Gruesome Rachaad White Numbers

October 26th, 2023

Scary data.

This past offseason Joe got hammered by some loyal readers whenever Joe brought up the disturbing, gruesome advanced stat numbers for Bucs misplaced slot receiver Rachaad White.

Numbers don’t lie. But Joe got drilled by readers claiming Joe wasn’t giving White a fair shot.

Well, here we are hours before the seventh game of White’s second season as the Bucs bellcow back and his advanced stats are… gruesome.

Rich Hribar of Sharp Football Analysis has the gory details.

Out of 36 running backs with 50 or more carries this season, White currently ranks:

* 31st in yards per carry (3.2 YPC)
* 33rd in success rate (26.5%)
* 33rd in rate of runs for 10 or more yards (6.0%)
* 32nd in yards before contact per carry (0.86)
* 31st in yards after contact per carry (2.35)
* 42.2% of White’s carries this season have come against light boxes, which is seventh among that same group.

The sad thing is White seems to be the Bucs’ best option at running back. That’s not to say he’s any good, but the rest of the Bucs backs are that bad (apparently).

If the Bucs don’t make a move for a running back by Halloween, Tuesday, the trade deadline, how in the world is this team supposed to contend for a division title with such a one-dimensional offense?

At least last year the Bucs had Tom Brady to save them.

35 Responses to “Gruesome Rachaad White Numbers”

  1. adam from ny Says:


  2. Buckeyebuckchuck Says:

    Multifaceted problem. No push from the IOL and no broken tackles or bouncing outside by the RBs

  3. Buc1987 Says:

    Edmonds…..the missing link Joe.

  4. Jack Clark Says:

    “32nd in yards before contact per carry (0.86)”

    That literally means Rachaad White gets hit before he can even cross the line of scrimmage more than any other running back BECAUSE OUR OFFENSIVE LINE RUN BLOCKING IS THE WORST IN THE LEAGUE 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 You can’t make this stuff up folks!

  5. Since76 Says:

    Fix the passing game and the rushing numbers will improve. This line isn’t good at run blocking but it’s decent at pass blocking. Let’s fix the passing game. Please!!!!!!!

  6. Mike S Says:

    You can key on the running game when you don’t fear the pass.

  7. Marine Buc Says:

    White probably is not an RB1 on any other team but the Bucs.

    However – we have one of the lowest graded guards in the league (Cody Mauch 42.3) and one of the lowest graded centers in the league (Hainsey 52.4) along with one of the lower graded right guards in the league (Feiler 54.2)…

    Those numbers are far worse than anything R. White has produced.

    Stinnie is playing for an injured Feiler tonight and I would like to see Nick Leverett replace Cody Mauch as well but it probably won’t happen until there is an injury.

    Unfortunately there is no answer for replacing Hainsey. We are stuck with him this season.

  8. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    I just checked the waiver-wire.
    There are no Earl Campbell or Barry Sanders type RB’s available.

  9. Marine Buc Says:

    “along with one of the lower graded right guards in the league (Feiler 54.2)…”


    Feiler is LG not RG…

  10. gotbbucs Says:

    Ownership should be stepping in and allowing no trades for players coming in, and only allowing players to be traded away.

    This organization needs to hoard draft capital for the next two years to make this a more attractive job for the next regime.

    I like Jason Licht, but these last couple weeks is a really bad look. If it keeps snowballing there is no way for the front office and coaching staff to get out of the way. It’s one thing to lose a nothing game against the Falcons when nobody is watching. It’s quite another to get embarrassed on the national stage. I guess we’ll just wait and see.

    The apathy will set in very quickly and that Super Bowl will be a distant memory.

  11. Jack Clark Says:

    “32nd in yards before contact per carry (0.86)”

    Our running backs can’t even get one yard before getting hit and Joe still thinks the problem is the running back 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 you can’t make this stuff up folks!

  12. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    I feel better about myself.
    Bucs RB’s only rushing 9 feet per carry, more than I am.

  13. SlyPirate Says:

    Jack Clark Says:
    “32nd in yards before contact per carry (0.86)”


    I get how you would read that stat. If you watch his running, White waits too long to attack a hole or runs into the OL. He’s allowing the defenders time to make a play behind the line.

  14. Dom>Licht Says:

    Great draft there Jason.

  15. chris l Says:

    licht cannot draft RB it is craziness to me.

  16. Architek Says:

    Disgusting!!! YULK

  17. adam from ny Says:

    the gruesome twosome…

    rb1 and sneak

  18. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    Sneak ain’t been very sneaky.

  19. Andrew Fish Says:

    not that there are many but would love to see a break down in yards per carry inside vs outside the tackels.

  20. Andrew Fish Says:


  21. Sacker58 Says:

    RACHAAD WHITE,looks like he’s running in sand.w.
    There is nothing quick about him.
    Regardless of whether he finds a lane or open field he looks very hesitant and slo

  22. Usfbuc Says:

    I wonder where he is getting his stats. pro football reference has completely different stats for White.

  23. Popcorn Mike Says:

    Joe I think we agree with something about White and I’ve said this 10 times on this site Don’t hand White the ball throw it to him. I’ve seen White made a couple very good runs when the ball is thrown to him

  24. DeRobbins Says:

    sometimes Joe you post things that illustrates the point that white doesnt have a chance, and then blame white for it.

    If a defender is standing there when the ball is handed off, no running back is going to consistently get 4 yards.

    the most damning stat on here is yard until first contact. on average, he is getting .8 yards before there is a defender touching him. meaning often he is getting contact prior to even getting to the line of scrimmage. History in the league shows mediocre backs can produce behind a decent line.

    But that even great backs struggle behind a bad one. Getting a better running back would be a waste of money, with this interior O-line.

  25. DeRobbins Says:

    42% of the time against light boxes.
    But our o-line allows no room to run. that is Damning. .86 yards on average before a defender is hitting him.

    How can you have yards after contact if you are still taking your first step? no momentum.

  26. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    I agree with throwing Rachaad the ball, not handing it to him.

    Might be some truth in “misplaced slot receiver”

  27. Elite Vita Says:

    Either invest in a competent RB or go all in with trades if need be to get a QB who realistically has a chance to be franchise QB in the next draft.

  28. PSL Bob Says:

    Joe, your recent posts suggest you’re trying to make a point (said with sarcasm).
    Just start labeling any reference to White as “X days to Halloween!”

  29. Mike Malarkey Says:

    Not one article mentioning the middle of our oline. Let’s hope Leverett is an improvement over matt flier

  30. Dlavid Says:

    Joe has every right to have given up on White . I think his problem is vision and instinct as has been written and discussed to nausea on the Ira “ sage “ podcast . As has been foretold by JBF ….. if no running back is picked up this team loses its fan base for the rest of the year . Baker is a jag , Bowles is not up to the job , and the rest of the problems are fixable . Fire the cannons !

  31. Chris O Says:

    Can’t believe I’m saying this but chase Edmonds can’t get back soon enough.

  32. Beej Says:

    ESPN just released a feature story on the kid

  33. SufferingSince76 Says:

    I’m going to continue to remind everyone that the Bucs were chosen most likely to stink this season. Their number of wins has exceeded many of your expectations already. I don’t understand the constant lament as if you have been blindsided by what’s happening. You have champagne expectations, the Bucs have a beer pocketbook.

  34. Jeffbuc Says:

    Jack Clark is there a chance you watch the games and watch him take 2 seconds behind the line of scrimmage to decide where to run to. That’s the problem that’s why Joe and every others fan hates stats you can’t make them to be what you want. If you were some ESPN guy who has never watched a bucs game he would say what you are Jack Clark. But people who only cover the Bucs know it is Bs and he dances and dances then picks a hole to run through. That’s what he and his coaches have been telling him run angry. Meaning see whole blast trough and hot who ever gets in your way. He is t running angry he is running like a ballerina tip toeing until he finds the waltz of his choosing.

  35. Buckeyebuckchuck Says:


    Feiler was never impressive at Pittsburgh. Hainsey is a break glass in case of emergency. Mauch is a small school guy who will be just fine after some NFL strength training. Losing Jensen threw the plan our the door. How do you plan for that?