Buccaneers Silver Medal Winner: Devin White
Geno Smith made headlines after the Seahawks’ week one victory over Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos when he said that “They wrote me off, but I didn’t write back.” Well, the same can apply to Bucs linebacker Devin White.
Despite making the Pro Bowl in 2021 (whatever that’s worth), White was still the subject of ire amongst Bucs fans for what was seen as a regression from his first couple of seasons in the NFL, particularly where pass coverage was concerned. The same thing has been going on in 2022, with some going as far as to say that the play of White has regressed even worse.
Well, White heard you, and he responded in a big way.
White was flying all over the field and constantly around the ball, looking like he did during Super Bowl LV against the Kansas City Chiefs. Cameras caught him firing up his teammates before the game, and it definitely worked, as the fire lit under White ignited hotter and brighter with every play he made.
White led the Buccaneers with nine total tackles, eight of which were solo, two sacks, and a tackle for loss. With the speed it was perceived White regressed, he’s progressing back to form doubly fast, and that should be applauded.