In an on-field, post-game interview with NFL Network from Raymond James stadium following the Bucs 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, Shaq Barrett had plenty to say about the Bucs dominant defensive performance, highlighting the defensive line’s constant pressure on Patrick Mahomes. But perhaps the most surprising thing Barrett mentioned was that Chiefs right tackle Andrew Wylie was talking trash all game to the Bucs pass rusher, despite the fact that Wylie was in the midst of a miserable performance on Sunday night (1:50 – 2:20).
“No. 77 (Wylie) was talking so much he made me mad,” Barrett said, laughing. “I was just coming at his neck all game!”
“What did he say to you?” analyst Steve Mariucci asked.
“I don’t even know what he was saying, it didn’t matter, I was talking to him!” Barrett said.
“What did you say to him?”
“I told him he was a scrub, he was trash, gotta take a train home!” Barrett said. “He ain’t getting back on the plane! He ain’t getting back on the plane tonight!”
I love trash talk stories so much. Barrett finished the game with one sack and ten pressures (!!) on 47 pass rush attempts, per Pro Football Focus. Wylie allowed nine pressures and was PFF’s worst-graded offensive player in the game on either team.