1,000 Yard Season In Play For Rachaad White

December 5th, 2023

Rachaad White

Stop laughing.

It’s true. In the era of the 17-game NFL season and the Bucs’ era of pounding the rock when they’re not very good at it, running back Rachaad White has a shot at a 1,000-yard season.

Despite White’s terrible 3.7 yards per carry average this year, which ranks 35th in the NFL among running backs with 90 or more carries, White has a total of 643 yards rushing.

That means White needs 357 yards rushing in the final five games to hit 1,000 — aka 71 yards per game. If the Bucs give White 20 rushes per game, likely the team goal, then he’s got a fantastic shot of hitting the prestigious 1,000-yard rushing total.

Impressive for White is that he already has 1,029 all-purpose yards (rushing and receiving) and 6 touchdowns this season.

One thing Joe is sure of about White, he’ll be back wearing pewter and red next season no matter who is coaching the team.

55 Responses to “1,000 Yard Season In Play For Rachaad White”

  1. Buc1987 Says:

    I say he doesn’t make it to 1000.

  2. Truth5 Says:

    Hahahahaha! Sorry Joes but come on men!

  3. DS Says:

    He has alota volume carries man

  4. Carolina K Says:

    This really puts in perspective the value of a 1000 yard season that Joe has been bellyaching about for 10 years. It’s not prestigious, especially when the team is still trending bottom barrel in the NFL in rushing.

  5. realistic-optimistic Says:

    White is 12th in the NFL in scrimmage yards. Only 4 players above him are RBs.

  6. doolnutts Says:

    Hes a scat back…. end of story… He’s not good between the tackles but out in space he’s is a great weapon. If we upgrade the OL I think he will have more production but if he ever comes back to us after a second contract we have to remember that we had to invest heavily in OL before he was successful.

  7. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Congrats to him…but isn’t the new goal 1,100 yards seeing as a game has been added?

    He’s productive…barely. By now he should be doing better. Do I think he’s be back? Maybe. It depends on who comes in at the position.

  8. Saskbucs Says:

    He won’t get to 1000 on the ground, not unless the line can open some massive holes going forward and we have no reason to expect that. I would bet the under on 71 yards every game. He can catch that ball though, Sunday he dropped a couple but they were at his knees or lower it looked like to me and he was still nearly fingertip snagging them. 1600+ scrimmage yards is in play and that’s nothing to sneeze at. Just badly need a between the tackles bruiser to pair with him.

  9. adam from ny Says:

    his average is steadily climbing…

    what will you say if he finishes with 4.0 yards per carry or higher?

    there were years workhorse backs like james wilder only averaged like 3.8 yards per carry or so…

    in fact most years including his most productive years he was below 4.0…

    with all the crushing his average, behind the line of scrimmage carries for loss, it’s amazing his numbers have begun to steadily climb…

    and he’s begun to pull of more big yardage runs as well…

    let’s see how the final 5 games go…

    would be nice to see him rock 100 yards on the ground this sunday to balance out that big rushing attack of those dirty birds

  10. adam from ny Says:

    also it’s only year 2 for him…he hasn’t hit his prime yet

  11. Lakeland Steve Says:

    We seem to be running the ball better at times. It seems though that we are still forcing the run when the other team knows we are going to run. Thus, we get all of those one yard runs. We can use the pass to set up the run last I checked it’s not illegal. Hopefully, Canales is not being given orders by Bowles to run 50% of plays but given Bowles comments it seems that may be the case. Canales may not have the power to call his own offensive game plan. It probably doesn’t even matter at this point because more than likely this entire staff is gone at the end of the season.

  12. Boss Says:

    I hope so. Any dude that can show up day in and day out in this running gane deserves an award.

  13. Boss Says:

    and we are only running better because off the pass..finally

  14. realistic-optimistic Says:

    Travis Etienne: 3.8 YPC
    Josh Jacobs: 3.5 YPC
    Joe Mixon: 3.8 YPC
    Alvin Kamara: 3.8 YPC
    Austin Ekeler: 3.5 YPC

  15. GP Says:

    doolnutts Says:
    December 5th, 2023 at 12:11 pm
    Hes a scat back…. end of story… He’s not good between the tackles but out in space he’s is a great weapon. If we upgrade the OL I think he will have more production
    Methinks a solid full back would be a good addition if we really want a solid running game.
    Just imagine if we had a 350lb dude who is quick, strong, not afraid to run somebody over, has experience carrying the ball, and oh, he can catch too…
    Now where can we find someone like that who isn’t already playing nose tackle?

  16. Bosch Says:

    Headline didn’t surprise meat all. Doesn’t he get about 90 percent of the rushing attempts?

    He SHOULD be back next tear, but with a complimentary Mike Alstott type back beside him.

  17. Nprbuc Says:

    THIS White is not our problem.

  18. It's Corn Says:

    1000 never really meant that much, 1500 was the benchmark truly.

    especially when you add a game.

  19. Nutterbuccer Says:

    Give the kid some credit. He has greatly progressed this year and just gets better and better. A power back would be a perfect compliment to him however he is definitely evolving. Better oline and qb play would help him out as well. I and end of day all purpose yards are what matter, he’s almost top 10 so he’s definitely a weapon.

  20. adam from ny Says:

    if he reaches a 4.0 average by the end of the season, that would be one hell of a comeback…

    he averaged about 3.2 ypc thru the first 6 games…

    and he’s averaged about 4.1 ypc during the last 6 games…

    if he goes in hard in the final 5 games, maybe he gets to 4.0 for the year

  21. DS Says:

    1000 yards on 400 carries

  22. StickinUp4Centers Says:

    “Congrats to him…but isn’t the new goal 1,100 yards seeing as a game has been added?”

    That’s some wonky math. It would be 1,062.5 yards with the added game for the same rate that 1000 yard season in 16 games would be. 100 yds/game would be 1700 yards in a season.

  23. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Can’t help but think keeping Alex Cappa would’ve made a big difference in Bucs’ rushing game

  24. realistic-optimistic Says:

    1000 never really meant that much, 1500 was the benchmark

    This just is not true. Over the last 10 years, here is the number of 1500+ yard rushers in the NFL:

    2013 (1): LeSean McCoy (1607)
    2014 (1): DeMarco Murray (1845)
    2015 (0)
    2016 (1): Ezekiel Elliott (1631)
    2017 (0)
    2018 (0)
    2019 (1): Derrick Henry (1540)
    2020 (2): Derrick Henry (2027), Dalvin Cook (1557)
    2021 (1): Jonathan Taylor (1811)
    2022 (3): Josh Jacobs (1653), Derrick Henry (1538), Nick Chubb (1525)

    The league averages one 1500+ yard rusher per season.

  25. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    realistic-optimistic, man, Henry rocks, lol

  26. D-Rome Says:

    Imagine how good he’d be if he had a good run blocking offensive line.

  27. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Alanbucsfan Says
    “Can’t help but think keeping Alex Cappa would’ve made a big difference in Bucs’ rushing game”

    I agree. I really liked him here.

    The biggest blow was when Marpet retired out of the blue. that was the beginning of the end for our offensive line. After that, the dominos tumbled.

  28. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Bosch Says
    “He SHOULD be back next tear, but with a complimentary Mike Alstott type back beside him.”

    If only that were possible. I don’t think the mold for Mike Alstott types still exists anymore.

  29. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    adam from ny Says:
    “if he goes in hard in the final 5 games, maybe he gets to 4.0 for the year”

    You make a good point…and given our remaining schedule…it might just happen.

    But Jags game is going to be hard to watch.

  30. adam from ny Says:

    yeah i’m gonna say 1,000 was a darn good season with 16 games…

    but when you hit like 1,200 or 1,300 or more for the 16 game season it was a huge year for said back

  31. adam from ny Says:


    mike alstotts do not fall of trees…

    it’s like they broke the mold after the made him

  32. TheMIGHTYVH Says:

    Joe – tough day for content? Seriously. Who cares? 1,000 yard rusher used to be a badge of honor… when it was a 12/14 game schedule. Did you do the math?
    59 rush yards per game times 17 games = 1,000 yards. WOW. WHAT A SEASON. Even behind our crap OL someone that touches the ball as much as White should gain 59 yards per game. Granted, No. 1 has looked better the past 3, 4 games…. but he is NOT a league winner… not a bell cow. More like a good 3rd down back you incorporate in the pass game.

  33. Canabuc Says:

    Yes, for all intense and purposes 1000 yards season would be very nice. In this last game, he made the smart decision and sat down when he easily could’ve rushed for another 15 or more yards and scored a touchdown but he did the right move at the time.

    More importantly, if you include his receiving work and rushing work, he likely will be top 12 in the league in yards from scrimmage from the running back position. This is on a team with a garbage off offensive line, and in my opinion, a below average quarterback. I think he is fine as a starting running back in this league, and if you put him behind an offensive line like they have on the better teams in the league at San Francisco, Philadelphia, Kansas City, etc. he likely would be in the top half of the league in yards per Carry.

  34. Rob Says:

    It only takes 59 yards a game to get to 1k. Any halfway passable starting RB or WR should be able to do that.

  35. Conner50 Says:

    Start Trask mayfied aint it

  36. Dwayne Cone Says:

    One Game at a Time. Falcons and Bucs give up 3.9 yards per attempt. Running game will be a Push. Going to come down to Mayfield and Ridder.

    Indoors. Fast Track, No Rain, and No Excuses.

  37. adam from ny Says:


    i wanted rachaad to run run run at the end…lol

    i predicted a 30-20 final score, and if he ran it in the final score would have been 28-18…and i’da been patting my self on the back


  38. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    500 rushes get you 1000 yards

  39. Why Not Says:

    White has been getting better as the season progresses, so I would think if the trajectory stays the same, he’ll crack a 1,000 yards. Not bad. He may even get his yards per carry up to 4.0. Nevertheless, I would like to see the Bucs add a RBd1 caliber running back next year. We have no one behind White who is worth a lick.

  40. Dwayne Cone Says:

    Just Scoped out White’s Competition come Sunday.

    B. Robinson has 1 more All Purpose Yards
    R. White has 7 more Yards from Scrimmage.
    B. Robinson averages 1.1 more Yards per Attempt.
    TD’s White 5 Rushing 1 Receiving. Robinson 3 and 3

    Falcons 6th in Rushing Yards. Bucs 30th. Probably because all their Backs average over 4 yards a pop.

  41. Joshua porter Says:

    Must be 600 in the air and 400 on the ground even 400 seems high for him.

  42. BUCS4LIFE Says:

    “Stop Laughing “ Joe said. I liked that. I’ll be an SOB ! Ain’t perspective amazing. I’m a little curious to see how this young lad is gonna develop then. Guess I’m gonna keep hope alive. Maybe he’s s

  43. HC Grover Says:

    1000 yards meant something when the season was 12 or 14 games. 17 games not so much.

  44. Ed McSherry Says:

    Difficult to understand the carping about Rachaad and “between the tackles.” What tackles?

    When there does happen to be an opening, Rachaad hits it hard and breaks tackles; why do the announcers even see this, but some fans don’t?

    The other myth is about size and being an appropriate #1 RB. Rachaad is bigger than McCaffrey. And how do you compare the 49ers O-line to the Buccaneers’ mystery-men?
    Ya, Cappa, Marpet and Jensen. Big, huge difference.

    And yet, Rachaad is half the fricken offense, game in and game out. No streaky stuff, but reliable and highly productive; or another way to put it: on a permanent streak of moving the chains.

    Rachaad White: 6′-0″/214 lbs

    Chase Edmonds: 5′-9″/209 lbs

    McCaffrey: 5′-11″/209 lbs

    Deebo: 6′-0″/216 lbs

    Derrick Henry: 6′-3″/247 lbs

    Josh Jacobs: 5′-10″/220 lbs

    Jonathan Taylor: 5′-10″/227lbs

  45. Bucsfanman Says:

    “Methinks a solid full back would be a good addition if we really want a solid running game.”


    DING, DING, DING!!! GP for the WIN!

    I’m glad he’s approaching a milestone. The run game has gotten progressively better. I’m rooting for him.

  46. Rod Munch Says:

    White is on pace to have just under 1500 total yards – and based on the latest 5-game trend, where he’s averaging 4.1 per carry, he’s going to surpass the 1500 total yards mark.

    I do wish White would have taken the ball into the endzone at the end – that makes it a 2 score game, so it’s over, but stupid Bowles cares more about what can go wrong, than getting a convincing win – and that’s why Bowles is, and will always be, a loser.

    But if White doesn’t go down on that last play and gets the TD, he’s over 100 yards again, and that would really make this Joe angry.

  47. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Well I guess if 58.8 ypg is a big thing for a WR then why not RBs too?

  48. Jack Clark Says:

    So if Rachaad White gets 1,000 rushing yards this season will Joe stop calling him a misplaced slot receiver? 😂

  49. Joe Says:

    Joe stop calling him a misplaced slot receiver?


  50. Voice of Truth Says:

    The OLine isn’t his fault and neither is the 100 play calls on 2nd and 8 with no lead blocker whilst lining up 6 yards behind the LOS….

    It’s like watching pop warner coaches call plays

  51. steele Says:

    Frankly the 1000 yd measure has lost a great deal of meaning in recent years, thanks to the long list of BS rule changes and how stats are calculated.

    None of this makes Rachaad a feature back, no matter how fervently he wants to think he is. Slow footed, long striding, poor quickness, poor suddenness and burst. He is what he is.

  52. Larrd Says:

    He is trending up. It should give him and the OL some confidence. If the play calling comes around …

  53. ChiBuc Says:

    Old metric, new game. Rare is the team that’s offense predominately relies on a grinding ypc RB. Better to have a versatile back and measure with yds from scrimmage (e.g. McCaffrey).

    “adam from ny Says:
    December 5th, 2023 at 1:11 pm

    mike alstotts do not fall of trees…”

    Truth, anyone less than alstott and most fans are disappointed with that offense though.

  54. ChiBuc Says:

    So why run an alstott offense when you have a marshal Faulk RB?

  55. B Says:

    Lol. He”s no Faulk. The ceiling here is a young, developing Tiki Barber.