Jason Pierre-Paul Fighting “Worst” Football Injury

November 9th, 2021

Rotator cuff battles.

There is one thing that Joe is confident typing:

Bucs outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul is one tough SOB. We all know what he did to his hand in a fireworks accident. And then there was his broken neck.

Now, JPP is playing through a torn rotator cuff and Joe cannot imagine the pain on every snap (if it’s not killed by gameday drugs), much less fighting off blocks and tackling dudes.

That’s one tough hombre.

And apparently, JPP is feeling it and not in a good way. JPP took to Twitter this morning to explain his football injury is the worst he’s had to deal with since he was drafted in the first round by the Giants in 2010.

Joe knows that JPP isn’t practicing. Bucco Bruce Arians doesn’t want JPP to aggravate his rotator cuff. Just get to gameday and Arians trusts JPP will know what to do.

But think about this: It’s the Tuesday after a bye week. JPP hasn’t practiced or played in nine days. The bye is, in part, used to help players recover. And JPP has gone to social media with his injury frustration.

This must be one very painful ordeal for the Bucs’ ultimate warrior.

38 Responses to “Jason Pierre-Paul Fighting “Worst” Football Injury”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    Pete has a torn rotator cupp & its not that bad. Suck it up butter cupp or let the rookie shine

  2. Swampbuc Says:

    Dude may be done after this year. He felt his best coming into the season and then this happened. He’s incredible, a gift. 50% of JPP is still better than 100% of most.

  3. Will Says:

    Love this dude and the grit and determination he plays with. Not to mention that his attitude elevates this team. BUT it’s time to put him on a pitch count and get Joe Tryon more game reps to be ready for a hopeful playoff push.

  4. Bird Says:

    Yup no question we need jpp on field. But lets be honest. No reason why jts can take some of his snaps imo

  5. Jeff Says:

    Problem is an older player at 80% is not a good situation. I would rest JPP as many games as it takes. Need him for a playoff run.

  6. Joe Says:

    But lets be honest. No reason why jts can take some of his snaps imo

    To be honest, there is a reason.

    JPP is damn good against the run. We all know how much Todd Bowles wants to stop the run. It’s his top priority in every game. The Bucs don’t yet trust JTS against the run. Certainly, not nearly as much as JPP.

  7. Robert Says:

    Let the rookie eat. Save JPP for the money downs.

  8. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Is this a surgery issue? If so what is the recovery time? I say let him heel, Bucs will make the playoffs if he can get healthy by then, a healthy JPP with fresh legs sounds pretty good to me.

  9. Joe Says:

    Is this a surgery issue?

    A torn rotator cuff? Hell yeah.

    If so what is the recovery time?

    Several months.

  10. tampabuscsbro Says:

    Why are we so concerned about a Edge defending against the run?

    It’s not that hard to teach. It matters more to get to a QB and stop the passing game. If Joe Tryon is really that big of a liability in the run defense we have more then enough players that can pick up the slack.

  11. orlbucfan Says:

    JPP is long in the tooth. He has SB rings from 2 teams. He needs to do himself and his body a big favor and retire after the season ends.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    Torn rotator is season ending surgery you gotta think how painful this is. It’s crazy because I had the opportunity to do a IG live with JPP he was very humble I asked him a few questions and he was very transparent he became my favorite player.

  13. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Here’s an idea, get him some headphones and coach. It worked with Sherman and Bowles needs ALL the help he can get. Brees played with a torn rotator cuff into the playoffs. Sit JPP for a few games and limit his snaps until playoffs.

  14. SB~LV Says:

    Unimaginable !!!

  15. Mike Johnson Says:

    Uninformed People are the worst. Somebody here says a rotator cuff tear is not that bad. Well, get one and lets see how you fair. My brother had one playing baseball in college. Took him almost 4months to recover. JPP is playing with a lot of pain. Probably numbed to the max on gameday. They need to shut him down before it gets worse. And it can get a lot worse. Being a warrior is one thing, But damaging your body for life is quite another.

  16. JoeB Says:

    Put him on IR! Let him rest and get ready for playoffs. This team can make it without him. Rather have him during the playoffs then for the regular season

  17. BerrickDrooks Says:

    Love JPP but I think he is done after this year.

  18. Bojim Says:

    A torn rotator cuff isn’t healing in two weeks. JPP is tough but I wouldn’t blame him at all if he can’t go.

  19. Defense Rules Says:

    Mike Johnson … ‘They need to shut him down before it gets worse. And it can get a lot worse. Being a warrior is one thing, But damaging your body for life is quite another.’

    Agree 100% Mike. JPP is a warrior who’ll tough it out until his arm falls off … IF YOU LET HIM. It’s up to our coaches to either significantly limit his snaps OR shut him down completely for now, at least until the playoffs.

    Depending upon how severe his injury is, there are things you can do to help it somewhat (almost all require surgery … been there, done that). I’d rather see JPP be available for the playoffs than see him playing 85-90% of the snaps every game for the rest of our regular season and risk severe damage, as well as his loss for the playoffs obviously.

  20. PassingThru Says:

    JPP can barely sleep with a torn rotator cuff? I’ve been there too. For those of you who have been never experienced a severe rotator cuff, it feels like a severe stabbing pain whenever you move your body, not just your shoulder. Sleeping becomes a serious problem because gravity pulls on your shoulder, even if take an extra pillow to slightly elevate the shoulder. My trick was to wear a clavicle brace 24/7; I only took it off in the shower.

    JPP is going to have to live with this until he undergoes surgery. Rotator cuffs can heal on their own (many months to well over a year) but that isn’t going to happen when you have to practice and play NFL football.

  21. Bobby M. Says:

    JPP will still be solid against the run and probably can provide a good push to collapse the pocket but all his pass rush moves are likely now ineffective. When it comes to him or Tryon, JPP will still have the edge because he knows the system and will stay in his assignments but pass rush wise, Tryon would be more capable.

    It will be a fun chess match to keep an eye on between what Bowles does with JPP/Tryon and the opposing offense does to attack us.

  22. Bird Says:

    Tackling without use of hands (missing fingers and lost fingers that are never coming back) and torn rotator

    Cmon joe. Jts can take a few snaps

    As you can see in games , he has missed tackles and sacks this year cause of those serious injuries. Unable to wrap up and take guys down. No question he needs to be out there….BUT

  23. Bucfan81 Says:

    JPP is one tough dude and does not need to prove anything to anyone. He should have just did the surgery already with rehab so he could have been back healthy by time playoffs start. Let the rookie handle the regular season.

  24. geno711 Says:

    It is crazy he has tried to play with a torn rotator cuff.

    Take 6 weeks off with therapy/rest. I know he can play a game or three but he will not make it through the season. I would rather have him somewhat healthy during the playoffs if possible.

  25. PassingThru Says:


    Surgery would end his season, and quite possibly his career as a Buc.

  26. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    I tore both rotator cups two years ago lifting weights. Because of Covid, I decided to take some time off from weight lifting It took 6 months to heal but I been weight lifting again for the past 6 months without any pain. No surgery, just a lot of rest. I don’t lift heavy anymore, just a lot of reps with lighter weights.

    I think you can heal from this injury just fine…if you stop damaging the injury and allow for some rest.

  27. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    The reason I opted for non-surgery is due to the high risk of tearing it again. I think it is about 90% you’ll need a repeat surgery. If you allow it to heal itself and build the small muscles around the rotator cup, you can heal it like new.

  28. PassingThru Says:

    Yep, you do lighter reps as part of the rehab process. You can actually feel the popping in your damaged shoulder as you work out the scar tissue. Fun.

    You can eventually get your bulk strength back, but that takes time. On top of that your throws will no longer have the same zip.

  29. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    He’s a tuff hombre without a doubt but what be killing me is him jumping offsides trying to guess the qbs cadence along Shack. From what I’ve seen JTS is pursuing running backs downfield so don’t know how he’s not learning. They need to give him more reps to give him experience and rest JPP more

  30. Ash Says:

    Wished they would play jts more, jpp is losing contain anyway can’t tackle that well with his injuries so if you get a couple hiccups from jts so what at some point you can only coach them up so much and you need the experience to further improve your game jts needs more snaps to get a rhythm 8 snaps is ridiculous.

  31. firethecannons Says:

    time for Arians to do what is necessary and bench him

  32. CalBucsFan Says:

    Thank you for your warrior mentality JPP, but Arians needs to shut him down, period.

  33. Wesley Says:

    Rest him for a few weeks. We’ll desperately need him come playoff time.

  34. sasquatch Says:

    Didn’t Simeon RIce have a torn rotator cuff? Or some shoulder issue? Ended his career. JPP might be done.

  35. David Says:

    Tryon should play more and more but, unfortunately, unless JPP has surgery, that is not going to help him.

  36. Joe Smo Says:

    Who cares screw the Bucs and JPP! WHO DAT

  37. Eddie Marz Says:

    JPP is killing it. If he had surgery his season is done. Rest won’t help unless your talking about 6-9 months. Bye week’s not going to heal that. As far as the medicated person, “ say what”. GO BUCS’

  38. Hodad Says:

    Joe having torn both rotator cuffs I can tell you first hand no amount of rest makes it feel better. The only thing that will help is surgury.