Another Ball Security Issue For Rachaad White

August 20th, 2022

Rookie running Rachaad White.

In back-to-back weeks, rookie running back Rachaad White has played a role in two turnovers.

Last Saturday against Miami, White didn’t squeeze a short throw from Kyle Trask and the end result was a fluky interception. OK. It happens, no big deal.

But two weeks in a row means it could be a pattern. Tonight White took a short pass on 2nd-and-20 midway through the second quarter and rumbled for a 16-yard gain before he got stripped by Titans cornerback Lonnie Johnson.

First down, Tennessee!

White finished the game with 6 carries for 19 yards and no other receptions. He’s a talented guy but not talented enough to overcome turnovers. That won’t fly for Tom Brady when there are other options on the roster.

Next Saturday in Indianapolis is going to be an important game for White’s playing time in September, and possibly for his overall confidence.

23 Responses to “Another Ball Security Issue For Rachaad White”

  1. Bucamania Says:

    Cmon that one last week was a fluke. White looks dynamic. Can’t wait to see him in the screen game.

  2. lambeau Says:

    Maybe he’s just not used to NFL DB’s being so focused on punching the ball out. He looks very talented as a runner. I think he’s RB2.

  3. Howard Cosell Says:

    Good yardage, great vision, great patience….but…turrible ball security.

    Howard advises a sit-down with Playoff Lenny on the subject of ball security

  4. Destinjohnny Says:

    B Rob was available when we picked him…
    Still say he would have been a better pick.

  5. LVMYBUCS Says:

    I ususally feel sorry for these guys when they get cut but not this year these guys suck.

  6. Bird Says:

    The dude Already should win return duty over darden.

    Sure turnovers need to be corrected immediately. But this kid should be #2 RB. Kid is smooth. And will catch a ton of balls cause brady will have to dump off to rbs all season since our oline sucky sucky

  7. Vegasbuccaneer Says:

    No d…o line even worse

  8. MonkeyMan Says:

    I’m so down and depressed. Im past the “anger stage” (not really), and more in the “acceptance phase”that the season is already over.

    Guess we had a good run fellas. Onwards to a multi year rebuild and hoping for a terrible record just so we can get a #1 draft pick.

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    This guy has big league talent……I’m not worried……don’t blame him at all for last week…..but this week’s on him. But, he still looks really good.

  10. Kody Says:

    All the talk about White during the draft was about what amazing hands the dude has. And now ball control issues? Great. What a start to the season.

  11. mark2001 Says:

    Vegas. Did you see the game? The D was put in many bad situations and gave up 13 points. They played well enough to win. The Offense, especially Trask, stunk.

  12. HC Grover Says:

    His knee was down,

  13. mark2001 Says:

    Just ask yourself…how many times did Trask have to cover his own fumbles, much less considering those passes. For a guy working on his game exclusively for going on two years?

  14. mark2001 Says:

    I do think after tonight, we could pretty safely put Track on the practice squad.

  15. Rod Munch Says:

    I only saw the garbage Titans broadcast, and they only showed the TV angle in slow motion, and it sure looked like he was down to me – was there any angle that show he legit fumbled?

    Last week I don’t count against him at all, Trask should have never thrown that ball and that was the case of a good who is too good at catching the ball, when he should have dropped it.

    In any case, he’s got to get that cleaned up. But the good news is that it wasn’t him being sloppy with the ball in either case. As for the fumble tonight, if it even was a fumble, it was the defense making a good play, that does happen.

  16. Posey99 Says:

    “His knee was down,“

    I thought so too. Didn’t see a replay though

  17. Posey99 Says:

    mark2001 Says:
    August 20th, 2022 at 10:19 pm
    Just ask yourself…how many times did Trask have to cover his own fumbles, much less considering those passes. For a guy working on his game exclusively for going on two years?

    Did you see how bad the oline was? You think Brady would of played well behind that blocking?

  18. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    There were a ton of no-calls in that game tonight….and the fumble was one of them.
    There was a PI on Darden…….illegal touching after 5 yards on Rudolph…..and the list goes on….I’m sure they missed some on us also but I don’t watch those as closely.

  19. Colonel Angus Says:

    I was at the game, his knee did look down, but they wouldn’t replay it on big screen to get a better look.

  20. LakelandSteve Says:

    I think White is the real deal. They will work with him on ball security and he will get better.

  21. Bird Says:

    Sitting at home in front of huge tv. They showed a few times from. Few angles. It was definitely a fumble. Ball coming loose before knee down

  22. PSL Bob Says:

    What a bunch of whiners. Jeez! Our starters haven’t even been on the field yet, and some people are throwing in the towel. I get it was a disappointing outing last night, but the game plan was vanilla and the starters weren’t in. The staff is just evaluating players. That’s it. No need to get worked up.

  23. Mark A Swygert Says:

    White didn’t have a chance to cover-up and protect the ball before contact because it was such a bang-bang play; basically an improvisation by Trask and White, not a planned route or screen. He only had one hand on the ball. Heads -up play by the Titans defender.