TAMPA, Florida – Tampa Bay Buccaneers off-line player Shaq Barrett recorded 4.0 sacks against the New York Giants on Sunday, bringing his triple to 8.0 and tying him with Mark Gastineau in 1984 for most sacks in the First three games per season, according to ESPN Stats & Information polls.
"He just wears the left glove," coach Bruce Arians said of Barrett, who last week recorded a 3.0 sack against the Carolina Panthers and wore a headband that said "Cannot be stopped" in the Bucs locker room after the game.
"It's just that everything works perfectly – the playmates, the guys in and out, the inner pressure, the pressure from the other end [rusher] Karl [Nassib] ̵
4.0 sacks Barrett tied it to Marcus Jones in 1990 and Simeon Rice in 2003 for most a game in franchise history and both
Barrett, who is in his first season with the Bucs after signing a one-year, $ 5 million deal in March, earned a $ 250,000 bonus to reach 8.0 sacks for the season, a source told ESPN. If he records 10 sacks for the season, he will receive an additional $ 250,000. "
" Frustration took it all in. It was a good game, but we lost, "Barrett said. "You can't go to the playoffs if you have 4.0 sacks and you lose the game. You have to win. Winning is all that matters."
Barrett had only 14.0 sacks in his first four seasons in combination with the Denver Broncos, including the lowest career sacks of 3.0 sacks last season.