A Deeper Look At Shaq’s Production

October 10th, 2021

If not for referee blunders, Bucs sacks king Shaq Barrett would be having a Defensive Player of the Year kind of start.

Shaq was screwed out of a strip-sack by officials against Atlanta in Week 2, and last week he was robbed of a clear forced fumble. With 1 1/2 sacks today, Bucs sacks king Shaq is on pace for a dozen sacks. It should be more.

His first sacke of the day today was a strip of Jacoby Brissett that was pounced on by Ndamukong Suh. It should have been Shaq’s third forced fumble of the season. For perspective, Jason Pierre-Paul had four forced fumbles last season, which tied for third-most in the NFL.

Without miserable officiating, Shaq would be on pace for 15 sacks and 10 forced fumbles. And he already has an interception (Week 2) … and he’s a cog in the best run defense known to man.

Keep grinding, Shaq! Joe appreciates you.

13 Responses to “A Deeper Look At Shaq’s Production”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Great motor……speed, strength & technique… Shaq has it all!!!

  2. DoooshLaRue Says:

    How about how much he’s being held?
    I’m not talking about a little jersey tugging either.
    Blatant holding not being called.

  3. JimmyJack Says:

    Get used to it yall…..Teams want to pass all day on us its gonna get real ugly for most of them like it was today.

    I think I saw that Dolphins QB crawling back to the huddle at one point. We beat him up badly today and it was so much fun watching him play with so much pain.

  4. ModHairKen Says:

    Great game, Shaqaroni. Now play great two weeks in a row.

  5. Steve in Mad Beach Says:

    They really just aren’t calling holds at all, no matter how egregious. Suh had a guy hugging him on what would’ve/should’ve been a sack today!

  6. firethecannons Says:

    Boom Shaq a lacka is having an awesome year! JPP was lacking today, would like to see JTS used more as edge and JPP in coverage

  7. firethecannons Says:

    reason: JPP is great at interceptions and batting down the balls

  8. Wild Bill Says:

    Shaq is back! Looked like last year today. Don’t remember Tryon doing much today. And fat boy 76 had some great blocks today.

  9. rrsrq Says:

    But JTS has 3 sacks to lead the team (hey Jacoby went out ou bounds behind the line of scrimmage) he’ll take it m sure.

  10. DaBux Says:

    Shaq appears to be ready to murderize some QBs. Sucks to be Jalen GonnaGet Hurts.

  11. Coburn Says:

    So am I remembering it right and jpp wanted the right side so Shaq was playing left last year? I remember everyone saying he should get the right. I noticed last two weeks Tryon was on the right, but with jpp back I saw Shaq on the right a lot.

  12. #1bucsfan Says:

    We all appreciate you Shaq. Don’t stop till we re-peat n then 3-peat let’s go Tampa

  13. Brandon Says:

    I don’t not approve but he disappears for long stretches at a time.