When it comes to Tampa Bay’s defense, two guys that really stick out in my mind are Jason Pierre-Paul and Shaquil Barrett. Both of them are difference makers and game changers for the Bucs, given their skill-sets, talents and abilities.
Once again, like last year, both of them are putting on a show on the field with their performances so far this year. Both of them are approaching the double-digit sack milestone. With three games left in the regular season, Barrett has 8 sacks, while JPP has 9.5 sacks. It’s so awesome to have these guys in Tampa, as they are key contributors. It was definitely worth signing JPP to a three year extension, and I sure hope Jason Licht can lock up Shaq Barrett for Tampa with a long term deal during the off-season.
JPP, specifically, with so many big plays he’s made, he’s been a major reason why the Bucs have been able to stay in some games and even a big reason why the Bucs have won some games this year, coming up with timely turnovers. He currently ranks third in the NFL for forced fumbles, compiling four of them.
Keep it up fellas! It’s getting late in the year. With three games left, it’s time to make a playoff push. Let’s win out! Go Bucs!