Dave Canales Praises Rachaad White And His “Violence”

February 22nd, 2023

New Bucs OC is a big fan.

New Bucs offensive coordinator Dave Canales noticed something when his former team, the Seahawks, played the Bucs in Munich last season.

And it may not have been that you can hardly find a meal in that city without some form of cabbage being put on your plate.

Canales noticed Bucs running back Rachaad White.

Joe has a hunch, if you look at the history of Seahawks offenses since Pete Carroll showed up, the Bucs and Canales will model the offense after the Seahawks’. And that means the Bucs will have a stable of running backs.

(Might the Bucs draft two backs? Don’t be shocked since this draft is loaded with backs.)

Canales, since he was Seattle’s quarterbacks coach, got to watch some of the Seahawks-Bucs game when the Bucs had the ball. White had his best game of the season and it certainly was recognized.

What jumped out at Canales is how violent White ran the ball.

“Oh yeah, what shocked me about that was the toughness in the style that he ran because I saw him as this versatile guy who you could run routes with him out of the backfield, split him out wide and do some things like that, plus the run game,” Canales said. “But then you see his attitude in person in Germany, just see the style that he ran downhill, he was aggressive, the violence that he played with.

“You go, ‘Wow, this guy could be special.’ He’s got some great skillset that really fits into our system.”

Needless to say, it seems White not only is safe on the roster for this fall, but White’s touches could jump in 2023.

And while White may not like any additions to the running back room in the draft, Joe’s willing to lay money the Bucs draft a running back. It may not be Bijan Robinson at No. 19. But the Bucs will draft a running back.

13 Responses to “Dave Canales Praises Rachaad White And His “Violence””

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    It seems to me that adding road grader to the Oline would help all our backs run better….
    If KC can find a gem like Pacheco in the 7th round…..they are out there…

    I think our early round picks will need to replace exiting starters….like Dean, LVD, Hicks/gholston

  2. Goatfarmer Says:

    Devon Achane.

  3. KC Buc Says:

    Probably my favorite play and naturally in our best game of the season. Hopefully Dave has seen the tape of the rest of the season too…lol

  4. Usfbuc Says:

    There are a ton of RBs in this draft class

  5. Rod Munch Says:

    I agree with this take. Watching White’s college tape, he came across as a bit of a dandy, a guy who would avoid needless contact (nothing wrong with that, so long as we’re talking about needless contact, not stepping out of bounds early). But last year, with the Bucs, you saw quite a physical runner.

    But White, in college, was a very natural pass catcher and a patient runner, reminded me a ton of Le’Veon Bell in his Steelers days, and I think he can end up as that level of a player with enough snaps.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    I noticed that Brady was SAVY when he got here. It was all about the Buccaneers. Such a SMART and WISE wizard he was and he KNEW it was IMPERATIVE to win over the locker room and fast!

    In Comparison….
    “Canales” on his first shot….
    Out of one side of the mouth “it’s not Seattle” and it’s “not the Buccaneers of 2022”
    OK, fair enough. And a wise thing to say. However in the next paragraph it’s….

    “Our past in Seattle”. Who is the “our” he speaks of?

    I’m gonna tell you Right Now, that there are a TON of Vets in the locker room that aren’t going to give a TINKERS D4MN about Seattle and the seahawk way.

    So he should tread lightly and watch his wording around these GIANT, PROUD, SUPER BOWL WINNERS and keep in mind that though Leftwich blew it, he had friends in that locker room and that RED and Pewter runs Deep in their blood after all this time, good and bad times together. Just like Blue and green runs through his.

    I’m picky about the us, we, and our talk. I’m ALL about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But I’ve got a feeling that the guys that make up the team have an Even stronger feeling about it than I do.

    I realize I’m being picky but I sure hope he Cleans that on up quickly! I get that he was the go to fetch guy and finally the back and forth QB coach over there FOR EVER! 13 years IS A LONG TIME! Just like it’s a Long Time for David after 11
    years here.

    But he seams sharp and I sure like the juice he’s bringing. He MUST win the locker room though so I hope he makes a commitment to realizing that it truly isn’t the seahawks just as it isn’t the 2022 Bucs and that WE really are his new family for better and for worst.

    Better to “throw away that seahawk ham NOW”

    GO BUCS!

  7. HC Grover Says:

    The Coach has made a good start.

  8. BuxfaninTX Says:

    The Bucs should go after the OTHER Texas RB, Roshon Johnson..

  9. Mike S Says:

    They better give a tinkers damn because this is a year that is going to be make or break for a bunch of guys. Will they get paid? Will they stay in football?

    These are the seasons that tell the story lines for some guy as much as a championship season brings – just it flows in the opposite direction.

  10. dmatt Says:

    Please let’s not go after a rb in early rounds. Rbs are plentiful in the latter rounds. We desperately need to seek a violent DE in round 1 n 2. Please, let’s stop wishing n hoping on a prayer for JTS. I’ve watched enough of him, he’s passive, soft, lost, confused, don’t know the game, n out of his element. Enough of this guy n his repeated bone head plays. It’s embarrassing. He’s like a big kid on the job trying to learn the game of football. I’m tired of hearing if, ands, n buts about this guy. Let’s just admit we drafted a bust.

  11. steele Says:

    White has a reputation for “violence” based on this one play. One play.

    In fact, the rest of his game is hardly Beast Mode. He is slow-churning, needs open space, doesn’t have quickness or explosiveness, and is far better as a #3 gadget or receiving back (all that other stuff Canales mentions), who should be in an otherwise stacked backfield….that has a #1 feature back with all of the qualities that White does not have.

  12. Tim Says:

    Zach Charbonnet. Runs like Marshawn Lynch used to.

  13. BUCman Says:

    Well said Steele! That is my assessment of White as well! They should have drafted Dameon Pierce over White but they were too focused on being all-in for one more season with Brady that they took a lesser RB because they wanted a specialist pass catching back to complement Fournette. Now Fournette is washed up and we don’t have a guy who can pound the rock. White is nowhere near as good as he thinks and says he is.