“I Be Thinking My Feet As Good As Theirs”

February 1st, 2024

Rachaad White celebrates with Mike Evans and Aaron Stinnie.

The “iron sharpens iron” quote comes to mind here.

Buccaneers running back Rachaad White is a true clinician when it comes to catching the ball and running routes. He finished this season hauling in 91.4 percent of his targets, a few ticks off the NFL single-season record of 94.9 percent.

White will tell you it’s natural for him for two reasons: he grew up catching the ball and he puts the work into his craft year-round.

In a pregame chat on ESPN, just two hours before kickoff of the Bucs-Lions playoff game, White explained to Randy Moss that he’s also driven by the Bucs’ elite wide receivers.

“I be thinking my feet as good as theirs,” White said, without being asked about Chris Godwin and Mike Evans.

It was an interesting take by White, one Joe didn’t recall hearing from him previously. And it’s a great example of how elite players will inspire teammates — if those teammates have the right mentality.

Bucs general manager Jason Licht and his staff are so focused on bringing in completely devoted players, that it makes sense to hear guys like White and others are looking beyond their position groups to challenge themselves.

That’s one reason Joe would love to see the Bucs bring in true rushing competition for White this offseason. White’s the kind of guy that would feed off it. He didn’t have that opportunity in 2023.

24 Responses to ““I Be Thinking My Feet As Good As Theirs””

  1. cometowin2 Says:

    Move up in the 2nd round and get Braelon Allen out of Wisconsin. 20 years old. 6’2” and 245 lbs. If Todd insists on running the ball so much in a passing league, the get a dominant running back.

  2. cometowin2 Says:

    R. White would be a great 3rd down and relief back!

  3. Doooshlarue Says:

    I be likin’ him.
    Fo reelz now.
    He be havin mad skillz out da backfields.

  4. J Says:

    Good to know he thinks.

  5. realistic-optimistic Says:

    Goodwin is gone (yay!). Now upgrade Hainsey and Stinnie. We could definitely use a thick bruising back to compliment RWhite for short yardage, but RWhite is just fine for everything else you need a RB1 to do.

  6. DoooshLaRue Says:

    All these OCs getting snatched up……makes me wonder if we are thinking
    about bringing Monken back, but as HC this time around?
    Todd won’t step down to DC I’m pretty sure, so in that scenario, who would the new DC be?

  7. Jack Clark Says:

    I think my feet are as good as theirs***

    The Bucs should bring in a running back to complement Rachaad White, not to compete with him. For example, a running back that can run people over between the tackles as well as catch the football would be ideal because we don’t want teams knowing we’re gonna run the football because Rachaad White is not on the field. Thunder and lighting like Mike Alstott and Warrick Dunn

  8. Tye Says:

    It is alarming at the OCs that are dwindling…
    Bucs are bound to find ‘someone’ to hire as OC and then spin it as if he is their top choice… Already dipping into the college level so they are bound to find someone there… Possibly!…

  9. Defense Rules Says:

    Joe … ‘That’s one reason Joe would love to see the Bucs bring in true rushing competition for White this offseason. White’s the kind of guy that would feed off it.’

    More than ‘competition’ I’m looking for Bucs to draft someone who’ll ‘complement’ Rachaad. Still remember the days of Dunn & Alstott, and how well they complemented each other. Same with Csonka & Kiick.

    Don’t know much about Wisconsin’s Braelon Allen (6’2″ & 245 lbs) but that’s about the size RB I’d love to see us draft. Alstott Jr.

  10. Defense Rules Says:

    Jack Clark ,,, ‘The Bucs should bring in a running back to complement Rachaad White, not to compete with him.’

    Should’ve read yours first Jack. I read cometowin 2’s comment and thought ‘Oh ya, gotta get us one of those’.

  11. Bojim Says:

    We need a big back….yesterday.

  12. RBUC Says:

    It’s about time the Bucs get better at evaluating RB talent! Trey Benson from FSU is the type of runner they need to target cause NFL talent at the RB position IS NOT PLENTIFUL in this draft! If Benson isn’t on the board then don’t hesitate to make a move on Ray Davis

  13. HC Grover Says:

    That quote is as good as it gets….Gibe him some roller skates!!!

  14. Will Says:

    Bring in Monken…… LMMFAO you mean the guy that had a beast of a run game all season and decides that in the playoffs he’ll call 6runs the entire game.

  15. geno711 Says:

    I like the FSU back over the Wisconsin back personally. But just my opinion.

  16. The Fighting Schianoes Says:

    Big back please! He needs a Legarette Blount type to be the 2 headed monster and then we’re cooking! I guess Baking would be more appropriate.

  17. RBUC Says:

    Leggett Blount 2.0 would definitely be what the doctor ordered for this ailing run game,unfortunately I don’t see that dude in the draft. Maybe we can talk D. Henry into pewter for the right price 🚩☠️🚩💯

  18. Jack Clark Says:

    @DefenseRules I’m glad we agree 🙂

  19. Usfbucs Says:

    Henry is done, his stats have been on the decline for like two years running. There are a few bigger backs out there in the draft. Not sure we can spend a second on one though. Need to improve the oline and edge rush as our top priorities

  20. BakerBucs Says:

    Henry wud b a filling gap back up to whitey white

  21. RBUC Says:

    Keep in mind Bucs pick at the end of each round(#26th with no 5th rd pick)

    Rachaad White

    Trey Benson(2nd rd cause he won’t be there at end of 3rd)

    Derrick Henry(1168 yrds/12 TDs and threw 2 TDs last season)

    ●Rachaad White step up your game,show us what you got or eventually get phased out in a contract year

  22. RiggedNFL Says:

    Didn’t this guy go to college?

    I be thinking he can’t read.


  23. rickym Says:

    Thank you to all of those who post on this site about Football. This has been my first season posting on this soite and it will be my last. Sadly the overt racisim has turned me away from reading any further articles/comments on this site. The “dog whistle” headline for this article was the final straw.

    God bless all of you. Be safe. Enjoy.

  24. Suggiefresh Says:

    White doesn’t run angry enough. Isiah Pacheco is an angry runner and his team is going to the Superbowl. White stops his legs when he gets hit. He also runs to straight up, reminds me of Eric Dickerson only slower.