“We Choked Some People Out, But Not Like That”

November 27th, 2016
Warren Sapp had plenty to say after this Bucs win

Warren Sapp had plenty to say after this Bucs win

No. 99 was hootin’ and hollerin’ in the happy Bucs locker room after the game today, in addition to bellowing in the press box and yelling it up with Jameis Winston’s dad in the bowels of the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway.

Sapp was fired up like only he can get.

It was in the happy Bucs locker room that Sapp got into the numbers and got bold with his defensive talk after the Bucs shut down Russell Wilson in a 14-5 victory.

“Forty-something percent completion rate, [garbage] quarterback rating, three points, we never did that to a premier quarterback,” Sapp said, comparing his defense of old with what the Bucs defense did with Russell Wilson today.

“We choked some people out, but not like that.”

Of course, the glory days Bucs defense had amazing days like the defense did today. Sapp might have been getting caught up in today’s moment.

But the point was clear. Sapp was damn impressed with the defense from D-line to the safeties.

Joe asked Sapp whether this game could be like statement game the Bucs turned in on opening day of 1997, when Sapp and friends physically beat up Steve Young and the mighty 49ers, and held Jerry Rice to a paltry four catches for 38 yards in a 13-6 victory.

Joe got a scowl and some positive head shaking.

The franchise changed forever after that win. Perhaps, just perhaps, the Bucs are on a similar path again.

32 Responses to ““We Choked Some People Out, But Not Like That””

  1. Turd Koetter Says:

    Love you QBkilla!

  2. DallasBuc Says:

    Big fcking win
    Defense was incredible
    Competitive football finally
    Thank the baby Jesus

  3. Gigglypuff Says:

    Sapp is proud says a lot!!!!

  4. buccfan305 Says:

    And put a Scrangle hold on’em!!!!

  5. TheShaz Says:

    It is December and the Bucs are playing MEANINGFUL GAMES ! ! !

    Let it sink in!

    When #99 had Jerry Rice and Steve young carted off the field that day, at that time we did not know THAT was the turning point.

    In reality, I think it happened with the Chicago game, winning at home for a freaking change, then going on the road to KC and winning and then keeping the streak alive at home against a good Seahawks team.

    We stomped on Chicago because that is what you are supposed to do against a inferior team. We won on the road at KC that had a impressive win streak before we blew it up. And today the Bucs just blew Seattle out. It wasn’t a romp on the scoreboard, but it was on the field.

  6. Pat Says:

    The 2002 buccaneer defense did that in the Super Bowl to the MVP of the league at the time.

  7. cometowin2 Says:

    My $20 bet we placed in LasVegas to win the Super Bowl before the season is looking good. 60 to 1. You say there’s a chance.

  8. fresnobuc Says:

    That 49ers game was what I look back to when I tell people why I decided to become a Bucs fan! It was fun seeing the defense flying around today!

  9. Bonny Ray Owens Says:

    Dominant defense was on display today.
    When you can hold “any” nfl team let alone Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks there’s something in the water that’s tasty and refreshing. ladies and gentlmen “buckle up and get ready for the magic carpet
    back to yesteryear when The buccaneers year in and out
    had one of the most dominate defenses in the entire league.

  10. Buccfan37 Says:

    For me Sapp’s response is like icing on the cake after this unexpected win. None of the TV talking heads went out of their way to act surprised at the Bucs win.

  11. softastissueMcCoy93 Says:

    Ift felt great to see defense step up like that it truly felt like 1999 watching that defense.

  12. SB with Jameis Says:

    Defense didn’t just ‘stand up’. They stood Out for 60 minutes

  13. Kobe Faker Says:

    Sb with jam

    Im a HUGE jameis fan and thats why im here and since he is a buc, i root for the buc

    Enough posting in this thread with sapp

    I fvking hate this person. He is disgusting filth of a man. He is deeply a cruel heartless individual that god made a mistake in

    If you accept this creep, which i dont , you surely accept my way of rooting

    Great job sb! Bucs marching onto sd! Great win!

    Im out of this thread with pos sapp

  14. cmurda Says:

    I love Sapp’s energy but yes we did do that to good qb’s in our hay day. I’m as excited as the next Bucs fan but come on. We made McNabb look silly after he was done throwing up on the field.

    For example, look at Akili Smith’s stats in 2002 against us. Akili was a beast.

    12 33 117 0 1

  15. Eric Says:

    Actually they routinely did that to great quarterbacks, but still great to see now!

  16. SB with Jameis Says:

    I am just pointing out how inept you are at assessing the Current Bucs team. I am sure you know I am right. I never wanted you to actually leave yet to either expose your true identity or get mor humble. You have done Neither. You Sir are a Re-negger to the Nth degree

  17. Buc1987 Says:

    The letter.


  18. Buc1987 Says:

    Kobe Faker…DOWN with you.

    DOWN with your foolishness.

    Press this fool everyone. I’ve been a lil busy.


  19. SB with Jameis Says:

    I consider you a Brother 87. NosBos is about to become the Second family member on this site to receive a Buccaneers’ Jersy due to a bet made here.

  20. Blackmagic00 Says:

    @fresnobuc. I’m in cali and that game was when I switched over. The showing tonight has me fired up. I think chitown was the turning point this year and for many years ahead. Go Bucs!!!!

  21. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “The 2002 buccaneer defense did that in the Super Bowl to the MVP of the league at the time.”


    They did, but the Raiders did score 21 points.

  22. yrbndr Says:

    @Kobe go away like you said you would! Man up!

  23. Bucco bruce Says:


  24. Bucco bruce Says:

    does anyone know if Vincent Jackson will be ready for the playoff run

  25. Bucco bruce Says:

    What rhymes with Kobe

  26. I'm tired and 87 is right Says:

    Kobe your credibility is gone. Go away! Nobody wants you here for we are purging all fans like you. True fans are here and they will all call out you. Go Bucs! Bucs fans keep the faith! Tampa is back baby!!

  27. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Yeah kobe, follow the example of Rosie Odonnel and other celebrities who said they would leave the Country if Trump was elected….

  28. JackJack Says:

    Sapp is a very flawed human being, but good for him today.

  29. Lunchbox Says:

    This was a signature win, have no doubt, but we’ve got A LONG WAY TO GO before we measure up to what our greats (Sapp, Brooks, Lynch, Barber) did. Still it has to start somewhere. I hope this is the dawn of of next suffocating Bucs Defense!!

  30. America's Commenter Says:

    Did I see GMC doing Sapp’s signature “Airplane” sack celebration? That game looked like a vintage Bucs defense performance, almost like what they did to the Rams in the 1999 NFC Championship game, but with a better outcome!

  31. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    AC yes GMC was doing it! Wasn’t it great? Had other players getting in on the fun as well. Nice way to play homage to one of our greatest players (but not human beings). To keep the Seakawks out of the zone let alone the redzone is tremendous! I know all of us were expecting the worst when they stopped scoring after the first but now have given us all the belief our boys can hang with anyone! What I loved about last night is that Kotter&Smith didn’t go all turtle on us…….they kept the foot on the gas especially the defense! This is how they have to play the rest of the season. Offense gave up no sacks defense got them all and allowed no tds. Pretty good formula to win.

  32. orlbucfan Says:

    Bucco bruce Says:
    November 27th, 2016 at 10:47 pm
    What rhymes with Kobe

    Too funny!