NFL Network: More Details On The Fuzzy Details Surrounding JPP’s Injury, Recovery

May 7th, 2019

Reporter Tom Pelissero was enlightening Buccaneers fans tonight on NFL Network.

That one-car accident Jason Pierre-Paul had in South Florida that caused his serious neck injury? Pelissero says it was the result of hydroplaning. So hopefully that quashes the conspiracy theorists who think JPP was doing something wrong and/or wanted out of Bucco Bruce Arians’ 3-4 defense.

JPP was not given a citation by police. He went to the hospital and went home.

The Bucs aren’t talking about the injury, Pelissero said, but JPP is seeking lots of second opinions by sending scans of his neck around to specialists. It’s unclear, per Pelissero, whether JPP will need surgery that could sideline him for six months, or if he can recover without it and be ready by opening day.

Speculating here, Joe is guessing JPP wants to find doctors who will tell him he doesn’t need surgery. If he’s on that opening day roster, he’ll bag all of his fat salary, whereas if the Bucs launch him before that because of a non-football injury, then he’ll only get about half.

60 Responses to “NFL Network: More Details On The Fuzzy Details Surrounding JPP’s Injury, Recovery”

  1. Joeypoppems Says:

    Im about to start a petition that no Buccaneers players are allowed to drive anymore. Chauffeurs only!

    But seriously, hoping he has a speedy recovery and is healthy beyond football

  2. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Hydroplaning requires high speed…It does not require high speed. —Joe what we’re they weather conditions that date and hour and what was the posted speed limit? …. journalism 101… easy to find the historical weather for the location

  3. Smashsquatch Says:

    All players should use Uber, except for one, he should drive himself.

  4. Sport Says:

    Not good. Next man up. Whoever you are…

  5. TampaBay55 Says:

    The best player on the DL would be Carl Nassib…. let that sink in.

  6. NOSBOS Says:

    Suuurree it was😁. Look man I’m not like the typical American that goes for anything just because someone has on a tie and is posted in front of a mic and camera. That usually makes me more skeptical. JPP a good dude man but it’s understandable at this stage of his career provision being made that will enable to play in a scheme that suits his skill set. Them older dudes ain’t trying to be wrestling with Olinemen in a 3/4. 3/4 Dlinemen are the dirty work crew,the LBrs are the Glory boys in this scheme. Y’all really think the self proclaimed “3 tech” wants to play in this system??? Really? The same guy who stated he’s not interested in playing any other position. Really??? And for the record I stated both sides in on this stunt homeboy.

  7. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:
    Hydroplaning commonly happens upon acceleration, so it’s really not necessarily tied to speed. If I’m going 20 on a wet road and then hit the gas hard, good chance I’m going to hydroplane before I every get to 30 miles per hour. You can also hydroplane upon braking too fast from a modest speed. Not here to argue, just don’t want anyone thinking they can’t run into a problem at a low speed. –Joe

  8. Jackwagon Says:

    How does Tom…actually know that? About it being “hydroplaning”. Whom anyone from JPP’s camp, would obviously float that, to save around an extralf $7 million.

    Did anyone ask the question, and require fact, on how Pelissero came up with…”hydroplaning”.

    Seems awfully convenient, and exculpatory. Careful idiots, don’t hurt yourself with that last word.

    It smells…like something’s starting to…stink in here.

  9. Bucsmarley Says:

    Cut him now and Mccoy and go get Suh
    Before it’s to late

  10. BucEmUp Says:

    It seems like the Bucs medical staff has ALWAYS been horrible about evaluating players post injury. Almost like the ownership tells them to play it safe and always assume the worst to avoid some kind of lawsuit or something. There is a list of players that they have misevaluated over the years.

    Does the medical staff get changed out along with coaching staff changes or are they in house and remain through it all? How many different staffs has the organization had over the last 10 years? I hope not 1-2. It would not surprise me in the least if he gets cut and plays for another team this season.

  11. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    So NOSBOS, your theory is that JPP broke his neck so that he wouldn’t have to play in a 3-4 defense? That sound legit! Great theory and you are probably right. I hear Gaines Adams faked his death for the same reason. Man we have to have the dumbest fan base in the NFL.

  12. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    AlteredEgo, Joe is right.

    And if the rain causes the oils in the road to rise to the surface, it can happen extremely easily.

  13. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Bucsmarley Says
    “Cut him now and Mccoy and go get Suh
    Before it’s to late”

    McCoy is the better DT the past 4 years. And he is a year younger. And Suh never settles for less than $13m per year. Last year, at McCoy’s age, he made $14m. And didn’t come close to having as many tackles or sacks.

    So let go of that dream, buddy.

  14. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I’m actually pretty confident in Nassib…just not JPP confident.

    Fear not. A bunch of cuts are coming to other teams…good ones.

  15. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Incidentally…that neck injury could be from a previous injury…meaning JPP could have played with it last year.

  16. JimmyJack Says:

    What If like to know it why the heck JPP don’t keep fresh tires on his ride?

    Riding around with rotten burnt up tires. His momma would smack him inside his head.

  17. NOSBOS Says:

    Touchdown I think only dumb@$$’s believe everything told to them by people appearing on television screens. Wake up dude,you’re lied to every time you turn on the tube homeboy. What world did you come from cause this one here is ran off the influence of lies.

  18. NOSBOS Says:

    It’s a youth movement going on. Now,week 1 will come around soon enough. Answers will be provided then when either you see certain faces on this roster or you don’t.

  19. NOSBOS Says:

    Let me make my position clear. I Don’t Believe There Is An Injury At All.

  20. tmaxcon Says:

    TampaBay55 Says:
    May 7th, 2019 at 8:24 pm
    The best player on the DL would be Carl Nassib…. let that sink in.

    Nassib is unproven and one step above a back up so far.

  21. JimmyJack Says:

    NOSBOS…..Me and Kobe are taking a road trip down south to scour the impound lots for JPPs car. Wanna come?

  22. The Fighting Schiano's Says:

    Looks like this rook that is blind in one eye is gonna have an even better shot at making the squad. Something always happens to us. Stop crying. It’s all about this coaching staff and what they can get out of the talent on the roster. Jesus you people are negative.

  23. westernbuc Says:

    Thank god Licht has been stockpiling our team with defensive ends. Oh, he hasn’t?

  24. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    Well if it’s an issue get it fixed now and be back by October. Don’t drag this thing out. Although our season could already be over by then. Dang I shouldn’t have got roped back into another season tickets. Rats!!

  25. Wesley Says:

    It may heal without surgery, let’s all calm down a bit.

  26. Jonathan Limpchimpi Says:

    Like a car that has multiple “accidents” on record…I’d move on from the 3rd largest salary on a team in transition.

  27. Wesley Says:

    I see the wacky conspiracy theorist’s are out.

  28. JimmyJack Says:

    Jonahnan are you crazy? If this dude breaks his neck then still wanna play football that’s a guy I want on my defense!!!

    It’s do these fu**ing kids some good to see this guy play though a broken neck like that. We need more attitude like that not less.

  29. Joe Says:

    Nassib is unproven and one step above a back up so far.

    People seem to forget this reincarnation of Howie Long, under a rookie contract, was cut by a winless team. They thought so little of him they didn’t think he was worth keeping as a backup

    Does anyone truly think John Dorsey doesn’t know what he is doing?

  30. Al da pewter King Says:

    “Hydroplane man we talking about Hydroplane” In Allen Iverson voice. Season of overreaction.

  31. NOSBOS Says:

    Jimmy H3ll yea I wanna come😁.

  32. NOSBOS Says:

    I think John Dorsey using available funds to gather as many known names as possible. Help reignite a loyal fanbase. Saw Dan Snyder do something similar years ago. S@:& didn’t work out to well. See Joe you might not put too much into the chemistry thing,but with the number egos in that locker room they better d$&@ sure develop some in a hurry.

  33. NOSBOS Says:

    If they become a playoff team next season,ol Bill will walk right into the Dawg pound and still give it to they @$$. Just like he did with Andy and Mahonez.

  34. BucsBall80 Says:

    35 mph is all it takes to hydroplane. Could be less. Depth of the water. And oil can rise to the surface. Usually intersections where cars wait on lights dripping oil. Hope his going to be ok. Big loss if hes not.

  35. NOSBOS Says:

    It’s hard to sell “us” when you have so many that are BIG on “me”.

  36. Jonathan Limpchimpi Says:

    JimmyJack Says:
    May 7th, 2019 at 9:41 pm
    Jonahnan are you crazy? If this dude breaks his neck then still wanna play football that’s a guy I want on my defense!!!

    It’s do these fu**ing kids some good to see this guy play though a broken neck like that. We need more attitude like that not less.

    First JJ…I am indeed crazy…but that’s not important. He has 15 million rea$ons to want to “play” or at least be on the opening day roster. I see an interesting situation starting to brew here.

  37. TraumaMurse Says:

    In other news…The earth is flat, dinosaurs weren’t real, the sun revolves around the earth and the moon landing was staged…did we cover any other wacko conspiracies???

    You can question many things about JPP, but not his heart…I saw him beat FSU at Doak by his-damn-self…saw him come out and be a monster with half a hand and in a club style cast…it’s FL, it rains, the roads get slick…you guys are up here pretending you guys drive with hands at 10&2, cell phones on airplane mode and 5mph below the speed limit at all times…gimme a break
    He’s human and he’s actually a good guy on and off the field
    The guy has never been in any drama other than as a firework accident and this car wreck…oh I think he threw Amukamara in a pool with his clothes on because he thought he was soft, which he is…
    Give me more JPPs on this squad ASAP please

  38. tmaxcon Says:


    Jpp is a proven dumbarse that has hurt two franchises because he doesn’t or can’t think… you a cousin or something

  39. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The problem on this will likely be timing…..can he play?….Yes, no….but what if it’s a maybe…..we’ve been through this before with Carl Nicks’ big toe……

    Let’s hope he can play….but if he can’t lets hope we know that soon.

  40. Darin Says:

    Doesnt quash it for me. Too bad the best player on the D isnt very smart. I can bet he never hydroplanes again. Mother Nature is still undefeated. First and last time i hydroplaned i was 16. Doesnt require high speed but requires too much speed. Thats why the speed limits are so low dummies. They cant change the signs every time it rains.

  41. Rashad Says:

    These conspiracy theorists on here…….

  42. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    NOSBOS a little cray cray!

  43. THETRUTH Says:

    Typical dumb bug fans immediately go to extreme and start blaming player for wrong doing and than saying what a bad guy he is

  44. Polkfan Says:

    Shaq Barrett dream of starting has come true , he better take this opportunity and run like Usain bolt.

  45. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Although it’s understandable, it’s called going too fast for conditions…..
    Even if it’s under the speed limit……one has to ask….it was fast enough to fracture a neck…..and were seat belts in use?…..we may never know.

  46. ElBajito43 Says:

    Might as well just put Ronnie Coleman at DE…. Fire Licht

  47. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    What a truly unfortunate thing to happen to Jason Pierre Paul.
    Wish him the best of health, and nothing but the best.

  48. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    With that said – this is not Club Med.

    Releasing Jason Pierre Paul & Gerald McCoy would free up some much-needed cap space.

    Possible Moves:
    – Trade for Leonard Williams
    – Trade for Whitney Mercilus

  49. FortMyersDave Says:

    Just because JPP was not cited by the cops at the scene or hospital does not mean that he is totally clear of legal issues. A lot of times the hospital will draw blood at the request of the police if they suspect anything and then it could take some time before results come back. If anything positive comes up that is when the police issue a citation or a warrant could be issued. If JPP was clean then he has nothing to worry about legally concerning traffic laws but dealing with the Buc brass over coin and specifically how his coin could be impacted by an injury caused by his own doing will not be so clear cut. Seems like it is just the Bucs cursed luck that he gets injured in a no football capacity after the BUcs draft a great kid at #5 but in doing so pass over a couple of marquee pass rushers who could have helped fill the void he’d create if he indeed has to have surgery……. Man if something bad can happen you can rest assured that it will happen to the Bucs…..

  50. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Potential Front 7
    DT Leonard Williams
    NT Vita Vea
    DE Carl Nassib

    RUSH Whitney Mercilus
    MLB Devin White
    WLB Lavonte David
    SAM Shaquile Barrett

    If we have to surrender next years 2nd & 4th round picks so be it.

  51. ElBajito43 Says:

    It’s a real shame…. Should’ve kept both 🖐 hands on the wheel

  52. SappAttack Says:

    Super glad we passed on Josh Allen right about now.

  53. Defense Rules Says:

    @Wesley … “I see the wacky conspiracy theorist’s are out.” LMAO Wesley, I was thinking exactly the same thing. JBF encourages it with some of its shall we say ‘speculation’ but I think it’s more a by-product of our current political climate. The mantra has become ‘Fake news abounds and everybody’s out to get everybody else’. Investigative reporting is often viewed suspiciously (i.e., Is the reporter trying to gather facts or prove his/her contention?).

    It sounds to me like there’s (potentially) good news buried in here. The good news is that JPP’s injury MAY not be so serious that it causes him to miss the season. And for those of you who are already counting the $$$ the Glazers would save by releasing JPP, you amaze me. JPP is ‘Mr. Productivity’ in my book … 12.5 sacks, 20 QB Hits, 16 TFLs, 2 PD, 58 Tackles and 933 defensive snaps. Let that sink in folks; JPP played in ALL 16 games and was on-the-field for 89.1% of ALL defensive snaps. Only Aaron Donald (90.4%) and JJ Watt (90.1%) had higher percentages of defensive snaps.

    JPP is Webster’s definition of a BEAST. Anyone who believes that some DE of even close to equivalent productivity is going to magically show up to replace him would probably enthusiastically follow Alice into the rabbit hole into Wonderland.

  54. Bucsfanman Says:

    Gotta side with LUV on this one. It’s unfortunate and I wish nothing but the best for him but if we’re without his services because of it, it’s time to cut ties. He will not be here long anyway.

    BTW, this notion of a conspiracy is ludicrous. That’s what trades and FA are for. It’s literally akin to saying Jameis “allegedly” groped an Uber driver because he was tired and didn’t want to play the first 4 games last year.
    This is football, OK?! It’s not a brain surgeon learning orthopedic medicine. Oh my! I have to rush the passer standing up?! Golly gee, I’ve never engaged an OL before! What?! I have to shoot a different gap?! Imagine the horror of having to learn a new defensive playbook!
    Give me a break! It’s not THAT complicated.
    Next man up!

  55. Kalind Says:

    Could have been as simple as standing water on a highway at night. Doesn’t mean he was speeding, or doing anything wrong.

    Stop looking for the hidden problem, or the conspiracy. What is the simplest answer??

  56. Stanglassman Says:

    One Gap is one gap we are playing one gap be it a 3-4 or lining up 4-3. People are still not getting this. They think we are going to play a two gap old school 3-4 that requires the 3 DL to engage with the 5 OL and frees up LBers to make plays. Ala Ravens early 2000s, we are playing more like the current Texans one gap 3-4. Have they ask their DL to take a backseat to the LBers?

  57. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    “If”…JPP were cut and his March bonus is voided…I wonder how much money JPP will have lost do to off field injuries between Giants and the Bucs..I hope he can play and does not need surgery

  58. 813bucboi Says:


    he broke his neck because he didnt want to play in a 34….lol….

    i think he couldve just requested a trade……

    GO BUCS!!!!

  59. wideleftandright Says:

    Unless he was on his way to workout ,it goes to show you nothing good happens after 2AM.We are snakebit !

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