A “Very Special” Day

November 26th, 2018

Brings ugly era to end.

Earlier today, Joe read Mike Tanier of the Bleacher Report suggest the City of Tampa should throw the Bucs a parade for not throwing a pick yesterday in the win over the lowly 49ers.

Joe strongly disagrees.

Oh, don’t get Joe wrong, a parade is in order. But not for finishing a game without a pick.

No sir. The true reason is the Bucs’ long national nightmare is finally over. For the first time since 2005, the Bucs have a man who racked up 10 sacks in a season.

Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul reached that milestone yesterday with a sack of 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens, to give JPP 10.5 sacks with five games left. The record for Bucs sacks in a season is held by Warren Sapp, 16.5 in 2000.

Twice Simeon Rice had 15.5 sacks. It was Rice who last had double-digit sacks when he buried quarterbacks 14 times in 2005.

“Listen, I’ve been here a long time, okay. And for me to see this happen is very special,” Bucs veteran stud defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said after Sunday’s win. JPP is “going to downplay it. I’m not. Very special – something we haven’t seen in a long time, man. This dude deserves everything coming his way and I love him.”

And GMC was right. JPP tried to shrug off the accomplishment.

“I’m just doing what I’m supposed to do,” JPP said.

Bucs fans can curse at the bar while nursing their Bud Lights about Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht’s inability to find a running back or his near-perfect strikeout ratio of landing quality kickers. But on JPP, Licht should be given a key to the City of Tampa.

Grabbing JPP for a third-round pick is such an act of robbery, there is a standing warrant in New Jersey for Licht’s arrest.

So are we as Bucs fans going to have to organize our own parade down Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete Beach or what?

25 Responses to “A “Very Special” Day”

  1. stpetebucsfan Says:

    It’s rare to find the complete package in a player like JPP.

    Obviously talented but what a great attitude and quiet leadership by example.

    He is a great starting point for the culture reformation we want.

  2. stpetebucsfan Says:

    BTW I saw the video of that clip with GMC and JPP. It was actually pretty inspiring.

    To see a couple of guys who have survived the hell of this season still maintaining their mutual respect and soldiering on is impressive.

    Ricky Reynolds was certainly please to see the team’s reaction.

  3. Pickgrin Says:

    The double digit sack curse is OVER!!!

    And JPP (who will cross the wrong side of 30 in just a few weeks) with his play this year has basically guaranteed himself at least $27M more dollars as a Buccaneer over the next 2 years.

  4. Lamarcus Says:

    Such a amazing week to be a Bucs fan. The fanbase needed something like this….. Very special and HUGE PROPS TO JPP

  5. Bucsfan3 Says:

    Well-deserved by a great leader. Love how he works and demonstrates what a winner looks like. JPP Parade

  6. Bucsfanman Says:

    Congrats JPP! You broke the curse.
    Now, lets see if we can continue to try and elevate the rest of the d-line’s game.

  7. ManzielMadness Says:

    Finally!! Great hop JPP! Don’t let up, keep drafting lineman!!

  8. ManzielMadness Says:

    Great job* (screw autocorrect lol)

  9. Buc'n Enough Says:

    Jason Licht = Every blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.

  10. firethecannons Says:

    My favorite Bucs player by far, the dude is inspiring! Remember when he was interviewed the first time after finding out he was traded to the Bucs–he was happy!!!!!!!!!!! He saw it as an opportunity and he was certain it could be the best years of his career.

  11. orlbucfan Says:

    JPP knows the Bucs’ history of great defenses. No reason why he and GMC can’t be part of one. Kudos to him for a terrific game!

  12. Eric Says:

    That was a great trade.

  13. AlteredEgo Says:

    I simply can’t figure out why 98% of NFL players don’t have that/his attitude …

  14. Fire Light Says:

    Great day for Licht. Licht has made some terrible decisions, but he nailed the JPP trade and the kicker looked great! Plus, Vita Vea got his name called and was noticeable for something positive. Kudos to Koetter for keeping Fitzpatrick on the bench. Now onto next year. Get a running back, some linebackers, a secondary, and some OL and the Bucs are potential world champions!

  15. Josh Says:

    “Noah Spence will be the one to break the double digit sack curse”

  16. Blogtalkfootball.com Says:

    I would like to see Nassib hit 10 by the end of the season, too. He is balling and that would really change the defensive narrative here in Tampa!

  17. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    How cool was it when the sideline reporter was saying “I am being told that Pierre-Paul has a brace on his leg and his return is questionable…”

    …. as the cameras were literally in that moment showing JPP heading back out with his teammates. —- WARRIOR.

  18. aj Says:

    Spence has had plenty of time, and he still only has one move, gets blown off the ball by tight ends.

    He needs to seriously get to the QB in the last five games if he has a prayer of being in the NFL next year.

    The Bucs need one more really solid DE to go with JPP and Nassib. And I really don’t think that is Spence or Gholston. Gholston is a 3-4 defensive end, and the Bucs keep trying to make him a 4-3 defensive end.

  19. gman Says:

    So we “throw a parade” celebrating this organisation’s ineptitude the past 13 seasons. As a Bull…I love me some JPP….but he is downplaying it because he knows he is simply doing his damn job….something that the all of our recent defensive ends prior have no concept of.

  20. doolnutts Says:

    I absolutely love JPP. I am in Jersey and have watched him for years. I have always wanted him.

    One guy we are not talking about enough is Nassib!!! That guy played all over the field yesterday. He could end up being a hidden gem.

  21. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    ^^ “(Nassib) could end up being a hidden gem.”


    No doubt, @doolnutts. — He is a lot of fun to watch. He just never stops, and seems to be all over the place.

  22. aj Says:

    I’d be all for releasing Spence now, and taking a flier on a defensive end on someone’s practice squad. I don’t think there’s much to lose trying to find another gem.

  23. Jason S. Mclaurin Says:

    JPP has been everything I thought he would be. I see ppl giving up on Spence and Gholston. The way I see it Duffner needs to step up that coaching and start using multiple scheme’swith front line. I think they should line up in more 5-2 and 3-4 sets to accommodate Vea, Spence, and Gholston. Use Allen, JPP, and McCoy for the traditional 4-3 Tampa Two. 5-2 would suit us and our Depth up front as well as the thin linebacker depth. 3-4 I feel we have ends that could line up outside in Spence and L. David would do good with it to being allowed to rush the passer as well.

  24. teacherman777 Says:

    Haitian Heart!

    JPP has the HEART of the Old Bucs!

    JPP is a HERO!!!

  25. Joel Says:

    So McCoy finally has his edge rusher. When does he become great?