Rachaad White Looking Forward To Working With Liam Coen

February 10th, 2024

First impression of OC Liam Coen.

Bucs running back Rachaad White has yet to sit down in a meeting with new Bucs offensive coordinator Liam Coen. But in the first chat among the two, White said he liked what he heard.

White appeared on the “Jim Rome Show” Thursday heard on CBS Sports Radio. There, Rome asked him about Coen and White mentioned some things that impressed him in his brief meet-and-greet when White was working out at One Buc Palace.

“Very energetic guy, very young and you can see, very positive,” White said. “He gives off a certain vibe, a certain energy. I know he is smart from his coaching [roots].

“I see in his offense the things that he wants to do with me. I’m up for it. I think there will be a lot of creativity in the offense this year, a lot of movement around.”

My, how things have changed in two years, going from a guy who didn’t like motion and mocked the idea as “fantasy football” to a guy who is a big believer in always putting guys in motion to try to get an edge on a defense — and maybe catch a defender wandering out of position or tipping pitches.

If this Coen is anything like Sean McVay, the Bucs offense will be in good hands. At least for one season.

18 Responses to “Rachaad White Looking Forward To Working With Liam Coen”

  1. Not Says:

    RW will be bench warmer on first and second downs

  2. SB Says:

    Hard to get excited in Smoke Season but I am in no way critical of the hire.

  3. MadMax Says:

    Audric Estime with our 3rd will be a perfect compliment to White….go watch vids on him.

  4. MadMax Says:

    Scratch that, we’ll have to use our late 2nd on him, he’s climbing. Still worth it since we’re gonna run so much.

    O line then Estime!

  5. 76 bucsfan46 Says:

    Rashad you had better start hitting the hole with some nastiness or you will be a third down back again.

  6. stpetebucfan Says:

    I realize there is disagreement here about who made whom…did Baker make Canales a head coach or did Canales revive Baker’s career.

    I’m with posters like Cobra who believe the former. Canales was in his FIRST year as an OC calling plays and it clearly showed until desperation near the end of the season force “some” modifications. Baker saved Canales bacon not the other way around.

    IMHO Coen will be a significant improvement over “rookie” Canales. He’s actually called plays before and been an OC. Experience! What a concept eh?

  7. Hodad Says:

    One, and done for Liam? Maybe Liam plays the long game, which in his case might not take long. Bowles has three years left on his deal. Bowles may not even make it to three. Bowles has mentioned retirement. Why not just stay here, and wait him out? Maybe the Glazers sent him out with some extra retirement money, so they don’t loose Coen? They let Dave leave. They might not let Coen go if he turns out to be really good.

  8. stpetebucfan Says:


    All great points! I’m not worried at all about Coen being one and done.

    IF he is..AGAIN…it’ll accrue to the Bucs and Bowles credit as an organization and coach that lead to even more opportunity and success.

    If Liam goes next year next year OC candidates will be begging to come to Tampa. Two HC’s in two years!!! That would be some strong sh!t!

    I’m prejudiced. I already like Liam because I’m Irish!
    Liam is an Irish name meaning “strong-willed warrior” and “protector.”

    Now let’s hope he has “The Luck of the Irish”!

  9. BUCman Says:

    I agree with 76bucsfan46. White needs to hit the hole with a lot more determination and stop passively dancing around looking for an opening. We need to draft a better option at RB for first and second downs. White is more of a third down back.

  10. HC Grover Says:

    How do you pronounce his name?

  11. Winny Testaverde Says:

    “Can do” Canales benefitted from incredible timing. Mayfield made him a pile of money and basically gifted him the opportunity with the Panthers through his steady play. Canales “sold” Panther owner David Tepper…the new Daniel Snyder… into giving him the head coaching nod (with a 6 year contract no less).

    Once Canales was named head coach, the increased media scrutiny discovered that he co-wrote a book with his wife ( seemingly at the point of a bayonet ) admitting his many addictions and adulterous ways as a form of punishment.

    Short story long…good riddance and let’s see what Coen can do…no pun intended.

  12. Admiral Redbeard Says:

    I’m looking forward to working with J-Licht on this draft to ensure that Baker gets the protection he needs, and White gets the lanes he needs. With that being said, here’s my list of who I would target: RD1- Trade back. We don’t need it because everything will be available in the next few rounds. So trade it along with whatever else (I keep thinking throw JTS in the deal) and get multiple 2’s and 3’s.

    First pick needs to be a center- J. Powell-Johnson, Z. Frazier, S. Van Pran
    Next pick needs to be a left guard- C. Beebe, C. Mahogany, Z. Zinter
    Next up needs to be someone who can back, and play next to, Vita- T. Sweat, M. Smith, D. Capehart
    Going to need a LB- P.Wilson, M. Liufau, T. Eichenberg
    DB’s- Would really like to get J. Williams (6’4″-220) at Saftey along side Winfield, and another corner (there’s a lot of ’em)
    Edge- Z. Tupuola-Fetui, Jaylen Harrell, Jaylx Hunt (shhhh, we’re keeping this kid as a sleeper. he’s going to be f’n devastating at the next level)
    Future starters after that (I never look to get just backups. If they can’t effectively step in for a starter, or have potential to become one someday, they’re useless)
    WR’s- X. Legette, B. Rice, R. Wilson, L. McCafferey, D. Clark
    RB’s- J. Wright, R. Ali, J. Jordan
    TE’s- T. Johnson, T. Knox, B. Spann-Ford
    There are a lot of solid players in this draft. Be smart Mr. Licht.

  13. MadMax Says:


    Get off my lawn!!!!

  14. MadMax Says:

    lol, jk… all aboard who wants to voice their input

  15. BillyBucco Says:

    Rachaad White is always gonna need a lush of sorts to be a one cut RB that succeeds running.
    His catching ability has him as a TOP 5 overall pick in fantasy next year so I don’t understand the negative comments.
    If you wanna run the ball with POWER between the tackles, you are going to need a RB like Ray Davis, who is shorter with a lower center of gravity to break through ARM TACKLES. Without upgrades at C and LG, we have seen what we will get running between the tackles.
    However, it seems upgrades are in short order.
    A true blocking TE would not be too hard to get.
    With Luke Stocker, we ran the ball better. Period.
    Otton is going into year 3, which is always the break out year for receivers.
    NO WAY, we get a good two way TE in the draft, we have tried.
    If you don’t wanna spend a TON of money, get a TRUE beast to block at TE.
    Just please don’t draft by position of need Jason.
    Go get the best available trench players.

  16. MadMax Says:

    Well since im the lone guy calling for a new RT (Mims) and moving everyone left, Mauch at C, Hainsey at LG, Goedeke at RG…..and Im pretty sure we’re bringing the band back, Baker and “nothing like two SB rings” Evans….

    Ive dug another route…

    Trade down to near top of 2nd, or if not, stay put…

    S/CB/Returner Cooper Dejean
    C Jackson Powers
    RB Audric Estime (have to move up in the 3rd)
    ILB Jeremiah Trotter jr (have to move up in the 4th)
    QB Michael Pratt with our 6th (because you need 3)

    there Luv, i spent a little time today on a rare day off, not all day, still doing stuff, cleaning and taking care of pets.

  17. MadMax Says:

    And Trotter’s number just happens to be 54,,,,theres a sign

  18. Esteban85 Says:

    I think we see a big jump from this young man in the fall. I believe we have had some addition by subtraction with Canales and the line coaches jumping ship. I’m sorry but they just didn’t produce the results we needed. Some new blood in the offensive brain trust should be able to get much more out of RW especially since there is a boatload of tape out there of how not to handle the run game.