Why JPP Is A Steal

April 1st, 2018

Talks value.

Want to know one reason why Joe loved the trade executed by Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht not quite two weeks ago for Jason Pierre-Paul?

Well, yeah, JPP can rush the passer. True. And despite some whining that JPP commanded too steep of a price with a third round pick, consider the following offering from former NFL executive Louis Riddick, one of the intelligent folks who talks NFL on the four-letter.

@LRiddickESPN: 3-down football players more valuable than 1-down specialists posing as 3-down players. Just my thought for the day.

Now consider JPP played over 90 percent of his snaps last season. And NFL analyst Andy Benoit believes JPP may be a better run-stopper than quarterback-sacker despite 8 1/2 sacks.

This information, folks, should let you know Licht got a helluva deal.

26 Responses to “Why JPP Is A Steal”

  1. NJBucsFan Says:

    He’s what they hope Gholston would be if he ever developed a pass rush move

  2. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    I can’t understand why Gholston could never take that next step. Maybe the new D Line coach can work some real magic on him.

  3. Easy Says:

    Gholston is a 5 tech and nothing more.

  4. Guzzie Says:

    Joe is faster than Gholston, especially if Joe is needs a beer

  5. Clw JB Says:

    There are needs and then there are gaping holes- JPP fills a gaping hole on our roster, period.

  6. SteveK Says:

    Happy Easter!

    Why do we keep seeing a picture of Marshall Faulk when Louis Riddick is quoted?

  7. Alan Says:

    Steve that’s hilarious good point hahaha

  8. Steven007 Says:

    That’s the same Marshall Faulk picture they’ve used for Riddick for weeks now.

  9. Waterboy Says:

    Lol I initially thought it was Marshall Faulk also.

  10. WutdaBucisthis Says:

    That’s NOT Marshall lol

  11. IsrBuc Says:

    Just to clarify: people repeat this notion that you basically traded 3rd round for a 8.5 sack guy which is great value but this is nonsense unless you know you are going to the superbowl. A pick value includes the low price of the rookie contract and having a young talent instead of a declining vet.

  12. SteveK Says:


    Let’s nkt forget it’s been 12 friggin years since we had a 10+sacker. That’s nuts!

    Additionally, the Giants were wretched last year which means that teams were whooping their ass and probably running a lot more instead of passing, this decreasing he opportunities to sack the QB.

  13. Alan Says:

    Oh my god he is right! When you zoom in on the pic it’s not Marshall caulk! Hahahahaha

  14. BetterBuccinBelieveIt Says:

    I agree that Riddick does do a nice job on their various shows, and has prior front office experience does almost always provide for a sound judgment on not only player evaluation, but contractual ins-and-outs (of which Florio is BY FAR the best on that subject).

    The deal made for JPP was indeed a fair price paid, as what type of DE would we get in the 3rd round, not to mention the ramp-up time for that rookie (at least 2 years under his belt), plus veteran knack already hard-wired in, etc. etc.

    Go Bucs!

  15. J Says:

    8.5 outta 10

  16. Jjones Says:

    That’s Danny Glover

  17. JJV Says:

    It looks like Steve Harvey.

  18. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Same is true about RB’s.

  19. teacherman777 Says:

    And we need to draft his protege!

    Ade Aruna from Tulane. (African roots- Nigerian I think)

    6’6″, 262 pounds

    At the combine Aruna finished in the top five of several measurables alongside big names like Arden Key and Bradley Chubb.

    4.6 second 40-yard dash
    10’8″ broad jump.
    And a 38.5″ vertical jump

  20. webster Says:

    The bucs never expected gholston to develop into jpp. Where do you some of you guys come up with this stuff?

  21. Mike Johnson Says:

    Drop the dead weight Bucs. Get yet another DE/pass rusher. You can never have enough of them. The more Defensive pressure you have, the greater the turnovers. Don’t rest on the fact we have JPP and Curry. Draft one of the top 5 DE’s!! Bring back that ferocious rush!!

  22. Mr. Ed Says:

    Benoit is a simpleton.

  23. unbelievable Says:

    Get yet another DE/pass rusher. You can never have enough of them. The more Defensive pressure you have, the greater the turnovers

    Amen Mike.

  24. Bradentonbuc Says:

    Why people care about the cap space I wil never understand. It’s not your money nor are the glazers clearly concerned about attendance rather they care about viewers. Evident in the no black-outs the glazers have shown to lean towards the past few years

  25. aussieBucfan Says:

    Hmm it’s almost making me review something:

    Robert Quinn last 3 seasons:
    Games played 32
    Position OLB (you know a tacking position)
    Total tackles 42 (1.31 per game)
    Combined tackles 63 (1.96 a game)
    Working Hands 2

    JPP last 3 seasons:
    Games played 36
    Position DE
    Total tackles 104 (2.88 per game)
    Combined tackles 147 (4.08 per game)
    Hands 1.5

    It’s almost like Riddick is saying that one of these player’s is worth more than the other and therefore should garner more compensation if traded hmm…

  26. QBKilla Says:

    If JPP plays as long as Julius Peppers has, We got a bargain.