Simeon Rice Explains Why Chucky Demanded He Arrive Late For Meetings

August 21st, 2017

Simeon Rice

Great audio attached to this post. Invest the four minutes.

On Saturday, Simeon Rice held court with local media on a sweltering hot practice field at One Buc Palace.

Joe was lucky enough to join the party, and Rice fired on many subjects, including the importance of swagger, among others. He also told a hell of a Chucky story.

In short, Rice was known for being fined and suspended by Chucky for tardiness. But the real truth is what came next from Chucky when Rice returned to the team. Joe won’t spoil it. It’s great stuff.

Rice also explains why he cared a lot about getting in the Hall of Fame and the Buccaneers Ring of Honor, but not much any longer. And he talks about why he loves tutoring young players.

Joe edited the audio to save you time, enhance the sound and limit the audible blubbering of local scribes. Enjoy! It’s worth it. There’s only one Simeon Rice.

15 Responses to “Simeon Rice Explains Why Chucky Demanded He Arrive Late For Meetings”

  1. AceMcBuc Says:

    Only Simeon can explain things so eloquently, love it!

  2. Pickgrin Says:

    Always loved Simeon’s personality. His own man. Don’t give a chit what anyone thinks about his seemingly offbeat perspectives but happy to share them.

    It seemed like Rice was always enjoying himself in whatever he was doing or saying. Isn’t that something we can all aspire to?

  3. JAB83 Says:

    Bad ass defined HERE…… Just in case any players check out this thread!!!!

    Oh Yeah and he was even more of a bad ass when he played… TAKE NOTES FELLAS….

  4. Defense Rules Says:

    Super audio Joe! Simeon Rice will always be one of my favorite Bucs. He had a fantastic desire to be great and put in the time & effort to be exactly that. A maverick? Maybe, but he still played within the T-E-A-M concept. I hope that the Hall of Fame one day appreciates what he brought to the game.

  5. D-Rome Says:

    Great stuff Joe, thank you.

    You always say he was the last one to get double-digit sacks but I didn’t realize in that season he had 14. Every time in the past where I have read that I figured it was 10.

  6. TJ Says:

    God, I love this man. One of my favorite Bucs of all time! Love his swagger. He still has it. Shoot I bet he could still play if he wanted. Believe that!

  7. Dano74 Says:

    Man that guy Rice is fun to listen to!

  8. Brandon Says:

    I remember Bucs fans wanting to run him out of town a couple years before he left because of his “reputation” for not playing the run. He played the run well in Tampa, especially considering he was the prototype wide 9 DE. There’s only so much you can do on inside runs at a wide 9 DE other than make sure the LT blocks you.

  9. DB55 Says:

    Speaking of coaching did anyone hear Charles Woodson slam Mike Evans on Thursday night during the halftime shows? He asked Randy Moss what is the name of his clinic bc some of “these WRs need to call you up. They need to catch these passes, man, you got to help your QB out”. That was cold but I wonder why Evans isn’t work with moss? He’s his favorite receiver of all time

  10. DoNUTS Says:

    Did anyone notice the significant physical size and length difference between Noah and Rice in the video? Hence, why I am doubtful Noah will ever be Simeon. I truly hope I am wrong on this one.

  11. Dano74 Says:

    DB55 I recall watching that also & it was when they were talking about Bortles and Jags receivers struggling.

  12. Howard Cosell Says:

    Epic s*it there.
    Advice for anyone who aspires to be great.

  13. kh Says:

    DoNUTS all of the top sack artists in the NFL these days are Spence’s size, chill.

  14. Piratic Says:

    My all-time favorite Buccaneer!

  15. Destinjohnny Says:

    Love 97!!!