Sapp: Rice Is Just “Talking”

October 28th, 2017

Sapp not buying.

So in the past week or so, Simeon Rice, the former Bucs great pass rusher, has been so galled over what he sees on the field defensively for the Bucs, has been making a lot of noise about returning to help Tampa Bay.

The way the Bucs have such a putrid pass rush (what edge rush?), Rice, 43, couldn’t do any worse (one cannot do worse than zero).

Well, a lot of NFLers, both players coaches and former coaches, are having a good laugh about Rice woofing about a comeback. Even his great former teammate Warren Sapp thinks it is a bunch of hooey.

Speaking to Tampa Bay Times humorist Martin Fennelly,

“I have no idea what he’s thinking. Even when he was talking, you didn’t know what he was saying. He’s just talking. He’s not coming back. He just like to talk.”

This Rice stuff about a comeback would be laughed at more than a Sam Kinison routine. The problem is, the Bucs are so horrible at rushing the passer (what edge rush?) a 43-year old man who hasn’t played in a decade almost sounds like a reasonable option.

Hell, the Bucs already have a 53-year old former All Star first baseman taking a lot of snaps at defensive end.

14 Responses to “Sapp: Rice Is Just “Talking””

  1. Blackmagic00 Says:

    Actually, maybe we should have a 1999 D reunion the rest of the season. Couldn’t be worse than this. Go Bucs

  2. Season Is Over Says:

    Anyone that has been a Buc fan for long enough knows that no one talked more stuff than Rice. No one was buying the comeback. Pushing this garbage only makes them look like more of a circus than they actually are. Not a good look. The fact that Rice even has to make these statements is embarrassing enough and points to the incompetence of Licht to field a worthy team.

  3. Blackmagic00 Says:

    And if you’ve been part of the circus since the epic collapse of the final four in 2008; we’ve been waiting for the good timess to roll. We’ve come light years away from our crap on the offense over the last couple of years. But the defense isn’t a light resemblance of its former shadow. It seems like this team just can’t get all three phases together for any part of a single season. Why?!?!?! My 20th year as a true fan and I’m still scratching my head? It’s all good though. Love this team even at 0-16. Go Bucs.

    P.S. Don’t be dumb and let GMC go. And yes, the 1999 defense would probably be better than what we have right now even referring to them as grandpa. Lol.

  4. Blackmagic00 Says:

    Also, I love Licht. Dude is ligit. He has misses, and he goes out of the way for possible special players, and he misses here and there. Allen and dumbass set this franchise so far back that I can’t believe someone has been able to put together an offense like Licht has. I also like Dirk and Smutty, however I think something is terribly wrong with some of the position coaches. This is a winning franchise with a few tweaks and some kind of answer at the D line.

  5. Ali Says:

    Givem a shot.

  6. Jim Says:

    Hire him!

  7. Lamarcus Says:

    At the very least….. this should get them fired up. If nothing else comes out of it

  8. DallasBuc Says:

    When the Bucs aren’t winning (much less forcing a three and out) you can’t expect from media high value content. At least not this media. It’s a tough hustle covering this football team publicly. Kudos

  9. bucster Says:

    Sapp and Rice, these two old goats need to head back to the pasture.

  10. Kobe Faker Says:

    This is what happens when past athletes go broke

  11. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    No kidding. Rice all but told us he’d be the next Stanley Kubrick after retirement. Did anybody ever believe he’d go on to be a major success in filmmaking? Granted he did give us the action thriller masterpiece known as Unsullied, starring the acting sensation Rusty Joiner.

  12. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    Egos and 43 year old men don’t acquire sacks in the NFL, but some suckers think he deserves a try out. Sheesh!

  13. johnnybuc Says:

    the 53 year old all star first baseman joke really isn’t funny …. really never was. good effort though joe , sometimes u gotta luagh when you are witnessing something as pathetic as the bucs d line

  14. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Sorry but I still can’t separate this from Sim’s proximity to the HOF! He should already be in or certainly on the short list.

    All publicity is good and even just TALK of a comeback gets Sim’s name and incredible stats out in front of the public again.

    As far as actually doing it….like most I’m beyond skeptical but not because I think Sim couldn’t still play, I just don’t believe he’d last. The major difference for any of my athletic pursuits was not the limitation of performance that age brought although that is a factor…but the body just does not heal as well when you age.

    E.G. Played a ton of lunchtime hoops at the Y until I was about 45. The lost of vertical leap was not fun but the worst part was the healing. A sprained ankle that kept me out a week in my 20’s was a month by my late 30’s and longer after 40.

    I think Sim could play but I simply do not see a 43 year old body taking that pounding without breaking down.

    BTW before people say stuff is impossible….Gordie Howe played in the NHL at 50!!! Some may call it a publicity stunt but realize at 43 he was still effective!