Warren Sapp Offers Advice To Jason Licht

May 5th, 2014

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Everybody has an opinion on who the Bucs should select at No. 7 Thursday night. The mayor of Tampa, the local church minister, your favorite Hooters waitress, Little League coaches.

But very few hold the weight of Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp.

The Bucs’ legendary defensive tackle, who isn’t shy about anything, told NFL Network he has already consulted with Jason Licht and advised him about who he should draft.

And Sapp’s input may surprise some.

“Wide receiver — I already told them,” Sapp smiled. “I’m sick of seeing defense, defense. You have to score some points to win some games.”

Joe can’t disagree with Sapp. If you don’t score points, you aren’t going to win. This may shock some of you, but Joe thinks the defense is just fine right now and in good hands with Lovie Smith and company.

Joe wouldn’t mind if the Bucs used the entire draft to select nothing but offensive linemen, receivers, and, oh, yeah, a quarterback.

(In case you forgot, here’s Sapp’s No. 1 overall pick — also his No. 1 QB.)

18 Responses to “Warren Sapp Offers Advice To Jason Licht”

  1. Eric Says:

    Was Sapp the guy that said we would have won multiple Super Bowls with Free back in the day?

    Can u imagine the caving in a playoff game?

  2. Theodore Says:

    Schiano hated offense, Lovie hates offense, nothing is going to change.
    Schiano’s view of offense? “Take shots downfield”, basically run and then hope a pass works. Lovie’s view? You don’t need offense to win games.

    When it comes to offense, the Bucs will pick an OL at best in the first round.

  3. Robbie_G Says:

    Joe I am on board. They upgraded the D in free agency, let’s get some O help.
    QB, O Line, W/R rounds 1,2,3 in any order.

  4. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    Lovie has never picked a good OL in the first round.

    All of the positions on defense are filled so far as starters. They could invest in a Safety or DE, but he won’t be starting so it should wait until a later round.

    Lovie never drafts WRs in the first round, and he will be making the decisions in this draft. Jason Licht has never even been in the war room for a draft. He’ll let Lovie take the lead.

    We don’t need RB, unless you count a FB in the very late rounds.

    TE is an option, but not in the first round.

    OG is not an option in the first round, simply because there are none good enough to be taken in rounds 1 or 2.

    OT is an option, but both OT spots are technically filled, unless the Bucs want an upgrade.

    That leaves only one position to draft in round one…QB.

  5. Theodore Says:

    @Buccaneer Bonzai – Excellent analysis.

    IMO Lovie would never pick a QB high first round, especially this year. They have a veteran who understands their OC guru.
    What they need is a young QB with no pressure to start right away (i.e. top half of 1st round), who the OC guru can mold for a year or two.

    If they stay in the 7 spot, I’m going OT. Thursday can’t come soon enough ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Since we will not be able to get Manziel, Clowney or Mack, I would take The Pitt Defensive Tackle.
    The Tampa 2 depends on a pass rush, and you can never have “enough” good pass rushers.

  7. INDYbucsfan Says:

    Love how all of you already know how L&L draft together. I personally have no clue what they’re going to do and I’m not going to make assumptions based on their prior history because this is a completely different situation.

  8. Celly Says:

    Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:
    May 5th, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Since we will not be able to get Manziel, Clowney or Mack, I would take The Pitt Defensive Tackle.
    The Tampa 2 depends on a pass rush, and you can never have โ€œenoughโ€ good pass rushers.


    It seems like everyone forgot when Lovie said, “Its all about the pass rush. Just when you think you have enough pass rushers, you always look to add another one.”

  9. Que589 Says:

    Aaron Donald is our guy at 7. Both Watkins & Evans will be gone, a combination of Jaguars / Browns / Raiders will pick both receivers. No QB in this draft is worthy of 7th overall, we can draft WR & OG in 2nd & 3rd rds, QB in the 5th. There’s no big disparity in QB talent

  10. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    I agree. Thursday canโ€™t come soon enough ๐Ÿ™‚

    Aside from one even that is ALMOST as important.

    24 starts tonight ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    I used to be of the opinion that you draft for need.

    This is the type of thinking that led us to pass on Adrian Peterson (we already had Cadillac) or passing on Luke Kuechly because we already had Mason Foster…..

    I’m now of the opinion that you add great players, almost regardless of need. Obviously the Packers aren’t going to draft Bortles if he slips, but if you’re the Bucs and Clowney or Mack slip to you, are you really going to pass on them for Mike Evans WR is a bigger need?

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    Was Eric the guy that said Manziel is the best QB prospect in the last 20 years?

  13. Architek Says:

    Yes *^*^^^

  14. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    @87 lol

  15. Eric Says:


    He is.

  16. BigMacAttack Says:

    I’m totally on board with Aaron Donald at #7. I would mind trading down several spots if possible and pick CJ Mosely. Unfortunately for me, I’ll be sitting on a Cruise ship Thursday night and I may or may not see the Draft. But I will drink to it when the word gets out, and then drink some more.

  17. Thomas Says:

    If they go WR/WR/QB or WR/QB/WR in the first 3 picks I’ll be happy. Then snag o-linemen for the rest.

    Don’t forget also that since this draft is so deep the undrafted free agent class will be better this year as well. There are only so many people that can be picked…and if 2 full rounds worth of underclassmen declared then it stands to reason you can get 3rd round talent in rd 5. Just saying…

    If they can make it work, snag Aaron Murray or conner Shaw. Do not trade up unless you have already traded down…we need every pick we can get. Too many holes on offense- we are a slow team at the moment…

  18. buc4lyfe Says:

    If this draft is so wide receiver have why pick one at 7. If Carr is being projected go in the 20’s you know he won’t be there with your second pick them why risk it…..if he could be your future of the franchise in the second round why not with the first pick of you think he could be your qb for the next 15 year’s? The draft can’t come soon enough having keep listening to opinions of people who cover football doesn’t make you expert

    For instance pewter report bragging they accurately picked us drafting Glennon. Ok well we knew schiano hated Freeman and recruited Glennon to play for Rutgers….wow that was the only pick they got right and i mean seriously you get paid research that was obvious……someone get more than an obvious pick right and maybe the off-season won’t be so dreadful. Every year the drafty comes Around these mock draft insiders forget how wrong they were the year before