Shaq Barrett Frightens Quarterbacks

November 29th, 2021

Top pass rusher in one stat.

This is for the quarterback pressures > sacks crowd.

Per the NFL folks monitoring the official NextGen Stats, no pass rusher gets in the heads of quarterbacks quite like Bucs sacks king Shaq Barrett. Why is that?

Since Shaq came to the Bucs, no pass rusher has triggered quarterbacks into committing turnovers as often as Shaq. NextGen Stats are based on raw data gleaned from sensors embedded in players’ equipment, and they shared a way cool stat about quarterback pressures, specifically pressures from Shaq.

While this is all cool, Joe will still rather have a sack over a pressure. Why?

A sack is definitive. A pressure is just that. Some quarterbacks (like Tom Brady) aren’t fazed much by pressure. Others fall apart under pressure.

A sack kills a play. A sack is a loss. A sack is a drive killer. And a sack can lead to a fumble, just like Shaq’s strip-sack.

Yes, Joe values a sack damn near as much as a field goal. So yeah, Joe would rather have a sack than a pressure.

18 Responses to “Shaq Barrett Frightens Quarterbacks”

  1. August 1976 Buc Says:

    It was looking like 31-14 was about to happen, BUT NO,
    SHAQ HAPPENED and it turned the whole game around.

    GO BUCS!!!

  2. Leighroy Says:

    So Tom Brady wasn’t fazed much by pressure against the WTF? I thought I read a dozen articles saying that hit turned him into checkdown Charlie not wanting to take shots to open receivers after that. He picks up the blitz better than most, but that game is too fresh to discard as an inconvenient truth.

    Pressures lead to hits, hits lead to sacks. They’re not all mutually exclusive. Interceptions forced by pressures, and incompletions forcing punts are pretty definitive too. Is it too much to ask for it all, rather than one or the other?

  3. B-Bro Says:

    He’s fast and will greet them with pain

  4. Richard Dickson Says:

    I think your RSS feed is broken. Haven’t seen an update since 11/23.

  5. Listnfrmafar Says:

    LeighRoy, you believe everything you read on the internet??? Why can’t you all face the fact Rivera out coached BA and his merry men & women, just like Payton, McVay and almost Reich? Once they shut down Taylor that game should of been over. Indy was another inferior team that hung in with Bucs due to bad coaching on both sides. Not looking for the ball in a pass route, defensive offsides (AGAIN), tipped balls not caught, Darden the special teams return guy etc. All these things have the stench of lazy coaching. If any of the coaches listed above were coaching this team the discussion of 20-0 may still be alive.

  6. Tampaabaybucfan Says:

    Shaq is the real deal….loves Tampa/Bucs…..plays with fierce passion and yes…..QBs should fear him.

  7. Swampbuc Says:

    Consonant boy – you should take up a career in comedy. That is some hilarious stuff.

  8. John Olmstead Says:

    John would rather have a pick than a sack.

  9. Bucsfanman Says:

    I’m not sure I understand the knock on coaching in a post about Shaq’s pressure.

    This game looked like it was going to be going away at halftime. We (read: COACHES) made adjustments and turned the tide.

    With our secondary so banged up, the pressure needs to stay relentless. It was the difference in this game, IMO.

  10. Wild Bill Says:

    This season barely resembles last year. Have the Bucs declined or has most of the other teams we have played made significant improvements? As for the Bucs I personally think Brady has declined. Too many poor throws. Very few deep throws. Even missing receivers on short passes at their feet, etc too often. Having Gronk back and Lenny’s out standing performance were huge. And the run defense was terrific four the first three quarters. Turn overs got the Bucs back in the game in the second half. Brady did not look like a dominating qb. Again.

  11. cover deuce Says:

    We get it man we all like sacks. Pressure is good too since NFL O-linemen get paid too and not every play can end in a sack hope this helps.

  12. Coburn Says:

    O my thing that annoys me is how often QBs seem to get away from our guys that have them dead to Rights. Find myself wondering why our guys always try to grab QBs up so high. Is it just that theyre afraid of getting a penalty? I know you basically just have to make sure you’re above the knees, but are they afraid if they dip down at all their helmet might make contact? Tired of seeing them try to grab around the shoulders and the qb ducking, but maybe just the qb benefitting from all these protection rules

  13. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Wild Bill, Brady’s receivers have declined. If your theory is true why is it that a 6’7″ TE comes off 5 cracked ribs and a punctured lung can get open??? I’m pretty sure DC’s account for him and it’s not like he runs a 4.5 40. That tells me Gronk knows how to find open space, Godwin is learning and Evan’s is struggling because in the past Winston would throw to him not to a spot. Could be the reason for all his ints.

  14. Delson Says:

    Lysterenefarmer i gotta agree pressures can interrupt rhythm especially when teams are down. It shouldnt be seen as a stat

  15. Buccos Says:

    We better enjoy this “poor” coaching while it lasts because both of these coordinators are going to be head coaches elsewhere unless BA decides to retire. Which I have heard no indication that he is thinking about retiring. So next year when BL and TB are gone maybe you will appreciate them a bit more. And Reich was outcoached by the way. Almost only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades.

  16. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Reich was out coached? He took a superior team to the wire with 10 seconds left and scared the SHAT out of all of us.

  17. Ne+ bucs fan Says:

    Off topic,, but anyone else including myself not care if fornette came back,, dudes balling,4 td,s yesterday,, love it , breaking tackles, running hard,, keep it up baby!!!! glad he came back

  18. E.V. Says:

    BA has to stop spoiling his players he’s giving them to many biscuits for risking it.. I’m pretty sure alot of the bucs top players get many days off and don’t have to participate and practice. BA needs to be hard instead of soft I mean these are grown men playing a game I’m pretty sure they can handle it. And people want to blame every other player except Brady. Brady been miserable the deep ball same way Winston did with wide open receivers deep. Just watch every game. Gotta be coaching if WINSTON had same problem.