Pass Rush Disrespect Revealed

August 7th, 2023

Bucs sacks king Shaq Barrett wearing his new No. 7 jersey.

Joe can’t recall hearing of such a thing since the days of Lawrence Taylor (aka ancient times), so Joe got a birthday surprise this morning.

Harping on the Bucs’ weak edge rush last season is something Joe has done a lot of over the past eight months. Tampa Bay recorded quality numbers of sacks and pressures, but it wasn’t happening enough off the edge and often the pressure was manufactured versus the preferred organic kind.

Well, it seems offensive coordinators didn’t think much of the Bucs’ edge rush, either.

Devin White said today that after Bucs sacks king Shaq Barrett went down with an Achilles injury at midseason, White felt more double teams when he was trying to blitz.

Think about that. The defense didn’t know whether or not White was coming on the blitz but still was looking to double team him.

That’s hardly a common occurrence. And White, the Bucs’ leader last season in quarterback pressures, framed it that way, too. So he’s darn happy to have Shaq back and appearing to be at full strength.

Something must crank up the Bucs’ edge rush this season. Hopefully, it’s many factors, from Shaq’s return to athletic rookie YaYa Diaby surprising teams, along with Joe Tryon-Shoyinka improving and Anthony Nelson staying highly effective in a backup role.

Vita Vea and Greg Gaines (and maybe later injured rookie Calijah Kancey) should deliver enough pressure up the middle to create opportunities for the edge rushers.

17 Responses to “Pass Rush Disrespect Revealed”

  1. HC Grover Says:

    No to Plan 9 get him out and the rush will be much better.

  2. #99 the big fella Says:

    Hc Grover, stop with your copy and paste comments
    Your plan 9 crap is just really old.. I try my best to not engage with you but damn dude!

  3. Lord Cornelius Says:

    That is revealing and makes sense of the draft strategy to load up on pass rushers

  4. Mike Johnson Says:

    Our Rooks are going to help us tremendously this season. But it still may not be enough. Joe-Tryon is going to have to improve 2-fold. And for whatever reasons, I don’t see this happening. And I do hope I am dead wrong.

  5. Seanbuc76 Says:

    I shared similar sentiments with Mike Johnson here JTS is the guy that needs to step up I also have the feeling he will be supplanted by guys like Ya-ya and Anthony Nelson but I’m going to try to be an optimist and Hope that he can step up and last year was just a sophomore slump

  6. A Bucs Fan Says:

    I want to appreciate this story but all I see in those quotes is an all about me mentality from White. Still working on that selfishness… at least he’s aware and can say it.

  7. A Bucs Fan Says:

    I posted my comment on the wrong thread. My bad.

  8. johnnymoon Says:

    For many years it was a WR or DL would not peak until year 3 ..Hope JTS does it this year.

  9. Oviedo Jim Says:


  10. BucU Says:

    JTS having a very pedestrian training camp? That doesn’t bold well for him. I’ll be watching him and Hall very closely early in the season. Hoping they ball out but doesn’t look great right now. I haven’t heard Hall’s name at all this whole camp so far.

  11. Fred McNeil Says:

    Joe mentioned Hall at least once and JTS at least twice of deserving a sack.

  12. Brandon Says:

    Maybe a misquote or misunderstanding but teams don’t double team inside linebackers that aren’t likely blitzing. More likely is that they didn’t double team an edge guy while one of the interior guys stayed put in case White did blitz. Can’t be 100% I am 100% sure they didn’t double team White.

  13. Crazyhorse1954 Says:

    Tis’ the season of unbridled hype. By Halloween, the conversation will be about the #1 pick in the draft. There will be no surprises when it comes to wins. This team is definitely not ready for prime time…no QB, no center, no RG, no RT, bankrupt organization. Mercy, the list goes on and on and on.

  14. destinjohnny Says:

    JTS Is our best pass rusher…….
    what could go wrong?

  15. Power Of Pewter Says:

    The Bucs have invested a number of high draft picks and highly paid free agents into the pass rush. It is time for those players to deliver on those investments, or they will earn the ‘bust’ tag. If the players deliver, the Bucs D will be pretty formidable.

  16. garro Says:

    Any Ramirez sightings Joe?

    Go Bucs!

  17. Power Of Pewter Says:

    The Bucs have invested 3 – 1st round picks, a 2nd round, and a high $ free agent in their starting 5 pass rushers. It’s time for them to deliver, or have to start using the bust word.