Shaq Barrett Says A “Hypertalk,” 24-Second Rule Is In Effect

January 15th, 2021

Edge rusher and 2019 NFL sacks king Shaq Barrett was talking today about communication troubles among Bucs defense players.

And it had nothing to do with scheduling vaccines for The Sickness.

Lax communication has led to defensive mistakes returning that Shaq and his fellow players thought were eliminated.

Joe and every other red-blooded Bucs fan has seen the Tampa Bay defense go from being the engine of the 2020 Bucs to a weakness. It’s disturbing, but there certainly is plenty of talent in place to right the ship enough to complement the best Bucs offense in history against the Saints on Sunday night.

Shaq talked about how the defense literally raised its volume this week at One Buc Palace.

They set in motion a 24-second rule to “hypertalk” intensely about the last play in practice before the next playcall was made by Devin White. It was a concerted effort to get everyone’s mind right and the communication flowing, Shaq said.

Joe asked Shaq whether Devin White’s two-game absence was part of the communication that fell apart recently.

Shaq said no, but he later conceded that it might have been small factor.

Joe just hopes whatever the Bucs are doing to tighten up the defense is enough. There are no excuses in Week 19 — against a team you’ve already played twice. And Joe will add that because the Bucs played the Saints on opening day, that means Bucs defensive players spent a ton of time in the offseason focused on Saints film.

Now it’s time for the talk to end and for the smart defensive play — and coaching — to kick back in.

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19 Responses to “Shaq Barrett Says A “Hypertalk,” 24-Second Rule Is In Effect”

  1. Robert Says:

    Saint aren’t going to give them 10 second to talk, let alone 24. They better be on point for an up tempo game from the Saints.

  2. 123urout Says:

    24-second rule ? what if the saints does not give you enough time to communicate ? Are the Bucs defense ready for the “no huddle” offense by the Saints ?

  3. Alanbucsfan Says:

    The last 5 games , opponents have scored 98 points, and 7 points were on special teams , so D has been giving up 18 points per game over last 5 games.
    DWhite was out 2 games and Barrett and Davis have missed time.
    Other than getting more pressure on QB and getting more turnovers, D has not been bad- Not great, but definitely not poor.

  4. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Talk is cheap.

    Been hearing this communication junk since Smitty.

    Warren, Derrick, John and Rondé didn’t even have to speak to each other to get it done.

  5. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Alan, the last 5 games have been again teams with losing records. That changes Sunday.

  6. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Surely that wasn’t remotely offensive, Joe?

  7. gp Says:

    Intensity will decide this game.
    Who’s gonna bring it?

  8. Bucsfanman Says:

    We have to win in the trenches.
    Get the communication right there defense.

  9. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Not sure Shaq should of leaked that, now Brees comes out in hurry up O. Barrett & White both played in prior 2 Saint games. That’s the best Bowles can come up with communicate in 24 seconds Instead of what 29? I am pretty sure most of us on this board feel Bowles has one foot out the door.

  10. Darin Says:

    Why would the aints change what they did all year? Up tempo isn’t standing at the los talking for 30 seconds. They line up fast then bleed it. Just so the d cant substitute. Here comes another beautiful brees choke job! I hope the refs aren’t on their payroll this week. Call intentional grounding when it is zebraheads!!!

  11. rrsrq Says:

    I hope Devin watched the games on the tube (even though I know he watches film) and said, why the he!! are the DBs ten yards off when it is third and three

  12. Swampbuc Says:

    The Bucs defense played well in week one, and not really that badly in the rematch, it was the offense and the OL and Brady who browned the bedsheets especially in the rematch. If the OL and DL can both play at the top of their games, the Bucs can win.

  13. Pewter Power Says:

    Seriously people why on earth would they attempt to have serious discussion about the previous play in a real freaking game let alone for 24 seconds. It clearly meant for practice not the game, it even says so in the article

  14. 813bucboi Says:

    no excuses!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!

  15. caradoc Says:

    “Not sure Shaq should of leaked that, now Brees comes out in hurry up O. Barrett & White both played in prior 2 Saint games. That’s the best Bowles can come up with communicate in 24 seconds Instead of what 29? I am pretty sure most of us on this board feel Bowles has one foot out the door.”
    Can any of you read?
    It says “to talk about the LAST PLAY in practice”. That means the one before.

  16. Jmarkbuc Says:

    So we’re talking about what happened ? By that point it’s too late…

    Need to be communicating about what you’re gonna do… if you don’t know you better ask somebody..✅

  17. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I agree with GP

    “Intensity will decide this game.
    Who’s gonna bring it?”

    I’m sure glad White is back because he can really bring intensity. No slap on Minter who is a fine backup…White was a 5th pick for a reason.

    If Brees is in he can rush…if it’s Hill White’s speed can makes sure Hill doesn’t go off running.

  18. Says:

    Has not been the same since we lost Mount Vea.

  19. SOEbuc Says:

    I WANNA HEAR TOM’S HYPETALK! But seriously Devin White is something really special. He’s already seen as a leader in his second year. God I miss Vita.


    GO BUCS!!!