunting I wanna see more made plays in the playoffs. But I need to see some consistency like Davis.

  4. Robert Says:

    he’s a stud…… my only question is how’s the shoulder?

    and our safeties are solid, could they move on the CB?

  5. Chuckstutz Says:

    Young man is an aliquippa player. Revis is his cousin and it shows.

  6. firethecannons Says:

    He is uniquely talented in takeaways generated with the shoulder to ball move. Last week Winfield did that, cool move that is effective and needs frequent deployment.

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We have some FAs coming up next year………Whitehead, Vea, Davis, Rojo, OJ, Cappa, Jensen and a slew of others….

    I think we need to keep our younger stars…..keep Whitehead, Vea, Davis, Cappa…..OJ & Rojo can test the market.

  8. Lamarcus Says:

    We need secondary that can cover

  9. Defense Rules Says:

    Agree TBBF, keep our younger stars. Vea would be my Priority 1, followed by Davis at Priority 2 then Whitehead at Priority 3. Would dearly love to keep Cappa but that’d depend on his asking price (Stinnie’s probably ready to move up to starter anyways?).

    Where I think we’ll have the biggest problem is getting starter-capable replacements for UFAs like JPP & Suh on defense. We’d save roughly $20 mil there if we don’t re-sign them, but their replacements could easily cost us that much, or more.

    BTW, do we have a 5th year option with Vea since he was a 1st Rnd pick?

  10. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    Love me some Jordan Whitehead. And you better believe opposing WRs know where he is on every play. Would like to see him on more blitzes, though.

  11. EvolvingBucsFan Says:

    DR we already picked up his 5th year so that’s a plus. Light was making some moves after the SB.

  12. Stanglassman Says:

    Loved the kid from the start. He’s definitely developed and gotten better but the real question with him has always been, can he stay healthy? He Kinda reminds me of that hard hitting safety that was a huge Bob Marley fan that kept breaking his forearm every year til he finally had to call it a career.

  13. Buczilla Says:

    Safeties are like running backs to me. The great ones are worth their weight in gold, but even very good ones want to be payed like stars. If he has a pro bowl type year this year and doesn’t want to “reset the market” for safeties, I’m cool with him coming back. Vita comes first though.

  14. Yossarian Says:

    Whitehead definitely helps elevate the guys around him. He also lines up in the slot to play NB on occasion, which makes him especially valuable when the Bucs can play Edwards and Winfield at safety.

  15. Mike Says:

    Yep, Whitehead is a heat seeking missile on the football field! Love his style of hard hitting, fly around the field type football! Bucs need 10 of him!

  16. Sumosam Says:

    I bought myself a Whitehead jersey when he was drafted. I’m from the area he came from and the guy has been terrific from High School on up. In fact he’s know for being the most talented football player to come out of the area. Move over Joe Montana and Joe Namath. Lol
    He’ll get a second contract here. You can’t let a guy like that go anywhere and the organization knows it.

  17. Rod Munch Says:

    Keep the praise on Whitehead down until we have him resigned on a new contract.

  18. Rob Tanner Says:

    Where the link Joe? I like podcasts!