“I Don’t Even Lift Weights”

August 22nd, 2021

Is there a more unique dude on the Buccaneers than Jason Pierre-Paul?

The other day, Joe saw a clip on Instagram of JPP mowing his lawn, not a typical activity for a man earning eight figures a year.

JPP also let Bucs fans know recently that his knee injury was the worst on the team in 2020. (Who says that kind of thing?)

And the Super Bowl was a fresh memory in February when JPP declared that him not making the All-Pro team was a pile of feces and it’s got him fired up and expecting to be respected in 2021.

Today, Joe noticed one of those goofy features on the Buccaneers’ YouTube channel. Players were asked to name the strongest Buccaneer. JPP went off on a tangent and told the world that not only is he the strongest player on the Bucs, he does not lift weights.

JPP even demanded that Rakeem Nuñez-Roches verify for the film crew that he does not lift weights.

Imagine being a veteran defensive end consistently facing NFL left tackles and not pushing a weight. Hollywood really needs to make a JPP movie.

43 Responses to ““I Don’t Even Lift Weights””

  1. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Going against 315 lbs offensive linemen 5 days a week is a workout in itself.

  2. BA4President Says:

    Joe, we definitely need followup questions the next time you get to interview him. If this is true, what does he do? Is he joking? He doesn’t have the bod of a retired player that’s for sure.

  3. Jason Says:

    JPP vs Simeon Rice. Discuss.

  4. Buc4evr Says:

    Sim was better. But JPP is still a monster.

  5. Medicated Pete Says:

    JPP reminds Pete of the kids he went to Tarpon Springs Middle School with, looked like full grown men in 8th grade with beards & muscles for days and were already driving to school

  6. Jason Says:

    JPP doesn’t lift weights, he just does a handstand and lifts the Earth!!!

  7. Bird Says:

    Remember herschel walker back in the day. Dude was jacked
    Claims he Did not life weights either

    Pushup / situps / dips etc etc

  8. TiredBucsFan Says:

    Off subject. Vrabel tested positive for covid! He was all over Brady and Ariens.

  9. mark2001 Says:

    True Tired. And He and Arians have been vaxxed. So at least, the chances are good they won’t suffer serious illness. That is basically the main value of the vax….delta is so contagious, all but the most recently immunized are able to totally avoid infection. It is just a matter of the degree of severity.

  10. mark2001 Says:

    aren’t able..

  11. ModHairKen Says:

    How can you not love this guy? May be greatest trade in team history.

  12. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Rice had more sacks, JPP has 1 more SB and more tackles. They both are 3x pro bowlers- both great players.

  13. Rod Munch Says:

    Yeah I saw all the stories about Vrabel as well. The dope brought his team of super spreaders to Florida, thanks, bro.

    It’s very unlikely if he got it here, that it would show up already, generally you need a minimum of 5-days, and for the most part it shows up after 7-days.

    But if you’re vaxxed it’s extremely unlikely you’ll have anything but a very mild illness, if you feel anything at all. Personally, and I said this early on in camp, I’d rather the Bucs get their outbreak now and get it over with and not have to deal with it all season. Everyone is going to get this, so it’s better to get it over with now instead of losing players and coaches all year long.

  14. mark2001 Says:

    On the money regarding the vaccination, Munch. That is the hope. Most don’t get seriously ill. But no sure thing.

    Beyond that, even getting the real deal is no guarantee of long term immunity. How we respond individually is somewhat a crapshoot. So let’s hope for the best.

  15. Rod Munch Says:

    ModHairKen – Best trade in Bucs history… let’s see, not counting trades for draft picks, because if so you’d say the 1995 trades that got us Sapp and Brooks would obviously break the trade-o-meter.

    But trading FOR players, not draft picks, lets see…

    1977 – Bucs trade a 7th for Batman Woods.

    Well, that’s about it if you’re talking about trades for players.

    Batman Woods, for a 7th, is a hell of deal and helped lead the NFL’s best defense to a NFC Championship name. I think that’s the biggest competition.

    Here’s some others, but the value isn’t there…

    Getting Keyshawn Johnson was huge, but it was two 1sts. He was needed, badly on the team, and got a SB, but I’d say it was fair value.

    Jimmie Giles is one that stands out, but it’s not a straight trade. The Bucs traded the ’78 #1 overall pick for Houston’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and Jimmie Giles. Meanwhile the Oilers got Earl Campbell…

    You could say trading for Gruden was the best trade if you think he got us the SB. I don’t think that, instead I think he tore apart what should have been a dynasty.

    Keyshawn traded for Joey Galloway was a good deal for the Bucs.

    So, overall I’d have to agree, if you’re talking about trading for players, not draft picks, JPP was the best trade in team history.

  16. Kalind Says:

    Tristan Wirfs and Vita Vea have a question.

  17. gp Says:

    self aggrandized “experts in their own mind”

  18. Defense Rules Says:

    Bird … I was thinking the same thing about Herschel Walker. He did ‘bodyweight exercises’ he said, and said he never lifted weights. On trying to verify that, found this …

    “Walker built his physique doing bodyweight exercises and did not lift weights in a gym, but to be on the team he was required to do a bench press test. Having never benched before, Walker broke the team record at the time and benched 375 pounds. He also benched 222 pounds for 24 reps.”

    Wonder if that’s how JPP trains?

  19. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Pete, Most of the middle schoolers in Tarpon Springs are 19 y/o repeating 7th grade for the 5th time.

  20. unbelievable Says:

    You can build a ton of strength with your own bodyweight, but that is still damn impressive if true.

    JPP is a beast!

  21. adam from ny Says:

    vrabel tested positive for covid today after being seen hanging out with BA, coaches and bucs players…


    hopefully it will be okay

  22. Erik Hesson Says:

    This crazy info confirms what everyone has always thought about JPP…

    He is just an absolute freak of an athlete and a unique & rare human being.

    I mean, Wow.

  23. mark2001 Says:

    So you think I was talking about you GP? Well….

  24. mark2001 Says:

    Just read the paper….scoreboard….

  25. gp Says:

    Just read the paper…

    Another way of saying “check yo sheets!”

    I find it kinda hard to read the paper around all the bird sh1t.
    Or is that what they print?

  26. gp Says:

    On a side note…
    I’m sure the Joe’s have seen and will post an article about Devin White getting number 28 in the top 100.
    I just wanted to note, in the video he is seen laughing on the sideline… If that “laugh” doesn’t create fear in anyone who touches the ball on opposing offenses, I don’t know what will!

  27. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Another all time great NFL player Hershel Walker used isometric exercises push ups, pull ups, squats and sit ups, although hundreds & in some cases thousands a day was his routine and he was carved.

  28. Lamarcus Says:

    News flash. Playing football and lifting weights are not in the same category. You can lift all weights in the world will NOT help you get into football shape or help you in football. No player needs weights

  29. Swampbuc Says:

    MedPete — man you crack me up. But I share that memory.

    I was in ninth grade in Riviera Junior High School after moving from a small sheltered NYC suburb in 1972. And there were like 20 cars in the parking lot that belonged to students, lots of beards, a number of pregnant girls……………..man was I a fish out of water.

  30. HeyItsAdam Says:

    I remember reading in MAXIM a long time ago , Simeon Rice barely lifted weights. He used to run up rocky hills with a weighted vest and did all these HIIT workouts before they were commonplace. He said that his goal was to make game day the “easiest day of the week.”

  31. DaBux Says:

    JPP’s legend just keeps getting better and growing.

  32. gp Says:

    “check yo sheets”
    Apparently, the rest was dumped

  33. gp Says:

    Something about bird cage liners

  34. Brad Says:

    I like a guy who’s a little crazy. I have a hard time believing he’s stronger than Vita

  35. gp Says:

    The numbers are there but not the whole truth

  36. Izod Says:

    You don’t need to lift weights, but your body does need resistance training to optimize your athletic skill.

  37. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    mark2001 Says:
    “… all but the most recently immunized are able to totally avoid infection.”
    You may have accidentally stumbled Upon the truth. 😁

  38. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    mark2001 Says:
    “aren’t able..”
    I have not been sick. Vitamin D, C, zinc and magnesium. I’ve been around sick people. Proper diet and supplementation are God’s medicine.

  39. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    At one time, I achieved decent result doing nothing but bodyweight exercises. It just requires a lot of high repetitions. Now, though, if I ever get back into working out, there is no way some of my joints could handle those kinds of repetitions. I would need some free weights in order to get the necessary resistance while saving my joints from the stress.

  40. JeffreyLane77 Says:

    Some people are just athletic freaks.

  41. ItzOK Says:

    A bum Knee and the dude still balls out. Half a hand, Broken neck. What does he do this year play on a broken foot and still ball out. JPP will play until hes 50

  42. Brandon Says:

    He doesn’t lift weights? He does something. No way in Hades the dude is competing at the highest level there is without doing everything possible to be the best he can be. This is a line of BS in some way, shape, or form.

  43. Java’sFriendlyGhost Says:

    Rice was a gifted pass rusher.

    I’ll take JPP