Quarterback Tom Brady has dared venture outside the pocket a little more this year and even his offensive coordinator and center have noticed. Plus, Todd Bowles talks about how Devin White’s role has changed due to defensive injuries.
-Expectations are deservedly high for third-year inside linebacker Devin White, who had a heck of a 2020 season that culminated with a ‘game-sealing’ interception in Super Bowl LV against the Kansas City Chiefs. As an inside backer, he finished the regular season with 9.0 sacks, the most among his position group league-wide and it’s only fair to have expected the same level of play from him coming into 2021. And don’t get me wrong, he’s delivered. He still leads the team in tackles and though he doesn’t have a sack yet this year, he has seven quarterback hits. But where White maybe looked to take a step forward in the pass rush, the rash of injuries to the Bucs’ defense has taken him on a bit of a different path, according to Defensive Coordinator Todd Bowles.