“Unbelievable” Devin White

September 14th, 2023

Lost in Bakermania, Antoine Winfield getting the rare sack-strip-recovery and a 57-yard Chase McLaughlin field goal for the win was an eye-popping Sunday by Buccaneers savior linebacker Devin White.

Twice on The Todd Bowles Show on the Buccaneers Radio Network this week the head coach said White was “unbelievable” against the Vikings.

Mayfield was on The QB Room podcast yesterday saying the same thing while podcasts co-host quarterbacks Jordan Palmer and Kyle Allen agreed. Allen, the Bills’ backup, added that he’s never seen a guy as thick as White with as much on-field speed.

White played with a ferocity on Sunday that Bucs fans rather routinely saw in 2020 and 2021. His tackling angles were great for a Week 1 game and White was physical and relentless.

Joe can’t wait to see what White will do against the run-happy Bears on Sunday. White seems primed for a signature moment tracking down Bears QB Justin Fields.

20 Responses to ““Unbelievable” Devin White”

  1. ATLBuc Says:

    The best player on the field last Sunday, sideline to sideline

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Justin Fields 4.44
    Devin White 4.42

    Send White after Fields……he has the speed to track him down.

    Devin White, when motivated, is a force to be reckoned with.

  3. DS Says:

    No point in putting white in coverage

  4. Mike Says:

    D-Line needs to keep the LB’s clean and they will dominate!

  5. Doughboy Says:

    Why aren’t we talking about Vea all the time??? Should be dominating the line.

  6. Christopher Schiefen Says:

    When we talk about their run game not working, we ARE talking about Vita.

  7. BucDan Says:

    D. White played a great game and on my live watch, I felt that LVD was responsible for a few of those seam passes that were completed…

    I also agree with Doughboy (above), Vita played great and showed up in crucial situations. He was playing against the backup C, but he should be dominating at that point! Rookie Kancey looked good before he went out and I loved seeing that amount of OLB changeups to keep pass rushers fresh.

  8. teacherman777 Says:

    He won’t admit it.

    Because it will hurt his market value.

    But he had shoulder problems last year.

    That’s why he was timid.

    I think his shoulders have healed.

    So he’s playing fearlessly again.

    I watched every game twice last year.

    I could see that be was avoiding hitting with his shoulders.

    Moreover, when Lavonte, The King, went down against the Vikings.

    I prayed and prayed and prayed for him.

    I havent missed a game since he was drafted.

    He is a top 5 Buc of all time.


    Because no matter what the score was he played his heart out!

    LaVonte David. Top 10 linebacker of all time!!!

  9. Beej Says:

    I love the idea of rotating defensive lines in and out, aside from fresh legs, the reserves all get snaps and that can only make them better

  10. Cobraboy Says:

    @teacherman: LVD will have his name on RayJay forever.

  11. Freddy Says:

    This was the first time I have ever seen White play with Thump. He was not just getting to people and tacking them, he was hitting them. I really liked his play. If he does that all year, the $20m a year question can be forgotten. He may start asking for $25m+.

  12. stpetebucfan Says:

    This is just ONE…although I agree very important revelations Sunday. DW seems motivated and obviously put in great off season work. He looked like a guy with “rookie” enthusiasm running around there and I got the sense that he simply refocused his “love” of the game and looked to be truly enjoying himself.

    New contract…who freaking cares…he was having FUN!!!

  13. ModHairKen Says:

    White should be shadowing Fields. Make sure if he runs that he pays for it. White hit so hard last week, my screen had cracks on it

  14. mike malarkey Says:

    we need to use white more to blitz similar to micah parsons imo

  15. Voice of Truth Says:

    He is on the hunt for $20mil a year and we are the benefactors 👏👏👏

  16. 1#bucsfan Says:

    I agree with most. Send DW45 after fields. Deff don’t let him into coverage keep LVD for that but switch from time to time send LVD or DW45 to confuse fields with AW31 in rotation and boy we are going to have a fields day haha get it lol. We have the speed to contain fields but don’t be surprised if he breaks a few. Also DJ has had success vs us when he was with the stinking panthers so I expect him to get a couple on us as well but if our D plays like last week we should get the dub.

  17. President Canales Says:

    Entire Dline played well. Couldn’t be happier with last week.
    Lots of contributors, Hall, Nelson, Vea, Gohlston etc.

    Hope the young guys build on the W. We need more from them to be a true force in the NFC.

  18. NutterBuccer Says:

    Agreed with DS….I don’t see why he’s ever in coverage. Not sure why this team doesn’t use him more of a Parsons. No im jot saying he is Parsons but why not hone some pass rushing moves and send him to the passer every play vs backing into coverage.

  19. Since76 Says:

    He is playing for his next contract. So we won’t see any loafing in his game this year. He will be focused all year. If he gets signed to a big contract does he start loafing again and get called out by former players for it. It’s a character question not ability.

  20. garro Says:

    “White played with a ferocity on Sunday that Bucs fans rather routinely saw in 2020 and 2021. His tackling angles were great for a Week 1 game and White was physical and relentless.”

    Agreed Joe but he also contiues to be a liability in coverage. He dropped off his zone early twice yesterday and it cost us big.

    Go Bucs!