New World Order For Shaq

October 27th, 2019

Admits he’s targeted.

The NFL sacks leader has gone from Shaq Attack in the first four games of the season to Shaqless in the last two.

Bucs outside linebacker Shaq Barrett set the NFL on fire with nine sacks in the first four games of the season. Since, he has put up two goose eggs.

Teams were going to start figuring out ways to take him out of the game. And Barrett this week admitted he’s had the kitchen sink thrown at him  in Bucs losses to New Orleans and Carolina.

“Chips, slide protection, tight ends, they have been game-planning for me,” Barrett said of what teams often are doing to him on each and every play.

The fact New Orleans and Carolina went after Barrett like they did demonstrates that opponents simply do not fear anyone else on the Bucs to get sacks if Barrett is taken out.

“At times, it is overkill,” Barrett said of how he’s being bird-dogged.

This is why it is so very important for Jason Pierre-Paul, who was activated yesterday, to contribute. If he is anything like his past self and can get loose, what are teams going to do? They can’t both double- and triple-team both Barrett and JPP.

Can they?

Then again, we are talking about the Bucs pass rush. This subject really gets Joe depressed.

28 Responses to “New World Order For Shaq”

  1. Pete I Says:

    Every very good pash rusher gets targeted, what seperates the great from the good is the ability to overcome those blocks consistently.

    You can’t do what he did the first weeks and not be dealt with by the offensive coordinators.

    It remains to be seen what impact JPP will have.

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    Anyone remember the good old days when Ronde used to blitz so effectively from all over the place? Gee that was fun. Like in 2000 when Ronde had 5.5 sacks to go with his 2 INTs & 13 PDs? Actually I prefer his 2001 performance, when he had just 1 sack to go with his 10 INTs & 24 PDs. Aahh yes, the good old days.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I think we will see a good game from Nassib today…..I also think it’s time to blitz Devin White…..

  4. 941bucsfan Says:

    Tannehill is about to have a career day

  5. We are bad Says:

    A little off topic, it’s sad nowadays how you can’t really play defender the way they used to. I watched bucs vs saints from 2013, and that defense could’ve been one of the best with Barron and Goldson demolishing people in the first couple of weeks. But the penalties started coming and costs us games, which could have had the same results back during the glory days of the defense from 1997-2002. Unfortunately, you can only play defense a certain way nowadays.

  6. Hodad Says:

    The problem is no one has stepped up while Shaqs getting triple teamed. Where’s Suh, Vea, Nassib, Ghoston? Are we asking to much of one of our D tackles getting a sack? Hope JPP helps, but our guys are just not getting the job done. The house that Licht built.

  7. Buc believer Says:

    I have a feeling that the Bucs will have a very good day today in Nashville enough so to have the nay sayers take a week off and the fans that are super positive to have the week all by themselves. Then next week the Bucs return to being the Bucs after making NO moves at the trade deadline.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    I hope Tannehill does have a career day along with Corey Davis. I picked them both up in FF. BUT an I mean this seriously I really do hope they both have a career day but still lose the game. Haha one can wish right

  9. JimBuc2 Says:

    I’m so excited about this game that I’ll be working in the yard instead of watching. What a loser franchise. So long I’ve had my enthusiasm crushed by years of futility, just frustration piled on top of still more frustration. The saying is true; familiarity does indeed breed contempt. Win, or lose, I just don’t care anymore. I’ve been a fan since the franchise was awarded four decades ago. From ‘In the bay with John Mckay!’ to the recent International Embarrassment; orange creamsicies to digital clocks. I’m over it. This outfit is content to collect TV money and reward mediocrity. I never thought I’d write something like this, but here it is. I’m done.

  10. Ndog Says:

    Jim any fan that doesn’t actually watch the games is the REAL loser and is not a fan.

  11. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    If you’re a backup QB in the NFL…….you’ll have a career day against the Bucs…………….now how pathetic is that stat for you!!!!!!

  12. orlbucfan Says:

    Bowles needs to get more imaginative with the LBs and DBs and let them loose. It’s his first year coaching this crew, too.

  13. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    @ JimBuc2

    I don’t blame you……..This Franchise is losing 100s if not 1000s of fans every single week…….

    13 Years of losing and no postseason play with do that to a fanbase.

    People thought with the drafting of Jameis Winston and the Hire of Lovie Smith that this was a Franchise turn around.

    They envisoned the days of the return of that vaunted Tampa Bay Defense except with a Franchise QB

    but it has been nothing but the complete opposite………….they just keep on losing and keep on getting worse.

  14. tmaxcon Says:

    Defense Rules

    How many playoff wins in 2000????? What you call the good old days were nothing more than the failed dungy the clown era which wasted 6 years of sapps career…. bucs never stood a chance with the one dimensional dungy the clown running the show…

    1 ring 5 playoff wins in a decade isn’t not glory years its the underachieving years ….

  15. tmaxcon Says:

    The vaunted defense of the failed dungy the clown regime won 2 playoff games in 6 years… that’s pathetic not legendary and the dumb one 55 and barber never won a damn thing without sapps coattails to ride…. it’s truly adorable low standard bucfan living in a failed past clinging to failure and calling 500 football with no hope in post season glory years… so laughable and such a complete misrepresentation of history

  16. tmaxcon Says:

    D r

    Instead of calling it glory it exactly what it was 500 football with no chance for postseason sucess but the only stretch in bucs history they were not embarrassing. They were never great just not embarrassing. One year wonders who got lucky nothing more

  17. Nate Says:


    That is a stupid comment. That is all.

  18. Brandon Says:

    And our stupid Buc brethren were commenting constantly a few weeks ago screaming to throw a ton of money at Barrett… like he’s the 2nd coming of LT. Sorry, folks. He’s pretty good but not good enough to be treated like other quality pass rushers and still thrive.

  19. Pete I Says:

    Everything NDOG says is stupid and wrong.

  20. bucnole Says:

    Its seems like a lot of Das are able to scheme their players open – for instance have Shag line up and then move him pre snap away from the protection. . . BTW this actually is something many OC do on offense. (scheme players open). I haven’t seen much of that this year or in previous years for that matter. Something is very wrong with this organization and I have lost a lot of confidence in BA/BL/TB at this point. The hype just doesn’t seem to live up to the billing yet. very frustrating for sure

  21. Go Bucs 72 Says:

    JPP’s reworked contract is basically all performance based incentives and he’s got to prove he can play to get a new contact next season. I promise you, that cat is going to make all his money. His intensity and focus are second to none. It may not happen today but JPP will ball out this season.

  22. Buccfan37 Says:

    Yeah tmax all that trash yet we keep watching like clockwork. What a fan does.

  23. tmaxcon Says:

    Being a bucfan is painful but it’s no excuse to rewrite history daily…

  24. MadMax Says:

    So if we lose today, and once again Shaq doesnt get much pressure or a sack, do we trade him? He’s gonna cost a lot to keep! Id love to keep him but at what price?

  25. tmaxcon Says:


    What makes you think shaq would want to stay in Tampa the least desirable city and team to play for in entire nfl…Tampa makes Cleveland look like a utopia as long as glazers own the team…. remember he has options next year i highly doubt the most embarrassing sports franchise in history is on his short list for next season

  26. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Agree about blitzing Devin White.

    In fact I’m hoping this is a breakout game for him. Perhaps the game will finally slow down a bit for him and he can unleash his obvious physical talent.

  27. Defense Rules Says:

    tmaxcon … “1 ring 5 playoff wins in a decade isn’t not glory years its the underachieving years”.

    Once Tony Dungy laid the foundation in 1996 (6-10 record but ended the season 5 wins in the last 7 games), the Bucs went on to a 48-32 record in the next 5 years, making the playoffs in 4 of those 5 years.

    Let’s see tmax, in the 5 years from from 2009-2013 we had 2 HCs and a combined record of 28-52. Then in the next five years from 2014-2018 we had 2 more HCs with a combined record of 27-53. Those FOUR HCs had a combined total of ZERO playoff appearances over 10 years.

    Do you REALLY want to talk about which periods were ‘underachieving’?

  28. Defense Rules Says:

    tmaxcon … I get that you hate Dungy. I also get that you apparently hate Brooks & Barber.

    What I DON’T GET is why you even follow the Bucs? If you really hate them as much as you write that you do, why not find something else in life to focus on that you DON’T HATE? Life’s much too short for that crappola.