Simeon Rice Rips Stylez White

March 16th, 2011

Saying he was just back from Asia where he jumped off mountains and got food poisoning, former Bucs pass rush beast Simeon Rice sat down with The Ron and Ian Show on WDAE-AM 620 yesterday to discuss football, life and his new film (he’s a filmmaker).

Among other gems, Rice said “I’m one of those guys that chop wood but don’t look for the tree to fall. I enjoy the process.”

When the subject of the Bucs came up, Rice talked in detail about his relationship with Rod Marinelli. Very interesting stuff. Joe suggests you hear it for yourself here.

Rice also expressed his disbelief on the Bucs low sack total in 2010 and Stylez White changing his name. 

“That’s so funny that guys change their name and that’s not good players. Jerry Rice didn’t change his name. Walter Payton didn’t change his name. Joe Montana didn’t change his name,” Rice said. “Honestly, I wanted to lend my services back. …I called up the team and was like, ‘Listen, out of respect, you know, give me a workout. I’ll come in, show up, and show you what I’m about right not. …Five sacks is your leader of the team?”   

Rice explained that he still works out five hours daily. “It’s a lifestyle choice.”

Rice also told stories of what he perceived as rampant BS spewed by Chucky. “I was his best defensive player but he downplayed me in front of the team a lot.”

Again, it was in interesting and funny interview. Joe wouldn’t have bet against Rice leading the Bucs in sacks last year.

18 Responses to “Simeon Rice Rips Stylez White”

  1. Travis Says:

    “I was his best defensive player but he downplayed me in front of the team a lot.”

    I love you Simeon, but you were never the best defensive player. It goes a little like this… 1) Brooks 2) Sapp 3) Lynch/Barber/Rice tied for 3rd

  2. oar Says:

    I was thinking the same thing!
    BTW Simeon, besides the holding onto that grudge, where have you been playing these last 3 1/2 years?

  3. Gary Says:

    Funny stuff Simeon! I bet he could come in and still get more sacks than White, LOL.

    He would definetly work harder, thats for sure.

  4. jfgobucs Says:

    Where’s the Morning Cup of Joe ?..missing that Jolt..if you know what I mean…

  5. Matt Says:

    I’m assuming he meant in 2004-2005, after Sapp left town.

    It’s arguable that he was the biggest impact player on the team during those seasons.

    Yeah, I’d probably still pick Brooks, but it’s at least arguable.

  6. Capt. Troll killer Tim Says:

    Simeon is still the man! He’s a funny guy, and the greatest DE to play for the Bucs not named Selmon. Its not even close.

    The more you hear about how bad Gruden was, it amazes me there are still people out there who misguidedly think that Lil midget had any talent. His idiotic personality alone ran off McCardell, Keyshawn, Brad Johnson, and Sapp. It explains why no one has approached him to coach again!

    I still remember last spring, where “Stylez” was basically bragging that he didn’t practice hard. Dumbass! He is just a few years removed from bagging groceries, and the USFL. He gets his shot in the NFL, and brags about slacking!! Oh well, at least there will be a new guy at the car wash this spring, and he’ll be able to wax that hard to reach area on the roof of my truck!

    Way to blow an opportunity, “Stylez”, stock up on sponges!

  7. oar Says:

    Funny, McCardell says Gruden was the best offensive head coach he’s played for! Money was his reason for leaving, remember his holdout? He wanted top WR pay. Me-shawn….well really? Brad, unfortunately was done. His arm just didn’t have it anymore(see Cowboys). Sapp was another money/cap issue. We couldn’t afford him. BTW I have heard him speak highly of Gruden.
    BTW getting paid to not coach and to do MNF, doesn’t mean his coaching services are not wanted?
    Look, I’m not saying Gruden was great or didn’t have faults, but give it a rest. You and Simeon can go hold “still holding a grudge” party, weekly!

  8. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    @jfgobucs – Don’t worry. Morning Cup of Joe will return. Just not today. Joe was exceptionally busy.



    I have heard Sapp speak fondly of Gruden as well. But he also says that Gruden could have had him cheaper than Oak or Cincy (the other team that wanted him) if he had just picked up the phone to call him.

    John Lynch has beef with Gruden too.

    Who knows. I appreciate Gruden for getting us over the hump. Just wish we never would have brought in his butt-buddy Bruce Allen. Worst GM in the NFL.

  10. oar Says:

    Hey, I’m sure there are players on Pittsburgh or any other team that has an issue of some sort with thier headcoach! It’s human nature! I just don’t think as many players hated him, as much as the Gruden haters think?! I’m not so sure, Sapp would have played for as cheap as we would have offered him. More of a “no disrepect” or “don’t want to slap you in the face” type of thing, maybe? I don’t know, I’m not a fly on the wall at One Buc.
    I agree with Allen. Great with the money side, horrible on the draft and signing players side!
    BTW It is what it is! And, was how many years ago now? That’s my point. Let it rest!

  11. Gary Says:

    I’m also tired of more and more evidence coming out how bad of a coach/gm those 2 clowns were. Its getting redundant at this point. It has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that Gru was terrible at personnel decisions and gaining the respect of the players. Allen was terrible at everything but managing the cap.

    I agree with oar, its getting old at this point.

  12. gotbbucs Says:

    the sad truth is i think rice probably would be our most productive de. thats more of a knock on our current de’s than an endorsment for rice. i still think bennett has some potential but beyond that the rest of them dont cut it.

  13. Micronole Says:

    I have a feeling that Keith Millard might be kicking someone’s ass once football resumes and camp opens.

  14. Capt. Troll killer Tim Says:

    Still think we have some talent at DE. We are willing to give the DTs 2-3 years to develop- why not the DEs?? Crowder, Bennett, Magee, and Moore are all 2nd year players this year. None of them had any real Playing time until last year. Crowder and Magee were both miscast in a 3-4 defense. I think they all showed enough to get more time this year. But we still need that elite speed end. I know alot of you disagree on Adrian Clayborn- but he is unique in these two talents. Speed around the end, and quick hands to knock the ball out. As far as speed rushers in a 4-3 DE, I stack them Quinn, Bowers, Clayborn. That’s not the top 3 ends, but the top 3 for what we need. Kerrigan is a LDE- lacks the quickness to speed rush. The only possible exception is Cameron Jordan. He looks very fast, but it might be” very fast for that size”. Or he might be fast enough to play RDE. Thats what we need. Maher and Bennett will be very good at LDE. We are after that speed guy- like Simeon, to make QBs miserably uncomfortable in the pocket.

  15. Weneeddefense Says:

    Simeon Rice forgets that Grudens son had his poster hanging on his bedroom wall… Rice was chosen over Warren Sapp.

    Funny how egos get bruised so easy.

  16. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Sapp left because of Monte, as both have said previously.

    Simeon is 100% right about White. He might run his mouth from time to time, but the man did his job extremely well.

    I would LOVE to get a Simeon Rice quality player at DE on this team.

    I would also LOVE to cut White too.

  17. IMHO... Says:

    it was sad when he left. Had only 1 season under 11 sacks with us and that was tha season he was cut. One of tha best pass rushers in NFL history, period. Whoever we draft will most definitely need 2 watch him on tape. Very smart and instinctive as his 5 career INT proves it. Barring injury, he’d easily be our best pash rusher

  18. Braheem Ackmadia Says:

    I agree with Simeon! He was the Best Defensive Player on that team (1) of the years. QBs were terrified and Rice always seemed to serve up that Sack/Fumble. If was just short lived.