Rachaad White is quickly winning the hearts of every Buccaneers fan that hears about him. That isn’t going to change any time soon.
Now, not everyone is going to receive this take in the same positive way. But we like a bit of a chip on a guy’s shoulder.
If you don’t take anything else from this, make sure that you don’t make any Rachaad White comparisons without considering the quality of the player.
In the following Twitter message Tweeted out by Aaron Schill, White shows that he doesn’t care for the Ronald Jones comparison in the slightest. We don’t really fault him.
Jones had one great season for the Bucs. While all of us hoped that the spark from that year would carry on through the other years and lead to a better overall product on the field, RoJo never met that ceiling.
His running was decent, but Jones was rarely more than a liability in the passing game. To make matters worse, some people felt like he wasn’t taking the game as seriously as he should, and guys like White noticed that.
We haven’t seen White suited up and playing with the vets yet, but it is obviously pretty clear that this kid loves the game. Nothing is going to stop him from putting his all on the field every game, and perhaps that will help him adapt his game to the NFL better than Jones did.
And to be fair to White, there really aren’t many comparisons between him and his predecessor. Jones was a good runner, but White is way more athletic and far better in the passing game. Those traits should go a long way to improving the RB2 role in Tampa in 2022 and beyond, and Schill acknowledged in his Tweets that he was also more of a White fan than Jones.
Still, it’s clear that White wants to be known for more as a back with the Bucs than just being the second guy like Jones was. We are more than fine with that.
We can’t wait to see more of Rachaad White and the Buccaneers. Hard to think of a guy doing more to get people excited to see a draft pick in training camp. This kid is going to be a star.
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