Sapp Delivers Another Schiano SlapNovember 11th, 2013
Offensive linemen had trouble containing Warren Sapp, and it seems Bucs management can’t keep him out of their backfield, either.
Sapp has had plenty of words recently for the New Schiano Order, even as the team prepares to retire his number and devote an entire night (tonight!) to his memory. Sapp has referred to the Bucs regime as “mafia-style,” blasted defensive schemes, and he just couldn’t hold back another dig Friday night, which apparently broke a promise.
Sapp took to the local Buccaneers Radio Network airwaves on WDAE-AM 620 and sat down with Bucs director of broadcast operations Jeff Ryan. The two re-lived memories of their Glory Years radio show and hit a number of topics. The 2013 Bucs seemed to be off-limits, but they came up when Ryan talked about studying the nuances of football.
Jeff Ryan: Isn’t that amazing, though, now you can actually get coaches’ tapes? It just blows me away.
Warren Sapp: All-22.
Ryan: I know. You just order it; you’ve got it at home.
Sapp: So it would be silly to go up on a podium and say something like, ‘we played a bunch of man-to-man.’ And people at home can go look at it.
Ryan: Don’t go down that road.
Sapp: Ok. I’m just making sure.
Ryan: Don’t go down that road. (laughs) You promised me. Don’t go down that road.
Sapp: I’m just sayin’. (laughing)
Yes, Sapp joins the legions of fans and ex-NFL players that don’t agree with how the Bucs have used Darrelle Revis to date. But it seems Sapp was more perplexed by the New Schiano Order potentially misleading media when it came to using Revis. Was it gamesmanship? Protecting Revis? Preserving a competitive advantage?
That should be old news now, as Revis is getting healthier and playing lots more press-man coverage over the past two games. What won’t be old news is Sapp continuing to hammer Schiano’s defense, especially if the Bucs don’t start winning more they lose.