Former Bucs Safety Frustrated With Usage In Tampa Bay

Have you ever ever had a single scenario at work eat at you?

I imply, actually gnaw at your core.

Possibly it was a single dangerous buyer who actually minimize you deep. Maybe it was a promotion you had been hoping to get that you simply in the end acquired handed over for. These conditions sit with us. And sometimes, they stew and develop.

Quickly, you end up on the lookout for different issues to bolster that dangerous occasion as a development. The one dangerous buyer causes you to do not forget that different one dangerous buyer. Then one other.

Fairly quickly, all you bear in mind are the dangerous prospects and the 91% of consumers you work together with who’re good-to-amazing fall away out of your consciousness. The missed promotion reminds you of the opposite occasions you didn’t get a increase. Ultimately, you overlook the coaching and funding the corporate has made in you that will help you get to the place you at the moment are. It appears former Bucs security Jordan Whitehead can determine with the remainder of us.

Following an OTA exercise with the Jets on Wednesday, Whitehead spoke briefly about a few of his frustrations from his time with the Bucs.

“I might come out on third down, typically. I simply felt like I used to be making sufficient performs, and I used to be being a frontrunner on the group. It simply felt like I ought to have been within the sport,” he mentioned. “I’m a group participant, and it’s a team-first mentality, however I positively was annoyed. I believe anyone can be.”

So, How A lot Did The Bucs Use Whitehead?

Bucs S Jordan Whitehead – Photograph by: Cliff Welch/PR

Whitehead takes problem together with his utilization with the Bucs. That is curious contemplating how a lot he performed. In the course of the common season, Whitehead was in on 88% of the Bucs’ defensive snaps. In the course of the playoffs, that quantity scaled as much as 91%.

However let’s face details.

Whitehead wasn’t on the sphere for the play. 

which one I’m speaking about. Should you don’t, let me refresh your reminiscence.

Zero blitz.

Cooper Kupp.

Yeah, that one. In that second, with the sport on the road, Todd Bowles elected to go along with a defensive backfield of Antoine Winfield, Jr., Carlton Davis III, Sean Murphy-Bunting, Jamel Dean and Mike Edwards. However not Whitehead. Should you had been an elite athlete enjoying on the largest stage attainable, wouldn’t you wish to be within the sport through the play that in the end determined the result? Whitehead definitely did.

Whitehead Desires To Be A Half Of The Massive Moments

It’s one factor to play rather a lot. It’s one other to be within the sport when it actually issues. The NFL world was up in arms when Josh Allen by no means acquired an opportunity to reply the bell after Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs scored in time beyond regulation of their AFC Divisional Spherical matchup. The concept that throughout essentially the most essential moments of the sport, Allen didn’t actually have a probability to get on the sphere didn’t sit nicely with Allen, Payments followers and NFL followers as a complete.

It stands to purpose that Whitehead would really feel equally about not with the ability to have an effect on the result of an enormous sport he was enjoying in.

However the distinction between the 2 is that Allen was the sufferer of a horrible time beyond regulation rule. Whitehead was the sufferer of Bowles’ resolution. And following an offseason the place he had to consider that remaining drive and the way he wasn’t part of it, Whitehead doubtless started to think about all the opposite performs he wasn’t on the sphere for that he felt he ought to have been.

Followers and training staffs alike need passionate gamers who wish to be part of the massive moments. Whitehead definitely is a passionate participant who desires to be in through the sport’s largest moments. He has been candid about how he felt a couple of resolution he didn’t agree with.

He has additionally been extraordinarily complimentary of his coaches over time. I don’t all the time agree with my bosses. Most individuals don’t. Whitehead shows lots of similarities to all of us in how he handles skilled adversity. The distinction, although, is he has to do it on a really public stage. I get it, Jordan. I hope others do as nicely.