Shaq Barrett’s Game-Saving Play

December 8th, 2019

What a work of art, a true piece of football beauty.

Shaq Barrett’s heroics at the close of halftime likely won the game for the Bucs after Lavonte David was juked out of his cleats by Colts QB Jacoby Brissett.

Just look at the photo above. That’s linebacker Barrett drilling Brissett at the 1 yard line preventing him from stretching into the end zone, which forced a Colts field goal on the next play instead of a touchdown to end the half.

That’s a key four-point swing and the Bucs won by three.

What made this play special was Barrett was lined up on the left edge, the opposite side of the play. He weaved through heavy traffic relentlessly to get back to Brissett and hit him enough to prevent him from stretching for the score.

It’s the kind of play that will rack up even more cash this offseason when Barrett becomes a free agent.

Special stuff, the kind of play that gets forgotten too easily.

Congrats to Barrett on his half-sack today, which jacked his season sacks total up to 15. Warren Sapp’s Bucs season record of 16.5 is just a couple of plays away.

22 Responses to “Shaq Barrett’s Game-Saving Play”

  1. stvcl Says:

    Can’t we just pay the man? Novel thought…pay the producers let go of the losers.

  2. Zzbuc Says:

    This guy will get payed!
    The bus question mark will be on JPP on JW on Nassib on Suh and Nassib, and if they gonna do something with Godwins contract next year as they should .
    Einstein Licht will have to make some dicisions!!! Or maybe Arians will because nobody knows who the GM is really

  3. JonJohn Says:

    He’s a better version of Bennett. We have to pay him

  4. SB Says:

    They were all over Shaq today. He Never gave up though. Dude is all Tude and Heart!

  5. Buccaneerscotty Says:

    I thought White saved the day popping that ball out!

  6. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Barrett is the guy you gotta franchise, not Jay Miss!

  7. JimmyJack Says:

    Scotty yes he did. And Suh setup that play the play before by destroying a running lane ……Davis(I think) cleaned up that play with a great tackle.

    Then JPP made the game sealing play & as Joe noted Shaq came through with some big plays today too.

    Few other key players on defense today. Point is that it was a great team effort today. Especially on defense!!

  8. orlbucfan Says:

    Those are some hideous uniforms!! What are they supposed to be, red pjs?? This defense is slowly coming together. The last 3 games will be fun, Cardiac Bucs and all!

  9. Pugs&Bucs Says:

    Re-sign JW to a 4 year deal w/ no guaranteed money after 2020. Franchise Barrett.

  10. gambelero Says:

    Joe’s not a math major I guess. Won by 3…

  11. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Pay Barrett what he is worth and you won’t have to franchise him. He wants to play here!

    Now, Jameis, The Enigma, is a complete other story.

  12. bojim Says:

    We really really have to keep him. Really

  13. rrsrq Says:

    I thought the refs saved that play by not calling a penalty when Jacoby clearly called a time out (back to back timeouts is a penalty)

  14. 813bucboi Says:

    Gotta pay him….


  15. Howard Cosell Says:

    Obviously a heady football player…and he WANTS to be in Tampa…..only the glasers could screw this up…..and believe Howard they have input on every big ticket contract…..just look at the teams behavior and trends over the last decade and you can see their negative influence at work

  16. David Smith Says:

    We won by 4? Didn’t know the score was 39-35. Hmmm what game were you watching Joe? rrrq I thought the same thing wondering where the flag was too.

  17. MadMax Says:

    Dont get me wrong….that was big…but the HUGE play came from LB SAVIOR of our DEFENSE, Mr. Devin White when he poked that ball out for the turnover near the end….

    Come on Joes, dont do us like that man!

  18. MadMax Says:

    And Yes, SACK Barrett is gonna get paid to remain here….just hope he’s a little friendly with it.

  19. SOEbuc Says:

    You’re not giving Devin his due credit for game saving plays by LB Joe. Shaq gonna get paid by the Bucs. Drop Suh and JPP, keep Nassib and get a nasty 3-4 DT/DE in the first round. Pay a safety and a RT while stacking the trenches in rounds one through four.

  20. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Meanwhile over in Atlanta, wannabe ring of honor Inductee GMC, doesn’t even make the stat sheet. Just for unloading this loaf Licht should keep his job…..for now

  21. BucAllNight Says:

    Devin White is WAY BETTER than Josh Allen.

    White made the GAME SAVING play.

    You are wrong AGAIN Joe and its getting sad.

  22. miken Says:

    The D is Trash… is what I hear a lot. Shaq saves the day and the D holds up well when we turn it over 4 times. VH3 wins the carolina game for us and The D holds the Jags to 11 points and wins the jags game. So the D is trash but has half our W’s.