Rachaad White On Learning New Bucs Offense: No Excuses

April 4th, 2024

Ready to learn.

Joe really likes this attitude coming from Bucs running back Rachaad White.

The third-year running back appeared on the CBS podcast “Pick Six” this week. There, host Tyler Sullivan asked White about learning Liam Coen’s offense.

It just so happens that Coen is White’s third NFL offensive coordinator/playcaller in three years. While White admitted it can be a challenge learning a new offense again, there are no excuses.

The Bucs can, and will, adapt, White said.

“The biggest thing is, [it is] kind of like inevitable,” White said of how there is always change in the NFL. “It is tough but I’m not going to sit here and complain about it.

“It kind of takes a minute [to learn], for sure, for everybody to get on the same page. Going from Dave [Canales] to Liam [Coen] we will have a good amount of carryover. We should be in-sync.

“It’s not easy with your third OC [in three years] but when you go from one good playcaller to another good playcaller, you shouldn’t have too much problems.”

White noted how there are similarities between Canales’ offense and Coen’s due to that both are derivatives of Sean McVay’s offense. So that, White said, will lessen the learning curve.

Joe thinks this line of thinking is very responsible of White.

29 Responses to “Rachaad White On Learning New Bucs Offense: No Excuses”

  1. Boss Says:

    I really root for this cat. Anyone with the dogged determination to do the same thing over and over is going to break out given enough time.

    Hope he lights it up this year!!

  2. JimBobBuc Says:

    White’s path to the Bucs is a great backstory. His teammates respect him for his character and effort. White is a great receiver and will be a great 3rd down back in 2024. We still need an upgrade at RB.

  3. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Trey Benson would be a great compliment. Hopefully he’s there R3

  4. WilieG Says:

    I don’t know…..sometimes it’s easier to learn things that a very different than it is to learn something that is very similar to what you already know.

    I once went to school for neurodiagnostics. The program had a 40% failure rate. I think that’s because the courses were all very similar. It was confusing trying to keep track of what I learned previously, while at the same time learning new things that were just a little bit different…..but different enough to bite you in the arse come test time.

  5. geno711 Says:

    Trey Benson would be a great compliment but there are a lot of guys with similar skill sets this year. So, if Benson is gone, there are a lot of guys in this draft that could also be a good back to help the Bucs whether they get that guy in the 3rd or 4th round.

    I would not be disappointed that instead of Benson, the Bucs ended up with Jonathan Brooks, Marshaun Lloyd, Braelon Allen, Will Shipley, Blake Corum, or Jaylen Wright. If the OC likes his Kentucky boy, Ray Davis, that would be fine as well.

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    The biggest of all the RBs coming out this year appears to be Braelon Allen (6’1″ & slimmed down to 235 lbs). Excellent college stats to go with the beef. He’ll go in the 3rd Rnd … Bring it on.

  7. TomBucsFan Says:

    Corum would be nice as a backup, the kid is a touchdown machine.

  8. stpetebucfan Says:

    I get that in all investments including NFL football talent people tend to understandably look at “past performance”. But recall hearing all those disclaimers at the end of commercials for financial products…”Past performance is no guarantee of future returns.”

    I want to trot out that disclaimer in a very positive sense. White seems to have left some yards out on the field in terms of getting through the line…hard to understand how it’s all reading blocks since he reads and anticipates so well in the open field…whatever…my point is that it’s all PAST PERFORMANCE.

    IMHO there is room for White’s continued growth and I offer Earnest Graham as exhibit A from the Buc’s own history. Graham was viewed as a “blocking back”…kinda like White is viewed here as a “receiving back” and indeed that may be his limit. But I don’t think the Bucs should totally give up on the running. Graham got his opportunity out of necessity in year four and produced FOUR times the number of rushing yards his first three years combined!

    But White is not the pounder…I agree with D.R. and others who like Braelon Allen especially if he drops to the 3rd! That would be a balanced backfield and I think Chase Edmonds gives solid depth. Get the dominant OL..a beast running back like Allen or solid runner like Corum to balance White’s skill set.

  9. RBUC Says:

    Trey Benson is most certainly the kind of quality RB Licht should be looking to add to the Bucs roster. Problem is he definitely won’t be there in the 3rd round,and I don’t think he will still be on the board late in the 2nd round when the Bucs pick! Rachaad White talks a good game but he needs another RB with REAL talent to push him for playing time. Better than what the Bucs are currently trotting out on the field!

  10. Day 1-76 Says:

    I think he also loves the fact that he has no competition.

  11. D Cone Says:

    Coen watching McVey call plays @ the Rams is no different than Trask watching Brady.

    Sure you pick up some things up but until you are out there doing it yourself it means nothing.

    Hopefully the Bucs Offense is a little better than the Coen Offense that was good for a 7-6 record and 4th best is the SEC East in 2023.

  12. Bucs Guy Says:

    Don’t see the Bucs going power RB until the 4th rd. Too many other needs to choose in the 3rd (G, WR, CB, ILB ) with their 2 picks. This assumes the Bucs go C and Edge in the 1st and 2nd. If the Bucs can trade back and get an extra 3rd rd pick, it would be great! I love day 2 picks because there us a lot of value and these can turn into 8-10 year starters (LVD, Godwin, Alstott, Rhonde).

    Allen, with his injuries, could still be there. Davis knows Coen’s offense and could be there. I like Estime best because he is the most complete player in running, catching and blocking. He has fallen a little in the draft due to his 40 time at the combine.

  13. Joe Says:

    Corum would be nice as a backup, the kid is a touchdown machine.

    LOTTA tread worn off those tires.

  14. gbobucsfan Says:

    Love this kid’s attitude.

  15. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I like Corum also….big time player with big time program……got speed and power…..

  16. ^^mtn^^ Says:

    Joes, your inability to properly moderate the comment section will be your downfall.

    You have a good product, but it’s unsustainable when folks try to support you by commenting, yet can’t comment; and for no good, discernable reason.

    Unprofessional & unappealing.

    Not going to waste any more time.


    Since ’76

  17. Pickgrin Says:

    Get this man some help up front – STAT

  18. Dave Pear Says:

    Gotta love this dude. .

    Now upgrade the inside trench, Coach him up on his vision and how he hits the hole (ish), and stop pretending he’s Larry Fargin Cszonka.

  19. Buc1987 Says:

    The Bucs need to draft a RB1 to replace this poser.

  20. Buc1987 Says:

    ^^mtn^^ there will be no downfall of JBF…EVER!

  21. SRQ Bucs Fan Says:

    “when you go from one good playcaller to another good playcaller”

    Assume he not referring to sponge bob.

  22. geno711 Says:

    Saw this little nugget from Greg Cosell, long time NFL evaluator.

    On Trey Benson said that last year.
    156 rush attempts.
    96 out of shotgun.
    55 out of pistol.
    5 out of under center power.

    For those assuming that he will be a good 3rd and 2 and 4th and 1 power back, out of a traditional under center scheme, it is really an assumption at this point. There just is too little film of him to suggest that.

  23. geno711 Says:

    Blake Corum on the other hand had over 50 percent of his carries coming during a 12 personnel scheme and over 25 percent was as an I back. He seems to be actually quite a change of pace back from White.

    Now this does not mean I think Bucs should take Corum over Benson. But if the gang is all calling for someone with a different style than White, then we need to look at who might be better at giving it.

  24. geno711 Says:

    Go read the 33rd team evaluation on AUDRIC ESTIMÉ. He may be the best fit for inside running. He has played in as many different schemes as anyone.

    His biggest weakness seems to be on blitz pickup, but I doubt he will be on the field for many 2nd and long or 3rd and long plays.

  25. D Cone Says:

    geno711 Says:
    April 4th, 2024 at 1:35 pm

    His biggest weakness seems to be on blitz pickup, but I doubt he will be on the field for many 2nd and long or 3rd and long plays.

    Hopefully none will be looking at many of those.

  26. stpetebucfan Says:


    As always enjoy your analysis. Perhaps because I agree with it so often. 🙂

  27. RustyRhinos Says:

    “It’s not easy with your third OC [in three years] but when you go from one good playcaller to another good playcaller, you shouldn’t have too much problems.”

    This sounds like a gut punch in the Leftwich midsection to me…

  28. Esteban85 Says:

    We get some talent on that line with this draft and I think white explodes with Cohen’s gameplan. We need White in motion as a fourth receiver. He knows this year is his year

  29. TDTB Says:

    I think the Bucs need a power back. Renting Zeke Elliot for a year seems like I viable solution to me.