Rachaad White Having A Crazy Good Year (Catching The Ball)

November 22nd, 2023

One of NFL’s best (yes, really).

Hey, let’s play fantasy football, shall we (even though Joe’s idea of fantasy has nothing to do with football)?

Say you could pick any of these players, no strings attached. Tell Joe you would turn them down:

Would you take Samaje Perine? Sure you would.

Would you take Alvin Kamara? Of course, you would.

Would you take Breece Hall? Damn right, you would.

Would you take Travis Etienne? No doubt you would.

Would you take Josh Jacobs? Soitenly, you would.

Would you take Jahmyr Gibbs? Hell yeah, you would.

Well guess what? Rachaad White is better than any one of them. That’s right — in the passing game.

After Sunday’s loss to the 49ers, White has 354 yards receiving. Is that good? Well, only one running back has more receiving yards: Christian McCaffrey.

White only trails CMC by 10 receiving yards. And yes, that’s better than Perine, Kamara, Hall, Etienne, Jacobs and Gibbs. That is damn impressive.

You’d think since the Bucs have two of the better receivers in the game and now have one of the best running backs catching the ball, the Bucs might want to use their passing weapons to move the ball and score points instead of pounding the ball between the tackles for three yards and a cloud of turf pellets.

Why does Joe have his doubts we ever see that?

14 Responses to “Rachaad White Having A Crazy Good Year (Catching The Ball)”

  1. Beeej Says:

    If Baker was BETTER he’d be #1

  2. JimBobBuc Says:

    When I looked at the receiving stats before the 49ers game, White was 2nd on the team to Evans in avg yards per target (total yards/ total targets). Ahead of Godwin.

  3. garro Says:

    Hmm he can catch the ball…Mike can but has a case of butterfingers…Chris can when we throw it to him… Palmer can but can’t get quality targets or get open with poor routes…Otton can but can’t block. Mayfield is not hitting the deep ball…Soo…

    I think they have convinced Mayfield not to throw any 50-50 balls to Evans or anyone else. This is not gonna work for us and we are seeing why. I also think Baker is missing his reads and is often late on his throws. Guys are getting open but he is ignoring them or is just not looking for them.

    Canales is not gonna cut it with his play calls thus far. We have quality receivers who are not getting the numbers they should. Easy passes to White are fine but he can’t be our leading receiving threat.

    Go Bucs!

  4. Joe Says:

    I think they have convinced Mayfield not to throw any 50-50 balls to Evans or anyone else.

    Think you are onto something. And the more Joe looks at the results/non-results, style of play, fetish for running when they very clearly cannot run, etc., the more Joe gets the hunch this philosophy (?) is coming from above Dave Canales.

  5. SB Says:

    I LOVE you Joe as I have for 13 Years bur Damn you need a Proofreader. Not Knocking, Just saying.

  6. steele Says:

    Because guess what (everyone who didn’t know this from the get go): this is what Rachaad White is, and always will be: a gadget/pass catching third option changeup back. Not a feature back, not a power back, not an all-world smashmouther who can carry an offense and punish defenses (even behind average blocking). Slow mo, slow to get going strider, needs open field, and always looking to hurdle over guy, etc. He’s not the kind of #1 that has been missing from this roster, and never will be.

    Despite all of the hype (and bragging from himself), he is not a guy they should have drafted, definitely not at that slot. If a team already has a real #1 and a loaded roster already, you have the luxury of someone like this. Not the Bucs, who need to make a move in the future.

    In the meantime, as long as he’s on the roster, this is how you use him. Doesn’t make you a great offense.

  7. SB Says:

    Of Course I am in the corner for that Innocuous comment. SMH. I was giving you Praise. So what if was giving constructive criticism.

  8. adam from ny Says:

    the median number there is about 300 yards…

    some have upwards of 350, while others down cycle towards 250…

    but 300 is about the average…

    i get it if you can rank them 1 to 10, but they’re all pretty much in the same boat – with one really good or really bad receiving game separating them all…

    so not overly impressed…

    if rb1 had 500 yards receiving right now and averaged 50 yards per game i’d be impressed…

    he’s averaging about 35 yards receiving a game, and the little extra he’s getting in receptions is just making up slightly for what’s lacking in the run game…

    that being said, i do like him in the passing game a lot, and next season i hope he drops to 208 pounds and gains a bit more wiggle as our 3rd down guy

  9. darengibo Says:

    I know it is said semi seriously but why couldn’t they switch White into slot receiver? Then go out and sign or draft (gulp) a RUNNINGback? We have seen QB switch to WR, why not White?

  10. realistic-optimistic Says:

    He’s great in space. Wish Canales could do more to get him out of the backfield.

    Watching Shanahan scheme open lanes for McCaffery was a thing of beauty. There was a play where CMC was lined up out wide on the right. He motioned into the backfield (to Purdy’s left). They quickly snapped the ball and CMC had a lane straight back to the right. That play made DW look foolish. It was a great example of what clever coaching can do for a player.

  11. Jerseybuc Says:

    Should have bounced radio last year hired Payton. This team would be rolling by now

  12. Jack Clark Says:

    Thanks for showing Rachaad White some love Joe 😁

  13. Tbbucs3 Says:


  14. Dave Pear Says:

    Simple two word explanation for the inept misuse of offensive weapons.

    Todd Bowles.

    He’ll be a visiting professor at Temple University this time next year.