Great Time To Shop Devin White

October 26th, 2023

Buccaneers savior linebacker Devin White seems to be significantly past his prime at just 25 years old.

Hey, the guy spoiled Bucs fans in 2020 and 2021. And now he just looks, well, spoiled.

Tonight made it 14 consecutive games for White without a sack, and White is missing the explosion to ball carriers he had in past season (and very early this season). He was drafted to be an elite blitzer and to hunt in the run game. Those aspects of his game have regressed significantly.

If White is hurt, he’s not on the injury report. Regardless, what linebacker isn’t battling some sort of injury issue by midseason?

White, a first round draft pick in 2019 will be a free agent after this season and he’s seeking a massive contract. The trade deadline is Tuesday afternoon.

Joe thinks general manager Jason Licht should start shopping White tomorrow. Perhaps there’s a team out there that will cough up a fourth- and fifth-round picks for White?

Once upon a time, Licht traded former first-round pick safety Mark Barron at the trade deadline for fourth- and sixth-round picks.

Head coach Todd Bowles might not like the move, but it might be in the best interest of the franchise. And with White’s consistently declining production, Joe can’t make a strong argument to keep White if draft capital is on the table.

Those kinds of picks can become quality trade-up ammunition come April.

If Licht can’t find a deal, then fine, keep White and let him play out the season.

54 Responses to “Great Time To Shop Devin White”

  1. Rod Munch Says:

    Shop White, Davis and Dean.

    I like all three, but all three are wasted in this defensive scheme. If you’re just going to ask these guys to play a soft zone, well, you can get cheaper talent to do that, and you will need money to play Winfield and Wirfs.

    Speaking of which ,why in the world haven’t they already done a deal with Winfield? He gets more expensive each week.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    This bumass needs to go, I’m tired of his ass. He’s horrendously bad.

  3. Jason m Says:

    Be lucky to get a 4th rounder for this guy. He is terrible linebacker !

  4. BillyBucco Says:

    From $20 Million to untradable in 7 short games.
    White looks fat and slow to me. Useless.
    Who is gonna trade us for Davis or Dean?
    This team is just bad. Did anyone watch Dean just stick his hand up trying to PASS a guy off when there was literally NOBODY on his side of the field.
    Led to the most OPEN td I have seen all game.
    Just run with the guy idiot.
    Davis is so SOFT he should do a commercial for ED.
    And Bowles with his typical I don’t trust my defense blitz.
    Hot garbage and this staff even ruined the immediate future with these signings all trying to RELOAD. What a disaster. Complete disgrace to watch

  5. Pasadena Buc Fan since ‘97 Says:

    Really? Really?

    This one is all on the offense and Neal.

    Super cool how none ya understand football in the pop Warner level.

    Bowles and Canales are garbage. Cowards and/or incompetent.

    Those Joe know, know.

    But I am all for Evans, Godwin, Wirfs, and such finding better teams.

    I know I left off some dudes.

    Antoine. They all deserve better.

    Come out to Cali. I’ll fight anyone who disagrees.
    It’s I’m 53.

    No fear

    Stop blocking my posts.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Trade Camarda……besides Wirfs & Winfield….he’s our best player.

  7. Rod Munch Says:

    God, what clueless morons that have no idea what they’re watching.

    On defense there is literally only one guy that stands out as being a real problem – and that is Neal, he’s absolutely terrible and gave up 2 more TDs tonight.

    White, Davis and Dean are told to play zone, and they’re doing their job. But because you dopes don’t understand what you’re watching, you think, why isn’t Davis covering his guy — well, it’s because it’s a zone defense you moron, that’s not his guy, it’s Neal’s guy and he blew the coverage again.

    With White, he’s told to just stand like 6 yards past the LOS and play zone, and that’s it. He’s being completely wasted. He’s the very definition of an attacking LB, and he’s told to just be a passive guy who is wasting away.

    I’d just trade all of them for whatever you can get. And all three will probably be very good for their next teams.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    You can’t trade mediocre players…..

  9. Jack Clark Says:

    We’re only one game behind where we were expected to be at this point in the season. We were expected to lose to the eagles, lions, and bills so we should be 4-3 now instead of 3-4. Dave Canales sorry as offense is holding this team back and we will need to keep teams from scoring double digits to win games.

  10. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Sooo many options to shop around……..

  11. Alexandre Nascimento Says:

    Yes, please! Both Whites would be perfect!!! I believe we can get a RB in exchange for those 2.

  12. Rod Munch Says:

    Rachaad White has 109 yards tonight, and yet the low-IQ dullards are here to say once again that he sucks.

    Very dumb.

  13. Lakeland Steve Says:

    Joe, I couldn’t agree more, I just dont know if teams would be willing to give up even a fourth rounder for him. The entire league knows he’s washed up. He’s got his Super Bowl and he’s done putting out maximum effort.

  14. Tbbucs3 Says:

    STOP IT. Devin White was dominant for the first 4 games of the season and is still a top LB just inconsistent but still capable of playing at a high level.

    Address the real issues like like 0 pass rush (JTS) and Ryan Neal who needs to needs to locker cleaned out by the time he returns from Buffalo.

  15. Tbbucs3 Says:


    White is a fantastic wide receiver, but the Bucs srillmdont have a good running back

  16. Rod Munch Says:

    Tbbucs3 Says:
    October 27th, 2023 at 12:15 am

    White is a fantastic wide receiver, but the Bucs srillmdont have a good running back


    Lets see…

    White averaged 4.3-yards per carry
    Edmonds averaged 1.7-yards per carry
    Vaughn averaged 1.0-yards per carry

    Also catching the ball out of the backfield has been part of the game for a long time.

    White is not a problem. The fact the team keeps taking him off the field, is.

  17. Pasadena Buc Fan since ‘97 Says:

    I messed up. Rod, you’re cool. Damn. I’m faded.

    All good bro. I’m messed up.

  18. Rod Munch Says:

    Pasadena Buc Fan since ‘97 Says:
    October 27th, 2023 at 12:17 am
    Hey Rod Munch,

    What are you munching exactly?

    Bakers junk?



  19. Rod Munch Says:

    Pasadena Buc Fan since ‘97 Says:
    October 27th, 2023 at 12:19 am
    I messed up. Rod, you’re cool. Damn. I’m faded.

    All good bro. I’m messed up.



  20. Anon Says:

    White has been really weird on the tape the last few games. He just jogs looking for someone to block him so he doesn’t have to anything. Like he constantly walks away from the play to pretend he’s being blocked.

    I assumed it’s because he’s hurt but he needs to ride the bench if he’s unable to compete.

    Knowing this, why would any team trade in season for that?

  21. Pasadena Buc Fan since ‘97 Says:

    Again, sorry Couch.

    No more ad hominem attacks.

    I’m just passed at Bowles, Canales, Ownership

    I get this offense may not be the greatest, but this is why we have to be aggressive.

    Can’t sell out the D like past Bucs teams.

  22. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Rod Munch is going down on a guy?


  23. Pasadena Buc Fan since ‘97 Says:

    Eyeball to eyeball in Florida?


    Life’s easier in Florida.

    Just saying…

  24. Couch Fan Says:

    No need to apologize. It’s all in good fun, for me anyways.

  25. Colonel Angus Says:

    I think the Bucs are great

  26. Pasadena Buc Fan since ‘97 Says:

    Can’t we all agree the problem is Bowles, Caneles, Neal?

    And maybe Baker?

    Just rational opinions.

  27. Couch Fan Says:

    Definately. Probably in that order to.

  28. Bucs13 Says:

    @RodMunch. They will franchise tag Winfield and he will be pissed

  29. MelvinJunior Says:

    NO. Absolutely. NOTTTTT. That would be THE DUMBEST thing you could EVER, possibly do. The dude is HURT. Injured. And, should not even be out there… You can really, tell-it and see-it. So, yeah… That makes a heck of a LOT of sense, to trade him while he’s not even close to being ‘healthy’ AND when his VALUE is at an All-Time LOW!!!! PLEASE. Stop-It.

  30. unbelievable Says:

    Bigger disappointment- White or Davis?

    Hard to say as they’ve both looked slow and soft.

    I think White is actually injured though. How can a LB be explosive with a groin injury? Davis OTOH looks like she’s more concerned with protecting his body than making plays.

  31. Sly Pirate Says:

    Devin White doesn’t do a thing out there. He jogs to the ball or waits for a guy to run into him. He’s really out of shape, too. He was gassed on the 4th play of most drives. No one will trade for him. I don’t know why he’s even out on the field.

    What happened? White was great in Game 1.

  32. I remember 21 Says:

    Good question, I’m saying Davis. He clearly doesn’t want to play tackle football. Maybe he enjoys ball drills in practice, but I can’t imagine that since he never has any picks or defenses. But he absolutely doesn’t want any contact or to tackle. He’s allergic to the smoke. Watch the film. He has GOT to go after the season, preferably after Bowels gets canned. His play tonight truly disgusted me. As much as Neal sucks, that’s just a guy sucking. Davis is a huge overpaid 🐈

  33. Matlok727 Says:

    There jumping ship . OYE OFF THE PLANK WITH YUNS . Trade everyone ok sounds like a plan

  34. Pepsi Says:

    MelvinJunior, time to wake up. Devin White had a great playoff run in 2020. Besides that he’s been either incredibly inconsistent or just plain bad. There’s no shot we give him an extension. Can ride his last year out or trade him, either way is fine by me.

  35. IE Buc Says:

    I wrote before the season started that we should have traded Devin White for Budda Baker. Baker wanted out of the Arizona Cardinals at the time. We needed an upgrade over Neal who has not been good. We should still go for Baker and get White off this team.

  36. Phred Says:

    Neal must be taken off the field.

    Can’t shop Devin White. He would not pass a physical. He’s hurt and playing like it.

  37. Defense Rules Says:

    ‘Joe thinks general manager Jason Licht should start shopping White tomorrow. Perhaps there’s a team out there that will cough up a fourth- and fifth-round picks for White?’

    Focused on Devin White some tonight & I’m convinced that he’s playing hurt. Right now forget 4.3 speed, he doesn’t even have 5.0 speed. And forget about trading him too … there’s no one to take his spot, even if you could get something for him in return (which we can’t).

    We have no depth on this roster. And that’s apparently why we’re still playing guys like (please cut him) Neal, Palmer, Jarrett & Kieft so much. Even Hainsey & Mauch aren’t starter material at this point. Far too many youngsters who are making far too many mistakes. And last night showed clearly what this defense is capable of WITHOUT Vea in the lineup.

  38. Pewter Power Says:

    Nope he’s not injured, I said he looked slow last year

  39. dmatt Says:

    First n foremost, Mayfield is garbage. He is passive, timid, n very jittery in the pocket. He plays like a first year unda rookie.
    JTS is a disgrace!!
    Ryan Neal is pathetic
    JDean is slow to react. Play making cb would’ve dove to intercept the pass Dean batted away at the goal line. He seems to me to do the bare minimum without making effort.
    Our punt coverage team is consistently awful.
    And, Bowles n his coaching staff have kicking the can down the road mentality.

  40. BucsFan81 Says:

    They should have traded him in the off season when he wanted to go to the Eagles. No room for Diva white on this team.

  41. Jeff’s grandpa Says:

    Liquored up tough guys are out

  42. gotbbucs Says:

    If the run is outside White does pretty well. If the run is between the tackles he’s useless.

  43. D-Rome Says:

    Devin White looked very slow last night.

  44. For the People Says:

    Nope. Prbly gunna get a higher comp pick for him than we could get in a trade

  45. Destinjohnny Says:

    Licht has drafted his and 54 replacements and we have been getting them ready….

  46. Rich Says:

    45 has been garbage forv3 seasons….I’m not going to repeat all that’s bad with this guy….if you don’t know it, or see it, you’re not really watching the games. He’s a below average LB who for whatever reason remains a media darling. He should have been traded in the preseason when he was worth a little something but this puppy love on the coach’s part is really ringing false….seems like more of you are becoming aware of just how bad this guy really is. No injury excuse…he’s played like this for 3 years and now fans are finally seeing it!!!

  47. Andrew Fish Says:

    white looks really hurt. He is not even close to his normal speed. He also seems to be getting blocked on run plays a lot more then before.

  48. Buc Archives Says:

    White is hurt or ailing. His play proves it. He won’t garner enough in trade unless his play improves.

  49. Bucs Guy Says:

    Bowles loves White for some reason so I doubt anything will happen. If you let him go at the end of the season, the Bucs will get a 3rd rd compensatory pick. Only trade him if you can get a 3rd or higher. Preferably 2 picks.

  50. RajBucsFan Says:

    Sadly think Bucs need to get ready for a few year rebuild..I was thinking of getting my sons Bucs jerseys and there’s only 2 players on the whole team I think you can safely say should be here long term: Winfield and Wirfs.

    Trade Evans, Trade White, Trade Lavonte, winning this division just to get blown out in first round of the playoffs should not be the goal. 6-10 shouldn’t be either. Hit reset

  51. Saskbucs Says:

    Ok so White is supposed to be hanging out in his zone you say? That doesn’t mean he cant try to cover his zone instead of protecting 1 2×2 square of grass.

    One play last night guy is running, probably Shakir, right towards Whites zone and Lavonte started to react from further away before White even moved his head. White recognizes that crosser coming towards him he has to anticipate and close. Last I checked you are allowed to do that within your zone responsibility. No awareness. Would love to move White for a 5th.

    I still don’t get the Canales hate. He hasn’t been bad enough to call for his head, although he needs to be much better. The lack of urgency is crazy and hard to watch. Baker wasn’t bad either. There were at least 3 more passes that were right there for our guys and yeah some weren’t easy catches (Jarrett & Palmer low and away) but if they hit you in the arms/chest, which they all did, you gotta make plays. Payne Durham! Nice hands buddy. Penalties also really hurt. Obviously some of that falls on coaching but false starts and holds and dropped balls are on the guys not named Baker or Dave.

  52. Jon Karnes Says:

    Everyone needs to chill.. everyone saying how so many need to go nah im good with competing for the division.. has everyone forgot the 07-20 stretch ?

  53. TampabayDJ Says:

    So you all are saying how ” Terrible ” these players are , yet you think they should be traded 🤔? If they are so Terrible , why would another team want them ? And who would replace ? If they are already Terrible then you get your wish at a total lost season ! But you just know nothing about football ! Trade Mike Evans ? REALLY ? Devin White has played great other than a few snaps . So you think that the Bucs should get rid of these players, and you think that their backups will be better ? We did lose to some bad teams every year that Brady was here , but we still won a Super Bowl and are going for our 3rd straight division title ! Football is played best in November and December of the regular season . And outside the 49ers game , we have been through the hardest part of the schedule . Matter of fact , that game and the Jags are the only 2 games I believe we will lose. We have the easiest schedule left. Bucs can go 8-2 or 7-3 to finish the season. But you fans keep jumping ship then want back on . Lmfao. Go Bucs

  54. TampabayDJ Says:

    Fake bandwagon fans are the worst. You are the same people who sell their tickets to the opposing teams fans. That’s why our home games have been home for the Eagles, Lions , Bears, and a little less Falcon fans. You are the Terrible ones 🐖💩 and you sound like a bunch of teenage girls. Nobody thought our Bucs would win more than 3 games all year . We are a game out of first place with the easiest schedule left in our division by far , and you think we should give up right now ? First of all , the refs were just as bad as our run game. They called holding on our team , but I saw our first round DT get his jersey pulled on almost every play . AND Godwin would have been able to make that catch on the final play if he wasn’t being pulled to the ground along with each of our Bucs in the end zone. Should have been first and goal on the 1 yard line at least. Oh , you forget that Vita wasn’t playing either .. That didn’t help. Nobody can come close to replacing Vita Vea . I will say that the offense should have been in hurry up , especially in the second half. Just chill out and let the Bucs go get a 3rd division title in as many years. Go Bucs