The Bucs suffered a blow to their defense early in the first quarter after linebacker Devin White was ruled out for the rest of the game with a knee injury.

White was involved on the tackle on a Christian McCaffrey run play with 10:15 remaining in the first quarter. Soon after a lightning delay put both teams back inside the locker room,  White was not out there on the field when play resumed.

In his place, Kevin Minter has been put in his role opposite of starting linebacker Lavonte David and has lead the Bucs in tackles to this point.

PewterReport.com has learned the injury to White is not an ACL.

 

 

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  1. I really think that K.Minter should start a MLB, until D.White can get up to speed on the Pro game. He has looked hesitant to fill holes and drop into coverage. Sucks he got hurt, but he isn’t ready yet

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    • Can’t learn on the bench! White, a top 5 1st round pick, needs to be out there learning on the fly in action. Baptism by fire, it’s the only way.

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  2. The most undisciplined team that we have had in a long time.

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    • What team are you watching? Raheems?

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  3. Best defense we’ve seen in a long time and well. They are playing aggressive, it’s a change from the soft football that they’ve played the last few years. It’s a balance they need to improve on. Carlton Davis really needs to get better at it.

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  4. Good news is we have over a week till we play so hopefully he can come back for the G men. I don’t know about Minter taking his place, but I think they need to give the green dot to David. Don’t put to much on the young man’s shoulders calling the defense. Let him learn the NFL game first, and take care of his own business first. Also by doing that you can sub him with Minter for teaching moments on the sideline when he does screw up, which he will.

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  5. White will one day blossom to an MVP like VHIII did today but he needs to be an understudy to Minter even when he gets healthy again. Only let him start to clean up games when we have already run up the score. Minter was all over the field today in our terrific win.

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  6. I agree about White. They’re rushing him out there because he was the No.5 overall pick, not because he beat Minter out for the job.

    Game balls go to VH3 Godwin and Bowles

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  7. David isn’t getting the green dot dude. He hasn’t played in 3-4 before this year Minter has. Minter knows this defense and all the wrinkles. White will be great but not sure even with his athleticism he can play better than Minter right now.

    I saw some Great defense with so much potential. Just need clean up few small things but overall really liked what I saw. Nobody stops McCaffrey like that

    Nate Burleson really nailed his prediction of 250 yards for him dumb-ass-___ Lol. He really knows what he’s talking about doesn’t he. Lol. Same guy said Jameis won’t be here next year after 1 game. Enough said.

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  8. No one has really seen White play that much and everyone has him on the bench. He’s out there because of what the coaches have seen in camp and in practice everyday. In White’s only game so far this season, he was ill. Not much can be determined about his play because of that. Not too many people think real clear headed when they are under the weather. And last night’s game, he wasn’t out there long enough to make any kind of judgement based about his play. Besides, you can’t learn and get better on the bench.

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  9. Lol @ the negative comments.

    Glad it’s not an ACL! Get healthy kid!

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  10. White will come along just fine. You can’t possibly command the position and call plays in your second game in the NFL. It’s just refreshing to know that at a lot of positions on defense the player just behind the starter is solid. Rotation wins games in the 4th quarter when players without good back-ups cant get a breather. Looks like we have that luxury now.

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