Steelers T Guy Whimper 2012 Sacks Alllowed Animated GIFs & Penalty Report

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent tackle Guy Whimper earlier this week and I have since been asked on Twitter about the sacks that he gave up last season with the Jacksonville Jaguars as well as the penalties that he committed. I figured I would knock out both of those questions in one post, so below are the penalty stats for Whimper for the past two seasons as well as animated GIFs of the five sacks allowed he was charged with last season.

In total, Whimper played only 392 plays on offense in 2012 and gave up 5 sacks, 6 quarterback hits and 15 hurries during those snaps to go along with 4 penalties.

WeekPenaltyDeclinedYardsNullified YardsFirst DownsStalled Drive
1Offensive Holding010200
1False Start05000
2Unnecessary Roughness015000
15Illegal Substitution052001
WeekPenaltyDeclinedYardsNullified YardsFirst DownsStalled Drive
6False Start05001
10Offensive Holding10000
11Offensive Holding010401

Animated GIF Jaguars T Guy Whimper Sack One Allowed Vikings Week 1 2012

Animated GIF Jaguars T Guy Whimper Sack Two Allowed Texans Week 2 2012

Animated GIF Jaguars T Guy Whimper Sack Three Allowed Colts Week 3 2012

Animated GIF Jaguars T Guy Whimper Sack Four Allowed Titans Week 17 2012

Animated GIF Jaguars T Guy Whimper Sack Five Allowed Titans Week 17 2012

  • Lamarr56

    He is absolutely terrible, I hope he’s just a camp body.

  • hergieburbur

    How do we interpret this signing as anything other than “this guy sucks!”?

  • steeltown

    Wow.. the first few GIF’s looks like he just gets completely outworked, the last couple he gets completely pushed back… good way to get your QB injured

  • Cody Younkin

    with starting players like these, its easy to see why jacksonville sucks

  • Hate to ask but is there any positive tape on running plays??…because this pass protection is deplorable and has nearly upset my Friday.

  • Rob Erickson

    I have to say, I see things a little differently that some of the other posters. The first GIF Whimper is controlling his opponent but the guard gets blown up causing the QB to move up in the pocket unexpectedly. Whimper’s man steps inside and gets the sack. The second GIF, if you follow the arc of the defender, Whimper steers him the whole way around the backfield. The QB virtually sprints into the defender on the other side of the pocket from where the ball was snapped. The last two GIFs he just seems overwhelmed by the defender’s speed. The back could have done a nicer job of chipping rather than getting in Whimper’s way. He didn’t cost much so maybe with some better coaching and a QB that has more pocket awareness, he’ll turn into some decent depth.

  • On a positive note, you could also say he had as many penalties in one year that some of our linemen have had in one game…We have 4 tackles in Adams, Gilbert, Beachum and Foster to pinch in at right so that’s enough for the 53 to me but we’ll see. I think the more interesting story here is the roster spot battles at G/C on the interior.

  • Rob Erickson

    Agreed…what struck me most in these clips is the scheme’s and the decision making by the QB. Happy to not be a Jags fan.

  • SteelerDave

    I still do not understand what the Steelers ever saw in him except maybe a camp body worth taking a chance on.

  • Michael Mazanowski

    In 2011, Whimpey led the league with 12.5 sacks allowed..yet we signed him as a backup and not Max?!

  • steeltown

    Yep no dead money if/when he’s released before the season

  • hergieburbur

    I didn’t see it that way, but I the QB definitely isn’t doing any favors. In the 2nd and 3rd ones the pass rusher just ran right by him, and in the 4th and 5th he just gets blown up. His footwork sucks. Either way, he’s a longshot to make the team.

  • Ahmad

    Dave you weren’t kidding when you said he makes Jonathan Scott look like a Pro Bowler.

  • hergieburbur

    Max isn’t willing to sign as a backup right now.

  • Jefferson_St_Joe

    Quite versatile. Equally as bad at the outside speed rush as he is at the bull rush. I especially like the last one where he has to really make an effort to open up the lane to the QB due to the RB chipping the outside shoulder.

  • dgh57

    I heard Blaine Gabbert wasn’t that good of a QB. Now I know why!!

    Couldn’t we of waited till we see how the UDFAs pan out before signing this guy?

  • steeltown

    No dead money if released, just another camp body.. and we don’t have many Tackles on the 90man training camp roster

  • Rob Erickson

    Gotta disagree here. The second one the line of scrimmage is the ten yard line and he starts outside the right hashmark. He steers the defender in an arc around the pocket to the goal line at the left hashmark. That shows pretty decent lateral mobility for a Tackle. If the QB had any pocket awareness at all that wouldn’t have been a sack. The third sack is just a great timing play by the defender. He is kept to the perimeter and reaches past Whimper to get a hand on the ball. Whimper never loses him and is able to recover the fumble. (I’m starting to sound like Whimper’s agent)

  • dgh57

    One can only hope he’s only a camp body!(and pray if that doesn’t work!!, LOL)

  • Michael Mazanowski

    Yeah that’s what I’ve read!

  • hergieburbur

    I think we disagree heavily on “steers” as I saw it more as he was struggling to engage the whole play. I do agree though, Gabbert wasn’t doing him any favors either, he is an awful QB.

  • Bradys_Dad

    They need to quit circle jerkin’ and sign the bodies that will help. Lego and Max are still available. Lego would come cheap. Let Max put up or shut up and give him an opportunity to win the LT spot. I think the brass will regret not entertaining Max when we play Cincy and JH has Ben in his sights. Gilbert or Adams vs. JH off the edge ? Really ?

  • Michael Mazanowski

    He won’t make the team!

  • When you have to kick your number one pick at center out to guard because Lego cannot get it done, I think that speaks volumes about Lego’s ability at Guard. It’s ok, let him go. At a limited number of 53, we cannot afford another year of Lego to just be able to back up Center.

  • David Edward

    Hi Rob. I agree with your analysis. I played a year of RT in HS. The first one is on the RG. The second is poor awareness by Gabbert as Whimper rode his man out wide. On the others, I don’t like his footwork and his punching, but he didn’t whiff or stumble. If you get caught wIth too wide a base, a speed rusher can make a move and it’s hard to react quick enough (I saw that happen to him). Too narrow and you can stumble or get tossed on a bull rush. Also, a strong first punch is key to slowing the rusher down…but you can’t lunge or you will whiff. That’s where doing your work in the gym comes in. I would want my OTs to be able to “bench” the rusher with ease…meaning a 280 lb. DE should be a weight they can rep out with 15-20 times.


    I guess I don’t know what all the debate is about. We want to run a zone blocking scheme. This guy knows his old coaches style. He is a free additional OL coach on the field showing our young guys and the possible 53-making UDFA linemen what their new coach is looking for from them. Then he is cut. End of story. This athlete has still survived how many years in this league? Give him (and the Steeler’s brass) some credit and look for him to help ease the transition to our new blocking schemes for all of the guys that actually do end up protecting Big Ben on this year’s hungry for another sticky Lombardi Steelers team.

  • Rob Erickson

    I agree. I’m not arguing he is a future pro-bowler, just that some of the criticisms as “awful” seemed to miss the other things going on the in clips. Its easy to get caught on a speed rush leaning or with too wide a base as you pointed out. What separates the elite tackles is their ability to recover.

  • hergieburbur

    According to Starks, they talked to him before signing Whimper, but he isn’t interested in an open competition, and that is what he is going to get here.

  • This will be Jonathan Scott II. Regardless of how bad he plays, he’s the OL coach’s hand picked pet and will linger… and linger… and linger.


    One thing is clear, Gabbert has no pocket presence at all.

  • Busforever

    Big Ben’s lobbying is paying dividends. He’s finally got his tall receiver:

  • calisteelerfan

    you people are blind…in 1 and 2 Gabbert demonstrates terrible pocket presence and in one occasion turns his back to the line running into the defender that was pushed outside. 1 and 2 go to the QB. The fumble was terrible presence on the QB, guess he never heard of stepping up into a throw. The kid had his guy blocked outside and nine yards back. Number 4, he makes a mistake and steps to the inside guy and corrects outside too late. A mistake in assignment. Number 5 he stalls the rusher and stops forward movement 3 times befor the defender gets to the inside. Another player went for Gabberts legs before the Defender made the sack. Another incident of Gabbert failing to get rid of the ball. Should have got rid of it. Look at the clips again, there are a lot of ignorant comments that are unfairly negative.

  • DerpinDickard

    As awful as Gabbert is, I dont blame him too much. That line collapses before he can finish his drop backs.

  • Bradys_Dad

    Completely in agreement. With Pouncey’s history of going down for a game or two each year we can’t afford NOT to have a competent backup center. Give him a year.

  • Rubem Dornas

    A huge piece of shit!!!

  • Crazy Bone

    This is an example of why the team is going nowhere. Signing bums like this to play OL…and believe me, Whimper will play. The OL is full of guys who appear to be injury prone. I just don’t understand how this roster is being put together.