Jason Pierre-Paul Returns To Practice; Arians Raves

October 22nd, 2019

He’s back!

And he’s very ready, says Bucco Bruce Arians.

Jason Pierre-Paul had a neck fracture in early May and now he’s on the field. Yes, it’s true.

In fact, he was on the field in pads during a controlled practice last week against practice squad offensive linemen.

Arians raved about the Bucs’ 2019, 12 1/2-sack man today, insisting JPP is rusty but ready.

“He looked good. He looks fine,” Arians said, noting JPP was not limited in what was a feisty walk-through this morning at One Buc Palace.

Arians added that a big test for JPP will be tomorrow’s full practice in pads and how he recovers from it.

55 Responses to “Jason Pierre-Paul Returns To Practice; Arians Raves”

  1. 74 Bucs fan Says:

    Lord knows we need his help!

  2. jmarkbuc Says:

    BA says he looks “Fantastic”

  3. tmaxcon Says:

    all the young guys are excited…. drivers ed Tuesdays and Firework Fridays are BACK!!!!!!

  4. james west Says:

    he’s his worst enemy, i hope he don;t get some kind of permanent setback, or a injury like christopher reeves did trying to come back to football

  5. BucAllNight Says:

    This is the shot in the arm we need…

    Double Shaq at your own peril now.

    Go Bucs!!

    Still on the Drive to 11-5

  6. james losinger Says:

    Happy for JPP. I was one of those who thought he wouldn’t be back this year. Please don’t rush him back in the game.

  7. Colonel Angus Says:

    Now if we could pull a trade for a CB

  8. Jmon300@gmail.com Says:

    This is amazing 😉 GL JPP he might be the missing piece to the puzzle 🧩

  9. DayOnePaul Says:

    Maybe I missed something. And forgive me if I did. But can anybody tell me why Mike Edwards was benched for virtually the entirety of the game in London, and Andrew Adams, a guy who was walking the street two weeks ago, played the entire game ahead of him? What the hell did Edwards do?

  10. RawDog Says:

    Jmon, this team has a piece or two, but the majority of the puzzle is missing

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

    Great!! Get the ball back in Jameis’s hands quicker…. Oh wait….

  12. Nick2 Says:

    JPP is a monster and we missed him soooooo badly. Its no coincidence the Patriots have the best defense and are leading the league in sacks. Shaq and JPP along with Suh and Veah will be a formidable line. I cant wait for the Saints rematch!!!!!!!

  13. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    ha ha ha ha

    Welcome back JPP to the house that is burning down right infront of you!

    Poor JPP……………he deserves better than this dumpster of team led by the Turnover Machine Jaboo………

  14. admin Says:


    Edwards is a good tackler. Thus far he’s not a great cover guy.

  15. D-Rome Says:

    It seems everyone has forgotten one of the reasons why the Giants traded him is because they were switching to a base 3-4 defense. The Bucs run a 3-4 base now. He always has, and always will be, a classic 4-3 defensive end. He doesn’t have the speed to cover the flat as a 3-4 outside linebacker and with his size he’s not best suited as a 3-4 defensive end. Will he help? Sure, I guess but if you guys are expecting him to play DE the same way he did last year I think you guys may be disappointed. Schemes matter.

  16. NPRSageBoy Says:

    BA raved about JayMiss, too

  17. Son of Kobe Faker Says:

    “Have you sheep not learned yet the ways of BA?

    What comes out of BAs mouth isnt actually so

    More and more BA looks like a salesman

    Homie Faker dont play that”

    Son of Kobe Faker

  18. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Well, BucsAnthem, JPP was sought in the acquisition by Licht for a reason. If his career is back on track here he should be one more piece of the puzzle of how to turn this franchise around.

    He brings a winning attitude and a great work ethic example along with his consistently demonstrated high level of play.

    In BA I trust.

  19. JimmyJack Says:

    Don’t look now but this defense might just start coming together real nice.

    This defensive front might really shock us if these guys all start clicking. JPP is going to demand attention from DCs….Just like Suh and Vea do. And they can’t sleep on Shaq Barrett now either. And we got Nassib to help keep our legs frash!! Look Out.

    We might really get to see these blitzes get home now too.

    These guys might get just play ticked off being ranked last against the pass.

    I want a turnaround game from this defense. Nothing less.

  20. Bucsfanman Says:

    Yay! Some positive news for a change! Hopefully, he can contribute right away. Welcome back JPP!

  21. Pewter power Says:

    Some of the worst fans on the planet reside right here on this website…save the ignorant comments for another post. Welcome back JPP hope you can finish the year strong, shaq needs you desperately, dont think that we will help our secondary

  22. AllhailJPP Says:


  23. Buc1987 Says:

    Bring on the pass rush.

  24. Petty Officer Buc Says:

    Can’t believe they rushed him back as early as October.

  25. alaskabuc Says:

    Are we really to believe any of BA’s assessments at this point? This isn’t a rebuild, it’s a reload (not really looking that way), the secondary is totally fixed (umm if this is fixed, what the F does broken look like?), Scotty Miller is a NFL receiver (no comment necessary).

  26. Mike Johnson Says:

    I’m hearing yas there D-Rome. My sentiments exactly. I might also add we need to be cautiously optimistic about JPP’s return. Teams know he’s had a severe neck injury. This ain’t tidly winks. The opposing linemen will have..no mercy on him or his injury site. Mater of fact, They will attack it.

  27. Josh Brown Says:

    The Chiefs released wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas. Speedy guy with big play and return experience! GO GET HIM BUCS!

  28. Defense Rules Says:

    DayOnePaul … Don’t think that Edwards was benched for the London game. If memory serves, he’d had a hamstring issue earlier; likely was acting up again. He’s been playing quite well for a rookie.

    D-Rome … Nailed it on JPP. Still, he’s a Pro, and will find a way to contribute. And especially since he now has no contract with anyone for next year. His value going forward will depend on his production in this next half-season.

  29. Allbuccedup Says:

    BA said also the secondary was fixed, its easy to flip a team now than it was years ago, BA or BS we are slowly finding out.

  30. Buccernutter Says:

    Just wanted to note I said he would be back to practice by Halloween and on the field by then or early November.

    Tmax and realist proceeded to talk ****. I told you, they don’t know ****.

    Carry on…

  31. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    “JPP was not limited in what was a feisty walk-through…”

    WHOO-HOOOOO!! Doktor Barack told you all he’d be good!

    Adding him to last year’s talent didn’t make much of an overall difference. Adding him to our current defensive line (or front 7) will be awesome. I predict a 20-30% increase in quarterback pressures over the next couple of weeks.

  32. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    james west Says:
    “I hope he don;t get some kind of… injury like christopher reeves did trying to come back to football”

    That’s silly. Christopher Reeves wasn’t trying to play football. XD

  33. tmaxcon Says:

    Defense Rules

    if jpp was truly a pro his dumbarse would not have missed the first part of the season from a bad choice…. you can’t have it both ways with the character crap… same rules apply for all! what the fool did was no different than being suspended… he was not available for his team.

  34. 813bucboi Says:

    JPP will improve the secondary….lol….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  35. tmaxcon Says:


    nothing can improve vh3bust

  36. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    He called out McIcecream last year, so I expect he’ll help on the leadership front, also. Keep these youngun’s minds right.

    I’m stoked! The bye messes my whole mood up for days. I think I’m fixed now.

  37. Nick2 Says:

    D Rome hes not taking Shaq Barrets place hes taking Carl Nassibs place. I have seen Nassib in coverage once and that was last year. To say he wont be better than Nassib I will say you might be the one disappointed he will be trust me.

  38. fernando diaz Says:

    Nassib comes of the filed or moves inside in passing downs.

  39. Delawest Says:

    JPP – Nassib – Vea – Suh – Shaq

    There it is.

  40. Mike in MO Says:

    Am I missing something here? Doesn’t everyone coming back from injury look good in a walk-through session? Why is that news? Tell me how he looks the second-day back from practice in full pads.

    I’m with Son of Kobe Faker – BA is sounding more and more like a salesman than a coach. Trust, but verify.

  41. D-Rome Says:

    Nick2, I know he’d be taking Nassib’s place and I never said he isn’t better than Nassib. Where did I say that? My point still stands that schemes matter. He’s a liability in pass coverage. I’ll be interested to see what his snap count usage will be like by the end of the year. Last year he played on 89% of the snaps. I can’t imagine he’ll play 89% of the snaps over the next 10 games in a new system even with his health at 100%. If he gets six sacks this year in 10 games that would be remarkable.

  42. adam from ny Says:

    jpp is the man…

    he exposed mccoy just by being in the same room as him…

    everyone should say a quick prayer for his health when he gets back in the trenches

  43. Nick2 Says:

    I guess what I am saying is our pass rush since teams have started double teaming Shaq is pretty pathetic. Our coverage is worse. JPP’s return if healthy can only help both not hurt because that should at the very least free up Shaq again. . The more we get to the quarterback the less time the secondary has to cover and lets face it they need all the help they can get. I trust BA and Todd Bowles will not put JPP in harms way if he isnt 100%.

  44. Anonymous Says:

    And according to Arians, he’s “totally fixed” right? Right.

  45. Tbbucs3 Says:

    But is he 100%…..if so that’s fantastic.

  46. OBP Says:

    Has he been activated yet onto the main roster or no?

  47. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Even if he is supposedly more suited to a 4-3 scheme he has shown me the kind of versatility to play in the 3-4 as well.

    What little “film” I have seen of Bowles’ defense gives me much to be encouraged by. Early on Bowles disavowed being tied to traditional concepts or being limited to either scheme. He does all kind of unusual things with his personnel.

    Just yesterday I saw one play where Suh and Vea were actually lined up as outside linebackers. Unfortunately, TV broadcasts give you views that don’t allow you to see the complete picture on a given play.

    I am sure TB will find creative and effective ways of using JPP. There is good reason for BA to be happy to have him back.

  48. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    The question for me is when will he be in “football shape” and ready to go at 100%. I hope he is ready by the Seattle game.

  49. Doug Says:

    Bruce arians also said our cornerback situation was fixed. Vernon Hargreaves isn’t a starting corner in this league.

  50. BucEmUp Says:

    Now move VHIII to slot, play Davis and Dean on the outside PRESSING AND JAMMING NOT BACK FRIEKING PEDDLING and SEND THE DOGS EVERY PLAY DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Then someone make sure and lock Leftwich in the locker room bound up with old jock straps. Then Arians will have no choice but to call plays and this team will string together some wins.

  51. Sharthappens Says:

    Arians presser was very disappointing. He looked check out. Actually, he looked like he just got back from a week long bender in the middle Keys.

  52. Bojim Says:

    tmaxcon Says:
    October 22nd, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Defense Rules

    if jpp was truly a pro his dumbarse would not have missed the first part of the season from a bad choice…


    So he should stay out of cars? Yep, you’re a dumbazz.

  53. Bojim Says:

    Coach sounds pretty cautious. Real cautious.

  54. teacherman777 Says:

    JPP is a G-O-D!

    A Voodoo Man like Jimi Hendrix!

    Go Bucs!!!

  55. MadMax Says:

    save him for the 2nd half if youre going to play him…..maybe 1 or 2 critical plays in the first. That way the other teams guys are hopefully tired enough to not go full force with him.