Arians On JPP, Beckwith

May 10th, 2019

Spoke with JPP.

Yes, Bucco Bruce Arians spoke today after coaching a bunch of guys that will largely be fixing your air conditioner or doing your taxes in the very near future.

He also talked about the news of the week.

Arians was asked about the status of defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. JPP was involved in a one-car accident last week where he suffered a neck injury. JPP is trying to find a second opinion that will give him an option that would not endanger his 2019 season.

Arians admitted he spoke with JPP.

“That is still ongoing,” he said of JPP’s status. “We have our fingers crossed and are praying for him. Hope for the best and hope it is only one of those five- or six-month things.”

The “fingers crossed” line spooks Joe because that is exactly what Arians told Joe two weeks ago about Kendell Beckwith, whose season is over. Arians talked as if Beckwith’s NFL career is finished.

“You hate to see guys lose their careers off the field,” Arians said. Beckwith was “a bright prospect. Just unfortunate but we have to move on. I was never counting on him coming back. I was hoping.”

That just stinks. These guys put in untold hours of work to get to where they are at to fulfill and dream, and it is over like a snap of the finger for something that happened away from football.

26 Responses to “Arians On JPP, Beckwith”

  1. JimmyJack Says:

    I’m sure the Bucs got a plan but it is troubling to see a guy like Ansah sign with another team when Our Bucs still don’t have their Dline set.

    If Mo, Suh, and more DL start signing somewhere else and the Bucs stay silent my tea leaf says JPP is gonna find a way to tough it out.

  2. wausa Says:

    Bucs need to cut JPP

  3. geno711 Says:

    So something from Pro Football doc. He said that if this is a non displaced fracture then the recovery should be straight forward and not necessarily 5-6 months (he thinks more like 4). Pro Football Doc went on to say the reason that he thought it was non displaced is because JPP was released from the hospital on the same day. If the x-ray had shown it to be a displaced fracture, they would have kept him there another day.

    That being said, the Buc’s may decide to release JPP with the NFI and save that 7.5 million of the 15 million cap.

    Then in 5 months there will be an article on how stupid the Bucs were to release JPP.

    I think right now JPP has no obligation to come to the team as there is no reporting requirement. When he does come to the team and there is a physical, then will be the time for the Bucs to “decide” what they are doing.

    Just an opinion.

  4. AtlBuc Says:

    Sorry about the injuries but that should be more cap space and, our best player on defense the past few years, GMC, gets to stay.

  5. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Being hopeful it’s only 6 months tells you all you need to know about the injury. So best case scenario he’s returning in mid-October.

  6. westernbuc Says:

    Licht’s team is totally falling apart but don’t worry we fired a head coach and hired some lady coaches.

  7. wideleftandright Says:

    Tough or not its not wise to fool around with any neck injury !!

  8. Tony LA Says:

    Assume JPP is done for the season.

    Now – act accordingly.

  9. Defense Rules Says:

    JimmyJack … Seems like the Bucs only option right now is to tough it out until they know more about JPP’s prognosis. I thought that it was interesting that BA mentioned the 5-6 month timeline; wondering now if that had to do with the initial diagnosis the Bucs got.

    In any event, I’m still thinking that GMC will be a Bucs this year. Strange thing is though that I thought Will Ghost on would be the one to get released, that is until JPP’s injury. Now they may have to keep him, at least until JPP makes it back.

    And Beckwith’s career ending is a real bummer. Really liked his obvious passion for the game. Kinda reminded me somewhat of Mike Alstott’s ‘quiet grind-em-out passion’ for the game. I wish him all the best in his future endeavors and hope that his foot heals up completely at some point in the future.

  10. Mobuc Says:

    We still need a pass rusher why does this team not understand games are won and lost in the trenches and our trenches suck

  11. Chris Simms 2020 GM Says:

    I would be on the phone to the Jags, swap D White, GMC and next year’s wasted 2nd round pick for Josh Allen.

    Maybe it’s not too late to put out the Gumpster Fire.

  12. LakeLand Says:

    NFL players just don’t bounce back from serious injuries. They play the game of football, a highly competitive contact sport. This isn’t some cushion job!!

  13. NOSBOS Says:

    It’s a business ain’t it Wausa. He and 93 should be gone by now.

  14. 813bucboi Says:

    imo, “figures crossed” means they know it aint looking good….

    jpp’s second opinion mightve came back with negative news and they’re probably searching for a 3rd opinion…..

    GO BUCS!!!!

  15. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    wausa Says
    “Bucs need to cut JPP”

    Why??? His salary will not count against the cap and he’s got 2 years left!!!!

  16. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    LakeLand Says
    “NFL players just don’t bounce back from serious injuries.”

    This whole JPP situation reminds me of the John Lynch situation. He had a neck injury too, so the Bucs cut him thinking he would not come back from it…and he did come back from it…with the Broncos.

  17. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Six months would have him returning mid-season, btw.

    But I agree, the Bucs have to assume he won’t return this year and plan accordingly.

  18. Steven007 Says:

    This just in, no surgery for jpp. Bleacher report had the report.

  19. Doctor Stroud Says:

    Was part of the decision to let Kwon connected to having Beckwith available? Another “mysterious” injury. Licht should just put us all out of our misery and trade a high draft pick for Sweezy.

  20. LakeLand Says:

    JPP opting for no surgery,

    You can’t blame him
    Surgery will keep him off the opening day roster

  21. rhenry Says:

    I would agree that cutting JPP is the best option. If the dude starts opening day, and injures/aggravates his neck in a football move, off to IR he goes with full pay and salary cap ramifications. No riscuit, no biscuit does not apply here. Too much liability for me.

  22. JimmyJack Says:

    DR I would assume that the Bucs FO knows much more then they are letting on. They got real real good idea how severe JPP is and I’m sure they have a plan to act accordingly.

  23. Jeffbuc Says:

    Read he is not having surgery and it will heal on it’s own. Can be playing in 5-6 months and could be as early as 4 months so early September best case. So he could only miss a game or two. Even if he misses half the season he will finish with more sacks than josh Allen. Playing with one hand and a messed up neck.

  24. Hodad Says:

    There’s a big difference between a neck fracture healing on it’s own in six months, and being able to play football with it. His work outs will be very limited while healing, and when it heals six months from now, no way he’s in football shape. This season is lost for him, and at his age not worth keeping around. We save close to 7 million cutting him. Add McCoy’s 13, cut both, and free up 20 million.

  25. firethecannons Says:

    fingers crossed spooks Joe–really?
    JPP is a healthy young athlete who is extreme motivated to get well fast. JPP has a fractured vertebra that is not likely to be anything more than a nondisplaced fracture. People with broken bones in cervical spine are not usually sent home within a few hour of injury. It must not be serious. Why would you not think he won’t heal completely at least by November.
    Can we get some articles on Noah Spence, Carl Nassib and Nelson and Shaq Barret and anybody we have that can step up. Love to hear from coaches on their progress etc

  26. firethecannons Says:

    JeffBuc: LOL! “Playing with one hand and a messed up neck.”
    no doubt–JPP is an extreme warrior–ain’t nobody like him
    he will play for Bucs in second half of season just when we need it