Playoff Lenny Puts Rachaad White’s Mind At Ease

August 6th, 2022

Receives soothing advice.

Joe is getting this question a lot and Joe has answered consistently, though that may be about to change.

A lot of readers ask Joe who is the better back, rookie Rachaad White or third-year back Ke’Shawn Vaughn?

Joe’s stock answer has been: Depends. White is catching a lot of passes. Vaughn is getting a lot of runs.

In the past couple of practices, that is beginning to change. White primarily has been used as a weapon in the passing game this training camp. Sometimes he works with the first team. Sometimes the second team. Sometimes the third team. He’s received a whole bunch of targets and seems very fluid in the passing game.

In the past couple of days, White has been getting running assignments more and more. He’s running the ball OK.

Speaking yesterday with the local pen and mic club, White admitted what he has been told by Playoff Lenny has really eased his mind. Like most rookies, at times his head is spinning. Playoff Lenny, however, got White to chill a little.

“I just pick his brain on a lot of things, just being out there football-wise,” White said. “Just being young and coming in and adjust to the game and how to play ball.

“We just talk about a lot of stuff, and he just helps me and tells me that I’m not going to get it in a day. When he was a rookie, he went through the same thing. That’s just been good to hear. He’s been a great leader.”

As Joe stated, it seems like White has shown enough in the passing game that the Bucs are feeding him the ball more on the ground to see what he has.

So far, White seems to be improving a little by the day toting the rock. He is certainly not overwhelmed. And that’s a sign you want to see in any player much less a rookie, gradual improvement.

Unfortunately, Joe has noticed a guy with a cult following who is regressing as this summer’s camp drags on, not progressing. You never want to see that.

White said he is really looking forward to playing a live football game next week when the Bucs host the Dolphins.

17 Responses to “Playoff Lenny Puts Rachaad White’s Mind At Ease”

  1. Goatfarmer Says:

    Hope this dude has a rookie year like Charles Sims had. Trashk is horrible.

  2. PA Buc Fan Says:

    Every Florida Gator qb is awful. Not one has ever been successful. Was so bummed when we wasted a 2nd round pick on him when they could of got Mills from Stanford. He would of been a great project to sit and learn from his idle Brady for 2 years. Bucs just can’t ever draft and develop a qb. Still have never resigned a drafted qb ever in the franchises history. That is just a mind boggling stat to me.

  3. SB~LV Says:

    He gonna be special
    May even bring TB back for 2023

  4. teacherman777 Says:

    Arians drafted Trask as a power move.

    He wanted to show its his team and not Toms.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Preseason of his 2nd year in the NFL hasn’t even begun and you are already engraving his tombstone. Just because the Gators haven’t had any successful NFL QBs to date doesn’t mean they can’t produce one. Besides Dan Mullen was an excellent QB whisperer, just look at what he did to Dak Prescott. Let’s give Trask at least another year before casting judgement, he earned at least that by how successful he was in his senior season. After all Winsnone got 5 years and most of us knew he was a lost cause well before that, well accept for at least one Joe.

  6. Chris Tucker@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I have a sneaking suspicion that White is going to be an excellent new weapon for us this year.
    Being a converted wide receiver, he has excellent hands, and so does Gio Bernard.
    However, Bernard does not have near the sheer speed White has.
    With our great wide receivers, the secondary of our opponents are occupied trying to cover them.
    This makes a back coming out of the backfield a dangerous thing. Especially when that back has real speed, as White does.

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I hope White is better than Vaughn…….and also better than Rojo….

    I like Keyshawn but am a bit disappointed…..expected a bit more……he’s solid but not spectacular.

    And….as far as Trask is concerned…..time to lay off a bit…..he’s irrelevant as is most everyone else when Brady is at QB…..next year is next year….time to focus on the now.

  8. sasquatch Says:

    @tm777,
    🤣🤣🤣 That’s hilariously stupid. Where do people come up with these crazy theories, ascribing selfish intent when there’s no evidence at all to support that? Also, Jason Licht does the drafting and wouldn’t be on board for such stupidity, which also sinks your theory. Crazy sh!t on this board…

  9. sasquatch Says:

    As to Trask “regressing” — lots of young QBs have growing pains. I’m not going to kick the guy for a few bad days. I’m pretty neutral on Trask. While I’d love to see him be good enough to be the successor, I think it’s still a big unknown…

  10. RPK Says:

    Trask is Trash!

  11. D-Rok Says:

    Good to hear about the rookie’s progress. Hopefully he will wind up being a good weapon for us.

    I still envision some 2-back sets with Lenny and White. Run or pass?

  12. Destinjohnny Says:

    PAC 10 is really soft
    The other thing is dudes from out west are a bit softer than guys raised in the south that played in the conference.

  13. westernbuc Says:

    Should’ve taken Matt Corral

  14. Kody Says:

    I’m surprised White is only running the ball “OK”… Because watching college highlight reels of the guy is jaw dropping. If he can put running plays together like he had in college, and be a real receiver threat, he will be awesome this year.

  15. Lord Buc X Says:

    I don’t understand how people can call someone trash with nothing to base it on other then “PRACTICE and PRESEASON GAMES” which most people say are not important anyways. On top of that he hasn’t played with the 1’s much to give fair judgement when he did play as most of the time it was with the 2’s at best with the weaker players. Look I’m not gonna say he is gonna be great because we really don’t know yet. I think everyone that hates is being WAAAAY too critical. Anyways I’m just gonna wait and watch and see what happens.

  16. Joe Says:

    On top of that he hasn’t played with the 1’s much to give fair judgement when he did play as most of the time it was with the 2’s at best with the weaker players.

    Earlier this week when Brady was gone, Trask’s workload increased with guys who will be getting snaps with the first team offense during the season if not starting. The result? Two of his worst practices he had since he was drafted.

    Sadly, he’s regressing. That shouldn’t be happening for a second-year player in his second week of training camp. You see all sorts of players who are progressing out there, even from last week. (For example, Blaine Gabbert has actually improved the past few days.)

    Brady came back Saturday and Trask was back to limited snaps throwing to bouncers and insurance claims adjusters. And he had a (slightly) better practice, though not a good practice.

    The way he looked this week, no way Trask starts next year without major improvement.

  17. Goatfarmer Says:

    Trask might be able to hold a clipboard without throwing it to the wrong team. A football, not so much.

 

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