Sapp Advises McCoy To Disobey Some CoachingSeptember 20th, 2012
On the Man Channel (aka NFL Network, which will carry tonight’s Panthers-Giants game), Warren Sapp has been a proponent of the New Schiano Order.
However, Sapp, much like Greg Schiano, is a details guy. And Sapp doesn’t like all the details of the Bucs defensive line play he’s seeing on film.
In a piece penned by Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Stroud notes that Sapp was at One Buc Palace Monday poring over game tape with Gerald McCoy and Sapp says he’s advising McCoy to dismiss questionable coaching.
“I told Gerald, the orders come from the sideline, but the general on the field has to be able to direct that stuff. Sometimes you do like this here: “Nah, I’m not doing it,’ Sapp said shaking his head. (Click through above to read the whole take.)
It seems Sapp has a different interpretation of “Trust, belief and accountability,” Schiano’s core beliefs.
The Bucs did have their share of success without blitzing Sunday, but they kept after the blitzes (20+ times by Joe’s count) and D-line stunts even with a lead and even after getting burned repeatedly. Two of the three Giants’ interceptions came when the Bucs did not blitz. Regardless, it’s one game and there’s a lot more to why the Bucs lost than failed blitzes.
As for Sapp, Joe can only assume he got to have meet-and-greet with Schiano at One Buc Palace. Joe would pay good cash to hear that conversation.