The Redskins, Dolphins And Jason Pierre-Paul

January 16th, 2020

Joe is disturbed by various happenings around the NFL as we sit just two months and two days from the ringing of the 2020 free agency dinner bell.

Joe sees the young talent on the interior of the Redskins’ defensive line, their eventual drafting of manbeast edge rusher Chase Young, the presence of new defensive coaches Ron Rivera and Jack Del Rio, and an owner unafraid to spend, and Joe can only think of one thing: Jason Pierre-Paul wearing a Washington uniform next season.

JPP may be the most interesting of the Bucs’ pending free agents.

The guy has been an athletic freak since he was drafted by the Giants. Then he literally blew chunks of his hand off and fought a huge medical battle to return to the game.

He then got a surprise 2018 trade to the lowly Bucs and proceeded to give it all he had in a 12 1/2-sack season.

Then JPP broke his neck in May and returned midseason to rack up strong numbers in 10 games. The guy’s a versatile, truly one-of-a-kind player who just turned 31 years old.

Would you rather have him or older-than-JPP Ryan Kerrigan playing the edge in your new 4-3 defense opposite college football’s most ferocious edge rusher?

Joe has a very strong feeling that JPP, who just turned 31, will be coveted by the new regime in Washington. He’s a culture-changing kind of guy for a couple of attack-dog defensive coaches who no doubt appreciate what JPP brings and how he could impact a rookie.

Yes, Joe realizes it’s common for Bucs fans to think JPP will be happy to be paid like a second-fiddle pass rusher to Shaq Barrett. Joe has no clue why some fans and media believe that, but the reality is JPP would be the No. 1 pass rusher on many teams, including the Falcons and Dolphins.

Joe has an eye on Miami for JPP, where the Dolphins are expected to have an unprecedented $125 million in cap space and have pledged to use it in 2020. JPP and his family live in South Florida.

49 Responses to “The Redskins, Dolphins And Jason Pierre-Paul”

  1. Defense Rules Says:

    Thanks Joe. You just ruined Thursday.

  2. SammyRebel Says:

    We gotta lock him up do whatever we can we gotta get rid of Brates contract and see if Jensen will take a pay cut

  3. SteveK Says:

    We have to keep this guy. He’s a leader and he produces. Love his heart, tenacity and everything he is about. He is the heartbeat of the team.

  4. Pewter power Says:

    He played well and many articles are written about free agents nobody wants. Im sure you’ll have a lot OC your weak minded fans stressing over nothing. His family’s is close by which seems to be important at this stage of his career, we have the inside track and Bucs will find a way to keep any free agents they want and BA wants him back end of story but would be more worried about Miami

  5. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Can’t chase him as much as I’d like him back this year…

  6. Bobby M. Says:

    You’ll know we are getting him back when the “concerns about his neck” start leaking out….#WaitForIt

  7. Colonel Angus Says:

    Redskins are gonna be a force defensively, look out in the East.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Pay him….take his keys away!!!

  9. 941bucsfan Says:

    Patriots get rid of players before its too late…. we hold on to them for too damn long. Let him go. We aint going to the superbowl next year, lets be real. Remember who our gm is

  10. tmaxcon Says:

    Bucs are going to loose both jpp and shaq barrett…. its the bucs they can screw up a wet dream…..

  11. Sleepy903 Says:

    I think as long as we dont low ball him he will be back. Yes Washington is putting together a good defensive staff and their D-line has talent. However players rave about Todd Bowles and playing in his system. I think as long as the money is right we have the edge in that department. Load the contract with incentives as well.

  12. tmaxcon Says:

    Pewter power

    BA also stated publicly vh3bust was a number 1 cb and secondary was fixed to start the year…. ba and his bs always catch up with him. There is a reason he has a pathetic post season coaching record just like dungy the ignorant one dimensional clown has….you cant win any meaningful games wirh this staff…. 500 is the ceiling max….

  13. Common Joe Says:

    The Redskins drafted Montez Sweat, will be drafting Chase Young, and Kerrigan is their poster child.


  14. H8JWLVEBUCS Says:


    I agree with you 1000% not about JP but how we keep players to long and pray they get better.

  15. Hodad Says:

    Miami is in rebuild mode, they won’t want JPP. They have a boat load of draft picks, and will be drafting a rookie QB to sit for a year. They are not in win now mode, and won’t be wasting a ton of money on an aging DE. He’s more likely to sign with a playoff contender. That’s not Miami, or Washington.

  16. Robert Says:

    Love to keep him, but don’t overpay. the bucs need to model the pats.

    He’s a stud, but also prone to being not available. i.e neck, hand, age….

    him or suh, we need both of them, but have to keep at least one for the locker room as well as their play

  17. AwShbucs Says:

    JPP is staying. The was a Shaq Barrett locker room interview not too long ago where he said that he and JPP had been talking and said that they’re in this together.

    And on that note Shaq has expressed several times since then that he wants to stay. Which leads me to believe JPP wants to as well.

  18. tmaxcon Says:


    Believing everything you hear publicly is a dangerous way to go through life…. you should understand by now anything that is stated publicly by team,coaches or players is closer to BS than reality…. the only players that speak the truth get labeled malcontents

  19. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Agree with all the posts here.

    D.R. has been warning us…and for the wankers who have come on her saying we have plenty of cap money…uh not really. Especially if we pay “Blameless” what he believes he’s worth at 30 million plus!

    That’s not to say that it is impossible that “blameless” could be worth losing one or two of our valued FA’s from that successful front seven.

    It’s simply to confirm what DR has been telling us for months.

    Some really…really difficult choices loom in this off season.

    As for JPP…Miami scares me most because its his home and with all those draft picks they will be able to manager their cap for years to come with all the rookie contracts.

    I agree with Joe that it’s appealing to a team with an influx of rookies to have a seasoned vet who has demonstrated leadership that played a significant role..along with our turning this D around.

    I understand the views of those who believe Miami is ready to rebuild and do not need JPP’s performance numbers…however they have money to burn so why not groom that huge influx of rookies with a proven leader and hometown guy.

    Not sure why any NFL player would wish to play for Daniel Snyder other than simple $$$.

  20. Mike in MO Says:

    If you could only sign one of these two because of cap space, who would you choose: JPP or Jameis?

  21. tmaxcon Says:

    I will say this, its adorable you fools believe everything you hear…. money talks and winning organizations will always break lowly bucfans hearts because they have so much more to offer…. bucs are the least desirable location in sports. Small market, worst winning percentage in sports and 40 years of losing including a 18 year gap since the last meaningful win… joining the bucs is like volunteering for a uboat crew at the end of ww2 you know you have very little hope…

    The one undisputed fact of the nfl is no one takes a beating or loves nutpunches like an optimistic bucfan….

  22. tmaxcon Says:

    Joe any idea when nfl takes over that goat pasture at rayjay so the field is not such a disgrace next season.

  23. thisisouryear!! Says:

    To me-he’s the man. All this talk about Jameis, JPP is the powerstroke for the defense. Honestly after the first month, shaq was shut down as o-lines focused on him. JPP comes back and they both start blowing up. IMO JPP is more important than Shaq.

  24. Pewter power Says:

    tmaxcon do you even realize the nonsense you put out in the comments and sad part is you post quite a bit. Say what you want about dungy post season record but it’s better than Ron Rivera who everyone seems to be automatically crowning like all of you did last year with Cleveland.

    Seems you are complaining about something the saints fans dont complain about. I was here for it all. We as a fan base weren’t talking superbowl but we knew every year we would be in the playoffs once the culture shifted.

    What was he supposed to say about VH3 and his secondary they suck because they are young? He did the same thing for them he did for Winston but he was tight and it was fixed meaning they have the right guys. Sorry rookies didnt hit the ground running with hall of fame numbers without a credible free safety. Everyone must work for you because it seems you expect zero learning curve and already know everything about a job and how to do it day one, you the only person on the planet that doesnt require training or situational experience lucky you.

  25. John Sinclear Says:

    Edge rushers don’t play against each other. Only one team’s defense is on the field at a time.

  26. R.O. Says:

    Unfortunately we don’t run a 4-3 and JPP is not a 3-4 Leo. He can’t drop in coverage like Barrett he is awkward in space. The same with Nassib. We need to find FA or draft to develop a Leo who can hold their own in coverage when asked.

  27. TOM Says:

    Thanks Joe, for that Debbie Downer comment. Bucs need to keep defense intact & the hell with Winston.

  28. BrianBucs Says:

    If the Bucs make the silly mistake of letting one of their defensive studs walk because they need that cap space and cash to sign Winston, there will be a mutiny in Buc Nation, and there should be.

  29. 813bucboi Says:

    DC aint going after JPP with Young starring them in the face and Montez Sweat on the roster…..

    MIA maybe….but he has SUH, SHAQ, LVD and a solid young secondary along with a potent offense…..

    bucs need to sign shaq like yesterday….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  30. Buccernutter Says:


    It’s official. I can’t respect opinion’s of those who can’t spell LOSE correctly, so I will now be scanning past anything you say.

    IMO WE NEED TO KEEP JPP OVER SHAQ. I love shaq but I sincerely believe with Vea and another hog next to him, most edge rushers will do better. I mean JPP balled out the last few games when fully healthy and football shape. I think he would have gotten close to shaq if he played all year if not more. I do hope we keep both though.

  31. Defense Rules Says:

    R.O. … Obviously the Bucs don’t run a 4-3 anymore, but they do show a lot of 4-3 looks it appears. Probably because TB uses a true ‘hybrid defense’ with LOTS of twists & turns to it. JPP played 10 games this year WITHOUT having the benefit of Training Camp AND with the ‘baggage’ of more-than-likely not being in perfect football condition at the start. But STILL he managed to put up some very impressive numbers in 10 games …

    o 8.5 sacks (could probably extrapolate that to 13.5 sacks in a full 16 games).
    o 16 QB Hits (could probably extrapolate that to 26 QB Hits in a full 16 games).
    o 2 FF, 9 TFLs, 2 PD, 24 solo tackles, etc.
    o Plus he averaged almost 59 defensive snaps per game over his 10 games.

    And that’s all in barely HALF a season AFTER returning from a broken neck. He (like Shaq Barrett) excel in this defense. And yes, largely because the interior of our DLine (Vea & Suh primarily) kick ass & take names. Elite players like JPP & Shaq feed off that. Bucs would be dumber than dirt if we don’t bring back JPP, Suh AND Shaq to focus on creating a Top-10 defense this year & next year. Without that, no playoffs.

  32. Sleepy903 Says:

    tmaxcon what winning organization are you referring to? Washington or Miami or are you just typing to type? your post are all over the place.

  33. Adrnagy Says:

    IMO. Jpp is priority. Shaq is ok but you can drop a transition tag on him. I do want a dline draft in the first two picks.

    Jpp is a bull. He can line up anywhere. Shaq only edge. Shaq is shaky in coverage.

  34. THETRUTH Says:

    This is just joes opinion and has no merit to it at this point. Unless joe has a unknown source who has said otherwise Both those teams are few years from success

  35. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    When you overpay a average (sometimes) qb you can’t keep better players

  36. Brandon Says:

    I don’t see JPP making any less than Shaq. When JPP came back and was in full force, he was the one getting the most pressures, finding multiple ways to the QB and setting the tone. He needs to be back.

  37. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Seeing as it must have been JPPs request to drop the last year of his contract, there is a good chance he will move on.

    Or…maybe he just wants the freedom to choose to stay and make a little more money too.

    The way I see it, Suh is worth $10m per year, but could be replaced with another run stopper. His attitude though is kind of important.

    JPP is worth at least $12m per year…and I suspect he will want one year deals going forward.

    Shaq is worth $15m per year…and we need to lock him up for 6 or more years.

  38. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Loyaltotheend Section 312

    Bucs cap room: $91m

    Suh: $10m
    JPP: $12m
    Shaq: $15m

    Subtotal: $91m – $37m = $54m

    That’s more than we had to work with last year when we assembled that line. We could easily keep Winston AND sign a couple free agents.

  39. tnew Says:

    JPP is the reason the defense started playing better towards the end of the year.

  40. BradentuckeyBuc Says:


    What this site needs is a “Hide all of this user’s posts” option!
    What a beautiful thing it would be if I could eliminate posts by those so called fans that start drinking at 9am and spew their negativity all over every thread!

    You know who you are…Lighten up, Games are supposed to be fun

  41. Defense Rules Says:

    Bonzai … Agree with you on Suh’s value ($10 mil annually for 2 years is what I’d like to see), but JPP is worth $13-$14 mil annually on a 3-year deal (say $40 mil total) IMO. Shaq’s Market Value of $16 mil annually looks about right to me because he got a number of good years ahead (I’d say a 4-5 deal at $16 mil per would HOPEFULLY work).

    Nassib is still the wild card … folks underestimate him but he (and Will Gholston) were quite valuable last year. I’m thinking $7 mil for 3-4 years. Allen is odd-man-out IMO ($5 mil for 179 defensive snaps (16%) in 2019 in 13 games doesn’t cut it in my book. Draft a replacement high who can take Allen’s spot in the rotation for 2 years THEN he can replace Suh after that and we’ll draft another DT to develop & fit into the rotation.

  42. LordCornelius Says:

    All the quotes seem to indicated JPP/Shaq want to keep this together but who knows.

    As 813 said the Redskins already spent a R1 pick on edge last year and will have another this year. JPP would be part of a 3 man rotation not the automatic lead that is assumed.

    JBF posters are knowledgeable fans. We go deep on other teams rosters and the draft because we have to scour the world for any breadcrumbs of hope for change since our actual team won’t give it to us typically.

  43. Man of Constant Sorrow Says:

    I don’t understand Joe’s reluctance to keeping our talent in tact? Barrett and JPP go to together like glove and hand. Even Joe has said this much so why get rid of JPP? Why upset the balance? Does Joe feel his credibility has been compromised?

    Just STOP with the nonsense.

  44. BucEmUp Says:

    Too much miney to spend on the dline.They need to spend a hugh pick on bith oline and dline.However I woukdnt resigb williams ghilston, he played for his contract when he loafed other years. I think id keep jpp over suh as well. Tough call

  45. Nick2 Says:

    Joe, you had me nervous but I think JPP is tired of losing and I think the Redskins are not close to a playoff ready team. He knows how many Free Agents have cone and gone in Washington without a playoff experience. He knows our defense has turned the corner and is playoff ready. He wants to win NOW. Tell me a team that has cap space with better talent and you will have me worried!!!

  46. fernando diaz Says:

    Joe running out of things to write.
    We have the $$$$
    Tax structure here is much better.
    He’ll be back

  47. adam from ny Says:

    what if:

    jpp is more important to this team than shaq?

    what if?

  48. RustyRhinos Says:

    Hey Tmaxcon are you a Buccaneer fan? I ask because you sure do like to beat our team down be it with the players or the respect of those players for a NFL team that will pay most of them Millions. Hey I get it you are discouraged and upset we have not been to the playoffs in a decade plus. Me as well. But the constant b!itching about players and now your beating the Bad Destionation team in the NFL drum. Maybe we should only bring in players who want to change that perception. Just a thought.

  49. Noles Says:

    Hey TMAX

    If you had a job, which you don’t…

    & you ever actually LEAD people, you would know there is only so much BA can say in front of the mic… & yes it’s all calculated….

    So if you are smart you read between the lines…. it’s all there for you…

    I really think you are JW chiming in like Kevin Durant style….

    You should go away from this site