“Ain’t No Joke,” Says JPP

August 6th, 2019

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Is it fair to wonder why Jason Pierre-Paul isn’t at One Buc Palace getting driven around in a golf cart and learning the new Tampa Bay defense?

That’s a good question.

Some fans and media (not Joe) really think JPP will be back on the football field for the Bucs by October, and that he’ll be effective.

If that’s the goal, if that’s the hope, then where is he?

JPP took to his Instagram account this week and talked about how it’s been three consecutive months that he’s had his neck brace on. That “ain’t no joke,” JPP said. His voice implied it’s been a tough road. Joe can only imagine the challenge of a broken neck.

Regardless, JPP is seen poolside and he’s been seen doing other things on social media since his car accident. Joe is no doctor, but Joe’s going to take a wild guess and say JPP is healthy enough to rehab in Tampa and be a part-time presence at One Buc Palace.

With Vita Vea leaving practice with an unknown injury today, and fresh news that Alex Cappa is dominating Bucs defensive linemen, Joe is thinking more about the D-line in general.

Joe has heard about how hands-on JPP was a team leader to his defensive line mates last season. So JPP sure seems like a guy who would be there if he could be. Either he doesn’t feel like being at One Buc Palace, or he just can’t do it realistically.

Neither option is a good one with opening day a month away.

24 Responses to ““Ain’t No Joke,” Says JPP”

  1. tmaxcon Says:

    No one funds more retirements without seeing a damn thing in return than bucs minor league franchise

  2. Dapostman Says:

    In my best Colonel Sanders Waterboy voice,

    “Let’s hear what Maga has to say.”

  3. Magadude Says:

    I don’t think the Bucs have but one really cool looking golf cart and it’s being ridden around in by Philanthropy Coach “Wheels” Arians. JPP would probably have little shot at borrowing it for the three or four times Arians gets off his azz during practice. Sorry (actually I’m not), but the Bucs better win early and often, for if nothing else, folks will wonder out loud if Arians is really serious about his job (here comes the Bobby Bowden lines). Sure, if they do great…who would care?

  4. Magadude Says:

    JPP was a shoe-in for team captain and another year at leading this D in more ways than one. It’s a real gut punch he’s not out there. My prediction is in his absence, one of the captains will be Nassib. Yup.

  5. tmaxcon Says:


    Drivers ed teacher and fireworks expert leading young men and you wonder why this franchise has no hope…

  6. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    Steelers Ryan Shazier couldn’t walk and he was around the team as a inspiration yet no sign of JPP…

  7. hamilton Says:

    joe ,you should be a shame of your self.

  8. Dreghost Says:

    As much as i love JPP we need to cut him now wash our hands take that 7.5 million and go get us some help! No need of a trash team holding onto to players that can’t help us win NOW! GO BUCS

  9. Youngbucs Says:

    I sure hope VV50 just had a cramp or something minor we’re in deep Doo Doo with out him. On the flip side Cappa looking up is a positive thing for sure. But damn it the law of averages with injuries and this team is looking very disperportionate the last few years when do we get a break?

  10. The Buc Realist Says:

    Worst of all, is that JPP has had to skip Taco Tuesdays since the crash, for fear of Taco Neck Syndrome!!!!!! Some cannot imagine the anguish this man must be feeling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of well next man up!!!! And as the sheep said last year, it should not matter with ” great coaching”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2019 will reveal answers to the sheep, that the “real” fans already know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. westernbuc Says:

    Don’t worry guys our GM has been stockpiling defensive lineament

  12. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “joe ,you should be a shame of your self.”


    Please let this be real and the way he actually thinks it’s spelled.

  13. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Dreghost Says
    “As much as i love JPP we need to cut him now wash our hands take that 7.5 million and go get us some help!”

    OMG. I do not know how many times this needs to be said, but JPPs $7.5m will not count against the cap, so the Bucs will not have to cut him to sign someone.

  14. Wright Says:

    No way JPP sees the field in a Bucs uniform again. The writing is on the wall for him and he knows it. Bucs are cutting bait with him after camp is over and they’ll use the other half of his salary to sign a position of need (whether it be OL, or perhaps a DL) camp/cap casualty. I originally thought they could part ways with Gholston as well to make even more space, but this is looking less likely depending what happens with Vea.

  15. Ship Thief Says:

    Hawaiian, it is real and it is fantastic.

  16. Doctor Stroud Says:

    I agree with Bill Parcells who didn’t want to see injured players around the locker room. It’s demoralizing and does nothing to help the team win. “Soft Camp” Koetter coddled injured players who should have been kept away from the facility! Doctor’s orders!

  17. Pittsshore Says:

    Did you not mean hand-on as in one. He and his agent set this up. Play one year on a mediocre team and then collect checks the following year. Then make a feeble attempt to come back the following year and pick up another year of checks. He is way past his prime when we picked him up. Cut him.

  18. geno711 Says:

    So JPP is continuing to control showing himself in the Aspen neck brace. It is not a neck brace that you wear all the time. So why is he showing himself in the neck brace. The guy is good. He does not need training camp.

    Being on the NFI designation, he has no need to show up for training camp. I disagree with all the people that suggest that he will be ineffective and not play this year. We shall see in the end.

    Myth 1: The bone will not heal unless JPP keeps his neck totally still and that is why he has to wear a cervical brace.
    For most patients, the bone will heal through time. Bones grow, heal and repair themselves normally all throughout our lives, in a complex process called osteogenesis. The cervical neck brace does not assist the bones in healing. I.e. the bone is already healed on JPP.

    Myth 2: JPP is wearing his brace 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    He has to take the brace off many times a day. As time has continued, he certainly is not wearing the brace very often or for long.

    Myth 3: JPP has not started to rehab. His rehab on his neck probably started at least 1 month ago if not sooner.

    Myth 4: JPP will play less games this year than Justin Evans.

  19. WestChap Says:

    Didn’t see what happened to Vea for him to miss 11-11 sessions but watched 30 minutes of D-line drills to start the day. Very, very comforting to see Suh and Vea paired up in drills and exhibiting strong rapport. These 2 are just unreal in person… I think Vea’s calf muscle is bigger than my thigh! Both have effortless power. Most disappointing… the Beckner kid was just blah… almost looked to be going through the motions… definitely green and looking much more like camp meat than a late round find.

  20. rhenry Says:

    Who cares? We have to play the guys available. It is what it is.

  21. James Walker Says:

    This is a ruse, JPP will be back at 100% opening day, Mark my word.,

  22. Anonymous Says:

    Ship Thief Says:
    August 6th, 2019 at 8:33 pm
    Hawaiian, it is real and it is fantastic.
    You guys really crack me up sometimes lol.

  23. Lunchbox Says:

    Ship Thief Says:
    August 6th, 2019 at 8:33 pm
    Hawaiian, it is real and it is fantastic.
    You guys really crack me up sometimes lol.

  24. #1bucsfan Says:

    @pitt way past his prime. Sorry thats inaccurate bud his best years are behind him but he still is a double digit sack guy which every team needs especially our team an from my understanding he won’t get any money unless he plays so no sense in cutting him unless there is a better option