Bruce Arians Says He’ll Help Make Sure Shaq Barrett Gets The Team Sacks Record

December 29th, 2019

Kudos to Bucco Bruce Arians for sharing his attitude toward helping Shaq Barrett secure the Bucs’ single-season sacks record today against the Falcons.

Not every head coach would be so candid.

Don’t expect to see Shaq Barrett drop much in coverage against Atlanta, Arians told Buccaneers Radio, and the Bucs will look to blitz Shaq more to help him get the record.

“You know, I want to see him get [the record]. He’s earned it,” Arians said.

Currently, Shaq sits at 16.5 sacks, tied with Warren Sapp for the team record in a season.

Sapp’s 2000 Bucs had 55 sacks that year, second-most in the NFL. Sapp was complemented by defensive end Marcus Jones (13 sacks) and Booger McFarland (6.5 sacks).

The current Bucs have 41 sacks through 15 games, 12th-best in the league.

11 Responses to “Bruce Arians Says He’ll Help Make Sure Shaq Barrett Gets The Team Sacks Record”

  1. BigHog Says:

    Let’s see you EARN IT! I don’t want to save d QB run a boot-leg and fall at your feet …EARN IT!! GRIND IT OUT!!

  2. BigHog Says:

    I don’t want to see said QB run a boot-leg and fall at your feet!!

  3. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:


    That was kinda gross watching Favre take that dive.

  4. Evo2706 Says:

    Yet hes in the hall of fame and Rice is not. I loathe that guy. Rice deserves to be in the hall.

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    BA could also keep Jameis from the 30-30 club by benching him after his first interception…..

  6. El Buco Realisto Says:

    Wish ole stale biscuit would put that effort into making the playoffs for the fans!!!!!!!!!!!!! But in Bucland the fans and players are told to celebrate individual goals!!!!!!!!!!!!! And then the sheep wonder why this team goes nowhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Merry New Year Sheep!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Individual goals add up. We have players on both sides of the line setting records. I believe this team, with no changes to the roster, would make the playoffs in 2020. Of course there will be changes. It’s simply a matter of if the additions offset the losses. Most of the key players will find a way to stay imo. With the exception of the trolls, we all can see the progress being made. These guys are confident that they can win. They know their jobs.

  8. Buc believer Says:

    Way to go Brucie! If you can’t play for something meaningful (playoffs) let’s play for personal stats! Way to keep the fans engaged and feeling good about the team. Bye Bye 2019 season…. ANOTHER waste!

  9. orlbucfan Says:

    Jerry Rice isn’t in the HOF? Is that for-real? LVD will have his ears pinned back today. SB should get his sacks.

  10. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Maybe Arians is gonna let him rush exclusively to set the Bucs record but it’s still up to Shaq to do it. Arians is just giving him more chances and I see no harm in it as long as Shaq’s agent doesn’t use it as major bargaining point in contract negotiations. That would be counter productive after Arians gives him more opportunities to reach his goal.

  11. Proudbucsfan Says:

    “Lmao” Orlbucfan I’m positive evo2706 was talking about Simeon Rice.