Shaq Switch Explained

September 24th, 2020

Interesting revelation today by the 2019 NFL sackmaster Shaq Barrett.

For those paying attention, Shaq is now lined up off the left edge — after dominating the NFL from the right linebacker position.

One might think the Bucs wouldn’t dare move a guy when he was so successful, but Shaq said he was all for it and it sort was his decision along with his partner in crime on the other side, Jason Pierre-Paul.

It was made clear by Shaq; he prefers the left side and thinks it suits his strengths better. JPP wants the right side and it was more their collective call that Todd Bowles going all guru and making a needless change, Shaq said.

Kudos to Bowles for being so player-friendly. Joe just hopes it was the correct call.

9 Responses to “Shaq Switch Explained”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Why not rotate sides occasionally?

  2. 813bucboi Says:

    never wouldve happened under coach my scheme smitty!!!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  3. Swampbuc Says:

    When Shaq was killing the Rams in last year’s 55-45 thriller, he was on the left edge.

  4. Cainishere Says:

    For many seasons now the goal of defenses was the same from game to game.
    Stop any ground attack and force Jameis to throw the ball.
    It was a sound game plan that worked for years. Today DCs are sweating over all of the potential targets the Buccaneers have.

  5. james west Says:

    just start making plays shaq, get er done

  6. m0j0 Says:

    Seems like he doesn’t dip as well to get around the corner on the left side.

  7. BigHog Says:

    Talk about Mr. 5,000 when the subject calls for it do YOU PEOPLE understand!!!

  8. geno711 Says:

    I don’t know the percentage of snaps, but Shaq lined up on both sides last year and was effective on both sides.

  9. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    If you was so successful doing one thing why risk it and make a change, especially in a contract year. A lot of money to risk. Hope you made the right call Shaq!