Social media, and Twitter in particular, has its fair share of negatives. But that’s not what this weekly feature is going to be about. Instead, we’re going to highlight some of the best Buccaneers tweets from a the week, whether they’re from players, coaches, team staff, the team’s official account, or just about anyone, really. They might be football-related or they might not be. That’s what keeps it fun!
So, let’s take a look at some of the best Bucs tweets from the week of Feb. 16-Feb. 22:
Devin White turns 22!
That’s right, Devin White is only 22 years old. For some reason, that feels surprising. The 2019 No. 5 overall pick celebrated his birthday on Monday. Happy belated from all of us here at Bucs Nation! Here’s to many more years of No. 45 playing great football, riding horses and making people smile.
The Bucs had a top-three scoring offense in 2019. People forget that.
Tampa Bay put up 28.6 points per game in 2019, which tied the New Orleans Saints for third-most in the league. Between Jameis Winston, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Ronald Jones II and Breshad Perriman, there were plenty of outstanding plays to go around for the Bucs this past season. And this video, which is just over two and a half minutes, is a great watch for Tampa Bay fans missing football. It’s highlights like these that will hold everyone over until July. Because the XFL’s Vipers sure aren’t doing a great job of filling the void right now.
Whoever designed/created this wallpaper deserves a raise...
The Buccaneers’ social media team, including its graphic design team, has to be the best in the league. These exceptional wallpapers are just the latest in a long list of examples why. Deck your phone or laptop out with these bad boys—they’re amazing.
Celebrating Black History Month by looking at the NFL’s most diverse staff
From praising the social media and graphics teams to praising the Buccaneers.com team... This week, the site dropped an excellent look at four of the guys who make up the NFL’s most diverse coaching staff: Todd Bowles, Byron Leftwich, Keith Armstrong and Harold Goodwin. Bruce Arians calls them “the best guys I know” and the piece goes on to say:
What ties this group together is predictably, the first pillar of Arians’ coaching philosophy: trust. It precedes ‘loyalty’ and ‘respect’ because if you have trust, the other two most likely follow. Arians may have a diverse staff of black, white, male, female, former players, career coaches, young, old, but it all works because they all trust each other. And how they came to that common trust varies as greatly as they do.
That’s just awesome, as is each individual section that details the four coaches and the trust they’ve built with Arians. This is certainly worth a read.
A bit of practical wisdom from Carlton Davis to get you through the week
Life is as good as you make it. Regardless of circumstances.— C-Murda ™ (@Carlton_Lowkey) February 18, 2020
This is just sound, practical motivation from the 23-year-old cornerback that we can all put into effect in our lives. As difficult as it can be sometimes, it’s important to choose joy and not let your circumstances define you.
Monte Kiffin gets the 2020 Bucs Ring of Honor nod!
There are so many great stats from the Monte Kiffin era but here’s one of my favorites: From 10/29/00 through 11/9/03 the Bucs defense had at least one sack and at least one takeaway in 50 straight games. Can you imagine expecting to get a turnover EVERY game?— Scott Smith (@ScottSBucs) February 22, 2020
On Friday night, the Bucs announced that former defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin will be inducted into the Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium in 2020. The nod is certainly well-deserved, and the news was delivered in a heartwarming way. The Glazer Family surprised Kiffin with an 80th birthday party at the stadium’s Hall of Fame Club, which is where they also delivered the news of his induction. He spent 13 seasons with the Bucs and engineered one of the greatest defense’s in NFL history, so it’ll be wonderful to see him celebrated on a Sunday this fall. The date will be announced when the 2020 schedule is released.
And how about that stat, courtesy of Buccaneers.com’s Scott Smith? One sack and one takeaway (AT LEAST) for 50 straight games??? The Bucs teams of the last decade or so would kill for that kind of production.
The offseason has still only just begun and Captain Fear is sad about it
Shiver me timbers! I miss the Krewe. pic.twitter.com/aN4UxhqPaM— Captain Fear (@CaptainFear) February 19, 2020
Captain Fear seems to be reminiscing and missing football season. Same, Captain. Same. On the bright side, there’s only... five months until training camp. *Cries in Buccaneer*
A look at 19.5 of the reasons why Shaquil Barrett is about to get PAID
While there hasn’t been any substantial news on the Shaquil Barrett front, we got a reminder from the NFL’s official Twitter account this week as to why the man is about to get a nice payday. In fact, we got 19.5 reminders. Hopefully we get something in the way of a contract extension announcement here in the coming weeks.
Still no follow-up on the uniform tease from the Bucs, but these are niiiiice
(1/3)— Samer Ali (@Samer__Ali) February 21, 2020
The @Buccaneers (if they do this correctly) would have a nice uniform kit with multiple options that would set their uniforms up as some of the best in the league. Don't overthink this, Nike. Please?
Home Kit: pic.twitter.com/XeGz1N1RNc
Along those same lines, we’ve gotten no new announcements regarding the Bucs’ uniform situation. Of course, they teased a change last week. And they’re even dropping hints around the city, with a still from the teaser video popping up in a few places at Westshore Plaza. Maybe we’ll get another teaser soon, but for now, we have these BEAUTIFUL mockups, courtesy of Samer Ali. Samer has done quite a few designs in the past, but this one is one that caught my attention in particular. Personally, I love the number font change and the solid-color jersey. The thread he tweeted out has a variety of different combinations, all of which I’m a huge fan of. With that being said, I’ve probably set myself up for disappointment when the real uniforms drop (if they ever do) because of how much I like these.
Donovan Smith is done with the randomness of the weather and so are we
It was just 88 degrees yesterday— Donovan Smith (@DSmith_76) February 21, 2020
If you’re local to the Tampa Bay area, you know exactly what big No. 76 is talking about in this tweet. Over the last week or so, we’ve experienced temperatures as high as 88 degrees and some as low as the 40s. If the region wants to make up its mind regarding which season it is, that would be much-appreciated by us all, including Donovan Smith.
If you feel I missed any great Bucs tweets from the past week, feel free to send them my way! You can catch me on Twitter @BaileyJAdams22. And please, don’t hesitate to let me know what you think of this new weekly feature, even if you think it’s terrible and that we should never do it again.