Best (Regular Season?) Game For Jordan Whitehead

December 27th, 2021

Bucs safety Jordan Whitehead

If Jordan Whitehead has had a better game for the Bucs than yesterday’s, please someone point it out.

Lost in all the Antonio Brown drama and watching Whitehead wilding on the Stinking Panthers, there was a bit of drama between the two Joes on Twitter.

One Joe remarked Whitehead was having the game of his life. The other Joe barked in so many words Whitehead’s best game was the NFC Championship in Green Bay.

“This Joe” didn’t remember Whitehead flying all over the field in that game like he did Sunday and sticks by Whitehead’s game yesterday as his best.

Let’s compare: In the NFC title game, Whitehead had five tackles and two forced fumbles. Key plays in a key game, for sure.

Yesterday to seal the NFC South? Whitehead had seven tackles, a pick, three passes defended and should have had a quarterback hit/sack. On a blitz from the right, Whitehead belted pouty Cam Newton and while Whitehead didn’t get the sack, he certainly hit Newton right into Will Gholston’s arms for a sack.

The guy was absolutely balling and was the best defender on the field.

It was the second straight game the Bucs defense did not allow a touchdown. Whitehead admitted after the game the defense was a little peeved from the loss to New Orleans, despite the defense balling out.

That, along with Whitehead’s desire to play with additional energy, was all the defense needed yesterday.

“After last week it was a little sour taste in our mouths,” Whitehead said.

If it takes Whitehead and the Bucs to be angry to play like they did yesterday, Joe hopes each player gets a fake letter from the IRS the day before the game threatening to tie up their bank accounts for perceived shady transactions.

26 Responses to “Best (Regular Season?) Game For Jordan Whitehead”

  1. adam from ny Says:

    hitting his prime and starting to really show out

  2. adam from ny Says:

    this team has layers of talent and it showed yesterday…

    even though we played a pretty bad football team

  3. Bucsfanman Says:

    Great game! However, I would’ve preferred a hit on Newton instead of him playing ‘tag’ on that play.

  4. gotbbucs Says:

    NFC championship game, hands down.

  5. JA Says:

    Agree, Whitehead had a game to remember.
    But the bigger picture is confusing and relatively unfair. With the NFL electing to prioritize conference records over head-to-head confrontation, the Bucs are currently the fourth seed despite beating the Cowboys who have an identical 11-4 record. Whoever came up with this tie breaking scenario is a feckless twit with no sense of fair play.
    As for yesterday’s game, I was impressed with the confidence and maturation of
    ‘late bloomer’ Cyril Grayson. He’s a team jumping journeyman who resides in and out of practice squads but, at 28, he looked like a mini AB with speed, confidence and a good set of hands. He attended LSU as a track star who didn’t play football.
    At the very least he should replace ‘lost soul’ Tyler Johnson on the depth chart.

  6. Mike C Says:

    He stood out a little bit more in this game, not by much more then in the championship game, but he was all over the place yesterday.

  7. Christos Says:

    I think this was the best complete game i ve seen J.Whitehead play. Sure the NFC Championship was great and made key plays but yesterday he was all over the field. Sometimes you could not see the other players because he was making all the plays. He and Carlton Davis should be priorities resignings in FA.

  8. rrsrq Says:

    He is such a key to this defense. I believe if he is out there against Buffalo, there is no overtime, because Josh Allen and all that running would’ve stopped after Whitehead hit him a few times. Did he play in the WFT loss, if he did, I’m surprised that defense would’ve been on the field that long with him. Our three headed safeties (Whitehead, Winfield and Edwards), I’ll take them every time.

  9. Bird Says:


    😂 Yah. On that play , he did say tag your it.

    I think it was his best game ever. Even sanchez and the other analyst were like guess who made that play. Around the line of scrimmage the man is fearless. And His stock is going up. Gonna take 10 mil plus to keep the man. I hope we do.

  10. Smashsquatch Says:

    Non stop splash from the heat seeking missle. Stay healthy Jordan, we’ll need you in Green Bay. Aaron Jones misses you

  11. THOMAS PFALZ Says:

    Whitehead was the man yesterday. Keep it up.

  12. PSL Bob Says:

    Agree, hell of a game yesterday. As I recall in that NFC championship game last year, his hit that caused the fumble, took him out of the game. Is that correct?

  13. FairMinded Says:

    He was dominant and fun to watch. Play at that level consistently and you’ll be a Buc legend JW!

  14. Stone crab sam Says:

    Focused Intensity surely makes a difference.

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  16. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Whitehead played great and yet Winfield is actually the better player. BOTH are outstanding safeties and Mike Edwards has been an awesome utility guy who is a plug and play guy and does a great job.

    And SMB since coming back from his injury seems to have found his game completely. He’s playing with confidence.

    In the past two weeks we’ve watched the worst secondary in the league suddenly challenge to be one of the best. If they all stay healthy for the first time in forever I think we have a good defensive backfield.

  17. tampabuscsbro Says:

    imo we should pay the man. Not everyone can be paid but he should be one of them.

  18. orlbucfan Says:

    Been a Whitehead fan since his rookie days. A 4th round pick?? Yo Mama, Licht! 🙂 Not surprised the Defense was po’ed over the Aints loss. They held NOLA to 3 FGs, and the offense still couldn’t/didn’t score. JW is coming into his own and he reminds me of the Lynch, Ronde krewe. Not too shabby!

  19. Cobraboy Says:

    It’s been a couple of decades since a Buc’s DB took over a game by himself. Last was the 9ers GM.

  20. Bojim Says:

    It was nice seeing him smiling so much.

  21. #1bucsfan Says:

    Sorry Joe but the nfc champ game has more weight the fumble that changed the momentum help propelled us to the super bowl but he def took over that game yesterday.

  22. Buddha Says:

    Whitehead is the best tackler on the team by a long shot. He needs to be resigned.

  23. DaBux Says:

    If he can stay healthy and get Winfield Jr. back soon, we’re going to be in much better shape. Add in a healthy Richard Sherman at nickel and the takeaways will be coming. Great game by Whitehead, that should inspire the defense the rest of the way.

  24. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Great game from him yesterday but his performance against a much better opponent in a much more important game (NFC Championship) carries more weight.

    Bucs would’ve clinched the South regardless if Saints lose tonight anyway.

  25. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    He’s had a few really good games!! Maybe not the splash plays like the pick and sort of sack … But he’s had multiple games that he’s balled out!! Dude is an excellent S.S. …. I have to agree with the other guy that the green Bay game, for a division title, everything on the line and he has that kind of game against one of the best offenses in the league?!? Pressure matters and the pressure was on and he delivered!… This was the Panthers and a musical chair of QBs …. When you have 2 QBs you really have no QB … So I’m going to take the green Bay game as his best because it mattered so much more and the plays he made were on critical drives!!

  26. unbelievable Says:

    Obviously the plays in the playoff game had much bigger implications… but either way Whitehead was playing like a man possessed yesterday.

    Kept remarking all game long how he was just flying all over the place, laying the hard hits we’ve come to know from him.

    Would be great for him to be at 100% during the playoffs this year.

    So much of what the defense can do is gonna depend on what happens with Shaq considering JPP is only a shell of himself now.