“I Told You The Kid Could Go”

October 19th, 2011

Always entertaining and high-energy, Warren Sapp took to the local airwaves to talk all things NFL today.

Speaking on The Ron and Ian Show on WDAE-AM 620, Sapp explained that he doesn’t watch pretty quarterbacks drop back to pass when he watches football games, he watches the “trench warfare.” And Sapp is excited by what he sees from Bucs defensive linemen.

Mostly, he said, because the line’s success has been a total-unit effort, inluding the guys rotating in. Sapp gushed over No. 71 (Michael Bennett’s name escaped him) and he had praise for Brian Price and Adrian Clayborn. 

“I told you the kid from Iowa’s a nightmare. … I told you the kid could go,” Sapp said of Clayborn. 

Sapp liked what the beating from San Francisco did for the Bucs, saying it “refocuses a young ball club on the task at hand.”

“I love  this team. They’re so young and mindless that they don’t know what it was in San Francisco,” Sapp said. ‘Ok. It’s something we needed to learned. We learned it.  Now let’s go on.’

“I think that’s the best thing about them. They’re not going to drag anything with them. They’re ready for the next challenge. They’re ready to see that next opponent.”

Pressed to make season predictions, Sapp said the Bucs will make the playoffs and the Steelers won’t.

36 Responses to ““I Told You The Kid Could Go””

  1. SkookumSmitty Says:

    That is a GREAT pic of Warrren, too!

  2. Teddy Says:

    It’s too bad that he can’t be half as charming and genuine when the “On Air” sign isn’t lit.

  3. RastaMon Says:

    why does he have to wear Buccaneer “slippers” so 99% of viewers “get” who he is in that commercial…..just asking…..and I love everything about Warren game day…..just saying…..

  4. Oahubuc Says:

    The real experts seem unanimous on #71.

  5. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    What no baby-gerald praise from 99? Seems he mentioned every starting D Lineman except the overpaid, overhyped, injury-prone one.

    Muahdeeb must be heart broken right now, like a dagger between the shoulder blades. The greatest 3 technique of all time mentions how 3 of the 4 starting D Linemen are playing great and leaves out who?

    Some truths are impossible to denounce. Embrace Okam boys.

  6. SteveK Says:

    LOL @2.2

    Why do you hate McCoy?

    He can still get it together, I feel as if you are just a “Negative Nancy”.

  7. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Okam is backup material only. McCoy is the real deal.

  8. thomas 2.2 Says:

    Steve- you are right that he still has time. I just get irritated by the org trying to influence history like he has done anything yet. For example, he has a statless game against Atlanta but gets a hit on Ryan after being released on a middle screen and homers like Muah act like he did something.

    Price shows up as much or more with less snaps, Okam too. Baby-gerald disappears for long stretches except for his frequent penalties and now injuries.

    I agree that the story isnt over yet, but we all should agree that after a season and a half it has been a real stinker.

  9. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    Clayborn plays like the Tazmanian Devil….just love the way he plays

    I think he’s somewhat of a liability in the run right now, but that’s to be expected with a youngster

  10. Jim Says:

    I listened to the talk with Warren this morning and thought it was one of the most entertaining that I have heard for quite a while.
    #99 tells it like it is. Go BUCS!!!

  11. Mauha Deeb Says:

    lol I am a homer, but I have guys on the team I do not care for too (Trueblood, Black, Hayes, Faine,) but when a player plays unbelievably well as McCoy has, I recognize it and give them Credit.

    BTW Sapp was talking about the guys who played San Fran hence the reference. Learn some context, troll. Hell, he couldn’t even think of Bennett’s name so it wasn’t as if he was really into it anyways.

    Price has 202 snaps. McCoy has 215. McCoy has 11 tackles to Prices 6. McCoy has 8 Pressures to Prices 3. McCoy has three penalties while Price has five. PFF rates McCoy a +7.0 while they rate Price a -9.0. But apparently these large discrepancies don’t mean anything at all even though they had practically the SAME AMOUNT OF SNAPS.

    Make an argument against McCoy instead of just calling him names or knocking his character. Argue what he has or has not done on the field. That is all I ever do and I am still waiting for a relevant reply that uses logic and knowledge instead of emotion.

  12. Bobby Says:

    Thomas 0.0 …..why would Sapp talk about someone who didn’t play in the game on Sunday????? He didn’t mention Foster either but we all know Foster is a beast. Just admit you have a man crush on McCoy and you try to talk negative about him in the hopes that the aching, yearning lust in your heart will go away. LOL!

  13. Jim Says:

    Deeber, if you were referring to my comment, then I do apologize to you.
    I just enjoyed the interview and I bet a lot of other people did as well.
    See you at the next home game, or are you the troll?

  14. Mauha Deeb Says:

    @Jim You didn’t call me a “homer” specifically nor insinuate I have no clue, did you? Nope. You aren’t a troll, are you? Nope. I was referring to the the troll that represents the 1% of embodied pointless, factless, logicless anger that watch Bucs games. You’re all good with me, brother.

  15. Jim Says:

    Very Good Mauha, Thanks!

  16. gotbbucs Says:

    thomas, will you please bring something new to the table for once.

  17. rickt Says:

    Tell em’ sack daddy!

  18. FIRE GREG OLSON! Says:

    Thomas, you need to get a life.

    Mauha Deeb, I’m positive Sapp know Bennett’s name. You obviously haven’t been in many locker rooms. That’s football speak.

    Suh = 18 tackles 2 sacks
    McCoy = 11 tackles 1 sack (and a half he didn’t get from the sack on Ryan with Clayborn.)

    How come no one is mentioning that Suh has come way back to Earth?

  19. FIRE GREG OLSON! Says:

    Although maybe I’m wrong about the #71 thing. I’d have to hear the interview.

  20. KD Says:

    I have no idea why you guys continually fuel the fire…that guy does the same thing in nearly every post, whether McCoy’s name is in it or not. We all know McCoy can play and is on his way to stardom. Just leave it alone. Internet rule #1 – don’t feed the troll.

    Sapp is my favorite football player of all time. I grew up watching him live in the opponent’s backfield. Glad to see that he fully believes in this young defensive line. They should be able to dominate Chicago’s weak offensive line. If we keep winning the trench war (on both sides), we keep winning games. It’s that simple.

  21. bucsalltheway Says:

    Mr. Sapp I love your thinking! Playoff bound bucs!

  22. Mauha Deeb Says:

    @Fire Greg Olsen I played FB for two years in high school. Then played 2 years in college at LB.

    “Sapp gushed over No. 71 (Michael Bennett’s name escaped him)….”

    This paints a picture that Sapp legitimately couldn’t think of Bennett’s name. I didn’t just pull that out of thin air. I did not hear the broadcast so I am going off of this article. Don’t get it twisted, brother.

  23. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Notice how Thomas, who obviously has “special” feelings for GMC, doesn’t respond when presented with facts. He is so obsessed with GMC that he brings him up on every single article, even when it has zero relevance to GMC (since he didn’t play).

    Seriously Joe, why is this fool allowed to constantly ruin article after article on this site? I’m not saying ban him, but his constant negativity and hate towards the same people is played out. He’s not coming up with any new material, and everyone in the world knows (including you Joe) he is hoping we lose every week. He doesn’t speak a positive word on this team, unless he follows it with hate towards either Raheem, GMC, or the Glazers.

  24. Bobby Says:

    Yeah, but he is fun to laugh at at. Without guys like Thomas, we would have know examples to tell us what an idiot is.

  25. Bobby Says:

    That’s supposed to be ‘no examples’. God….I’m such an idiot!!!! LOL!

  26. Bobby Says:

    By the way, after seeing this photo ‘5 minute Abs’ has made Sapp their spokesperson.

  27. OAR Says:

    You guys, taking the bait, time and time again, is why Thomass continues to ruin articles. Joe shouldn’t have to block anyone. Last I checked we were still a free country, although it seems to be getting less and less with every year!

  28. thomas 2.2 Says:

    Thanks for admitting that “stats do matter” kids. Also, snaps are the nose are much different than snaps at the 3 technique – anyone who understands 4-3 1 gap defense understands that. Those Price stats actually impress me (excluding the penalties) if you consider that he is playing out of position at nose while injured. Price and Okam are more effective bc they are phys. enough to keep gap integrity, not gap jump and end ip out of position or trapped constantly like the Baby.

  29. Mauha Deeb Says:

    @Thomas Dude, watch the film for heavens sake. McCoy and Price swap sides constantly and when we go to a 3-man front McCoy is NT or RDE. You don’t know what your talking about, son.

    As far as your “gap integrity” comment, that is exactly where Price has failed the most this year and is the area that McCoy has excelled the most.

    I can honestly say you are just a liar now. You are talking out of your ass.

  30. Matt Says:

    @Mauha Deeb The best defense against Thomas is just to ignore him. He won’t ever ackwloledge he’s wrong, so it’s pointless. Just give a couple years and then we’ll really know.

    Seriously, everybody, the only way yo get Thomas to stop posting his drivel here is just to completely ignore every single post he makes, every single time.

  31. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    First of all, I said he doesn’t need to be banned. However, freedom of speech does not apply to blog sites. I really wish people would understand the purpose of the first amendment. It is set up to protect the people against the government (mainly speaking against the government). It doesn’t apply to idiots trashing a website like this Thomas fool. That is exactly what he does.

  32. thomas 2.2 Says:

    Joe has the right to ban me or anyone else. Opposing viewpoints should not be the reason however. Frankly, I am shocked that all of you arent in full agreement on McCoy. He was pre-ordained as something great. Last year he was abysmal. This year he was good in 1 game, decent in another and bad in 3 others. He has been injured while due $50 mil.

    If this was a 4th rounder it would be different.

    Why when I or Warren Sapp or orhers commend Brian Price you make excuses for our support of him. The org and the sheep are trying to falsify McCoy into be worth the investment.

    I have grown to really love Mason Foster, Mike Bennett, Price and Clay has been better than I predicted. Your accusations that I am not objective about McCoy apply equally to all of you and the org.

    Dom has made some fantastic draft picks: Free, Will, Grimm, Foster, Bowers, Price and Clay etc. Gerald is not one of them. Get-off is a small part of being a great 3 tech, Gerald had a long long way to go.

    Btw- I have been to 2 games, Atl and No, enjoyed both thoroughly for different reasons. So far these guys are 1 game better than I predicted, and overall I am fairly pleased.

  33. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Because a blind man can see McCoy had played well. Nobody is criticizing Price. I love the guy. The problem is, when an article is about Price, you chime in about GMC. Are you so stupid you don’t see that? If so, you truly aren’t worth my time. But you know exactly what you are doing. Cover it up or make excuses all you want, but we all know the truth. You are not fooling anyone.

  34. BecklesHeartsRuud Says:

    There is no point in discussing McCoy with Thumbupass. A blind man could see the Bucs got ZERO pressure up the middle against New Orleans without McCoy. Brian Price DID NOTHING as a pass rusher. ALL of the pressure came from Bennett and Clayborn off the edge. The Bucs have gotten plenty of pressure up the middle this year and the majority has come from McCoy. With all the pressure coming off the edge the Bucs should have had 3 or 4 sacks on Brees AT LEAST!!! But without our starting 3-technique it didn’t happen. The difference in Adrian Clayborn getting sacks on Painter and Ryan in recent weeks was McCoy collapsing the middle. Without McCoy, Brees was simply able to step up in the pocket ALL GAME LONG despite Clayborn bringing MORE pressure off the edge than he has all season.

  35. thomas 2.2 Says:

    Fools- it is a tad bit tougher to sack Drew Brees than Curtis Painter. Not to mention that the Colts had 4 of 5 starting lineman out and 1 second string left guard (they played a ufa who never played college) who opposed mccoy.

  36. OAR Says:

    Blocking is not the same as banning. Banning would be permanent, blocking would be certain situations.