On Sunday the Falcons are concerned about one thing: how will LT Jake Mathews and the rest of the Falcons O-Line must try to slow down Jason Pierre Paul’s collection of sacks in 2018.
After 4 games JPP already has 4 sacks, at times being completely unblockable. Not only has he been an excellent pass rusher, but he has also been solid against the run with 17 tackles and 1 FF. Six of those tackles came last Sunday against the Bears. JPP is without a doubt the best edge rusher this team has had since losing Simeon Rice in 2007.
The Falcons know JPP is a freak athletically. At 6’5” and 280 pounds, he is not only strong but incredibly quick. Falcons QB Matt Ryan cannot be thrilled to be going up against both JPP and Gerald McCoy in the same game. Bucs fans should watch JPP closely on Sunday as he plays big in big games.