Even though he only tallied a half of a sack on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett provided a devastating impact on the game. He is now up to 15 sacks on the season and continues to lead the National Football League in the category as he is looking to win the Defensive Player of the Year award.
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Despite failing to tally a full sack on the day, Barrett provided three hits on Colts’ quarterback Jacoby Brissett and tallied a tackle and a half behind the line of scrimmage. Without a doubt, Barrett continued to wreak havoc as he was evidently in the backfield with frequency. Barrett also ate up attention, allowing for the second and third levels of the Bucs’ defense to get pressure in the backfield as well.
Jordan Whitehead and Andrew Adams tallied tackles for loss, while Lavonte David, Ndamukong Suh, Vita Vea, William Gholston, and Carl Nassib all got an additional hit on quarterbacks. Opposing offensive lines do not have enough firepower to go around, and their attention starts with Barrett.
The Buccaneers and Barrett have maintain and add to his league leading sack total as the pewter and red look to end the season on a high note.