Rachaad White Claps Back At Suggestion Bucs May Draft Bijan Robinson

February 22nd, 2023

Doesn’t want Bijan Robinson.

Ah, fresh content coming today directly from your Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Later this afternoon Joe will have quotes from new Bucs offensive coordinator Dave Canales as he makes his public debut at One Buc Palace.

But yesterday, Bucs running back Rachaad White offered up some content.

JC Cornell, the founder of The Draft Network and a hardcore Bucs fan, Twittered out if the Bucs are going to roll with Kyle Trask, it might be smart to beef up the Bucs run game so the team doesn’t put so much weight on Trask’s shoulders.

Someone like Bijan Robinson, the Longhorns running back.

Robinson reminds Joe of another Longhorns legend, and that’s Ricky Williams. Seriously, look at YouTube videos of Robinson and Williams and try to tell Joe they are different players.

(Texas native and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson said Robinson is his clone. That’s a good comparison, too.)

So Cornell suggested if the Bucs beef up the running game, then do it up big and at the same time give fans a reason to get excited. Cornell said Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht should draft Robinson at No. 19.

Well, this didn’t go over very well with White, who had words for Cornell on Twitter.

Joe tends to side with Cornell here. Joe loves the upside of White. Let him run for someone who has a clue about developing a run game and watch him, Playoff Lenny and Robinson go crazy.

Joe isn’t big on drafting running backs in the first round. But if the Bucs are hellbent on playing old school 1970s ball — which they seem to be — then do it right. Draft Robinson and then the Bucs will have a powerful running attack to boost Trask.

(Oh, and BTW, Robinson has very good hands in the passing game, too.)

51 Responses to “Rachaad White Claps Back At Suggestion Bucs May Draft Bijan Robinson”

  1. Mike C Says:

    Is that just Crazy enough to work? 3 headed monster at RB? 2 WR 3 RB sets in the Bucs future?

  2. CleanHouse Says:

    Not only is White overrated by so many Bucs fans, but he can’t spell very well.

  3. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Running backs aren’t as valued as they used to be (a lot has changed in my 57 years of life), but if he’s as good as you say, he probably doesn’t last until the 19th pick. Which is okay, the Bucs can get a day 3 RB.

  4. TF Says:

    I agree! If he is so amazing why does he last until 19? If we waste the 19th pick on a RB, that should seal Jason’s fate. That would top the Florida State Kicker debacle and other hit or miss inconsistent drafts we always seem to have. Wish we had more consistently on draft day. That’s the common denominator with great organizations.

  5. HC Grover Says:

    I would go with Robinson. Let Lenny go.

  6. Letsbucinggo Says:

    White is OVERATED thats why Lenny will still be here. I would be surprised if the Bucs even draft a running back. They have to many holes to fill I mean Winfield and Davis are the only defensive backs on the roster.

  7. darengibo Says:

    Drafting RB at 19 would ALMOST be as bad as passing on Dalvin and instead picking OJ Howard!!!!

  8. Todd Says:

    Based on that Tweet, grammar certainly isn’t White’s gift. Oh my.

  9. Todd Says:

    Now I really, really want Bijon.

  10. BucBoy Says:

    Running begets passing.

    On another note, if Trask is to play, and he has a solid running game, it will be interesting to watch, for when he set all those passing records in the SEC – the fastest conference in all college football – he had NO running game. The defenses KNEW he was passing.

  11. A Bucs Fan Says:

    White is such a great story and his style reminds me so much of Edgerrin James. If he learns to balance and use his size/strength to his advantage more he can be a game wrecker… Provided the Bucs put together an o-line that can run block.

  12. TexasBucsFan Says:

    White is overrated. An average running back; limited potential..

  13. Davenport Says:

    Was White’s post in english?

  14. Jeff’s grandpa Says:

    What language is that certainly not English boopity

  15. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Ricky Williams & Priest Homes > Bijan Robinson & Roschon Johnson

  16. Duane Says:

    A much better move is to draft a new left tackle who can both pass protect and run block well. That helps the quarterback two ways. No matter how good your running backs run, they have to have the offensive line and tight ends block for them or they’re going to just be running into brick walls.

    Smith is likely done in Tampa anyway, and that is way too valuable a position to leave to a mid round pick, that is, unless the Bucs intend to suck.

    Given Jason Licht’s focus on building the offensive line ever since he came here, this would be entirely likely for him if he finds the right guy at no. 19.

  17. Dooley Says:

    Cornell is on twitter talking as if he’s Mike Ditka & Bijan Robinson is Ricky Williams lol no, no, and no

  18. Ed Says:

    Running backs are a dime a dozen. If the Bucs still had Marpet and Cappa and a healthy Jensen, a back like White would gain over 1000 yards.

    Backs are interchangeable, its the offensive blocking and calling the right plays, run when the defense thinks pass. KC dominated the Eagles interior line in the Super Bowl and Pacheco, an unknown back out of Rutgers, a rookie blew through those holes with speed and then ran over guys with power.

    Don’t waste high draft picks on RBs and tight ends. I think Buc fans have learned their lesson. Have good blocking interior line and your running game will suddenly be good.

  19. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    It hurt my eyes trying to read his tweet

  20. Bucsfanman Says:

    It’s kind of a shame how sour fans are on White. Juxtapose his production vs. Rojo. Give White some blocking.
    Is he the next “big thing”? Who knows. At least we saw flashes of what he can do.

    I have a feeling that simple improvements in play-calling and more focus on the running game is going to benefit Lenny and Rachaad’s production greatly.

    I’m an “old school” fan of smash-mouth football. Give these RBs a FB and se the run game improve.

  21. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Joe loves the shiny objects come draft time.

  22. NCFloridiot Says:

    Totally agree with Ed… Build the O-line first

  23. Infomeplease Says:

    It doesn’t hurt to fire White up. Maybe he works real hard this off season! The Bucs will need.someone to step up.

  24. Bucs Guy Says:

    It’s not sexy, but get your Oline and Dline right before going after an RB, WR or even a QB. The best way to help a young QB is to give him protection and a dominant D.

    There will be good RBs on day 2 and even day 3. This is a very good RB draft.

  25. Steven007 Says:

    White kneads two tayk rumeedyal Ingleash… Goodness.

    Why misspell easy to spell common words?! I hope he thinks he’s using Twitter shorthand. Mistakenly.

  26. Idahobucfan4life Says:

    I’m on the O-Line train. Get some hogs in front and magically the running AND passing game will improve at the same time.

  27. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    The Seattle Seahawks primarily use a zone blocking scheme in their offense. This scheme is designed to create lanes for the running back by having the offensive linemen work together to block defenders in a particular zone, rather than having specific assignments for each player. This allows the running back to choose the best lane based on how the defense is playing and also provides more flexibility for the offensive line to adjust to different defensive looks.


    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers primarily use a man blocking scheme in their offense. This scheme involves the offensive linemen having specific assignments to block a particular defender based on the play call. Man blocking is generally considered more aggressive and physical than zone blocking, as the linemen have to engage with and move their assigned defender out of the way to create running lanes.

    Are we moving toward a more hybrid scheme that combines elements of both?
    It would likely require more time and practice to develop the necessary chemistry and familiarity with the new scheme, but it can be done with proper coaching and execution.

    One recent example of a team that successfully incorporated more zone blocking concepts into their man blocking scheme is the 2019 Tennessee Titans under (Former) OC Arthur Smith.

    Makes wonder if Our New OC’s banging the phones looking for a more zone oriented offensive line assistant.

  28. Pewter Power Says:

    That is the dumbest comment I’ve ever heard from Cornell

    If it’s too early to call white a budding star, how the hell is someone who never took a snap in the nfl in Bijan Robinson a star?

    College tape rarely matches nfl tape. He’s insanely quick but does anyone really think it’s that easy to get open field like that in the nfl?

  29. Mnn Says:

    White = Charles Sims. They kept saying how great he was going to be too.

  30. RednekDad Says:

    These comments are ridiculous. The buccaneers have to have the dumbest fan base on the planet…

  31. gp Says:

    ***I’m an “old school” fan of smash-mouth football. Give these RBs a FB and se the run game improve.***

    Took the words right out of my mouth!

    We even have the most beastly fullback on the team right now.
    Problem is… He plays defense.

  32. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    WE can win with a power running game, nd a good defense.
    WE are really missing Ali Marpet blocking.
    I am excited for next year, unlike some here.
    We need to upgrade our O Line for starters.

  33. BucBoy Says:


  34. BucBoy Says:

    I agree with building the O-line. And D-line. If Trask plays, while he’s not fast, he’s huge physically (6’5″ + 1/8″) and will be able to get short yardage when needed. He did that quite a bit at Florida.

  35. covertwo22 Says:

    I agree with most comments. Calling White over rated is ridiculous! The run game last year was pathetic because of play calling. I’m not a coach and I could call what running play and when they were gong to run last year. It was pathetic!
    1st down= run up the cut or to the left (weakest side of the O-line) if you get 4ish yards, run again on the 2nd down. Defenses would stack the box and they’d still run up the gut on 1st down.
    It’s idiotic to draft any running back in the 1st round. You can get maybe 5-7 max good years from a running back at best. Wasted pick.
    Draft line or possibly corner in the first 2, maybe draft RB in the 3rd-5th.

  36. Guinness8 Says:

    What did White say? I’m sorry I do not speak twitter.

  37. Ben Larsen Says:

    Looks like that free college education is coming in handy.

  38. sasquatch Says:

    Save the #1 for defense and draft the other Texas RB later.

  39. ATLBuc Says:

    We have above average running backs. With the 19th pick of the first round we should take the tight end out of Georgia. That would help the running and passing game.

  40. Goatfarmer Says:

    Devon Achane.

    More under the radar and better. Also available later in the draft.

  41. sasquatch Says:

    It’s going to be a defensive draft. We’re losing players on defense and can’t afford free agent replacements. Time to rebuild the D with youth. After D, priorities are speed at RB and/or WR, and more bodies on the OL.

  42. Nprbuc Says:

    Ok- I knew that the current college situation was less than ideal for our kids but Holy Crap! I have read Whites text 4 times and only figured out he didn’t want to be compared to guys who have more touches than him. Anyone considering Nebraska to “ educate” their kid better think twice. They should be ashamed that they gave this guy a degree in anything! How to you get a college degree when you don’t speak the English language and certainly can’t write. Probably graduated with a 3.8 average too. Guess he deserved a degree because he could run fast? Lord help us.

  43. Nprbuc Says:

    Sorry! Missed that he actually graduated from Arizona. Attended 3 colleges and this is the end product😊

  44. DislocatedBucsFan Says:

    How did White graduate college. I understand acronyms. But dang, it took a lot of thought to figure out what he was saying.

    RB makes sense at 19. We are going to need a solid deep draft to cover all the vacancies we’re going to have

  45. unbelievable Says:

    Man I don’t normally comment on how athletes talk… but JFC that was hard to read…

  46. BucsfanFred Says:

    Didn’t Rachaad White go to college???
    I can barely figure out what he’s trying to say.

  47. BucsfanFred Says:

    If Robinson is as good as advertised, good as Ricky Williams, then we should consider drafting him 19 the overall.

  48. ScottyMack Says:

    Too many people kidding themselves here. If the Bucs draft a single offensive player before the 3rd round, I would be more than shocked. In fact, I doubt it happens until at least the 4th round.

  49. westernbuc Says:

    I’d rather take two running backs later than one in the 1st.

  50. Larrd Says:

    White was the second string runner on the worst rushing team in the league last year.

  51. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    White is of the generation that grew up writing on Twitter! They call the succinct style of communications tweets. Not well suited for grooming English professors. 😁 Ya’ th!nk? 🤔 😎