Warren Sapp Threatens Thrown Down With GMC

September 11th, 2012

It is not a good thing to get former Bucs great defensive tackle Warren Sapp angry. And apparently, despite current Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy having a fantastic game against the stinking Panthers, Sapp found a way to get irritated with GMC.

GMC hassled, hounded and bruised Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who is the size of a tight end if not an offensive lineman. Newton, a couple of times, escaped the clutches of GMC which prompted Sapp — always a Bucs player at heart — to call GMC, so writes eye-RAH! Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune.

McCoy posted one of Tampa Bay’s three sacks against Cam Newton, adding two tackles for loss and two quarterback hits. On the morning after, he lamented a snap when he appeared to have Newton wrapped up but couldn’t bring him down – a sequence that prompted a phone call from former Bucs defensive tackle Warren Sapp.

“Sapp called me last night and said, ‘Look, if you’ve ever got a quarterback in your grasp like that and you let him out, me and you are going to fight,’ ” McCoy said.

Joe understands where Sapp is coming from and also understands Sapp has the same mentality of Al Davis, “The quarterback must go down, and he must go down hard.” But as GMC notes in Kaufman’s article, bringing down Newton is easier said than done. Newton is a different breed of cat than, say, Brett Favre or Rich Gannon or Jeff George, some of Sapp’s contemporaries.

Nevertheless, Joe thinks it is cool that Sapp is still so emotionally involved with the Bucs that it disturbs him when the Bucs don’t reach perfection.

37 Responses to “Warren Sapp Threatens Thrown Down With GMC”

  1. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    I’ll cut GMC some slack on this one. Newton is a big strong guy who is fast. Unlike most other QBs. Next week if he lets Eli get out of his grasp then I’ll be angry.

  2. JBUC24 Says:

    I remember that play exactly…..screaming FINISH!! McCoy had a great game as well as almost the entire D, but that is one area that needs to be cleaned up. Grab them and take them down, don’t let them get away!!!!

    Even though Sapp is a…you know what….I do appreciate him staying on GMC and always mentioning the Bucs in his segments. He will live and die a true Buc…even though he isn’t the greatest guy!

  3. RastaMon Says:

    # 99…STFU….well STFU….with your attitude that was always edgy as a player…a great player….grow up dude !

  4. rrsrq Says:

    Sapp is right, bring him down, Sapp had Vick, McNabb and other QB’s to bring down, McCoy played really good but he needs to get that relentlessness

  5. Patrick Says:

    This is great motivation for McCoy. It’ll get him even more pumped for the Giants!

  6. espo Says:

    He isn’t actually threatening the man, calm down. And if he was, and GMC went to the media with it, then I don’t want GMC on my team. I think he’s a hell of a player but I don’t think a whiny little B* should be considered a Buccaneer man. Sapp was only coaching him up and I’m glad he did.

    If I had to pick one, I’d say Daunte Culpepper was the toughest to bring down. Sapp did it regularly, often times solo. That was my first thought when I saw GMC loose his grip on Newton.

  7. bucobruce Says:

    LOve it,keep on him Sapp,Gmc will kill Eli sunday.GMC might just kill 2 Mannings in one year.GO BUCS WOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  8. Bob Says:

    Hey warren, I think I remember you crushing farve, only to have him throw td next play. Hmmm not to consistent there huh

  9. the_buc_realist Says:

    Sapp is right. if the Refs did not call Newton progress stopped, it would not have been a sac. GMC had a very good game. But it was not a great game.

  10. Rob Says:

    Mr. Sapp,

    I loved you as a Buc but I absolutely can’t stand you as a person. That being said and in one of a very small handful of instances, I thank you for keeping our boys on their toes. Never, and I mean never rest on your laurels. That was the mentality of last years squad but you ALWAYS have room for improvement. Keep these greyhounds chasing that ever uncatchable “lure”. Warren came out every weekend giving 100%. That was evident this past weekend but we got 15 more to go. Playoffs excluded. Lets go boys.

  11. Nick Says:

    Dont get me wrong, I was happy with the way GMC played but that will always be the difference between a Gerald McCoy and a Warren Sapp.

    McCoy’s response goes right back to the “live soft and fight hard” thing, as a DT how could you possibly defend yourself by saying something like “He’s hard to bring down.” and expect to be anything more than average in the NFL.

    You would never hear Sapp give any QB an inch much less talk him up, and it’s a shame we’ll never get to see a real DT like Sapp line up and show how to get it done every time.

  12. Miguel Grande Says:

    I’l take the QBKilla over Dini everyday.

    That sack was bogus and if it was reviewed it would have easily been overturned. The Scabs claimed it was blown dead, it was not. It should have been a QB pressure and incomplete pass.

    Everyone’s giving Dini 2 tackles for losses but clearly he missed one of those tackles and a LB made the tackle for a loss. On the play where 5 Bucs tackled Cam, GMC tackled his own guy. He also took 3 plays off. Loafing, sound familiar?

    Dini made 5 plays out of 48 attempts. One tackle, one sack and 3 QB pressures. He wishes he was the Karlos Pena of the DL but his batting avg is less than half Karlos and slugging %? Forget about it.

    GMC had a career day. It would have been a bad day for Sapp.

  13. Have A Nice Day Says:


  14. J-VilleBuc Says:

    Push’em keep on it!!! Mabey he get to Eli cause we’ll need him to.

  15. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    McCoy played incredible. Absolutely dominant. Great thing is, he actually left some plays out on the field.

  16. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    And for once I’m not taking the bait.

  17. ClayBURN94 Says:

    Holy s***, Miguel did you go to the game? I heard a guy calling the refs scabs and he was screaming at Schiano how this isn’t temple we were playing because he didnt agree with Schianos time management. He was sitting in the row next to me…

  18. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    It saddens me that GMC can never catch a break from some of you fans. The guy has a great game and you still sit here and bash him for not being Sapp like. GMC is not nor ever will be Sapp. Sapp is a legend and will never be duplicated… let it go. GMC is his own person and is very good at what he does.

  19. ClayBURN94 Says:


  20. Nick Says:

    “Very good” is just as generous as we are tough.

    Verdict will be out on McCoy for another year, we’ll all find out soon enough.

  21. McBuc Says:

    Nick…Sapp loved Favre, and praised him all the time. He gve QBs credit. McCoy was not punking out, he was giving props to Newton, who is a large strong QB that is fast aswell.

    Also, lighten up on the Sapp is a bd person talk. Noneof you know him I am sure. I have head the bd stores, so no need to rehash. I have also met people, including an NFL offensive lineman, tat say he is a geat guy. I a sure it is inbetween and it depends on who you are.

  22. Miguel Grande Says:


    It’s taken me a couple days to get all of my critiques out of the way. I feel relieved and unburdened.

    Now let me say something about where I might have been wrong. I didn’t think the Bucs and Dominick drafted wisely with their first 3 draft picks.

    I wasn’t a fan of the Barron pick, I may have been wrong. Of the players available in the first ten picks overall, I believe Barron might be 2nd best to RG3. It’s only been one game but this guy is a baller and will be fun to watch for years to come.

    LaVonte David is clearly superior to Luke Kuechly and was a bargain where he was picked. He will be fun to watch as well.

    Martin is clearly better than the guy the Giants got and was a smart move on Dominik’s part to grab him before the Giants could. If it had to be a RB at that pick than Martin was a good pick. I just hope he lasts.

  23. BigMacAttack Says:

    Hawaiian Buc, I agree with you all the way. I was there and could not have asked for more from our d line. They left it all on the field. Best effort in at least 5 or 6 years.

  24. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Sapp brought down Vick plenty of times…he oughta know.

    But I do think GMC did a great job…and I think he’ll get a whole bunch of sacks this year. Provided he stays healthy.

  25. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Pete thinks Miguel is right about RGIII. Dutcher thinks Grande is a little early about David…nut likes the direction.

  26. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    but (give me a break, typing in the dark!) 😉

  27. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Hey Pete,

    When should we be expecting that fine to be handed down to Barron?

  28. GenocideD Says:

    good article joe

  29. ClayBURN94 Says:

    @Miguel im being serious…. Lmao

  30. JT Says:

    6 hours later and my comment is still not posted… Use that advertisement money to hire another person…

  31. Fritz50 Says:

    “When should we be expecting that fine to be handed down to Barron?”

    Just curious, you saying you feel he’ll be fined for that hit on Smith? I’m thinking that there was no penalty & will be no fine cause it was a legal hit. Smith was esentially a running back at that point, as opposed to a ‘defenseless receivor’. Not really too sure, mind you, just an opinion. Still, it was a whale of a hit, wasn’t it.

  32. Joe Says:


    Pete is convinced the hit was illegal and — despite photographic and video evidence, not to mention when the officials blew the whistle and where the ball was spotted — that Barron clobbered Smith because Smith was out of bounds some 10 yards upfield, and thus got away with a personal foul.

  33. the_buc_realist Says:


    Free thomas 2.2

  34. MTM Says:

    Normally Sapps comments are annoying. I have to say I don’t mind Sapp pushing GMC for greatness. I think Sapp realizes that GMC needs a chip on his shoulder, some nasty. Whatever you want to call it and he trying to help manufacture some edge.

  35. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Wasn’t 10 yards, Joe…it was the two steps before the hit. Right foot out left foot over the line (out). And you are right…the video is there…people are just choosing to ignore it.

    Interesting that other media are now starting to bring it up.

  36. Anthony Says:

    I agree that Cam is tough to bring down. But do not cut the qbkilla short. He had to go up against Randall Cunningham, Michael Vick, Daunte Culpepper, Donnovan McNabb; and occasionally Steve Young & Steve McNair. He didn’t have it that easy.

  37. Miguel Grande Says:

    Sapp would knock them down and then do a belly flop on them. The NFL made a rule to stop him. They have several Sapp rules on the books.