5 changes Buccaneers still need to make to get season back on track

Snapping the losing streak is one thing, but continuing the turnaround is another.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Rachaad White
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4. Give Rachaad White more touches in space

Going back to the point that the Bucs cannot run the ball, let's bring up Rachaad White one more time. Although White hasn't been good on the ground, he's been phenomenal in space. Since the Bucs started targeting him more in the passing game, White has looked like a new player.

In White's first five games, he never totaled more than 30 receiving yards in a game. In his last four contests, White has had a minimum of 40 yards receiving and just scored his first touchdown through the air against the Titans in Week 10.

In this four-game stretch, White has caught 19 of 20 targets for 228 yards, which is good for an average of 12 yards per reception. In essence, he is a walking, talking first down when targeted. We already established the fact that the Bucs should be passing more, but getting it out to White on screens and short routes absolutely counts as an extension of the run game.

White has been great recently, and he needs to get the ball more in space. Continue targeting him on screens and get creative. That should be the plan.