Sapp Talks Chucky, Keyshawn, Draft And More

January 21st, 2010

Joe just found a fun Warren Sapp interview. Sapp sat down for a long chat with Boomer Esiason and Craig Carlton of WFAN-AM in New York a couple of weeks ago.

And Sapp, cocky as always, told his share of gems. Below are just a few:

On Keyshawn Johnson: Me and my guy Keyshawn are fine. I see him from time to time on top of the Thompson Hotel. We have, you know, a little frosty beverage now and then. The only problem I had with him is that I just never heard the man say, ‘My bad.’ And that’s something you hear every football player says. And I played with him for four years and he never came to offseason conditioning after he begged me to be on our team at the 1999 Pro Bowl. So that’s the only problem I had. If you’re going to be one of us, then join the crew, just join the crew. Because he was flying private jets from California to New York for Bill Parcells. At least I had warm weather and half-naked girls.

On Jets coach Rex Ryan and his twin brother Rob, the Browns D-coordinator who Sapp played for in Oakland: They live it, sleep it, drink it. It’s just football all day long. I love it, as long as it’s every day. As long as it’s a consistent guy every day that I come into the job, I’ll kill for you. Dungy was my guy. He was as steady as a rock. I mean every day, steady as a rock. You got the same thing every day, every day, every day. Gruden was like that, too, but he was going 150 miles an hour every day.

(Carlton interjects, ‘They say people tuned out Gruden. But Rex Ryan, they’re not going to tune him out. Is that fair?’)

You know what [they won’t tune out Ryan] because he’s not faking it. Johnny [Gruden] will tell you, ‘If you ain’t got no juice, fake it.’ You look at him like sideways, like c’mon Johnny. You know, you’re going 150 or you ain’t. You know what I’m saying. You can’t fake that.   …But that’s why they say he wears off on you. Not on me, because I know what I’m getting. But guys that need that rah-rah coach or whatever, whatever.

On the NFL Draft: Asked about draft busts, Sapp talked about how the last 10 years there’s always “the next Warren Sapp” coming out of college, but he’s still yet to appear. And Sapp made fun of Packers 2009 first round pick B.J. Raji telling people on draft day that he ran the 40 yard dash in 5.06 seconds. Sapp reminded listeners that he ran the 40 in 4.63 seconds. “If I ran a 5.06, I would have been a fifth-round pick.”

Sapp went on to tell some great stories. Joe recommends you pop open Caybrew and listen.

3 Responses to “Sapp Talks Chucky, Keyshawn, Draft And More”

  1. phil Says:

    thats insane to think a DT ran the 40 in 4.63. sapp is perhaps the most athletic DT of all time, at least prospect. i doubt suh tops a 4.9.

  2. Mike J Says:

    I remember prior to the draft I saw some video of Sapp & the next day at work, I told my boss: “Guy comes off the ball like a fullback!!”. I had never seen anything like it.Still haven’t,since.

  3. ScottB Says:

    Suh is expected to run 5.0 – 5.1 in the forty. The Bucs should draft Berry, saftey from Tennessee. Unless Suh runs a 4.8 or better he’s not going to be the impact player in the pros that he was in college.