Arians: Pitch Count Tells Story

November 8th, 2019

Snap count goal.

While many of Joe’s readers will respond to this as “duh,” Joe found it enlightening.

Today, Bucco Bruce Arians was asked about Jason Pierre-Paul and how many snaps he will get. In his first game back from neck surgery two weeks ago, JPP got 42 snaps.

After his first game back, JPP griped that he should have gotten more work. Ask and you shall receive.

Last week JPP got 71 snaps and that seemed to take JPP off guard.

Now with outside linebackers Carl Nassib and Anthony Nelson ruled out for Sunday’s game, JPP’s snap count should be high again as that was the main reason JPP had over 70 snaps last week. Because Nassib and Nelson got hurt.

Asked if JPP can expect another 70-snap day, Arians is not looking forward it.

“I hope not,” Arians said. “I don’t really want to see any pass rusher out there 70 times. 50 is a pretty good number. We don’t need to be playing defense that many snaps.”

So, if JPP gets 70 snaps again, that means what? It means the defense can’t get off the field, which likely means the Cardinals are scoring a lot of points with sustained drives.

The way this secondary can’t stop anyone, JPP better brace himself.

13 Responses to “Arians: Pitch Count Tells Story”

  1. Dewey Selmon Says:

    As quick as the defense gives up points he shouldn’t be out there to long.

  2. Adrnagy Says:

    No depth. 3-4 defense sucks.

  3. Jonathan Limpchimpi Says:

    Murray will run wild, complete 70% of his passes and look like a version of Russel Wilson. No defense makes new/inexperienced QBs look great like the Buc pass defense the past decade +.

    Case Keenum
    Austin Davis
    Mitch Trubisky
    Kyle Allen
    Teddy Bridewater
    Daniel Jones
    Etc etc

  4. Troy Says:

    Sleepy defense. It’s like this team is getting paid to lose. It’s the only thing I can think of. Sorry. Different coaches and this D looks identical to last year. Teams b1tch slap us and do whatever they want whenever they want however they want. Do you think the NFL pays the Glazers to take a dive every season?

  5. Jean Lafitte Says:

    If he’s gonna limit his playing time then I would rather Arians use him in the second half the most. Use him when you need him the most late 3rd and all the 4th quarter.

  6. Jean Lafitte Says:

    or our offense can’t control the clock with way too many 3 and outs or worse yet, boatloads of turnovers from yours truly. ATM

  7. Troy Says:

    All by design Jean. All by design. Maybe I can say that without being deleted.

  8. Defense Rules Says:

    Bucs’ opponents have logged 529 plays against the Bucs in 8 games … 66 plays per game average. That puts the Bucs tied for #12 in least plays against the defense after 8 games (tied with the Bengals of all teams). Although we rank #30 right now in terms of POINTS ALLOWED, we’re actually doing quite decent in a number of areas:

    o Total Yardage Allowed: #17 with 2973 yds allowed (372 YPG allowed average). The worst in the league? Arizona Cardinals giving up 3668 Total Yards through 9 games (408 YPG allowed average).
    o Yards per Play Allowed: #15 with 5.6 YPP Allowed. Cardinals rank #29 allowed 6.1 YPP average through 9 games.
    o First Downs Allowed: #21 with 179 first downs allowed. Titans are all the way up at #14 with 174 first downs allowed (only 5 less than us). In last place? Yup, the Arizona Cardinals allowing 213 first downs through 9 games.

    Couple other interesting things: Cardinals are #31 in passing yardage allowed, have only 2 INTs on the season, and have allowed 24 TDs passing (we’ve allowed 19 in 1 less game). They’re #26 in terms of rushing defense, allowing 1142 total rushing yards (127 YPG), 50 YPG MORE than our defense.

    IF Good Jameis shows up, he SHOULD be able to light em up. And IF our OC pays attention, he SHOULD be able to help Jameis out by calling a decent running game. But still, Cards are 3-5-1 vs our 2-6 so I sure do HOPE that our guys don’t get OVERCONFIDENT. (I’m still wondering how any 2-6 team can be overconfident about ANYTHING).

  9. unbelievable Says:

    This is a game we should win. In fact we should absolutely crush them.

    Unfortunately we always seem to play down to crappy opponents (even Marpet admitted this) and have a tendency to make rookies and backups look like all-pros, so….

  10. Allbuccedup Says:

    Same ole story same ole song and dance.

  11. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I’m not too worried about overconfidence D.R. although it’s certainly a point to consider after Marpet’s radio confession.

    IMO it doesn’t fit the Bucs MO. Here is where the Bucs will lay a horrid egg with a total overconfident lack of preparation if past history is any indication.

    We beat AZ because the Bucs know how big this game is for BA and the Cardinals are beatable.

    Next week we UPSET one of the top three teams in the league and beat Brees and the Saints.

    Then comes classic Buc ball. We find our stride…get a little of that bad taste out of our mouth and should be fired up for the final six games….ohhh but then we go to Atlanta and get blasted by three TD’s. It’s all like a bad nightmare before it even happens.

  12. Clw JB Says:

    Taking my baby girl to the game this week, mainly to drink and have fun…have zero expectation we are going to win

    it’s back to being the party Buc’s life…see you next year!!!!

  13. TOM Says:

    Clw JB: Don’t forget your paper bag.