Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White wasn’t ready to let NFL Network personality Nate Burleson off the hook just yet.
Despite his strong performance as a rookie last season, White failed to make Burleson’s list of his “top second-year players for 2018” that was published over the weekend. As a rookie last season, White put up 69 tackles, four interceptions and 18 passes defensed, while started all 16 games for the Bills. Those numbers are impressive, period, let alone when you consider they were put up by a rookie.
His absence from Burleson’s list drew the ire of White’s fans and even the cornerback himself. He subsequently took to Twitter to share his thoughts.
Wait Huh ? I’m So Confusion ... But My ... Nevermind Man https://t.co/qOUjOvlCAJ— Tre'Davious White (@TreWhite16) May 28, 2018
White, however, didn’t just stop at Twitter, the 2017 All-Rookie Team selection continued to let Burleson know just how wrong he was about him during an appearance Tuesday on NFL Network.
“Maybe he didn’t know how to spell my name or pronounce my name,” White told NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano. “I’m just going to give him the benefit of the doubt that he didn’t know how to spell my name because a lot of people have trouble spelling and pronouncing my name. I’ll just leave it as that. I feel like that’s the only reason I missed that list.”
“I should definitely be top five on that list.”
Burleson has since realized the error of his ways and has tweeted at the young corner to express his regrets for omitting him from his list.
Tre, you’re right. I dropped the ball on this one.... ♂️ ~ My Bad Fam— Nathaniel E Burleson (@Nate13Burleson) May 29, 2018
You had an incredible rookie campaign and truth be told, you didn’t play like one!
Slip of the mind when putting this together and you should’ve been on this list. https://t.co/sZVCytfN3D
With Burleson having now admitted his mistake, perhaps all will be forgotten, but White did tell Siciliano that he wants to get on NFL Network’s highly rated morning show, Good Morning Football, which Burleson co-hosts, so there’s a chance that we’ll soon see White advocating for himself on there too.