Rachaad White Planning Big Gifts For His Line

December 14th, 2023

Bucs running back Rachaad White is fired up to hit the 1,000-yard rushing mark this season. He even told a national audience about it this week.

As Joe detailed Monday, White has 745 yards rushing with four games to play. And he’s on pace for 325 touches this season, a huge number. At the rate White is going, he’s will hit 1,000 yards on the ground, despite his low yards-per-carry average (3.7). And you better believe the powers in place at One Buc Palace want to say they coached, drafted and/or nurtured a 1,000-yard rusher from a third-round draft pick.

The Jim Rome Show wanted to talk about it with White on CBS Sports Radio.

White said he has very expensive gifts planned for his offensive linemen. “Even if I don’t touch [1,000 yards], they’re going to get gifts, man,” White said. “Because they help me out a lot throughout this season. You know, they do a lot, put their bodies on the line. They bang every play.”

White talked more about how he takes care of his body. The interview was recorded Tuesday and White detailed how he had two sessions (9 a.m. and 11 a.m.) with separate private trainers followed by “my massage lady” in the afternoon.

Joe thinks White will get the 1,000 yards. It may be the wrong move for the Tampa Bay offense, but it’s a safe bet the Bucs won’t stop slamming White up the gut for minimal yardage. That stuff adds up.

21 Responses to “Rachaad White Planning Big Gifts For His Line”

  1. A Bucs Fan Says:

    He’s the best back in the league at preventing negative runs but also one of the least explosive. I think he’s also near the top in forced missed tackles but one of worst after contact. Like lots of other players on this team he coaches are using him wrong.

  2. stpetebucfan Says:

    Scroll alert!

    Yesterday it was “perfect moments”. Today is about human beings.

    So which Bucs do you enjoy rooting for the most based simply on the humanity, personalities, the “way” they play, with no regard to their success or failure.

    IE This post is a pass for all who wish to say they enjoy Baker’s playing style but still believe he sucks. Those two things are a possible combo.

    I bring this up here because in a long list Rachaad White is near the top of mine. I LOVE rooting for this guy. The Bucs may have misused him sticking the proverbial square peg in a round hole…he’s not a power runner…but he is everything else! And through it all and the criticism and disdain…much right here on JBF…he just keeps his smile, his work ethic, and his respect for his teammates. He is a consummate team player. He represents everything I love to root for!!!

    There are others of course…many like me will acknowledge Baker’s shortcomings while also pointing out his positives, others not so much, but it’s OK to hate the results and still enjoy watching Baker demonstrate nads as big as bowling balls. He’s energy personified and I also love rooting for him,

    Yaya, McCollum, Izien, Otton are guys who play hard to the best of their abilities. Everyone is not blessed with All Pro talent but a good team needs plenty of the guys who are not. I love rooting for these kind of “overachievers”.

    I leave out the obvious but really I find this entire team worth my support if not endorsement talent wise.

    The blessing is that even our talented guys…ME13, CG14, Wirfs, and especially LVD are fun and easy to cheer on. The Bucs have a great group of human beings right now. Not all of them perhaps but the VAST MAJORITY are really good guys.

    I finish with the controversial one. Todd Bowles! I’m not D.R…I do not disagree that Defense can Rule but I’m a Don Coryell guy. D.R. will remember but for the young dudes here…Don was one of the few coaches who threw the ball more times than he ran the football. Don led the league in an NFL-record 6 consecutive years from 1978 to 1983. BTW he did this when EVERYBODY was a D.R. kind of guy…pound the ball and play great defense…not Coryell.

    Bowles is the antithesis of that and I think it’s a major deficiency. But on a human level I have nothing but respect for Bowles. He is a class act! He’s calm cool and collected! He has the courage of his convictions. I can cheer for Bowles if not that style of game management.

    Gratitude guys. Win out or lose out this group of guys has entertained me and in some cases even inspired me.

    We should all be like Rachaad White with the perpetual smile backed up by HARD work and respect for everybody who helps him..a consummate teammate. I never saw his head drop despite the avalanche of early season criticism.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    You’ve just got to like Rachaad White……the kid as taken a pounding and stays healthy……he’s a positive, upbeat guy and is a pretty good ball player.

  4. realistic-optimistic Says:

    @stpete, I also love watching Rachaad White. I even think he’s a decent inside runner, but the Bucs interior OL is weak at the moment. That being said, Mauch is one of my personal favorites right now. He get’s better every week, he has a fun personality, and he’s super atheletic.

    Air Coryell was a lot of fun to watch. Fouts to Winslow Sr. (btw, how must he feel about his twisted son…)

  5. orlbucfan Says:

    stpete: GREAT comment!! +270 as we say on my political blog. Rasheed White has got very good catching hands out of that backfield. That 31 yard TD last week was no fluke. It sounds like he’s a class act off the field, too. And Air Coryell–loved watching his teams. Now correct me here, wasn’t he the coach of the Chargers back when Dan Fouts was the QB?

  6. realistic-optimistic Says:

    Of course Coryell has some atrocious defenses. But the games were fun to watch, that’s for sure.

  7. eric Says:

    Joe would you rather they have Baker throw 40 times a game for 190 yards!

  8. DS Says:

    He gets every interview it’s crazy lol

  9. JCLV Says:

    Eric, even you exaggerated low 40 times for 190 is better than White’s average. Do the math.

  10. stpetebucfan Says:


    I tease with D.R. about this topic. I suspect he’s more of a Chuck Noll kinda guy and I respect that. Always more than one way to win.

    Well if you loved Air Coryell I can understand your disappointment with Baker.
    Baker shouldn’t be mentioned in the same breath as Fouts!

    I guess I’m like a candidate show shall remained unmentioned for fear of exploding heads here. LOL Don’t compare me to the Almight compare me to the alternative.

    And isn’t that what we’re really doing here. Nobody thinks Baker is the next coming….compared to alternative…and yes even Trask..IMHO he’s not that bad.
    I get and respect you and others here who think there is enough QB talent to stock all 32 rosters. I simply do not. There are only so many truly great NFL QB’s available in any season. Baker’s not great…you may be right he’s chump change…but as long as he matches the GOAT’s record from last season it’s hard to dump on him for me.

  11. realistic-optimistic Says:

    I don’t think there’s enough QB talent to stock 32 teams. That’s precisely why I don’t think it was prudent to bring in a journeyman, even for backup money. Play your draft picks. Every team at least does this except our Bucs. Take your lumps with the guy you drafted, clear cap, and evaluate young players.

    I’ve watched plenty of teams hoping to tread water with guys like Teddy Bridgewater, Blaine Gabbert, Mitch Trubisky, Chad Henne, Tyrod Taylor, Baker Mayfield, etc. To me, it’s wasted money. You’re better off putting unproven players out there in the hopes of discovering somebody like Purdy or Brady. Unlikely, but the guys I listed above are not taking your team anywhere.

  12. realistic-optimistic Says:

    I would even have been ok bringing Bowles back for a 3rd season if Licht had used this year to clear cap. Instead, he gave big money to Dean, refused to trade DWhite, and signed a journeyman QB. All wasted money, and all moves that put expectations on Bowles this season. Now we are where we are.

  13. stpetebucfan Says:


    “I’ve watched plenty of teams hoping to tread water with guys like Teddy Bridgewater, Blaine Gabbert, Mitch Trubisky, Chad Henne, Tyrod Taylor, Baker Mayfield, etc. To me, it’s wasted money.”

    Yep I could counter with all the teams that wasted draft capital on picks that busted especially at QB. Trey Lance…Zach Wilson well you know the list is long.

    And then I could add the Bucs have won two SB’s. In both cases they used a QB they did not draft or develop, QB’s who in fact were selected in the 6th and 9th rounds.

    There are NO sure things…just ask John Lynch. I prefer performance over untested potential.

    I close with the experience that has soured me forever…Fameis Jameis. Take your lumps with the guy you drafted, clear cap, and evaluate young players.

    That’s five wasted years and imagine this…the same kind of debates we’re now having about Baker. LMAO There is a major difference. JW betrayed the trust given him for the #1 overall pick and his ego and cement head wasted five years!

  14. realistic-optimistic Says:

    I didn’t say to waste 5 years on the guy. lol
    And, I don’t think it wise to trade away a bunch of draft capital to move up.

    Those two pieces lead to more rotten franchises than simply drafting and playing QBs every time one has worn out their welcome.

    You’re not going to win the lottery just by playing, but you’ll never win if you don’t play.

  15. Birdie Says:

    The Ravens won with Dilfer,we can win with Mayfield.

  16. Lakeland Steve Says:

    I love his attitude and his desire to be the best. However, slamming him into the middle of the line may not be the best thing for him or the team. We all see what he can do when you get him the ball in space. Not sure why they don’t try to do that more with him. This kid is going to have a short career with those kind of rush numbers. Hopefully the Bucs draft another running back this year to give him a break.

  17. admin Says:

    The Ravens won with Dilfer,we can win with Mayfield.

    Bucs don’t have enough Hall of Famers on defense to pull that off.

  18. orlbucfan Says:

    Dilfer either lucked out or the Ravens saw something in him the sorry Bucs missed. Reference: Steve Young. The sorryassed Bucs drafted this HOFamer. Canales better memorize that 31 yard scoring drive against the Falcons last week. Line him up with the 3 other receiving weapons: ME13, CG14, and Otten. Canales hopefully shows he’s coming to life with Bucs offense. We’ll see soon enough. Go Bucs!!

  19. stpetebucfan Says:


    We’ve reached agreement. LOL That last post was accurate IMHO.

  20. matthew a veal Says:

    This is a good player and a good dude. i contend all he needed was a little bit of blocking

  21. BillyBucco Says:

    I 2nd that if we trade away draft capital for a certain guy, I’ll be sick.
    Maybe in the 3rd round or something.
    Way too many needs right now to compete.
    The Browns are winning despite their QB.
    If someone falls right to us, great, but I would focus on the trenches 1st anyway.
    Get a better C/LG to start.
    DE, TE, QB, WR, LB, S, CB
    Depending on FA move that up a round.
    I’m not one to believe the issue is RB.
    These guys are serviceable
    Please God get bigger, faster, stronger and meaner in the trenches.
    Bowles needs a Max Crosby on 1 side to be successful.
    Let Canales have one more year.
    I think Sunday could be a banner game for the year.