Back-To-Back Shaq

August 17th, 2019

Playmaker

BY ZACHARY SEIFTER
Manbeast JoeBucsFan.com Intern

On Friday night, the Bucs got after the quarterback.

It happened without JPP. It happened without Vita Vea. It happened without Lavonte David.

In their 16-14 victory against the Miami Dolphins, the Bucs recorded five sacks, all coming from different players. Three of those came in the first half on Dolphins starting QB Josh Rosen.

You want to know who caused two of them?

Shaq Barrett.

The ex-Broncos linebacker was all over the place once he stepped onto the field in the second quarter. He was a game-wrecker, helping put Rosen in the dirt on back-to-back plays.

On the first of the two, Barrett flew around the edge to record his sole sack of the night. On the second, he got to Rosen first, forcing him to step up in the pocket — right into the sack-hungry hands Patrick O’Connor.

Barrett was very excited about not only making a play of his own, but helping a teammate get on the stat sheet.

“It felt good,” Barrett told JoeBucsFan.com in a 1-on-1 interview following the victory. “That’s a way that I can affect the game even if it’s not, like, me actually making the play. I can help the team out and just do anything to help the team out or make a play. or just do anything because I just want to leave an imprint on the game. So, if I go out there and force a sack for somebody else it’s good. For me it’s good, for them, it’s good for the team so I just want to win. So, anything to win.”

That selfless attitude is exactly what the Bucs need from their pass rushers in the absence of Jason Pierre-Paul. They need a collect effort to fill the giant JPP void.

Barrett is a man on the rise. If he continues to play with the speed and the attitude displayed Friday, he might find himself atop the Bucs depth chart.

So, you better watch your back Noah Spence.

30 Responses to “Back-To-Back Shaq”

  1. NOSBOS Says:

    The acquisition everybody been sleeping on. No one gave a [email protected]#$ when I kept saying 70% in run stop and pass rush the last 3 seasons. Hmmh, folks kinda understand better now. Shaq a animal.

  2. NOSBOS Says:

    But why stop there. Go get Clowney Jason Licht.

  3. NOSBOS Says:

    I wanna wreck the whole god🤬 league.

  4. Buc1987 Says:

    Preseason in Buc-ville.

    Sigh.

  5. StonedBuc Says:

    Barret looked like a man possesed, kenney looked fast and hungry as well. If we get vea, david and eventually jpp back this front 7 could put up some numbers.

    Although david could be a trade candidate, same with justin evans.

  6. Christopher Schiefen Says:

    All the OLBs save Nassib look quicker than JPP ever did last year, IMO.

  7. [email protected] Says:

    Another player who caught my eye was Demone Harris, I believe his name was.. he did have the plenty for roughing the passer but other then that he wasn’t in the back field a lot. He also got a sack.

  8. Rod Munch Says:

    I hope Barrett is good, they signed him to come in and start and last I saw he was behind Spence on the depth chart. Which isn’t a bad thing if Spence is just playing so well he’s put Barrett unexpected as a depth rusher – if the Bucs got that, then wow, what a bonus.

  9. Jason S. Mclaurin Says:

    I think our outside linebackers should be Barrett and Spence. That’s a lot speed and craft for any oline to deal with. Nassib probably won’t start much this season but he is good depth and value right now. He’s too good to cut but not to good to be traded though. I love our depth on defense right now in the 3-4.

  10. dmatt Says:

    Shaq Barrett wasn’t brought in to sit in the trophy case. Last night he demonstrated a split image of Von Miller. Shaq will run circles around Spence n Nassib. He’s hungry, aggressive, has a chip on his shoulder, n ready to get to work. Shaq will have double sacks this season. Suh, Shaq, JPP, Vea, DWhite, LDavid. This is a smash mouth defense. Let’s put the NFL n Vegas on alert, this defense is on the rise.

  11. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Nassib is listed for the left side, often reserved for bigger or heavier End/OLB. Barrett is on the right side below Noah. Until JPP comes back, both players seems correctly placed on the depth chart.

    With the rotation and the need to keep our guys fresh, there will be plenty of play time for all three players.

  12. adam from ny Says:

    this defense might be a bad fit for carl “the arabian knight” nassib

  13. adam from ny Says:

    jpp is looking at the game like :

    “where do i fit into this sheet anyway”

  14. Defense Rules Says:

    I definitely missed something last night I guess. Yes we got 5 sacks, but against a 2nd team Miami OLine that looked as poor as our 2nd team Oline did. Saw way too many plays where their QB had much too much time to pass. Rosen in particular missed a number of easy connections (inaccurate passes) & his receivers also dropped a number of easy completions. And Miami’s running game showed me relatively little.

    Barrett played well I thought, and personally feel he should be listed in front of Spence (who showed good energy but had little to show for it because he gets ridden out of the plays too easily). It’s obvious to me that the Bucs NEED the middle of our DLine to really put pressure on the QB. Vea & Suh together can do that, but I’m not seeing any of our other DTs getting that kind of push. That’s about the only way that our OLBs can be truly effective or that our defenders can blitz effectively. We NEED BOTH of the big guys in there as much as possible.

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

    Preseason games have turned into the worst 4 weeks on the NFL calendar….spare us please….something like an alcoholic on a desert island with nothing to drink but cases of washed up O’Douls

  16. Todd Says:

    Last night two things happened: 1) We all got to play footsie with Todd Bowles aggressive defense and, 2) Jimmy Goroppolo shart his pants watching the film.

    Downtown San Francisco now isn’t the only place in that city that smells like sh!t!

    We open 6-0, BIOTCHEZZZ!

  17. webster Says:

    Jason licht gets a new 5 year deal. Fyi…..this guarantees winston will be here next year

  18. Oneilbucs Says:

    Devin White haven’t shown me nothing in these preseason games !!!!!

  19. Bucsfanman Says:

    Shaq was brought in for depth but, if he plays like that consistently, he might end up starting.
    It was fun to see a pass-rush!

  20. NOSBOS Says:

    StonedBuc I haven’t been wanting to come out and say that but I don’t recall seeing LVD on sideline last night or last week. For a simple procedure I find it peculiar his absence from the sideline.

  21. Hodad Says:

    The Bucs need the cap money more then they need ol three finger, broken neck JPP. Bowles defense doesn’t rely on a traditional 4-3 D end, that’s what JPP is, not an OLB. Our sacks will come from everywhere this year. Take that cap savings, and find a decent back up O tackle.

  22. Mike Johnson Says:

    But can or will the Buc Defense thrive and survive in a Real Game when the season starts? Ohhh the glory…Of preseason.

  23. Oneilbucs Says:

    I wonder if we need 84 any more at tight end???? Cause number 88 is doing his thing!!!!

  24. AKickInTheBucNuts Says:

    Unlike previous seasons, these guys are playing like they might get cut if they slack-off.

    Nobody gift wrapping a job for them like before.

    How refreshing.

  25. Buccfan37 Says:

    Bowles nearly always has a smile on his face. Hope that’s indicative of he likes what he sees.

  26. Bucamania Says:

    Shaq will be a starter. He proved what he can do in Denver. Agree Demone Harris flashed last night too. Finally have some speed and nasty coming off the edge. Buchanon is all over the place wreaking havoc too. DBs are contesting every catch. Love what I’m seeing from this defense so far.

  27. Lostinpa Says:

    It’s a good start. Let’s hope we are still singing his praises in November.

  28. rrsrq Says:

    Can we get a look at how many plays each player is playing, I would normally say who cares because it is preseason, but it seems as if in your first 10 defensive snaps you don’t get a sack (Noah), you are a bust.

  29. TOM Says:

    I thought newcomer Battle looked steady. Where was Schnell?

  30. Conte Piscatelli Says:

    Schnell was busy fair catching returnable punts