Pierre-Paul Adds His Second And Third Sacks

September 24th, 2018

Hey, there’s nothing wrong with finding positives in this messy Monday night debacle.

And one big one was Jason Pierre-Paul notching a couple of sacks and a strip of Ben Roethlisberger.

JPP is now on pace for 16 sacks after three games (fun to type that), but more important, his knee looks healthy and tonight was his second good game in a row after gutting through the injury on opening day.

JPP also added a fourth quarterback hit and totaled five solo tackles.

Joe would have loved to see the Bucs do more against a Steelers offensive line with a couple of backups in the game, but at least the pass rush had some juice to it at times.

Ten days ago, JPP said the Bucs’ defensive line will be “scary” once they get their communication down. Perhaps they took a good step forward tonight.

38 Responses to “Pierre-Paul Adds His Second And Third Sacks”

  1. Lamarcus Says:

    Jpp is by far our best dline. And it’s not even close

  2. Tim Fasano Says:

    GMACK #93 has been here almost a decade and he is NOT A PLAY MAKER. There is nothing about his performance that deserves 100 million dollars. “Sorry Ben, my bad.” Are you freaking serious!

  3. BucsBandit Says:

    ALERT: Now that Shaun Wilson has done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Can we please activate ROJO and give him a chance?

  4. thunderchunkyPA Says:

    I am more worried about Mike Smith. WHY did he drop GMC in coverage? Also, there is talent on this team, how in the hell can they keep giving up all these yards and TD’s?

  5. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    JPP was a relentless beast tonight.

  6. Joel Says:

    Defensive line is always injured. Yawn.

  7. BucsBandit Says:

    TIM – what game were you watching? McCoy had .5 sack, a tackle for a loss, and 2 QB hits. He’s an INTERIOR LINEMAN not a defensive end.

    McCoy has played fine this season and will get better hopefully with a fresh rotation of Vea/Unrein/Allen next to him.

  8. Wausa Says:

    jpp is our best defensive linemen
    The rookie corners played fairly well
    Gerald McCoy was invisible
    Conte and Brent Grimes stunk

  9. Joel Says:

    Conte play, Pick 6 and TD before half. Gave that game away.

  10. BushidoEvans Says:

    Dont get distracted from the fact that this is all Chris Conte’s fault! 🙂

  11. Season Is Over Says:

    Just imagine this was the third year in this defense and they stop no one ever. They remain disorganized on the field. I honestly don’t understand how they have gotten away with it for so long.

  12. Joel Says:

    The idiot fans see the 2 or 3 plays he makes a game. They’re blind to the countless plays he takes off EVERY GAME.

  13. Tim Fasano Says:

    GMC was invisible. Even a blind squirrel finds an nut every now and then. We were being GASHED up the middle and GMC was being moved out like he has IN EVERY PLAY SINCE HE GOT HERE. He is a non factor and he needs to go NOW. Sorry. Six years ago. He can only bench press 225 4 times. I’m 62 years old and can do that 12 times. Go figure.

  14. Rayjay1122 Says:

    If we have to lose at least it was a non conference game. Least damaging.

  15. Patrick Says:

    Pierre Paul and Fitzpatrick both on their way to pro bowls! GO BUCS! #paulmagic #fitzmagic

  16. University of Seffner Says:

    Season Is Over Says:
    September 24th, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    Just imagine this was the third year in this defense and they stop no one ever. They remain disorganized on the field. I honestly don’t understand how they have gotten away with it for so long.

    It’s because most of our talent is on Offense. The defense could blow a lead, cost us the game, and there would still be a few people who would find a way to blame the offense.

  17. WalkdaPlank Says:

    JPP has come in here and out GMC to shame. Easily our best Dlinemen despite our multi-pro bowl DT. Not a GMC hater but where was this man? His highlight of the night was the replay of him apologizing to Big Ben on a BS roughing the passer call. Bringing in a good DE was supposed to HELP Gerald but where was he on that last play when the Bucs needed a stop?

  18. ColonelAngus Says:

    Wasn’t a debacle, was an entertaining game. Can’t win them all snowflakes. Like RayJay said, non conference games are the ones to lose. 2-1 in “toughest start to a season ever” isn’t too shabby. Let’s go out and get a win vs Chicago, go into the bye at 3-1 and strap it on for the rest of the season. Bucs showed some heart tonight

  19. Season Is Over Says:

    The Conte stiff-arm highlight alone will sink the season.

  20. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    This just in as well: McCoy is on pace for 12 sacks.

    It’s true. Run the numbers.

  21. unbelievable Says:

    JPP, GMC and Nassib were hustling. Did any other d-lineman even play ?

    Oh that’s right I saw curry miss the fumble that JPP forced and alllwed the Steelers to get the ball back. Cool.

  22. unbelievable Says:

    Colonel Angus-

    I think the frustration with tonight is that so much of the loss was self-inflicted. Bad coverage, bad angles, miss tackles, dropped balls, bad throws, etc.

    It’s one thing when a team beats you, it’s another when you beat yourself.

  23. Brad Says:

    Does McCoy have 3 tackles yet? He sucks. I don’t know or how you guys don’t see it. He got steam rolled on the second to last Conner run. He does absolutely nothing.

  24. Brad Says:

    Why does Mike Smith have a job?

  25. Joe Says:

    Why does Mike Smith have a job?

    Helps to be tight with the right people.

  26. adam from ny Says:

    mccoy apologizing to rothlisberger for touching him was way beyond corny and soft…that hurt my ears – for real

  27. John B Says:

    Beat ourselves time and again tonight against a veteran and desperate team – put it behind us and let’s rip off six in a row- one thing this start has proven, no one in the NFL scares me – we can beat anyone –

    Remember that will Gholston is your starting nosetackle – after we signed and drafted there – just horrible luck, we will get better on D

  28. adam from ny Says:

    chris conte got straight punked on national tv…he shall never live down that play…

    it was the beginning of the steelers out toughing the bucs for the remainder of the first half

  29. Mike Says:

    I swear to God put that scumbag sap back out there

  30. adam from ny Says:

    we can definitely out score the chicago bears this sunday …

    30 – 17 bucs over bears


  31. Realbucfan941 Says:


    Yeah that was the weirdest angle to take on a fumble.. just f’ing dive at it!!

  32. horse liver Says:

    This was an immoral defeat. Screw the silver linings. Losers.

  33. RODNEY J ALLEN Says:

    I said something on curry n the fumble he also cut inside at the same time the rb cut outside for big game but hey d is still learning to gel together. Let’s hope they do a lot better against Chicago cuz if fitz plays hes gonna have more pressure against that dline than pit’s dline n if its winston it’s still hard to go deep with no time to throw but I think cuz hes younger he can escape the pressure better. Either way it’s not gonna be easy for our offense pit showed Chicago how n they got the d to do it. I think we will win but it’ll be a nailbiter for sure no matter who is qb
    The oline gonna have to play well n no damn turnovers

  34. Rod Munch Says:

    But can he punt? That is the top attribute Dirk looks for in anyone.

  35. TBTemojin Says:

    How about that roughing the passer flop by big Ben!!!! JPP touches his head while actively being blocked and Big Ben literally falls into the fetal position and draws the flag!!! WTF!!! NFL lookin like the NBA or MLS… SMH..

  36. Brad Says:

    Joe, keeping his friends around is gonna cost Dirk his job.

  37. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    McCoy would have had 1.5 sacks if not for the penalty. The big guy had momentum pushing him and could not stop. That’s why he knew it would be a penalty.

  38. Brandon Says:

    There is a ton of talent on the defense. Between our above average DL, very good LBs, and young but talented secondary, this defense should be playing better. This falls on Mike Smith. It doesn’t matter how much talent you give him, he absolutely has no business coaching a defense. Brent Grimes is done. Pulling Ryan Smith in favor of him is stupid. Smith just had his best game of his career the week before, Carlton Davis is going to be a stud, and Grimes plays every snap 10 yards off and will still get beat by 10 yards down the field or miss the tackle when the play is in front of him. Conte, Grimes, and Mike Smith should’ve retired at halftime.