Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Stylez G. White, the elder statesmen of the Bucs defensive line, is entering the final year of his contract and has been openly campaigning general manager Mark Dominik and the team to reward him with a long term deal. White, 30, had a career-high 43 tackles and 6.5 sacks in 2009. His 19.5 sacks over the last three seasons leads all Bucs players. White stopped by his old stomping grounds Friday night at the Amway Arena to catch an Orlando Predators Arena League Football game. After the game, White was interviewed by David Baumann of News channel 13.
Now Stylez G, about this time Last year you wanted to end your NFL career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, eventually. What is that status right now with the Buccaneers and what does the season look like ahead of you?
“Right now I’m in my last year of my contract. They already now I’ve been campaigning to keep it long term here [with the Buccaneers]. The [Buccaneers] are looking great right now, but we aren’t in the past. So it’s going to be fun this season. Ya’ll stay tuned. It’s going to be fun this year.”
Are you now a fixture at that defensive end position for the Buccaneers, are you a starter heading into the season?
“I am a starter this year, I was a starter somewhere in the middle of the season last year and this year I’m starting, so ya I’m a fixture, if you will.”
Give us a prediction for this football season?
“This year we’re going to be better then we were last year. We’ll win more games then three. We’ll win way more games, then three.”