With two sacks against the Jaguars this past Sunday, linebacker Shaq Barrett is three sacks away from setting a new team's single season record & his head coach sees no reason why he won't get it.
Like all NFL head coaches, Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians enjoys Victory Mondays. Arians also enjoy watching his defense get after opponents' quarterbacks. In the last two games, his defense has 10 sacks combined. But the player that has done it the best on his defense this year has been Barrett, who has 14.5 sacks this year.
Barrett signed a one year deal with the Buccaneers back in March & as high as the expectations may have been for the veteran linebacker, it's safe to say he's outplayed the expectations of the coaching staff. Barrett's sack total this year is more than his combined career total of 14, which he accumulated in his four previous seasons with the Denver Broncos. And his sack total this year leaves him two sacks away from tying the team's single season record of 16.5 sacks set in 2000 by Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp, a number that Arians expects Barrett to eclipse before this season is over.
Arians met with the media on Monday & discussed the season Barrett is having along with his ability to strip quarterbacks of the football.
Click below to hear the full interview with Arians