“I Think [Chucky is] A Scumbag.”

January 28th, 2009
Former Bucs great Simeon Rice verbally slapped Chucky on NFL Radio Tuesday.

Former Bucs great Simeon Rice verbally slapped Chucky on NFL Radio Tuesday.

It doesn’t appear that Chucky and Simeon Rice will be exchanging Christmas cards this year.

The former Bucs great defensive end appeared on NFL Radio Tuesday afternoon and teed off on the fired Bucs coach as documented by Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com.

“You get what you deserve,” Rice said. “That’s what Jon said. He got it now. Everybody gets what they deserve. . . .

“You look at what he did when Chris [Simms] damn near died on the field he wanted to release him right when he got injured. I get hurt, my shoulder’s torn off the bone. This dude releases me. You know what I mean? I’m your guy. The list goes on. Keenan McCardell, that situation was a debacle. Keyshawn Johnson, another situation [that] was a debacle. Joey Galloway, which was his man, was in the dog house all year because he got injured, broke his ankle or whatever. Brad Johnson, that situation was bad. Brings Jeff Garcia in here, oh, he’s going to change things. I helped recruit him [and he] released me, kept Jeff and then put him in the dog house. Gets rid of Brian Greise, brings him, starts a controversy. It was chaotic. I’m giving you facts.

“How I feel personally? I could tell you that, too. I think he’s a scumbag,” Rice said. “I think he’s a scumbag personally. That’s when he’s telling you one thing and… You know what he told me? ‘Simeon you’ll be here in the next five years.’ I got injured [and] this man’s never said one word to me. I won a Super Bowl for you. I got 13 sacks, 12, 15 every year for you. I balled. I got injured [and] you let me go like it was nothing.”

This sort of bums Joe out to read this. Joe had access to radio row at the Super Bowl Media Center yesterday and wandered in and out of the ballroom. Later, when banging out this story on one of the computers provided by the NFL, Joe heard Rice talking to someone as he was walking away.

Joe knew at the time he missed a good interview as Rice never holds back. He wasn’t aware at the time he missed on a fantastic interview.

3 Responses to ““I Think [Chucky is] A Scumbag.””

  1. Bill Says:

    Simeon is an idiot. Got sent home from Pro Bowl, after he was released by Bucs was cut by other teams. Played pass exclusively worthless vs. run.

  2. Cameron Simms Says:

    He spoke his mind about the whole situation; it was HIS point of view.
    He did tell the facts just like they happened or did he overstate something by going to far from personal feelings? NO he told it like it happened! When you put it all together you see what kind of “coach / offensive guru” we had. If I remember Rice did bail this team out time after time, unlike gaines “bust” adams.

  3. Braheem Ackmadia Says:

    Simeon Rice “Authentic Ball Player”. That Shoulder injury was nasty and cut short the Career of a guy who had a motor. He was a hired Gun and he was as advertised. A ferocious PASS RUSHER! Hey…Dion Sanders hardly made the screen on an outside run!!