Why do you think it’s less and less likely? He said he wants to break the bank. Everyone wants that, but we don’t know what that means to him. I say he’s worth it either way. Franchise him again if need be. As it stands, we have one more year with Brady. Go all out.
It is foolish to think there is a Shaq replacement.
Anyhow, I’ve been watching a lot of defensive Super Bowl video breakdowns and the one common thread why we won on defense was our pass rush. If we didn’t have a pass rush, then Mahomes would have found the open receiver often. Yes, our secondary does a great job initially, but then you see where receivers do get open and the reason why Mahomes doesn’t target them is because he is already in hot pursuit from our pass rushers, usually it’s Shaq high on his tail. But we need our edges back, JPP and Shaq. Although Suh will be difficult to replace, he might be the most optimal out of Shaq, JPP, and Suh to replace without seeing a huge drop off in play.
Do you believe 1. they really found a Hall of Fame caliber player on the scrap heap or 2.they found a player with good traits that fit Bowles defense, put him around good interior players that push the pocket and he was motivated by playing for a long term, life changing contract.
^He had 97 pressures, 2nd most in the league to Aaron Donald’s 105. NO ONE else in the league had more then 75!
Joey Bosa, Myles Garrett, Khalil Mack, TJ Watt, Chase Young… none of those guys even sniffed Shaq’s pressure numbers.
Had Vea played all year, Shaq would have finished with 13-14 sacks EASY.
LOL @ JC wondering why he wasn’t a starter in Denver. The 2 starters were 2 HOF players in Demarcus Ware and Von Miller, idiot.
Shaq turned it on clutch when we really needed it and sacked/pressured some of the hardest in the league.
To think he is easily replaceable is dumb.
And I can’t stand people whining for the next eight years like they did with Michael Bennett.
“Pay the man his money”
I think he ultimately does take less, and surprisingly I think it has to do with his friendship with JPP.
But no one goes into a negotiation and says I’ll take whatever bargain deal they give me. When negotiating you usually start with your highest number and work down LOL. His negotiating starting point is *breaking the bank* but I bet he takes less
Fournette is as good as gone. He has his ring and now he will get paid to be the lead back he wants to be.
Dude, we get it you’re trying to save face to prove you’re right on the internet to a bunch of strangers, even after Shaq nearly single handedly won us the SB on his own. He had 10 pressures on Mahomes. TEN.
<p>Your take on not re-signing arguably the most important player on the defense AFTER WINNING THE SUPERBOWL ON HIS BACK is astonishing.
We’re in WIN NOW mode, Brady is going to be 44 years old. You wanna let go of a premiere pass rusher who wants to be here so we can save $2 million on the cap? Spend every fucking penny to bring back the whole defense in tact.
We’re not the Jets or Jaguars here. When Brady’s gone, we’re back to mediocre for a while… GO ALL IN again for the repeat.
I get your point, there are players who get paid and sit on their ass.. but no one’s expecting Shaq to get a Khalil Mack type deal at 28 years old. He’s going to get a 4 year deal at ~$19-20 million a year with incentives, with plenty of bonus money up front to keep his cap number down, and we’ll be able to cut him for free in 3 years.
I get what JC is saying and it makes some sense but I agree with the other guys.
Bucs know what they have in Shaq. Vea isn’t going anywhere so we know Shaq can produce.
Bucs gotta go all out for the back to back with Brady. People gotta remember that the cap can be manipulated a lot. The Bucs can afford all these guys by going into their 2022 cap which they currently have a ton of space. I understand that’s with no QB on the books. That’s a reason why the Bucs might be mediocre after Brady but does anyone here wanna make the playoffs for the next 6 years with no SB win? Or spend a lot of dough and have no regrets about what could have been done to win another one? No brainer. There’s a bigger piece of NFL history out there to be had.
Shaq is an extremely valuable piece to this defense. BUT he’s going to have to take a slightly below market value to come back, which I think is a possibility. We will see. The good news is the Bucs have been brilliant managing the cap for years and now have a great amount of flexibility to free up room with some extensions/restructures/trades. It’ll be an eventful offseason.
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