The Bucs beat the snot out of the Rams and Shaq Barrett, once again, had an outstanding game. Barrett had 1 sack, an interception, and a forced fumble yesterday, helping Tampa seal the deal. Barrett sack puts him at 9 through 4 weeks, which ties Hall of Famer Kevin Greene (1998), Mark Gastineau (1984), and Kabeer GBaja-Biamila (2001) for the most sacks through their first four games of the season. The individual sack statistic became official in 1982.
Shaquil Barrett is currently the best defensive player in the league, and there is a ton of football remaining in the season, if he keeps this up, he is a shoo-in for Defensive Play of The Year, Pro Bowl, and records. As the official franchise-record stands, Warren Sapp holds the top position for most sacks in a single season with 16.5, but that record is surely in jeopardy. The current NFL record for sacks in a single season, currently held by Michael Strahan with 22.5 (2001), could also be in jeopardy.
Despite records being at risk, Shaq has been playing outstanding football and is earning himself a long term contract.