The Devin White Photos

March 6th, 2023

Instagram activity.

[UPDATE: 2:19 p.m.] Yes, Joe has seen them.

No, Joe has no idea what they mean.

Yes, Devin White posted very cryptic messages on his Instagram stories account this morning. And Joe’s not going to do a forensic analysis of what White is trying to say.

Three in particular jumped out.

The is a picture from the Bucs locker room of White tying his shoes with “Thank ya” at the top with a pirate flag and a peace out emoji.

The second was of him on the field with “4 year went by fast” at the top.


His latest photo as of this writing is a picture of White on the field embracing his teammates.

Yeah, on face value Joe could see how folks could read into it that White has been traded. Or perhaps he got his contract extension and is no longer on a rookie deal? Or he changed the menu at his Walk-Ons franchise? Or maybe he sold a four-year old horse? Or maybe he’s pensive because he thinks Lavonte David is moving on?

NFL players love to send out cryptic messages and often they don’t mean anything close to what the public perceives them to be.

So who knows what White is getting at here? Perhaps he was just bored this morning?

[UPDATE: 2:19 p.m.] White clarified his Instagram stories photos by taking to Twitter (?) explaining he is just appreciative of finishing four years with the Bucs and looks forward to “upside” with the team.

80 Responses to “The Devin White Photos”

  1. Ds Says:

    ??? I like white but man please be a pro and stop tackling high

  2. Marine Buc Says:

    Trading White wouldn’t be the worst move the Bucs could make…

    We need the $11M cap savings and it is easier to replace an ILB than it is a OLB or CB or DT or DE.

    To me it would depend on the compensation we would receive. A 2nd round pick would be great – a 3rd round pick would be expected – a 4th round pick would be sad.

  3. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Wow…I guess we’ll see.

  4. CleanHouse Says:

    Clearly it sounds like they have told him they are cutting bait. Just like the JPP message. Maybe he was trying to do a new big money contract and this is him posturing.

  5. Joe in Michigan Says:

    A checkered flag…The Colts (Indy 500)?

  6. Infomeplease Says:

    He will be gone IMO. He’s got his ring… now the $$!!

  7. pewter941 Says:

    He said on twitter that Tampa isnt trading him

  8. 97 bucBaby Says:

    Trade him

  9. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @ Marine Buc

    We’re probably looking at something on par with Roquan Smith’s (2nd & 5th) deal, but a late 1st or early 2nd round pick would be a more reasonable offer.

  10. Dooley Says:

    It’s actually funny watching Bucs twitter speculate this to be something with the only source/fact finding being looking at Whites’ IG stories and guessing.

  11. Ugotrobbed Says:

    White had a monster 2020 season but has been average at best since. I think that if the Bucs have agreed to trade him, my guess is someone dangled a 1 to get him. That would be awesome!

  12. Anonymous Says:

    let another team overpay him. he is mediocre at best and lavonte has made him look good. without lavonte he will be exposed.

  13. Pewter Power Says:

    I’ve never been a fan of this saying but in this situation it really applies. If You aren’t getting traded, you can’t be cut “shut the f up and play ball”

    No one needs your stupid me tweets a week before free agency.

  14. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Mental midgets who are passive aggressive like to post cryptic messages. You got something to say say it.

  15. Beej Says:

    He would probably be more efficient in a 4-3 defense

  16. Joe Swanson Says:

    Sounds like jes turning into Karen Rodgers every year is he going to stay with the packers or is he going to play somewhere else or is he going to retire.

  17. robert Says:

    fire sale!

    srlsy though. I bet bowls keeps as much of the D intact and spend the $$$$ on D and let’s the O do with what scraps there are. at least he might get another D coordinator gig with that approach.

  18. Kenny Says:

    I think you missed where he said “next stop” on the bottom of the last story.

  19. SB~LV Says:

    Trade him !
    Get out while you can and not have to pay the big contract
    He is the Jameis of the defense

  20. SB~LV Says:

    DW ain’t smart enough for cryptic

  21. Redeemer Says:

    Yeah he’s outta here. Bowles could hardly ever get him to do what he wanted. How many times did we see him pinned inside and chasing plays from behind.

  22. ElioT Says:

    Kwon 2.0

    If they could trade him for a 1st, that would be epic.

    Keep Lavonte around and find another MLB who can play disciplined, controlled football.


  23. Richard Says:

    Anyone who compares him to Roquan Smith is not facing reality….those who say he’s an average LB are almost on the money….he’s really a below average guy who has been bolstered by the media. Anyone who has really and truly focused on his play….rewind the film people…will see how bad this guy is fundamentally. He’s a very poor cover LB, he’s can’t shake a block at all even by undersized rb’s. He’s really a poor tackler…always around the shoulders which leads to extra yds after contact. He is totally out of position on way too many plays and he has no real instincts that the good NFL LB must have….it is so blatant. All you have to do is watch the game replays. Trade him for whatever because he is NOT WORTH a big contract!!!

  24. D-Rok Says:

    Sounds like you gave it the proper Zapruder treatment, Joe. Did you find the second linebacker on the grassy knoll?

  25. DoooshLaRue Says:

    It sucks to lose another word-smiff…….

  26. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Roquan Smith

    • Games Played: 61
    • Sacks: 14
    • Quarterback Hits: 17
    • Solo Tackles: 348
    • Tackles for Loss: 43
    • Forced Fumbles: 1


    Devin White

    • Games Played: 61
    • Sacks: 20.5
    • Quarterback Hits: 55
    • Solo Tackles: 315
    • Tackles for Loss: 35
    • Forced Fumbles: 6

  27. BucsfanFred Says:

    He’s going to be hard to keep next year. Do a Bellichik and trad him while he’s still tradable.

  28. Just Leave Trask Alone Says:

    Hmm… Not sure there’s anything to read into here. It looks like a stop to smell the roses type post.

  29. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Kwon 2.0 can go; trade him you should get a #1 for him

  30. zzbucs Says:

    I wouldn´t mind trading him……But what I do mind is if they trade ME13 or CG14……I would be really pissed if that happens………

  31. The Dave Says:

    Here’s a wild thought – what if the Brain Trust has packaged up our #1 (and others) with White for the #1 overall? Maybe there’s a WR thrown in, like Evans. Chicago would love that deal. They get immediate offensive and defensive help, and we get a ‘franchise’ QB at rookie rates (Young, Levis, Stroud) and lower the cap all in one swoop. We then start the ‘Reload’ around him, Rachaad, and a big-time D. Maybe that lets us get Dean back.
    Am I crazy? I am sure the Glazers are desperate for a big name QB back in TB, and the revenue that goes with it. I’d cut that deal in a NY minute if I were Licht.

  32. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Dusthty Rhothdes Says:
    March 6th, 2023 at 1:51 pm
    Kwon 2.0 can go; trade him you should get a #1 for him
    This is known as talking out of both sides of your mouth…You want a 1st for someone you’re talking sh!t about?

  33. Dooley Says:

    Also found it kind of funny one particular reporter that follows the Bucs was debating “why the peace sign if he’s not going anywhere” and I’m sitting there knowing peace can be used to say hello, goodbye, or simply, 2 more cheeseburgers plz

  34. Bojim Says:

    He ain’t bringing a 1.

  35. NEfan Says:

    The checkered flag could symbolize the race is over. He either wants to go or they’re dealing him, I doubt it’s about his contract. He may want more than what’s being negotiated. With the right coaching, this guy could be the best in the league. He lacks the basic fundamentals, easy fix.

  36. Davenport Says:

    Any player that posts cryptic nonsense needs to go. This team, this fan base, doesnt need any more distractions.

    Dump this poser and lets move on

  37. TampaBayBucsFanSince1976 Says:

    Drafting Devin Lloyd instead of trading to Jax starting to make a whole lot of sense NOW ain’t it?

  38. Marine Buc Says:

    @ LUV

    I would be fine with that trade…

    2nd and a 5th for D. White? Plus we can knock another $11M off the salary cap?


  39. Rosadog Says:

    Simmer down Boomers! This generation loves to post about the damn sandwhich they just made!

    Nothing to see here! How about finding a sport to follow and not a social media feed!

    Hockey anyone…

  40. HC Grover Says:

    He made a lot of dough here and is saying thanks.

  41. Leopold Stotch Says:

    This is Diva White showing up, not Devin White. He ain’t going nowhere, I think anyone who has listened to the podcast lately knows this. I mean the amount of praise and admiration Bowles gave to him, not a chance he’s leaving.

  42. SB~LV Says:

    Flip him for trading pick position in the first round

  43. NEfan Says:

    Bowles was just praising Fournett as well. Talks out both sides of his mouth.

  44. BucsFan81 Says:

    If anything they will extend him to spread out the cap hit. I like white but I think he is replaceable. On top of that even at the age of 31 David is the better LB I would rather keep him.

  45. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @ Marine Buc


  46. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Trade bait? Worth a number 1 pick?

  47. SB~LV Says:

    Bowles is the HC
    Jason is the GM

  48. LOL Says:

    Please trade D white and keep Lavonte. next year is goin to suck anyways.

  49. sasquatch Says:

    Another example of why I wish social media would just die.

  50. TankforCaleb Says:

    Leopold he could have been heaping all that praise on White to try and increase his trade value.

  51. PanthersSuck! Says:

    Heard we just traded him for Jameis Winston

  52. Lakeland Steve Says:

    He was just traded for a moon pie and an RC cola.

  53. Dewey Selmon Says:

    We should be talking about the combine and free agents, instead we talking about our idiot LB who got liquored up and posted pictures.

  54. unbelievable Says:

    Sounds like he’s been reading JBF comments lol

  55. SB~LV Says:

    Move him !

  56. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Geez, I was hoping we were going to trade him and he was saying his goodbyes. No way the Bucs are going to give him a $100M contract. If they do, it better be heavily back loaded (future years).

  57. Mike C Says:

    Wow Lakeland Steve, RC cola and a moon pie smh. Going allllll the way back with that one.

  58. Bucs Guy Says:

    Please be indication of a trade. Win-win. Bucs save on the cap, keep the better player (LVD) and get 2 picks for him (2nd and 3rd).

  59. Ed Says:

    White is a speed guy, he isn’t a natural middle linebacker. Anyone who watches him every week like most of us here do can see that he doesn’t even try to wrap up when he tackles. He should be an edge rusher, I don’t like him as a linebacker because he doesn’t get low enough to avoid blocks and he is a liability covering tightends and guys coming out of the backfield.

    He would be fine as a full time pass rusher, certainly better than JTS.

    Yeah if the Bucs could get a number of higher draft picks for him I would let him walk. Maybe if he was with a team that was more disciplined with coaches that hold players accountable he’d fulfill his potential but here he is wasted.

  60. Max Says:

    There is no message. The younger generation of men have learned from women on Instagram and other social media to publicly post collage diaries.

  61. Defense Rules Says:

    Right now the starters & key rotational players returning to this defense are:

    1 – Vea: 14 games – 539 def snaps (48%)
    2 – Shaq: 8 games – 382 def snaps (37%)
    3 – JTS: 17 games – 843 def snaps (75%)
    4 – Hall: 17 games – 403 def snaps (36%)
    5 – White: 17 games – 1076 def snaps (96%)
    6 – Davis: 13 games – 810 def snaps (79%)
    7 – McCollum: 13 games – 277 def snaps (25%)
    8 – Winfield: 13 games – 764 def snaps (68%)

    That’s it. In free agency we have the following starters & key rotational players: (1) Hicks; (2) Gholston; (3) RNR; (4) Nelson; (4) Nassib; (5) LVD; (6) Dean; (7) SMB; (8) Edwards; (9) Neal; (10) Ryan plus several others like O’Connor, Delaney & Gill.

    Trading White right now may sound enticing, but we all need to be careful what we wish for. Of the 8 starters & key rotational players from last season, half of them got 13 games or less. Several had significant injuries that may very well impact them going forward. The most solid player among those 8 IMO? Devin White.

  62. Marine Buc Says:

    @ DR

    I agree.

    It really depends on the compensation received for trading D. White.

    You know we are in a cap mess – if we can pick up a 2nd and 5th round pick and slice $11M off our current cap – wouldn’t you want to do it?

    A Super Bowl has been won.

    Sacrifices must now be made…

  63. Fansince76 Says:

    They should keep David a classy and classic Buc linebacker and if they can get a #1 for White then trade em.
    White dropped a few levels for me when he indicated he was bored playing defense during one of the early games of the season when they were winning easy. that should never happen.

  64. Tackleblockwin Says:

    I don’t see them trading him. But let’s say they did trade him. We are all assuming the draft pick(s) we get for him pan out. That is a big assumption. He ain’t going anywhere imo.

  65. Defense Rules Says:

    Marine Buc … ‘Wouldn’t you want to do it? A Super Bowl has been won. Sacrifices must now be made’.

    No question in my mind that we’ll have to make plenty of sacrifices going forward just to keep from getting penalized for going over the CAP. At $5 mil per infraction for being over and possible loss of draft picks, Bucs can’t afford to screw this up.

    Being competitive in 2023 is one thing. Building for 2024 and beyond will be quite another. Yes we could possibly get a 2nd Rnd pick for White & clear $11 mil temporarily. But then we’d have to replace him as our starting ILB who gave us literally 100% availability, 124 tackles, 5.5 sacks, etc. The 2nd Rnd pick almost surely won’t be nearly as good as White (we are picking in the 2nd half), and if LVD is gone what are we left with as ILBs for the future?

    Just read an article on Sportskeeda titled ‘Five Teams Looking to Rebuild Through the Draft’. Want to guess who was #1 on that list? Bingo … our Buccaneers. And we not only don’t have any money, our draft position is meh, plus we’ve got many more holes to fill than we have draft picks anyways. Yes we won a Super Bowl, but it wasn’t 2020 or even 2021 that screwed us IMO. It was what we did (and didn’t do) in 2022 that sealed the coffin.

    Still, we are where we are. And thankfully JBFers can blame it all on Bowles, then set the sacrificial goat loose in the desert and laud Licht yet again for single-handedly signing Tom Brady & bringing home a Super Bowl. Even managed to leave us with a $35 mil present.

  66. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Ds Says “??? I like white but man please be a pro and stop tackling high”

    Better than not tackling.

  67. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    SB~LV Says
    “Trade him !
    Get out while you can and not have to pay the big contract
    He is the Jameis of the defense”

    NOT even close.

  68. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    @Defense Rules

    You nailed it.

    Personally, I’m against trading White. People saying he isn’t good simply are not paying attention. He’s actually been extremely good.

    I’m for making David a post June 1st cut though. They can offer to re-sign him at much less.

  69. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Thanks for the stats, LOVEMYBUCS. It is clearer to me why Todd Bowles, the defensive coordinator, loves White. He fits in well with Todd’s defensive style. I doubt he is going to be traded this year, anyway.

  70. cmurda Says:

    @Bonzai. He’s been so good that our expectations are pretty ridiculous. I’n guilty. He’s special. Would be incredibly foolish to trade YOUNG talent for maybe a 2nd rounder. Clearing 5 million. Pfft. That’s peanuts. Jensen is the guy to trade to begin with.

  71. Marine Buc Says:

    @ DR

    I agree. But how else are the Bucs going to get the cap number down…

    We both knew going in the Bucs would have to clear @ $95M in order to have just $40M total to spend in 2023.

    I don’t really want to trade D. White but we need younger and cheaper players and an inside LB is easy to replace.

    Take the 2nd and 5th rounder and shave that $11M off the cap.

    Don’t be surprised if they trade Godwin as well… Hate to say it. But they might have a choice…

  72. Marine Buc Says:

    ***might NOT have a choice…


  73. MadMax Says:

    I said it already….DW45 aint going anywhere, mark it on your calendar when I said it then and saying it now….jeesh!!!

  74. APiratesLife Says:

    No team is going to trade draft capital that is worth anything for his loafing.

  75. Woodenman Says:

    Marine Buc where you getting your numbers stick to being a Marine cause you are not a capolgist. Devin White is only 25 how much younger do you want get ? Oh ok lets just field a team of all rookies.

  76. Defense Rules Says:

    Marine Buc … No way we’d ever be able to clear $95 mil without literally gutting the team, But I don’t think we’ll have to clear THAT MUCH. Right now Spotrac shows us at MINUS $57.2 with Fournette still on the roster. They show that we have 53 under contract, but that includes Brady ($35.1 mil), LVD ($6.9 mil) and Julio ($3.5 mil). For some reason, Hicks ($4.9 mil) & Gholston ($2.4 mil) have been moved to Dead CAP. Can’t understand why the other 3 weren’t also moved to Dead CAP, but who knows.

    The easiest way to clear $12.4 mil that I can see is to re-sign Hicks, Gholston & LVD to team-friendly deals. They might opt to retire instead, but I don’t think so. What other team will sign them as FAs at their age? Reality though is that all 3 can still play at a reasonably high level, and our youngsters can use their leadership & experience. Admittedly we’d end up pushing all 3 CAP hits to the future, but options we have few.

    Releases for Fournette, Succop, Brate, D Smith & Mason will clear another $45.4 mil minus $21.0 mil for a net gain of $24.4 mil. Yes we’ll have to replace them, but we have several options already in-place to do that.

    After that the only way to gain CAP space that I can see is to restructure contracts. Most likely? Godwin, Evans, Davis, Vea & Jensen. It’ll mean extending contracts for them & pushing more to the future, but this is really the result of what management did in 2022 when Brady un-retired. That’s where the majority of his $35 mil came from, and where we picked up several other contracts to make sure he had a lot of weapons & protection (Fournette re-signed, Jensen re-signed, Gage signed, Mason traded for, bringing the total CAP hit for just those 4 to a whopping $45.2 mil in 2023 CAP hits on top of Brady’s $35.1 mil. None of those contracts would’ve been done if Brady had stayed retired.

    Methinks $80 mil for 5 players is a pretty hefty bill for a 8-10 record.

  77. gotbbucs Says:

    I just really don’t like the thought of giving this guy a $100+ million dollar contract next year. He’s an off ball middle linebacker that can’t get off a block to save his life. The only way he is functional in the running game is if he is completely unblocked. When Vea or Hicks are out of the game, you may as well pull White too, because he just stands there and waits for a center or guard to lock up with and then they drive him into the next area code.

  78. CrazyLocha Says:

    Derek Carr and Geno Smith just set up the price for QB’s today. Cowboy’s tagged Pollard for 10mil+, and Chiefs most likely letting LT Brown and DE Clark go FA and then the Bucs are way over cap still. Wave bye bye to Mr. Devin White, checkered flag probably him going to Indianapolis to talk with as many teams as possible. Doneski. It’s been nice

  79. NEfan Says:

    DR, the Bucs had their out but forced Brady to play for Tampa in 2022, he wanted out. Now it’s time to pay the fiddler. The old saying, Pay backs a biache!

  80. garro Says:

    Funny how when you actually walk the walk that none of the inane things you say on social media get near as much speculation.