Buccaneers Devin White more than deserving award winner

Devin White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports
Devin White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports /

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defender Devin White has been awarded by the league for the second time this season. It’s more than deserving for the Buccaneers linebacker.

After a stellar performance for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Munich, Germany against the Seattle Seahawks, Devin White has been named the NFC’s defensive player of the week. It’s an award the Buccaneers linebacker should be proud of.

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, White can certainly say the same thing.

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. It was at an apex after the Bucs loss against the Baltimore Ravens.

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. White was already named the NFC’s defensive player of the month for September, so this recent performance should have fans giddy.

Add in the fact that Devin White was dealing with the loss of his father around the game, and it adds even more inspiration to the story of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stud linebacker. Everything is going to be fine.