Impressive Pressure

August 26th, 2021

The NFL has mountains of technology-driven statistical data that is only shared with league and team employees.

It’s called NextGen data that tracks sensors in players uniforms and in equipment.

It’s rare to see these numbers, except in the occasional story or at the NextGen Stats website, where the NFL comes clean on a few categories.

Hall of Fame personnel man Gil Brandt was typing a story for recently naming the guys on one-year contracts that Brandt believes are the best value around the league.

Ndamukong Suh placed 10th on Brandt’s list, but Joe was more interested in the explanation that also included NextGen data on Suh. “Suh also finished with 30 pressures, 12th-most among interior defensive linemen [last season].”

Ranking 12th in pressures via an objective pressure measurement is damn impressive for Suh.

Joe knows many fans want to see Jason Pierre-Paul, Shaq Barrett and rookie Joe Tryon-Shoyinka on the field at the same time, but Joe isn’t very interested in taking Suh or Vita Vea off the field. Meanwhile, Will Gholston led the team in quarterback hits last season.

Let Suh (six sacks last year) hunt quarterbacks. In 2020, he had a bit of a revival in that area.

And Brandt is correct. For $9 million this season, future Hall of Famer and ironman Suh is a steal.

9 Responses to “Impressive Pressure”

  1. Mickman Says:

    What a steal! Love Suh, to think some people still try to compare McCoy to this guy? Oh stop it!

  2. Mike Says:

    A guy that can both stop the run and get to the passer is a definitely a guy you want on your team, and if you can get him at a good value, even better! He wants that 2nd ring for sure!

  3. Youngbucs Says:

    And only came back last year because of the QB. He said it not my opinion.

  4. Jason Says:

    Am I the only one who thinks that Suh’s play with the BUCS is the final nail in the Coffin of GMC’s chances of getting into in the ring of honor?

  5. Rayjay1122 Says:

    I just know that I wanted Suh during the draft. Glad we ended up being his home. It is sweet having a bad azz defense again.

  6. Leighroy Says:

    Jason, no you’re not the only one. I’d prefer the ring of honor not be a glorified participation trophy for the franchise.

  7. Hodad Says:

    My only regret with Suh is, he was picked before we had a chance to draft him. The guy we got instead was only a lightening rod for Buc fans his whole career.

  8. BillyBucoff Says:

    I think we could see Vea and Suh with Barrett, Shaq, and Tryon.

  9. Buczilla Says:

    I wonder if he’ll retire as a Buc one day? Two defensive tackles in the hall would be damn impressive.