“I Would Have Been The MVP Of The Super Bowl”

August 31st, 2021

Every player has different motivation.

Some use the media as fuel, or angry fans, or their escalating debt, or a desire to be a starter.

Bucs sacks king Shaq Barrett is one of those guys always focusing on specific motivation. Joe had a chat with Shaq about this at the White House last month. He is deadly serious about winning the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award and setting the NFL sacks record.

But Shaq shared another thing that drives him to Peter King, the often pontificating NBC Sports super insider.

King was talking all things Bucs with Pro Football Talk and referenced a private chat he had with Shaq at training camp.

King explained that Shaq is hung up on three plays he missed in the Super Bowl. “If I just make the plays I should have made,” King explained in Shaq’s voice. “I would have been the MVP of the Super Bowl,” King continued.

For those who forgot, Shaq had one sack in the Super Bowl, four quarterback hits and relentlessly chased Patrick Mahomes all over the field. Joe suspects Shaq thinks a three-sack game and maybe a forced fumble in one of the most dominant defensive performances in Super Bowl history would have gotten him the MVP award.

Joe doubts Brady would have lost that honor to anyone, but that’s unimportant.

Shaq, per King, is crazy hungry to get back to the Super Bowl so he can win the MVP he let slip away in February.

22 Responses to ““I Would Have Been The MVP Of The Super Bowl””

  1. PassingThru Says:

    Great motivation, I hope he gets it this season.

  2. Wild Bill Says:

    Hey I would rather have his attitude than someone who is just content to make the team and keep a job.

  3. mark2001 Says:

    HIgh goals…great expectations. The best way to shake off any complacency.

  4. David Says:

    he should have won it anyway. Or split it with JPP

  5. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    I had him and murphy bunting for MVP from a sportsbook in Philly…so him not winning MVP cost a few grand in the ol wallet….GO BUCS

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Shaq loves the Bucs….and loves Tampa….this guy loves life and is fun to watch…..not lost for words…Shaq is a great Buc.

  7. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    Love the guy. One of the top 2 or 3 FA pickups in team history.

  8. firethecannons Says:

    Last years Bucs superbowl win meant for sure that Brady would be MVP. And this year not so much, Brady brought us here and now that we are here, anyone of our defense might win MVP going forward. Brady made all of it possible last year and as such he was MVP.

  9. Infomeplease Says:

    I hope SB achieves this goal!!!!! 😎

  10. ClodHopper Says:

    I can see it. Any other qb besides Mahomes or Lamar Jackson and he does have three or more sacks.

  11. SlyPirate Says:

    Start your campaign for DPOTY with a multi-sack game against the Cowboys and Mr. Tyron Smith.

  12. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    So glad we still have a very motivated Shaq after his payday. This dude plays with a chip on his shoulder, as does our entire defense. I’ve been hanging on to the glow of last season for as long as possible. Now I’m officially pumped for this one! Go Bucs!!!

  13. Vaasè lealaitafea Says:

    2 or three sacks chasing the opposing qb would have not won championship without Brady
    Ex ample
    2 years ago everything was in place except the qb position

  14. Robert Says:

    I’d hope he shows up more this season too

  15. View from 132 Says:

    Or you could be Dexter Jackson and just stand where Lynch tells you and wait for the ball.

  16. Bellingham Bucs Fan Says:

    Anyone with any clue what they were looking at declared Shaq SBMVP. Because he was.

  17. GMoney Says:

    View from 132….just cause Lynch called a slant and go doesn’t mean Dexter didn’t know it was coming. D Jax made the plays

  18. Bbro Says:

    No worries about Shaq B giving it his all. He’s living his dream in Gods eyes.

  19. DaBux Says:

    Dear Dak,

    You can file a will in Florida just in case.


  20. BoCephus Says:

    Not saying Brady didn’t get us over the hump, but that defense clearly was the MVP of the SB, and Shaq spearheaded the charge! Glad to see he’s hungry for more. GO BUCS!

  21. Jake Says:

    It just goes to show, Tom really did his thing and balled, no doubt had Tom not thrown 3 TDs and got the Bucs to 31 points either Shaq JPP or anyone on Defense wouldve won the MVP.. but ay SuperBowl LVI is comin always another opportunity to get it 😎

  22. Bucs1fan86 Says:

    In the first super bowl for the Bucs it should of been dwight smith. 2 pick 6s in that game or simeon rice how tied a super bowl record for sacks in a game.