5 Buccaneers to blame (and 3 to praise) after 27-14 loss in Week 11

Things didn't go great on Sunday, but some guys looked worse than others.
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Winner: Rachaad White

Let's end on a positive because the way Rachaad White is playing right now should bring a smile to the sad faces of Bucs fans everywhere.

White started the season spinning his wheels in the Bucs nonexistent run game. To a certain degree, he is still doing that, but he's unlocked a new level to his game by becoming a meaningful part of the passing attack. Some fans joke that White is a slot receiver miscast as a running back, but he's proving himself to be an Alvin Kamara-type weapon and a viable third option for the Bucs offense.

Last week White ripped off a huge 43-yard touchdown on a dump-off pass from Baker Mayfield, and he turned in another highlight-reel catch against the 49ers. In the third quarter, White put 49ers safety Talanoa Hufanga on skates, juking him so bad that he unfortunately suffered a torn ACL on the play.

White's catch helped keep a Bucs drive going when the team desperately needed a spark. It's something he did all afternoon, finishing the game with almost 60 all-purpose yards while finding the endzone for the team's second score of the game.

Since the bye week, White has 463 total yards and four touchdowns, with his usage going up each week. Dave Canales has been far from perfect, but one of the best things he's done is get White involved more as an all-purpose weapon on offense. We saw more of the impact that can have on Sunday, even if it wasn't solely enough to carry the Bucs to a win.

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