The King Of Broken TacklesMay 1st, 2010
If Sabby the Goat, the Bucs’ incumbent starting strong safety, wasn’t getting seared by various NFL quarterbacks, he was getting abused by anyone carrying the ball.
Don’t believe Joe? Well, consider this nugget unearthed by Aaron Schatz of FootballOutsiders.com. He Twittered last night about the results of his research documenting all broken tackles in the NFL last season.
No defensive player gave up more broken tackles than Sabby the Goat and it wasn’t even close who was No. 2.
Just finished final count of broken tackles from game charting. TB’s Sabby Piscitelli ends up with 19. No other player above 15.
This is a positively heinous piece of information and in Joe’s eyes is grounds for Sabby the Goat to begin going door-to-door service for the U.S. Census bureau rather than collecting an NFL check. This is beyond galling to Joe and should also be to any sober Bucs fan.
Now Joe is pretty sure veteran NFL players are forbidden to work out with the rookies this weekend at One Buc Palace, but by slim chance that they can, if Sabby the Goat had any sense of pride, he’d be on the practice fields of One Buc Palace this very moment.