JPP Has Been A Steal

December 15th, 2020

Massive production.

To appreciate the production Jason Pierre-Paul has given the Bucs, one only needs to look at recent history of pass rushers.

Joe is trying to think of a more lopsided trade in the 21st century than a third-round pick to the Giants for JPP?

The Bucs in the spring of 2018 were coming off a season with a horrible 22 total sacks. That was disgustingly putrid and demonstrated one reason why the Bucs were terrible defensively in 2017.

Since JPP was acquired by Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht, he has been a total gift and an absolute steal.

A sack/forced fumble of Kirk Cousins on Sunday gave JPP 9.5 sacks in the 13 games the Bucs have played this season. Since being robbed from the Giants, JPP has 30.5 sacks in 39 games. That’s production!

Out of curiosity, Joe decided to check on a guy many Bucs fans would agree was a Bucs terror coming from the edge, a guy who should have been the Super Bowl MVP when the Bucs were champs (no disrespect Dexter Jackson) and ought to be in contention for the Hall of Fame, Simeon Rice.

Well, JPP’s numbers aren’t that far off from Rice’s.

Consider that Rice averaged .87 sacks for the Bucs per game. JPP is close. He’s averaging .78 sacks a game.

Yeah, NFL sack king Shaq Barrett is damn impressive and a helluva story. You have to wonder how diluted Shaq’s sack totals would be without JPP?

24 Responses to “JPP Has Been A Steal”

  1. FirstTimePoster Says:

    The man blew half of his hand off and is still a beast. That’s all that needs to be said.

  2. Yehaw Says:

    MVP of the defense this year, by far.

  3. WiscoJoe Says:

    I hope they don’t release him next year because of cap purposes. If they keep this defense together another year I think it can be lethal. Although, I do hope they add a veteran corner and drafter another defensive lineman. I had hopes for Murphy-Bunting but they’re slowly getting crushed.

  4. Piratic Says:

    I was texting my friend on Sunday (a new Bucs fan) that I wished we had many more guys just like JPP. He made it plain that he’s been very impressed watching him this season. To know that he’s performing nearly as well as one of my all-time-favorite Bucs players simply makes my day! And you’re RIGHT! SR97 was an absolute beast on January 26, 2003!!!

    What a steal, indeed!
    Well done, Joe!🍻

  5. Rico 210 Says:

    Heart and soul of this defense. He MUST retire a Buc
    Go Bucs

  6. Joe Says:

    Thanks Piratic!

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We need to figure out a way to keep both Shaq & JPP…..they compliment each other… will be difficult because we also need to take care of Godwin & LVD….

  8. BA4President Says:

    It’s funny the number of Licht’s acquisitions that have been either complete home runs or complete misses.

    And some people we thought were likely misses (Rojo, Vita), eventually started looking like home runs.

    In one hand you have the drafted kickers and then you have players like Ali and Kwon, who weren’t expected to do jack and played great for us.

    Go figure…

  9. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Yep! On the field and in the locker room.. love his spirit!

  10. miken Says:

    Jason robbed the Gmen. We got him for a 3rd rounder. What a move.

  11. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    When we picked JPP up, I was elated, because he played at USF!
    Why we overlooked him in the draft is still a mystery to me, but he is ours now.

  12. zzbuc Says:

    One of the best, if not the best addition ever on th open maket….I never liked Jason Licht, but since this adquisition I never said something negative again, and if you look closer, his lasts drafts have been very solid……KUDOS to Licht

  13. Mike Says:

    You down with JPP? Yeah you know me!

  14. Joe Says:

    Why we overlooked him in the draft is still a mystery to me, but he is ours now.

    Not exactly like the Bucs struck out with who they drafted.

  15. FairMinded Says:

    While we’re lauding Vets and I completely agree with JPP he just lifts the team on his shoulders at times it seems, I think Suh deserves to be mentioned in the same breath. Those two guys are WARRIORS. Love to watch them

  16. ModHairKen Says:

    Ring of Honor.

  17. Buczilla Says:

    JPP is a rare dude and already one of my favorite Bucs ever.

  18. SOEbuc Says:

    Best on defense. Blew off his hand. Broke his neck last year. Need to find a to resign.

  19. Lokog Says:

    In the short time jpp has been here he has earned his place on the bucs ring of honor just because he’s a warrior and has had more impact plays than most drafted players

  20. Greg Says:

    Echo the above! What an impact he has had with all that the has had! Exceptional asset!

  21. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    Where are all the morons now who want to cut him last year after he hurt his neck?

  22. teacherman777 Says:

    I love this MAN!!

    I would give my life for Him!

    He gives his life for our team every second of every game!

    “There is no greater LOVE than when a man gives his life for his friend.”- Yehoshua (Jesus)

    And JPP is a KING among men!

    Thank you Jason Pierre Paul!!

    Imagine if we had drafted him instead of “lets have fun” GMC!!!

  23. JimbobBucsFan: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    JPP was on my list for the first round that year but I was very happy with the pick of GMac at the time. Hindsight IS better than foresight.

    I’m so glad that Jason Licht so adroitly rectified the situation when he had the opportunities!

  24. #1bucfan Says:

    Gotta say this trade is up there with the gruden trade. I know gruden got us a super bowl but ever since jpp has gotten here he’s bin a beast and fun to watch