Rachaad White Talks Changes To Bucs Offense

June 11th, 2023

Our beloved Buccaneers kick off Week 1 at Minnesota in 91 short days.

They’ll have a new offense, and running back Rachaad White talked about that change recently on Fantasy Football Morning on SiriusXM radio.

Specifically, White was asked what has changed this season under new offensive coordinator Dave Canales and what looks different.

White had plenty to say about life on the field after the Byron Leftwich/Bucco Bruce Arians no-risk-it, no-biscuit model.

Diversity in the run game was among the changes White cited, included “added power” to the run game. (Joe assumes that means more traditional “power” run formations and calls.) What also referenced “a lot of shifts, a lot of motions.”

Interestingly, White mentioned the energy of Canales and “him being hands-on with the players.” (Was Leftwich rather hands off?)

White added his appreciation for the successful track record enjoyed by his new position coach, Skip Peete. “It’s a blessing to get a fresh start, get a new start,” White said.

Joe was intrigued by White’s comments and, man, one really could speculate between the lines, but Joe won’t go there today. White sure seemed happy about the new offense after the 2022 edition of his rookie season.

“A lot of guys really bought in and really like the offense. You see the energy. It’s awesome,” White said.

24 Responses to “Rachaad White Talks Changes To Bucs Offense”

  1. WVBuc Says:

    It isn’t the 91 days I’ve got my sight zeroed in on right now. I’d say it’s around 60 days. The off-season slug crawl that sets in every year a couple weeks after the draft already feels like it has lasted a thousand days. Although reading the same tripe repackaged a dozen times on every subject pertaining to the upcoming season is monotonous and painful, I guess I’ll accept that status quo no matter how boring.

    If there’s any exciting news between now and early August, it’ll be bad news if the Bucs are the team in question. I suppose breaking news from other South Division foes would be nice as the only things really worth reporting in June, July & very early August are injuries, suspensions and contract disputes. There can be extensions that are cheer worthy but they’re very rare.

    It would be best if all the Joes could take 2 months off.

  2. Hail2dabucs Says:

    Hey wvbuc , there is so little to do up there in the slack jaw hills of wv I really hope you are not seriously complaining to the Joe’s about content that you read and telling them to take time off of work . I am surprised that you get reception on your phone and really surprised your smart enough to read it ! Now get down to that rusty barrel of shine that needs tending 2 and let the Joe’s inform the rest of the civilized world of all things bucs..

  3. Scubog Says:

    Hey WV: My wife and I will be headed your way during the Bucs Bye Week in October to take a couple of train rides to see your beautiful fall foliage. Let’s hope the Bucs are 4 dash 0 coming off a road victory against the Saints. That will sure make the view even better.

  4. FrontFour Says:

    R. White might be our breakout player this season. And I think we finally get to see whether Vaughn can play.

  5. #99 the big fella Says:

    What? No Baker mayfield or Kyle trask article?
    Nice to hear about the other guys on the team for a change

  6. Hodad Says:

    Joe won’t go there I will, Leftwich was hot garbage last year. The hands on comment, the energy, connecting, and teaching players, that wasn’t Byron. Ever notice during a game he’d only talk with Brady, and maybe Gabbert listening in? I never saw him during a game coaching up ANY players. He came across in his pressers as an arrogant A hole. We do what we do, you guys play fantacy football would be his stock answer. Where’s Leftwich coaching now, Burger King?

  7. PSL Bob Says:

    I’m glad a lot of guys are buying into the new system. I wonder if Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are among them.

  8. #99 the big fella Says:

    Hodad , you are 100% correct!

  9. Statistically Insignificant Reader Says:

    New OC, new QB, new players, new optimism. Same know it all prognosticators herein. Jason Light told all who would listen what this season was about.
    I for one enjoy reading JBF. The comments not so much.
    For the whiners about Joes articles, 14 of the last 17 articles were about other than Mayfield/Trask.
    Keep them coming Joe.
    Go Bucs

  10. ModHairKen Says:

    “ Where’s Leftwich coaching now, Burger King?”

    If he is, the menu has one option. Plain hamburger with one dry line of mayonnaise straight up the middle.

  11. TampaBayBucsFanSince1976 Says:

    Biggest question mark for the running game will be the status and health of our Oline-they have to be way better , because Oline was rubbish last year and I do not want to hear any excuses , it was an avoidable mess.

  12. teacherman777 Says:

    Leftwhich was handicapped by our porous and weak offensive line.

    Tom Brady can’t run for his life, so he got rid of it faster than ever to survive.

    Leftwich and Tom Brady had no support from the run game.

    So Tom Brady had to release the ball before he got decapitated.

    Leftwich is not to blame.

    The offensive line is to blame.

    Licht is to blame for rolling with a former college RT at center. And a former college RT at LG.

    Hainsey- RT at Notre Dame.
    Goedeke- RT at Central Michigan.

    Imagine if we had drafted Engram the LG from LSU, who went on to start and play great for the Vikings instead of Goedeke a RT from a tiny school.

  13. Fred McNeil Says:

    I can’t wait to see this new offense.

  14. gotbbucs Says:

    Canales is an actual coach that has worked his way up through the ranks. Leftwich was gifted a position by a babysitter coach that wanted more than anything in the world to create a coaching tree.
    Leftwich will never call an offensive play again in the NFL.

  15. Cobraboy Says:

    I put the Bucs…and White’s…mediocre season on O squarely on the flat brim of the worse OC in pro football the last decade” Byron Leftwich.

    And although I like and respect Arians, I will never forgive him for forcing Leftwich and Bowles on Tampa Bay.

    Arrogant winners are acceptable. Arrogant losers are not.

    At least Bowles isn’t arrogant.

  16. garro Says:

    I have to admit R White is growing on me. I hope the changes in the offense allow him to have an exceptional season. Power runs! ….Yummy!

    Go Bucs!

  17. Cobraboy Says:

    No QB, WR, back, or OL will look successful…when the other team knows what is coming. Not even Brady. Brady was semi-OK despite Flat Brim.

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the most unimaginative, predictable NFL team in the last 10 years (a WAG on my part.)

    All anyone had to do was listen to Leftwich talk to know he’s dumb as the proverbial box of rocks. There is a reason why players tuned him out. Anyone who played for a lousy coach, HC or position, knows precisely what I mean. I’ve been there.

    If Canales is moderately “normal,” he will look like a turn-around genius.

  18. Jeff’s grandpa Says:

    Kids never meant a microphone he didn’t like

  19. Kgh4life Says:

    It was evident last year that the running game lacked variety and was utterly predictable. Another 1st down run off left guard anyone? and there wasn’t any adjustments whatsoever. Hopefully with better scheming and more variety to stress defenses the run game will be average.

  20. sasquatch Says:

    Everybody who speaks on the offense seems to have a lot of enthusiasm for it. It seems to be genuine. That alone won’t make it work, but it’s a great start to have full buy-in and enthusiasm for what the new OC is trying to accomplish.

  21. sasquatch Says:

    What’s with the moderation on a 100% benign comment?

  22. sasquatch Says:

    Apparently I’m stuck in the moderation doghouse?

  23. 1#bucsfan Says:

    Mod 😂😂😂

  24. BillyBucco Says:

    That sounds like a built in excuse. Bowles had time to address the line, and if anybody was a true PUPIL of the game under BA they would know he preached don’t tell me what a guy CANT do tell me what he CAN do.
    Leftnut was and is the worst OC in the history of the game.
    Canales on the other hand involves all 11 guys in misdirection plays so of course he coaches EVERYBODY up!!
    You can tell from the few pictures we have seen he is active and showing QBs how to drop? Really?
    Can you imagine Lefty doing that? With Brady?
    This is a different offense. Period.
    Blaming the O Line and somehow by extension Byron was an ok OC is hogwash.