Shaq Barrett: ”I Want The Sack Record. I Want To Be Defensive Player Of The Year.”

May 17th, 2021

Get the hell out of Shaq Barrett’s way.

The Bucs sacks king is not relaxing because he now has two Super Bowl rings and a fat new contract after making nearly $17-plus million last season.

On the contrary, Shaq is preparing to dominate in way that nobody has seen previously.

”This year, if I ain’t DPOY (Defensive Player Of The Year), they out against me, they got something against me,” Shaq told the Catchin’ Fades podcast.

”Because I’m going to leave no doubt in anybody’s mind. Like I’m going to leave no doubt this year. I’m doing everything possible, man, picks, [tackles for loss], sacks. I want the sack record. I want to be DPOY. You know the All-Decade team? I want to be the 2020 All-Decade team. I want everything, man. I want to win another Super Bowl. Like I’m so hungry now, man. I want to keep proving the people who believe in me right, but also all the people who doubt me I want to try and make [wrong].”

Damn, Joe is ready for the season. Just imagine how jacked up Shaq will be if he sack Dak Prescott twice on opening day and force a fumble.

Shaq added that he believes Steelers edge rusher T.J. Watt is the best in the game at his craft, and Shaq said he’s been studying Watt and has been inspired to add to his game a greater focus on forcing fumbles.

Look out, NFL.

Enjoy the Ira Kaufman Podcast, with special guest Bucs safeties coach Nick Rapone.

30 Responses to “Shaq Barrett: ”I Want The Sack Record. I Want To Be Defensive Player Of The Year.””

  1. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Shaq only has a shot of being sack king if Vita Vea plays the entire year. Without him, he and the rest of the line struggled to get to the QB.

  2. ModHairKen Says:

    Who has trouble being motivated, Joeski? Sounds like this guy does not. The Strahan sack record is a fraud. Get it, Shaq!

  3. SlyPirate Says:

    Well, someone got caffeinated.

    I’m with him 110%.


  4. 6throundpick Says:

    All the best, DPOY candidate. Go get it!

  5. SOEbuc Says:


    Agreed. Like the offense revolves around Brady, the defense revolves around Vea. Really hoping Vea can stay healthy 2021.

  6. geno711 Says:

    Shaq is one of the most respected guys on the team for me. He figured out how to be excellent in the NFL after really being JAG.

    These last two seasons were top 5 quality in the NFL for a pass rusher and that does not include that he is very capable as a run defender.

    Whether he gets there the sack record or not, I think he will continue to have great success for us. I will not forget that Green Bay and Kansas City performances in last years playoffs ever. Well done.

  7. duderino Says:


  8. Buc1987 Says:

    Agree on Vita Vea being the key.

    Hope they all stay healthy.

    Go Bucs!

  9. Buc50 Says:

    In my mid, he should be working on DPOY award number 2

  10. Robert Says:

    stud……when he wants to be

  11. SOEbuc Says:

    Watch your back. Devin be creepin on you at OBP.

  12. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    He’s proven himself to be more than a talker in my book. I support him 1000%.

  13. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I don’t think Vea is a huge difference maker so far. I mean, we did make the playoffs without him.

    But I think he will certainly be a plus if he stays healthy. If.

  14. Duane Says:

    This is a good defense, he is one of the best players on it, so he has a chance. Vea will be a big help because he draws double teams by necessity. Unfortunately for Shaq, 54 and 45 also greatly benefit from this as well and can put up numbers to water down the argument. Shaq should have gotten the DPOY a couple of years ago, so I think he has some credit in hand. I think all four linebackers have potential to put up numbers in tfls, sacks, qb hits, ints, and fumble recoveries. Im not going to complain if Shaq is able to pull it off and outwork those other guys.

  15. 𝗶𝗮𝗺𝗮𝗯𝘂𝗰 Says:

    DPOTY?….Not if Devin White has something to say about it…..this year will be epic!…can you imagine them two trying to get that award?…look out NFL….you ain’t ready for this!!!…🤣

  16. SB Says:

    In the seven games that Vea played Shaq got more sacks than he did in the 13 games were Vea was out.
    You do the math.

  17. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    SB says: “ In the seven games that Vea played Shaq got more sacks than he did in the 13 games were Vea was out.
    You do the math.”

    Yeah unmm – that pretty well says it all.

    Math: X + Vea = more sacks

  18. SlyPirate Says:

    Don’t sleep on JPP.

    He’s the only defender that made the Pro Bowl last year.

    2021 is going to be bananas!!!

  19. Buc50 Says:

    Simeon Rice got plenty sacks with 99 roaming the center of the line and you didn’t see any dumb stats about him. Sacks are hard and it takes good teammates.

  20. BucEmUp Says:

    I hope we dont come out playing soft zone cushion coverage.Dak will pick us apart and I dont think anyone has more to prove right now than he and Jerry do….thats a trp game for sure. Press coverage off the bat please

  21. R.O. Says:

    Get in shape if he’s serious… lose the gut.

  22. ModHairKen Says:

    R.O., are you Ray Perkins, too? What do you know about what weight he should be playing at?

  23. ClodHopper Says:

    I want all those things too, Shaq!! Good to see him staying motivated. With him and White being vocal and motivated, the rest of the d should follow suit. What a time to be alive!

  24. Defense Rules Says:

    @Bucs50 … “Sacks are hard and it takes good teammates.”

    B-I-N-G-O! DEs & OLBs to me are like QBs; without others around them making plays, you don’t win any Player-Of-The-Year honors. In Shaq’s case, he ended up with 8 sacks last season playing in 15 games. Lest we forget, White got 9 sacks in the same 15 games, while JPP got 9.5 sacks in 16 games. And it’d be disrespectful to not mention that Suh contributed 6 sacks in his 16 games. Add the sacks contributed by just those 4 guys together (32.5) and that accounts for OVER two-thirds of the team’s total of 48 sacks.

    Vea’s great & I love it when he’s in there, but Suh’s the REAL beast on that DLine. Look at the Bucs’ sack totals over the past several years:

    o 2015 – 38 sacks
    o 2016 – 38 sacks
    o 2017 – 22 sacks
    o 2018 – 38 sacks
    o 2019 – 47 sacks
    o 2020 – 48 sacks

    Obviously a significant increase in sacks in 2019 & 2020. Vea was here in 2018 (3 sacks); so was JPP (12.5 sacks). But then in 2019 along came Suh, plus Shaq, plus White, all under the new direction of Todd Bowles. Result? Significant increase in team sacks. And then in 2020, after being able to play together for a year, they all exploded in terms of defensive performance (#8 ranking) and the sacks still stayed up there (48). If everyone stays healthy (a big IF for every team), I think this defense could increase their sack productivity considerably in 2021.

  25. SB~LV Says:

    Not a bad grab out of the scratch and dent cart !

  26. MadMax Says:

    Thats right…FIRED UP! No playing around babe!

  27. Colonel Angus Says:

    Damn, the Brady Effect is real! Hopefully more of that sh!t rubs off on other cats.

  28. adam from ny Says:

    we should have at least 51 sacks this year to stay on pace with last years total…

    hopefully we are shooting for more like 60 qb wrangles…

  29. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Team record for sacks was the ’84 Bears who had a total of 72 sacks. THAT is the record the Bucs should shoot for.

    That would likely mean a full year for VV and Suh, maybe 2 Bucs candidates for DPOY: White and Shaq, JPP getting 12.5+/- sacks. Yeah, thats a good goal

  30. lambchop Says:

    Shaq should have already had DPOY honors. He got hosed.