If Hits Were Sacks

November 21st, 2017

Racking up QB hits.

When Joe sees Jerry Seinfeld in March in Las Vegas, Joe fully expects to hear the Bucs pass rush brought up.

Why? Because it is a joke. (What edge rush?)

Aside from the Jets game when the pass rush somehow came to life, expecting an edge rush from the Bucs is like expecting beer to stay cold without ice or refrigeration.

But, man, if only sacks were the same as quarterback hits.

The well-trained orangutans over at the PFF Tribe are really big on Mr. Beasting, Robert Ayers. Why? Because they believe he is a master at quarterback hits.

Ayers has quietly had an excellent season and today was no different as he delivered with two QB hits and a hurry while performing well against the run as he clogged running lanes despite not littering the stat sheet with tackles. Ayers has just two sacks on the season but leads the NFL in QB hits at 14 and is sporting a very good 9.3 pass-rushing productivity.

Unless a hit results in a quarterback being dragged off a field, Joe doesn’t really give a damn about quarterback hits unless they result in sacks.

20 Responses to “If Hits Were Sacks”

  1. DB55 Says:

    Ayers if you’re reading this I’m down to go find that RB that kept chipping you on Sunday and putting you flat on your back at least twice. We can take a trip to the 305 and bust him up. I got your back son. Those hits look like they hurt especially your ego. You must have gotten clowned while watching tape. It all good though beast man.

    1 time for the tri-state area.

  2. unbelievable Says:

    J0e should leave the comedy to Seinfield 😜

    DB – You 100% on that, Ayers got manhandled by those RB chip shots multiple times Sunday. That’s some real weak ice-cream shizzle right there.

    I can only imagine the comments from you and tmax if it was GMC getting clowned like that.

  3. DB55 Says:


    Although the rest of the dline is not nearly as talented of the jolly green giant at least they show some effort and heart. This Sunday was the only game I could say gmc was actually playing hard the whole game sans the drama queen theatrics. Like aight dudette you got poked in the eye now gtf off the field. So much attention seeking with this dude and his celebrations are whack-a-do. You see him shaking his breasts? Cool – guy- nice πŸ€‘πŸŒˆπŸ‘

  4. unbelievable Says:

    lol. He can do whatever weird celebration he wants as long as he’s performing… Besides the Saints game he’s been having a pretty good season.

    Would be nice to have a DE or 2 that could actually do something along with him.

  5. 813bucboi Says:

    all those hits and 2 sacks….don’t think that’s something to cheer about….GO BUCS!!!!

  6. DB55 Says:

    Clayborn seems to be balling out of control but wtfdik.

  7. Pelbuc Says:

    All bark, no bite.

  8. Bucsfanman Says:

    But he’s “beasting”! That doesn’t show in the box score!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    (Is that enough exclamation points Realist?!)
    The d-line has been AWOL all year. We should be getting sacks by accident. Surely the statistics are in our favor. Maybe the PFF can drum up some other ridiculous stats like Baker has a bologna and cheese sandwich every 31 minutes!
    Now, if only we could get a bologna and cheese to get QB sacks!
    Wake me up when a DE dominates a game in a Buc uniform!
    Alright, the sarcasm font is off.

  9. Lamarcus Says:

    If loses was wins….

  10. BucTrooper Says:

    Those hits didn’t seem to help in the second half as Miami was able to convert 3rd and WAY LONG at will.

  11. Reach87 Says:

    It was good enough to get us a win. Posers. Go Bucs!

  12. JimmyJack Says:

    The joke is seeing #91 on a page about passrush. The guy has never been a 3 down passrusher til he got to Tampa.

    Licht has looked at one of the most inept pass rushes in the history in the league and proven unable to build one. He can’t build a Dline he can’t build a team. The offensive line he built looked good it’s first season,2015, and then went backwards and is now crumbling.

    Lost faith in this guy

  13. PRBucFan Says:

    Your right QB hits don’t disrupt a QB at all… πŸ™„

  14. Laura DeMeo Says:

    Arm chair ladies would crap your pants in front of this man. Talk a lot behind that chromebook. Esp. douche bag 55.

  15. DB55 Says:


    That’s not very nice, you don’t even know me. Usually it takes people at least two days to know I’m a bag. Lol.

    Tell you what how about you get Matt to make me crap my pants? Or maybe I’ll just have him clean my grill. I’ll go with the grill.

  16. Bill Douglas Says:

    This is a troubling logic you’re using here Joe. But it’s the same logic you use to defend our OL, so at least you’re consistent.

    I know you watch all the Bucs games, so I’ll ask your expert opinion. How much of an impact did Ayers QB hits have? Did they cause any INT’s? Incomplete passes? What happened on those plays? Do you even know which plays are being discussed?

  17. Duke Says:


    “2 days” lol killing it! I’m still laughing at the lack of ability by GMC to commit a personal foul. The “atrocity” I believe you revered to as………….great stuff!

  18. boxster Says:

    Isn’t a QB hit just a fancy way of saying Missed Tackle?

  19. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I’ll take hits, tips, moving the QB off his spot…ANYTHING that disrupts the timing between QB and WR..anything that makes the QB very uncomfortable.

    Yeah sacks are the gold standard but it doesn’t need to be all or nothing.

    What has killed us is not just lack of sacks…it’s QB’s standing behind their protection with no fear…no need to move…just setup and wait for your target to clear.

  20. webster Says:

    @ joe

    You are wrong. Qb hits can result in turnovers ie ints. It can also result into qbs rushing their passes if the hits are consistent like they were in the bucs hey day. Qbs hate getting hit period. Thats why some on this board laugh when you bring up mccoy’s sacks/stat line to sapp’s. Sacks do not tell the whole story. You can have a sack one play and no pressure the rest of the game. Give me a player who can generate pressure/hits consistently over someone who gets 9 sacks throughout the season but no consistent pressure any day. How many times have you seen the bucs get a sack and it is now 3rd and 16 but on the next play the qb rips us for a 20 yard strike? That means that one sack meant absolutely nothing in the grand scheme of things. Now if that sack was followed by on the next play with rush/pressure/hit which resulted in an incomplete or better allowing the bucs to get off the field on 3rd down, then you are cooking with grease. In the bucs hey day, they had a long streak for having at least one sack in a game. Not every game did they have multiple sacks but they did have constant pressure and hit the qb which sped up the time clock in the qb’s head. Thats just as valuble and in many cases more valuable.