Sapp Wants Answers At Middle LinebackerAugust 10th, 2011
So where does Bucs icon and NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp stand on the Bucs’ plan to start Mason Foster at middle linebacker?
Sapp wants answers, and he plans to get them today during his visit to One Buc Palace.
Sapp explained this morning on The Ron and Ian Show on WDAE-AM 620.
Co-host Ron Diaz: How much will the Bucs miss Barrett Ruud?
Warrent Sapp: That’s what I’m going to ask Raheem today because it’s always been a complex defense with the middle backer, the way he had to do the checks and get everbody lined up and be on the pace. He had to be so smart and so cerebral about the game. I want to know if the young fella is going to be able to handle it.
I’m sure they’re not going to put too much on his plate or anything. But when you’re talking about the quarterback of a defense, that middle backer? I mean, it’s a calming effect on the front. Whenever you got your guy and you look back and you’ve got that star look on his face [and he's barking] ‘Close left. Close right. This what we need here. Let’s play.’ It’s a very calming effect and it allows the boys up front to just go and just eat up whatever is in front of them. And whatever’s left he should be able to clean up. He has the speed.
Joe wonders how Raheem will answer Sapp in the private bowels of One Buc Palace.