Bruce Arians: JPP Might Return Next Week

April 24th, 2019

Interesting nugget dropped by Bruce Arians today after practice at One Buc Palace. 

Chatting about Lavonte David returning after missing time earlier this week but looking like a total master of the new playbook, Arians noted David’s experience shows up and the Bucs need more of that on their defensive roster.

And he hopes it will come in the form of Jason Pierre-Paul after the NFL Draft.

JPP has been M.I.A. for voluntary workouts; most of his teammates reported for work and Arians’ opening day speech on April 1.

“He brings that veteran presence that we don’t have a lot of on defense,” Arians said of David. “And hopefully Jason’s hopefully going to be in next week and we can add more veteran presence to the defense.”

No mention of a veteran presence who wears No. 93, of course, as he opts to stay away from the team that drafted him No. 3 overall in 2010.

17 Responses to “Bruce Arians: JPP Might Return Next Week”

  1. AKickInTheBucNuts Says:

    Must of had his baby.

  2. Lubby Smith Says:

    His comments imply that Gerald has very little to zero veteran presence.

    Veteran football presence, that is. No doubt he’s got loads of veteran presence in other areas: playing dress-up, clowning around, comic books, and community do goodedness.

  3. DB55 Says:

    BA might as well erect a neon sign on Martin Luther King Jr Blvd saying:

    “NO MORE ICE CREAM – All Out!!!”

    I heard from an unreliable source on twitter that the Bills want to offer a 4th rnd pick for McIceCream. That would be awesome! Maybe he won’t melt in the 4th qrt but it’s unlikely.

  4. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Kobe is thinkin JPP wants an extention from Gump soon…

    JPP numbers is going to drastically drop from playing the 3-4 defense”

    Kobe Faker

  5. NOSBOS Says:

    Joe was it you that asked Jameis a question about 93 yesterday and referenced him as 93??? Too funny man😆.

  6. Not there yet Says:

    I can see Geraldine pouting he’s not being praised as the beat player on the team any longer electing to stay away and stay fit hoping a new team wants him. At this point if we don’t get a 3 tech with the first pick I could see finding a way to keep him. I see Geraldine as a weak leader but good player and can’t see anyone feeling confident a second or third round pick will replace him. If that replacement will be Vea then I’m onboard with that

  7. Defense Rules Says:

    @Kobe … “JPP numbers is going to drastically drop from playing the 3-4 defense”. I agree Kobe that DEs in 3-4 defenses can find it harder to get double-digit sacks than in a 4-3, but who’s to say JPP will strictly be a DE? MAYBE Todd Bowles will use him as both a OLB & a DE … JPP’s certainly got the talent. Plus some 3-4 DEs seem to have done quite well pressuring the QB. Not to mention that Bowles doesn’t run a pure 3-4 as often as many seem to assume. I’d view his ‘standard’ defense as more of a hybrid.

    JPP will do quite well me thinks because he’s shown the capability to adapt. Fairly broad skillset IMO. The one’s I’m more interested in are Barrett, Nassib, Gholston & Spence.

    And BTW, the 3-4 puts a LOT more importance on the 2 interior LBs. Size & speed/quickness do matter when it comes to Double A-gap blitzes, and we’ll probably be seeing a LOT of those. Devin White paired with Lavonte David would pretty much solve that issue.

  8. Reach87 Says:

    There you go making up things again. Fact is no one has worked harder than 93 over the past decade. On a team sport that work ethic is an example and a demonstration of leadership. If you don’t see that you have never been and never will lead at any level, let alone at the NFL level. Go Bucs!

  9. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Def Rul

    I agree 95% you post

    But having Defensive End suddenly play zone pass coverage or pass defend a tightend or runningback after 10 years is a PIPE DREAM

    JPP or Nassib vs Christian Mccafferty will be illegal”

    Kobe Faker

  10. Pryda...Sec 147 Says:

    Thank god gmc is going bye bye tomorrow is the day!

  11. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    DEF RULE & KOBE… think bowles might line up JPP inside on a guard sometimes so hopefully bowles runs his defense with matchups but kobe basically you right w him as the real end in this defense. Im guessing bowles running 3-3-5 most of time

  12. Kalind Says:

    I hope they have eyes on this Khalen Saunders kid… I think he’s a third rd steal

  13. Greg Says:

    Daniel Jeremiah of NFL net on his last mock draft has us taking White WITH ALLEN STILL ON THE BOARD!!!

    I have always liked White as a pick but that’s assuming Bosa, Williams, and Allen are gone. Allen is fast, 6’5 260 can drop in coverage or play DE. Would be perfect for a team needing a true 3/4 defense.

  14. cmurda Says:

    Why are we talking about McCoy? He’s not on the team anymore. I mean technically he is but he’s not. Know what I’m sayin.

  15. cmurda Says:

    I saw that too Greg and I threw up a little in my mouth. I could see there being a tough decision between Ed Oliver and Josh Allen but if Allen is on the board, that would be stupid. To Jeremiah’s credit, he did say that the Bucs would have a tough decision between the two. I like White but that’s not a tough decision. You draft Allen who literally fits this defense like a glove. That would be a dream scenario. The Raiders seem to really like Oliver which sucks because I like Oliver as a DE in our defense. With that said, I always expect a QB picked with any team that Gruden is a part of. I could see jaws dropping as Haskins is announced.

  16. TDTB Says:

    How about McCoy on a new contract along with the Bucs #5 pick to Cardinals for their 1st pick and Patrick Peterson on a new contract. I don’t see the Raiders drafting Murray because Gruden hates young QB’s, so Cardinals still get Murray. Bucs take Q and minds are blown.

  17. #1bucsfan Says:

    Your prob right joe that he’s gone but gmc was a good player an better person for this community