Sapp Not Expecting Much From Bucs Defense

June 10th, 2009

Most sober Bucs fans have a lot of questions about the Bucs defense for the 2009 season. With the purge of talent in the offseason, the shifting of players and letting a couple of starters go, it’s hard to picture the Bucs defense improving from last year.

Former Bucs great Warren Sapp is of a similar mind. In an chat, he all but warned Bucs fans to temper expectations of the defense.

Anthony, Jacksonville, FL 04:36 PM ET
Sapp, a legitimate question – how do you feel Bates’ scheme will allow for the Buccaneer defensive line to succeed? What are your thoughts on Dre/Kyle Moore, and Roy Miller?

Warren Sapp, NFL Network
Bates is teaching everybody his scheme. Everybody in Tampa knows one kind of defense – the Tampa 2. And Bates doesn’t teach that. So everyone is in the classroom. Trust me on this. It will be a work in progress. None of the guys they have are two-gap players, and that’s what Bates needs.

What more authority does a Bucs fan need than that? As Joe has stated several times, he just can’t see a 30-year (Jermaine Phillips) old moving to a new position and shining. That was just one of a number of moves the Bucs made with defensive personnel that left Joe scratching his head (and it’s not because of his eczema).

One Response to “Sapp Not Expecting Much From Bucs Defense”

  1. RastaMon Says:

    “Sapp Not Expecting Much From Bucs Defense”
    either are the next 16 OC’s…….