Rachaad White: No Solo Tackles

April 15th, 2024

Many Bucs returned to work today for the Day 1 of voluntary offseason activities.

Veteran running back Rachaad White made the trip, and he stepped to the One Buc Palace podium to explain when his position coach barks at him.

White loves the cameras (Joe wishes all players had White’s attitude) and he talked about all kinds of things. Most was a rehash of things he’s said previously, like how his mom got all over him last season, but a few nuggets caught Joe’s attention.

One came when White said his position coach, Skip Peete, gets all over him when White is on the wrong end of a solo tackle. The unquestioned goal, White said, is to force multiple players to drag him down on every play.

Last season, the Bucs were on White for playing a little soft early in the campaign. He played tougher, but it’s White hears the demand to be more a punishing player.

Joe loves the idea, but Joe also wonders how White be able to hold up through another 19-game season if he comes out hammering away from Day 1.

25 Responses to “Rachaad White: No Solo Tackles”

  1. Buc1987 Says:

    Up the gut for 2 yards.

  2. Buc1987 Says:

    Oh did I forget to say draft a center?

  3. Beejezus-belt Says:

    I hope that doesn’t mean he will continue to run into crowds of multiple players. Hit the hole and go, and then make that one guy miss. If that continues there may be 1000 yards rushing in your future.

  4. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Draft Trey Benson

  5. JimBobBuc Says:

    Last season, White was ranked 50th in rushing YAC, and in the 60’s in rushing broken tackles with the coaching of Skip Peete. White did well in receiving but is not a good rusher. We need an upgrade for a RB1, and maybe position coach.

  6. Biff Barker Says:

    White is an H back. I like the guy, hope new OC knows how to use him. Bucs need a pounder.

  7. Bucs Guy Says:

    Draft a power RB.

    I don’t like White’s attitude. He talks too much and produces too little.

  8. LouisFriend Says:

    Bucs Guy Says:

    Draft a power RB.

    I don’t like White’s attitude. He talks too much and produces too little.

    What, 1,500 rushing and receiving yards behind a mediocre offensive line aren’t good enough for you?

  9. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Trey Benson would be the ideal fit IMO. Inside runner with the speed to rip big chunk plays if the blocking is there.

    I feel like the most realistic path towards team improvement is an injection of talent to OL + RB + WR. If you pick the right guys and upgrade 3 positions out of our 11 offensive starters then the offense could go from unbalanced and average to balanced and top tier.

    Plus we know DE/CB/etc take longer to develop. Interior OL / RB / WR should be able to contribute massively as rookies if it’s the right people. Look at Jamyr Gibbs + Sam Laporta for example in Detroit last year.

  10. Lord Cornelius Says:

    I know Sam Laporta is a TE but same idea as WR lol.

    Zay Flowers in Baltimore or Jordan Addison in Minnesota or Rashee Rice in KC or Tank Dell in Houston were good examples of immediate impact WR’s just last year.

    That wasn’t as strong a WR draft either although I guess we’ll see how 24’s results pan out

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    If the middle of our Oline can’t handle the defense then how do we expect White to.
    White is constantly hit in our backfield before he hits the line….and he’s not the only one.
    Lenny couldn’t run behind this line either……that’s why he’s gone.
    Draft the biggest, meanest Center and then a LG…..that should help the running game.

  12. Day 1-76 Says:

    Hopefully Skip White can teach him how to hit the open hole.

  13. Buc4evr Says:

    Get a new Center and LG. Simple really.

  14. RBUC Says:

    Surprise us Jason for a change by picking from the top shelf for a change at RB!
    Grab Trey Benson😏🚩☠️

  15. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Just did a mock using PFF’s simulator:

    R1 – Jackson Powers Johnson C
    R2 – Adisa Isaac DE
    R3 – Trey Benson RB
    R3 – Christian Mahogony OG

    run game fixed lol. Edge rusher added.

    In R4 I’d go WR and maybe trade up if needed. Malik Washington is my guy there and was ranked 128 on their board but their free sim thing only lets me go 3 rounds

  16. Ex-Browns02 Says:

    I’m with the crowd calling for new competition at LG and Center. I think that having a “power” RB is meaningless if all he has to look forward to is hitting a wall nine times out of ten. The OL has to create some opportunities for the backfield for the RBs to achieve success.

    We’ve got good RBs already. Rachaad is good — and very versatile. We didn’t even get to see Tucker last season after the first few games because he had no utility with the existing weaknesses in the OL. Give him a gap/hole and it’s entertainment from there with various defenders searching for their jockstraps after the play. Also — the Bucs should really consider utilizing Tucker on kickoffs under the new play format!

    We wouldn’t have gotten to the playoffs last season if Canales/Bowles hadn’t finally abandoned the run-run-pass strategy coming out of the mid-season slump. I guess they finally figured that with the OL, there was a big difference between wanting to have a run game and actually having one — and they finally just let Baker/Mike/Chris/Trey/Cade move the ball down the field (under duress as the defense knew it was the Buc’s only option).

    Yes — we definitely need new Edge resources, but unless the Bucs focus on OL, this season it will be the same continuous 20-point offensive game frustration as last season. The Bucs need to be a team that can out-score good teams. Fix the OL problem and we’re likely there in ’24 — and deeper into the off-season.

  17. Buc85 Says:

    Draft Davis from Kentucky. After reading his story that man is destined for greatness. A man that comes from everything has nothing to gain but a man that comes nothing has everything to gain.

  18. RBUC Says:

    Benson won’t be there in the 3rd round Notice Lions surprised everybody,last season, with where they took Jahmyr Gibbs! If only Licht had two 2nd rd picks this draft! Too bad Benson would fit pewter perfect thou🙄💡!

  19. robclwtr Says:

    I buzzed through the remarks about the RB position looking for mention of Sean Tucker. I watched the video Joes put on here the other day and was completely impressed, especially knowing the kid runs a 4.3 forty! The Ex browns guy mentioned Sean Tucker and while reading, I just couldn’t disagree with anything he said. Hitting a wall 9 times out of ten. Perfect synopsis of what we did until we didn’t. Now if we can get our DC to stop playing such a soft zone and letting teams march down the field. The Texans game comes to mind. I’m sure there were others. Man, that game was winnable!

    I have been a strong proponent of drafting a center/guard in the 1st round, but I think the only reason I wouldn’t is because I want Frazier’s toughness and I think we can get him in the 2nd round. I believe Latu and Verse are gone by 26 and i don’t want to trade up. Don’t like the medical on Latu and a guy on here or out in the interwebs was talking like Verse took too many games off. If they’re there at 26, I jump. Even for Latu with his neck. Even if we miss with him, we have Watts looking to take the next step. Hope, I get it Joes. Anyway, I would take a chance on a home run in the 1st with Latu/Verse (No way Chop). If not there, why not the 2nd rated LSU receiver, who could turn out to be the better choice anyway in my opinion. I like our CB room, so I’d stay away from that. Let our OC Coen be a homer and take the big RB and the Tall but fast LB, both from Kentucky with our 2 3rd rounders. We got Will back so I’m not feeling a top DT being drafted.

    Can’t wait!

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  21. Ed McSherry Says:

    The are some fake stats being thrown around. They’re easy enough to look-up: Rachaad’s a fantastic RB, and he managed it with an O-line that couldn’t run block, an O.C. who guessed his way though the season, and Head Coach who didn’t want to know that there was no run-game possible with the current O-line.

    I just watched the highlights of the Eagles-playoff-game today; awesome game by Rachaad, and Otton, too.

    That would be my recommendation for trolls, or the “low-knowledge-poster: trying actually watching the games.

  22. Jeremy Goins Says:

    I am not impressed with this guy running the ball AT ALL. Maybe new interior lineman fix it but I’m not a believer yet. The proof is in the pudding

  23. Ed McSherry Says:

    Check the first downs; yards per game.

  24. Proudbucsfan Says:

    IMHO RW Drastically improved at the end of the season. I saw what Joe saw through out most of the season, which was missing wide open holes and going down to quickly without churning his legs and trying to break tackles, then the young man persevered and broke through making holes and moving through tackles, the last few games. I was impressed with the change in him. I believe that JL is still going to draft a big bruising back in the draft to compete with RW.

  25. Ed McSherry Says:

    Rachaad was outstanding evan as a rookie: two game wing, come-from-behind, red zone touchdown passes from the G.O.A.T.

    I’ve never seen Rachaad miss a hole; it’s totally the O-line at fault, not shared.

    And Joe isn’t above fabricating statements to provoke response.