Tampa Bay Buccaneers team captain Devin White clarified and explained a series of cryptic Instagram posts he sent that made fans think he was leaving this offseason.
Who needs coffee to get a Monday morning started when Devin White can get the blood pumping with three simple Instagram posts.
White sent Bucs fans everywhere into an absolute panic when he posted three stories to his personal Instagram account that seemingly implied that his time in Tampa Bay had come to an end.
“Thank ya,” White said in one caption which also included a pirate flag.
“Four years went by fast,” said another.
The third was a photoshopped billboard with an inspirational quote about faith and believing that God has a plan for everyone.
Cold sweat doesn’t even begin to accurately describe what Bucs fans felt upon seeing those messages and watching them catch fire thanks to the winds of the rumor mill. Zooming out, it’s hard to believe the Bucs would move on from a team captain who is entering his prime at a key position on one of the best defenses in the NFL.
But Bucs fans aren’t used to nice things, and the two decades of brutal disappointment have conditioned most of us to believe that the worst possible thing that can happen probably will. Rational or not, that’s just how our brains are wired.
Thankfully, this all seems to have been nothing more than some dust getting kicked up on accident.
Buccaneers News: Devin White explains his cryptic Instagram posts
White didn’t leave us all twisting in the wind for long, quickly taking to Twitter to explain that the posts weren’t meant to be taken the way they were.
This is like the MCU or what the Wachowski’s tried to do back in the day with The Matrix where you can only get the full story if you check on all of the different mediums it’s being told.
Okay, maybe it’s not that deep but maybe keep the story all in one place, Devin!
All kidding aside, that massive gust you just felt was Bucs fans everywhere collectively breathing a sigh of relief. The idea of the team moving off White made little-to-zero sense, even if there is a way to read into it deep enough to freak yourself out.
White is owed $11.7M next season in what will be the final year of his rookie contract. That means he’ll be one of a handful of key Bucs starters in line for an extension, which is part of the reason the front office is taking its lumps now and not overspending. But with the team $55 million over the cap, and the team having parted ways with guys like Leonard Fournette and Camreon Brate, it’s easy to see more tough decisions lie ahead.
Pick at that thread and it doesn’t take long to go full Cork Board Charlie and spin a conspiracy that doesn’t actually exist.
Thankfully White is staying in Tampa Bay and this whole mess was nothing more than a bad Case of The Mondays.