Jameis Talks Warren Sapp

April 11th, 2016
Bucs' past and future.

Bucs’ past and future.

Last week, former Bucs great and Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp created a stir on social media when he posted a selfie of himself and America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston.

One Bucs great and perhaps the next Bucs great, side by side.

Of course, this scared some Bucs fans who thought Jameis picked up bad vibes from Sapp and his recent unfortunate brushes with the law.

Nonsense, Jameis said today when asked about hanging with No. 99, “Mr. Sapp,” at an event hosted by Anquan Boldin and last night at a Mike Alstott Family Foundation function.

“Just being around a great Tampa Bay legend as he is, it is good just to sit there and mingle with,” Jameis said. “I usually work the room so I don’t necessarily stay there with one person. I try to talk to everyone I possibly can.

“I really don’t talk football with Sapp. He’s really interested in fishing. He does that a lot. Just a great guy to meet. When I am around Mr. Sapp, it’s like, this guy is a legend. I’m really not trying to pick his brain or anything like that. He’s a defensive tackle.

“One thing that always remains consistent that he will tell me he will sack me. He’s going to say that every single time. And I’m like, ‘I’m playing and you are not.’ But he’s a Hall of Famer.”

The best story Joe had heard last fall of Jameis and Sapp was the first time they met, at a local bowling alley. Sapp walked up to Jameis from behind and gave him a big bear hug. Jameis turned around and was startled by who wrapped him up and said, “I thought you were going to punch me for what I did to Miami.”

And how did Sapp respond? He roared with laughter and cautioned Jameis he didn’t face the Canes when they had himself or Ray Lewis or Ed Reed across the line of scrimmage.

22 Responses to “Jameis Talks Warren Sapp”

  1. Buc1987 Says:

    Jameis would have beaten you Sapp.

  2. Dave Says:

    Buc1987- that FSU team was good but… Those old Cane teams are some of the best ever.

  3. Bucsfanman Says:

    Hmmmmmm, I don’t know about that ’87. Maybe we can debate that in another 5 years or so.
    I sure wouldn’t mind a Sapp on this D-line right now!

  4. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    87, that National Championship team was one of the best college teams ever assembled. I’m sure you’ve seen the picture of the offense lined up with the arrows of where they ended up in the pros

    Jameis, Kelvin Benjamin, Rashard Greene, Devonte Freeman, Nick O’Leary, and all 5 offensive lineman making contributions in the pros. Hoping Malik Henry or Deandre Francois can take us back to that level. From everything I’m hearing, Fracois looks like the real deal

  5. Buc1987 Says:

    CreamsicleBananaHammock …lol I knew posting that at the top would ruffle some feathers.

    Dave…Ha…I was a Canes fan when Sapp went to UM.

    Then I got accepted to FSU.

  6. Bucsfanman Says:

    Oh, you’re referencing Canes/Noles! My bad!
    I still don’t know about that! Those Cane teams were rough.

  7. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    The FSU spring game in Orlando, outsold the average U.M. home game attendance last year.

    U-G-L-Y, U.M. ain’t got no alibi.

  8. Buc since '74 Says:

    I’m an FSU fan and have to say that the UM teams back in the day were scary and I’m not sure Jameis and the boys could have beaten one of those UM teams, as long as UM wasn’t wearing cammo pre-game. 😉

  9. Mike Johnson Says:

    Jameis had better thank his lucky stars Sapp did not have to…hunt him down. Cause he would have put a hurtin on Jameis like he did many others. Our defense desparately needs another Sapp. Hope we can find him..this year.

  10. Dave Says:

    What I do know regarding the old cane teams vs JW’s noles ….
    JW would have been the perfect QB on those ‘Cane teams! His mentality and leadership for the O…

  11. Gerald McRuud Says:

    “at an event hosted by Anquan Boldin and last night at a Mike Alstott Family Foundation function.”

    Anquan Boldin, 35, caught 70 balls last year from Blaine Gabbert.

    In 13 starts

    Roddy White, 34, caught 43 balls last year from Matt Ryan.

    16 starts.

    Anquan Boldin has 2 80 catch, 1000 yard seasons in the last 3 years. Roddy has none.

    While we connect the too obvious Koetter-White dots, Jameis is giving us quotes from an event hosted by a guy who happens to be a legit #2 if either 13 or 83 are unavailable/inneffective.

    Anquan Boldin would be a better signing than Daryl Smith, and there’s nothing wrong with the Daryl Smith signing. You’ve got 3 “Legit 3 down LBs” and you signed a 35 year old to be that 3rd guy. Why not do the same at WR?

    I’m no spreadsheeter, but I’ll take the guy who caught 5 balls a agme last year over the guy who caught 2 and a half a game. Even if he’s 10 months older.

  12. 911bucs Says:

    Just seeing that photo, JW sure does look slimmer.

  13. jb Says:

    Mike Johnson Says:
    April 11th, 2016 at 3:15 pm
    Jameis had better thank his lucky stars Sapp did not have to…hunt him down. Cause he would have put a hurtin on Jameis like he did many others. Our defense desparately needs another Sapp. Hope we can find him..this year.
    Isn’t that what McCoy’s SUPPOSED to be?
    Rolling my Eyes, Gerald.

  14. srqbucfan Says:

    One member of that team that everyone seems to forget…..Cab you smellllllll what the rock is cookin!! Dwayne Johnson

  15. Buc1987 Says:

    Jameis refused to lose in college. The Bucs ….well that’s NOT his fault.

  16. Buc1987 Says:

    Mike there will never be another Sapp.


  17. The Buc Realist Says:

    Don’t say that Buc1987 to mike johnson!!! That will crush his already pulverized dream of lovie resurrecting the Tampa2!!! You can tell how desperate he is to relive those times!!! He probably is listening to his favorite songs from 1999 right now!!!! Some are just destined to live in the past and never move foward!!!!

  18. James Walker Says:

    Yeah, every defensive tackle for the next 15-20 years will be compared to Sapp until the next freak of nature arrives, retires, gets his jacket, and then everyone will be looking for the next player X.


    Lets hope he doesnt pull a Jfro. FAT Freeman could ball… Skinny freeman LOST HIS DAMN MIND!!!!!

  20. Tiny Tim Says:

    Sorry but sapp nor ray lewis played on a championship team while in miami. They played while miami was going through their sanctions. Ed reed did play on a championship team but that was 2003 or so.

  21. DemBoysFromDaBay727 Says:

    Those canes teams were no joke. And that’s coming from a life long Gator Fan.

    Man, the rivalrys those teaks.had back in the 90’s were some of the best ever. Sadly we will prob. Never get to see all 3 teams dominate like they did back in the day. They RAN college football back then.

  22. Bob in Valrico Says:

    @Gerald Mccruud
    good point.and everywhere he goes he gives 110%.Anquon Boldin is one of my favorite rceiievers. He leads by example with his toughness and hard work and would be a perfect bridge player.