Rachaad White Talks About His Painful Tears

July 10th, 2024

This won’t sit well with some Bucs fans.

Football is the ultimate team game and there is little room for crying about stats, especially when your team just clinched a division title.

Well, it seems running back Rachaad White was weeping uncontrollably after the Bucs’ thrilling(?) 9-0 win against the Panthers to close last season and lock up their third consecutive NFC South crown.

White had 19 carries for 75 yards in that game, but he fell 10 yards short of his goal of 1,000 yards rushing for the season. In the moment, it seems White was overwhelmed with sadness — rather than ecstasy about the Bucs’ win.

“Coming 10 yards short, you know, you’re crying on the field because you’re hurt,” White told WDAE radio today. “I was mic’d up that Carolina game [in Week 18], like they really couldn’t even play the footage because I was so hurt because I was 10 yards short. The tears were just coming down and I was just like kind of talking. … … That was probably like the first time I cried in all honestly in a long, long time, and I’m talking about like years, like four years.”

White went on to describe how his voice changed while crying as he was overcome with grief.

On the game’s final drive, White got eight carries but only mustered 32 yards.

Football’s an emotional game, but crying about stats as your team clinches a playoff spot? It’s not like White had a great year and fell just short. He needed 272 carries to compile those 990 yards.

Joe didn’t see Ronald Jones crying in 2020 when the Bucs royally screwed him in season finale.

Jones finished with 978 yards on only 192 carries. On the Bucs’ final drive of that season, Tom Brady and Bucco Bruce Arians opted to force passes to Antonio Brown so he could pay legal bills  meet an incentive clause in his contract.

Joe wonders what Brady would say about a player crying about personal stats when his teammates were celebrating a playoff berth?

24 Responses to “Rachaad White Talks About His Painful Tears”

  1. Dave Pear Says:

    Dude wears everything on his sleeve. Good and bad about that. He’s admitting it, he’s not trying to hide it. Let’s see him hit some holes and behind non-bullfighters, maybe average 4.0 ypc.

  2. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Sounds like another White that now plays in Philly.

  3. NCBuc Says:

    Any RB1 should be upset if they don’t 1k in 17 games. Maybe he’s upset because he didn’t get to that mark for many reasons? I mean….. I hate that I agree with a certain poster on anything…. He was spot on about the middle of the OL last year. Did not give the QB1 enough time to throw without running for his life and did not give the RB1 time to get a hole in the middle. A certain Joe always trying to call out White for running and being a misplaced slot receiver, that clamors for Baker, should be the same Joe that apologizes for posting Jaymiss as Jesus. Just saying dude. We’re all wrong at some point in time.

  4. Buccaneer rick Says:

    I see this as a man who had a goal for himself and couldn’t reach it .he wasn’t mad that the team won the game he was mad he couldn’t do more to reach his personal goals IMO

  5. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    I don’t mind this really. I’ve seen retired RBs talk about the pain of missing that 1000 mark. Fire is lit! Now – find some holes and hit them hard – like every yard counts – because they do.

  6. Fred McNeil Says:

    There were games when White actually fought for every inch. Just not enough of them.

  7. NCBuc Says:

    I’ll say it again… The last 10 games of the season RW averaged over 4 yards per carry. That’s facts!

  8. J Says:

    Maybe that was the moment he needed for reflection and growth. Moments that leave an impact like he experienced, they almost always produce results with positive players like White. He could very well have his best year with that chip.

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  11. Larrd Says:

    Wow. What a wuss. No wonder he is so tentative hitting the hole. I wonder about the pronouns now.

    Bring on Bucky!

  12. Gotti-Dog-05-20-84 Says:

    Weren’t there a couple of times when he pulled up short to keep the clock running? Seems like I recall one in particular where he probably could have had another 5 to 10 yards but he slid to go down inbounds…..

  13. u angry bro? Says:

    seems like a clueless take from this “blog.” i heard his rich eisen interview and he was praising his teammates. other interviews he’s done have been similar – seems like a solid teammate. two things can be true: you can care so much about a personal goal it makes you emotional and you can also be team oriented. y’all giving off click baity vibes…

  14. westernbuc Says:

    I’m just glad he cares

  15. B Says:

    Well…it does explain why he can’t see open running lanes

  16. ModHairKen Says:

    Well, what would his bonus have been?

  17. Bucs Guy Says:

    This guy cares too much about himself and likes the sound of his own voice. That’s why he’s on every show and podcast.

  18. Buc'n Enough Says:

    Does he ever shut up!
    If we hang a microphone in the end zone, he will definitely run to it.
    This is like the 15th Rachaad White Article in three days….

  19. garro Says:

    This again!?!


    Go Bucs!

  20. heyjude Says:

    Nothing wrong with it. He is transparent. Good for him.

  21. Jeffs grandpa Says:

    Young man needs to learn to say no to interviews

  22. Ol' Boy Says:

    Unless he’s just a tiddy baby, those tears will be high octane fuel for what he now feels is important. Can’t wait to see it
    Praise your teammates in public but rip them a new one (cough cough Hainsey) in the locker room. RB1 should damn well know what hole. Should be opened where and if it ain’t there, well, you don’t praise mediocrity. Otherwise, that’s all you get

  23. Proudbucsfan Says:

    I just lost respect for that clown. Why wasn’t he crying about his 3 yards a carry? He’s a hard worker but now I’m hoping Bucky runs away with the starting job

  24. unbelievable Says:

    Joe didn’t see Ronald Jones crying in 2020 when the Bucs royally screwed him in season finale.

    You might not have seen it, but behind the scenes… he was p!ssed.

    And then lost his starting job soon after (which TBF was originally from an injury)