Two-A-Days Already Started For Heavier Rachaad White

July 19th, 2023

Rachaad White

The Buccaneers’ first training camp practice is in seven days, but the grind is in full swing for their projected No. 1 running back.

Rachaad White, who has done a mind-blowing number of interviews since being draft last season, was on The Rich Eisen Show today (Joe listens on SiriusXM Ch. 992). There he explained that he flew in his personal trainer to lead him in two-a-day sessions that started last Wednesday.

White said the Tampa workouts vary and it’s sort of an alternating regimen of receiver training one day and running back training the next.

In addition to just improving overall, White said he is determined to take his solid receiving game to a new level and to become a force when the Bucs are in “empty” backfield looks.

Joe loves 24-year-old White’s devotion to greatness. His work ethic seems extremely mature.

White added that he now weighs 222 pounds, five pounds heavier than his playing weight of last season. White said it’s by design and it’s all muscle. Bulking up, he said, was planned with the Bucs’ training staff and it’s included plenty of testing and monitoring to make sure his body responds optimally.

The goal? Brace yourself. White said he’s got his eye on 1,450 rushing yards and 600 to 700 through the air.

30 Responses to “Two-A-Days Already Started For Heavier Rachaad White”

  1. Pryda…sec147 Says:

    Geezus that kind of production and Tampa bay might have a fantasy football stud !

  2. A Bucs Fan Says:

    It’s good to have goals. Hope the young man can walk the walk.

  3. Rod Munch Says:

    I’d have it more around 1200 yards rushing and 900 yards receiving – but the total is roughly the same. If he can stay healthy, and the QB play isn’t so bad that the defenses just leave 8 men at the LOS on every play, he should have a big year.

  4. ATLBuc Says:

    I believe he can do it with a decent blocking scheme. Last year he had no wiggle room and had to fight just to get to the line of scrimmage

  5. Marine Buc Says:

    I hear that song playing…

    “I believe I can fly…. I believe I can touch the sky….”

    I like the talkie talkie. But let’s see some walkie walkie…

  6. Dew Says:

    He’s smart to get his 15 minutes of fame now.

  7. Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:

    222 plays well at RB.

    I want to see this guy and Vaughn team up this year as a tandem – some thunder and lightning.

  8. Jack Clark Says:

    Do we even have a good enough O-line to block for him to rush for over 1,000 yards? And if defenses know we’re running it’s gonna be a lot easier for them to shut us down. Run first offenses only work if the QB runs too, like Lamar Jackson and Jalen Hurts … or if you have the best running back in the league like Derrick Henry

  9. Duane Says:

    The kid is trying to take advantage of his opportunity. He talked a lot last season. Now is his chance to back it up. Like others, I am hoping they can scheme the run up a bit better this season. Throw early and often to ME13, and stay away from 2nd and 9 and 3rd and 8.

  10. Rod Munch Says:

    Mayfield, if you watch him from the last two years, loves to dump off the ball to the RB rather than make harder throws downfield. That’s why White should have a ton of receptions and a ton of receiving yards.

    As for him getting 1000 yards? If he’s the A-back, and I don’t see how he isn’t, and they’re not splitting carries and they don’t abandon the run, it’d be pretty difficult not to get 1000 yards – unless the passing game is so bad that the other team just stacks the line knowing whoever the Bucs have at QB isn’t going to hurt them.

    But, hopefully, over this offseason, the team has learned about this play called the ‘play action pass’, if they can hit a few deep balls early in the season off play action that should keep the defenses honest and open up the running game a little.

  11. SlyPirate Says:

    YYYEEESSSS!!!!! Quotes we’ve heard this off season:

    Wirfs – “I’m going to be the next Bucs leader.”
    CDIII – “Culture is only going to get better.” “We’re going to wreck this league.”
    Kancey – “I want experts comparing guys to me.”
    R White – “1400 and 600”

    This new group of Bucs only knows winning. Super Bowls and NFCS Champs. Licht may have started something great that may last awhile.

    Time for us fans to start acting like we belong. I’m talking to most of you! Shed it.

    I’m onboard. Fire those cannons!

  12. Jeff Says:

    Great, he’s even slower now. Unbelievable

  13. Pelsbuc61 Says:

    Agree with MarineBuc. This guy get a lot of pub for having done squat! Also fumbles.

  14. Marine Buc Says:

    @ Rod

    I agree.

    We will probably be seeing a ton of short dump passes in 2023.

    The new coordinator even commented in an interview that would be the case.

    My concern with White is his health. Gaining 1,000 yards in a 17 game season is not that tall a task… 3.5 yards x 300 carries. That’s like 17 touches per game at the league average.

  15. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Highly skeptical of Jason Licht drafted RBs but maybe he can break out, wasnt impressed as a runner last year…hopefully doesnt turn out to be Ronald Jones 2.0

  16. unbelievable Says:

    Ronald Jones was a good runner when they actually gave him the ball.

    Unfortunately, he was terrible in pass pro, and his hands were suspect (though he killed it on those wheel routes)

  17. Defense Rules Says:

    Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan … ‘I want to see this guy and Vaughn team up this year as a tandem – some thunder and lightning.’

    Thunder & lightning? You bring back too many memories of Dunn & Alstott. Warrick was 5’9″ & 180 lbs, while the A-Train was 6’1″ & 248 lbs.

    Rachaad is apparently 6’2″ & 222 lbs now and ran a 4.48 sec 40-yd at the Combine. Ke’Shawn is 5’10” & 214 lbs supposedly and ran a 4.51 sec 40-yd at the Combine.

    So which one would you select to be Thunder & which one be Lightning?

    BTW and just for comparison sake, Playoff Lenny was listed at 6′ & 228 lbs and ran a 4.51 sec 40-yd at the Combine. And Dalvin Cook is listed at 5’10” & 210 lbs and ran a 4.49 sec 40-yd at the Combine. Not very much difference at all speed-wise apparently among the 4 of them.

  18. Statguy Says:

    At least we won’t be dictating the play call anymore by which running back is in the game.

  19. Pewter Power Says:

    How the hell does adding 5 pounds of muscle equate to getting slower? He wasnt a burner to begin with. Ok he doesn’t have breakaway speed but if he’s consistently getting big play runs who wouldn’t be ok with that? Mike evans isn’t a yac guy but noo one cares it’s nitpicking

  20. HC Grover Says:

    Sounds good.

  21. Oxycondomns Says:

    Usually with rbs you have a good idea of what you have after 1 season. Seems like of dreaming is going on about white from fans

  22. Fred McNeil Says:

    A little more power a little more experience. A little better blocking.
    A little better run game.
    At least he doesn’t seem fragile. I hate that in a football player.
    Good luck Rachaad.

  23. Usfbuc Says:

    Better to have an audacious goal than something we all know he can hit. In my eyes as a fan we saw moments here and there of his ability but between the O line and our coach they were holding everything back. Hope the new coach and o line are better this year.

  24. kgh4life Says:

    I definitely like his mind set and his approach to training. Most players leave Tampa and train elsewhere, he stays and hopefully is getting acclimated to the heat. I hope he does great things this coming season.

  25. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Well! Gotta give him props for being a hard worker. This kids just scored a touchdown with me.

  26. Hodad Says:

    Beastmode 2.0?

  27. Jeff’s grandpa Says:

    Hopefully he can break a arm tackle or two cuz he sure didn’t last year

  28. Destinjohnny Says:

    Great mindset
    The problem we have is he is running behind the worst line in football

  29. garro Says:

    Striving for greatness is a great chracter attribute for any NFL player.
    Many make an NFL roster and decide …well I’ve made it now I can coast to average. D White.

    I hope he has worked on ball security…where is Greg Schiano when you need him! LOL

    Go Bucs!

  30. Who Says Says Can't Say Says:

    and remember his handling of Fournette last year too? He’s a real leader.

    Perhaps the wrong White had gotten the “C”.