JPP Explains How Hurt He Was In 2021

October 1st, 2022

Former Bucs edge rusher Jason Pierre-Paul

Joe heard this and wondered why Joe Tryon-Shoyinka didn’t play more last season.

For those unaware, former Bucs stud edge rusher Jason Pierre-Paul is a new member of the Baltimore Ravens, and JPP will play tomorrow after signing this week.

In typical JPP fashion, he told Ravens beat reporters this week that he intends to unleash his fury upon the NFL in a hurry. Joe is not betting against JPP; the man regained a Pro Bowl level of play after literally blowing up his hand, and again after breaking his neck.

Last season, JPP played through a torn rotator cuff (not very well) and had surgery after the season. The Bucs didn’t bring him back for a fifth year in Tampa.

JPP explained this week that he couldn’t get much done for the 2021 Bucs, citing a biceps tendon tear, the torn rotator cuff and another back muscle tear.

“I basically got a whole new shoulder,” Pierre-Paul said of his offseason rebuild. “I feel way totally better. I did what I could do for the team [last year]. But not having two shoulders is a big thing. Can’t push. Can’t grab. Can’t snatch. But I can do all of that now.”

JPP played 62 snaps in the Bucs’ gut-wrenching playoff loss to the Rams last season (nearly double Vita Vea’s total). Fellow edge rushers Joe Tryon-Shoyinka and Anthony Nelson combined for 24 snaps in that game, despite JPP’s clear deficiencies.

Joe wonders if Todd Bowles and Bucco Bruce Arians regret that decision.

19 Responses to “JPP Explains How Hurt He Was In 2021”

  1. adam from ny Says:

    wow jpp is back…and gonna get nasty with the ravens…!!!

    and we will be seeing him soon on his ray jay return…

    a suh signing is prolly next


    We ALL knew it was bad with JPP, last year.
    He is just too much a warrior to stop playing.

    We should have frikking brought him back.

  3. Goatfarmer Says:

    Wish JPP was still be a Buc. But, Cap. I understand. But, damn.

  4. Crickett Baker Says:

    Double damn but I am happy he is doing well.

  5. Defense Rules Says:

    Love JPP’s explanation … ‘I did what I could do for the team [last year]. But not having two shoulders is a big thing’.

    Guess we’ll never know why Bucs’ coaches didn’t shut him down & put him on IR once it became obvious he wasn’t being all that effective out there. He gave it a warrior’s go, but 2.5 sacks, 5 QB hits & 3 TFLs in 600 def snaps was VERY un-JPP-like. Doubt that it ended up helping the team in the final analysis.

  6. Beeej Says:

    How much Ravens paying him? Wonder if not signing him was financial related

  7. teacherman777 Says:

    I wish we had signed him.

    Hes a God.

  8. Pryda...Sec147 Says:

    That’s annoying this guy easy to hate

  9. ATLBuc Says:

    A player of JPP’s caliber is not going to sit on the bench, no matter how much they are hurting

  10. WvBuc Says:

    What Atl said just above is more about why JPP wasn’t brought back, I think. The playing time for JTS was prioritized when weighed against hoping JPP could remain effective for 17 games and the playoffs. JPP likely sought some playing time assurances as Atl says, his talent doesn’t sit the bench…or play just 15-20 snaps per game. He may not get more in Baltimore, but it’s October instead of August.

  11. captivajim Says:

    it was a licht mistake not to bring him back

  12. adam from ny Says:

    the only explanation for the bucs being ok with a weaker front end of the defense, is that the back end has matured and gotten much stronger…

    time will tell…

    we will know more by about week 6

  13. ThatAintRight! Says:

    JPP is a beast and what he did while in Tampa show’s. He’s a big part of that championship team. He has done a lot while in the NFL. He’s going to need another double digit sack season to get into the HOF though. I think anyways. I think he’s in for a big year if fully healthy with the raven’s. A 3-4 OLB suit’s him more I think. He’s very athletic still and shouldn’t have any problems blowing past O linemen. This is a guy who use to be able to do back flips mid air standing up at 6-6. Insane lol

  14. Trask To The Future Says:

    I always hate hearing how guys struggled “because they were injured.” If that’s the case someone else should have played instead.

  15. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    So…is it a warrior player that plays with injury….or a selfish player that plays poorly with injury. Sometimes a coach has to step in and say “No”……
    JPP was totally ineffective in that game & others…..but I wish him well in Baltimore….except vs Bucs.

  16. A Bucs Fan Says:

    I think JPP didn’t want to come off the field. Just like during the super bowl when Gil got a sack JPP subbed himself back onto the field. It’s a pride issue with him. That is probably why he’s not back. But I wish he was cause when he’s healthy he wreaks havoc. Definitely the best trade in Bucs history with exception of the draft pick that netted the bucs Alstott.

  17. CleanHouse Says:

    Front office and coaches are morons, JPP and Suh should be Bucs. Been saying this all summer

  18. Bucs Win Says:

    Tells you all you need to know about their confidence in Jill Tryon-Shoyinka.

  19. steele Says:

    Great pass rushers get the job done well into older age. They just know how, in ways new guys like JTS don’t. If JPP is 90% healed, he was worth bringing back. Same with Suh. Bucs had huge opportunities to sign great veteran edge rushers and passed. In favor of marginal Nassib and praying that JTS suddenly stops being driven out of plays.