Warren Sapp Talks Bucs

January 28th, 2020

No, Warren Sapp wasn’t talking about America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, on national radio this week, but he was talking about players from his favorite team.

Sapp, of course, has begun to make the rounds at the Super Bowl and landed with his buddy Rich Eisen for an extended stay on The Rich Eisen Show.

Here are a few highlights:

*Sapp explains that John Lynch belongs in the Hall of Fame because he’s a dinosaur, and dinosaurs belong “in the museum.” Per Sapp’s logic, the Tampa-2 defense is extinct because safeties can’t roam and hit like they used to. Also per the Bucs legend, Lynch, Sapp and Derrick Brooks were the keys to that legendary Bucs defense and they are all deserving of the Hall.

*Gasp! Sapp appeared to refer to Rondé Barber a system cornerback. While talking about Richard Sherman covering the Chiefs’ speedy receivers, Sapp said, “I love Richard Sherman to death, but son, you built to play zone. Just like my dog Rondé Barber. Listen, keep it all in front of you, we’ll rally and tackle. You do not want to get out there man to man with these boys.”

*And Sapp threw a little backhanded shade at Gerald McCoy while explaining his excitement for Shaq Barrett in the context of how greats should respect the new generations. “I have a real issue when you left the game and you were the titleholder, that you have a problem dusting off the throne for the new one. It’s Aaron Donald now. It was Fletcher Cox for a little while, Jurrell Casey, all these guys play the game the way it’s supposed to be played. I love that they play it like that. Like when Shaq Barrett was approaching my [Bucs single-season sacks] record. Crush it, Shaq. It’s been there too long. It’s been 19 years. Crush it. Bust it down. Take it to 20. Because that’s what the game is, the appreciation of someone doing it like you did or even better.”

10 Responses to “Warren Sapp Talks Bucs”

  1. You look at my numbers, I’m ballin Says:

    When Sapp talks I listen. Always a fun story or two thrown in and the guy knows his game.

    I’m just happy hes also on the side of Buccaneer great Darell Revis in saying Sherman is a pure zone CB. Will never forget his getting owned trying to go 1:1 with ME13.

  2. TOM Says:

    Always like hearing from Sapp. Tells it like it is.

  3. 813bucboi Says:

    if barber is a “system” CB, is terrell davis a “system” RB?…..

    i know its different positions but didnt just about every RB shanahan had run wild?…..

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  4. Swampbuc Says:

    I think Sapp may think Ronde is too “corporate” and therefore says stuff like that about him.

  5. Coburn Says:

    Didn’t really see that being too much shade at Ronde. Some guys may be more suited to zone.. so what? Some of the physically gifted guys who excel at man maybe don’t have it between the ears to play zone.. Maybe they’re soft and don’t play the run as well or can’t blitz the qb. I don’t see one being so superior obed the other.. just different roles

  6. McBuc Says:

    I don’t see shade thrown on GMC or RB. I also think the system thing is crap. All players are part of a system. Some are better at zone some man, as long as you put up HOF numbers it should not matter that you spent your entire career in one place.

  7. Jean Lafitte Says:

    I think Sapp likes to self promote and would make a decent car salesman. Maybe Joe’s buddy Sean Sullivan at Bill Currie Ford can give him a job.

  8. mark2001 Says:

    Everyone knows Ronde and John weren’t the fastest guys at their positions in the league… but their intelligence and physical play helped them be among the best in the business. Does that mean they were “dinosaurs”? System guys? Don’t know. But the great Bucs team wouldn’t have been the same without them…heck…we might not have beaten Philly and gone to the SB without a great QB baiting and pick six by Ronde.

  9. mark2001 Says:

    And to this day, I can still hear John yelling “sluggo C”.

  10. Brandon Says:

    Ronde could play man but he was exceptional at zone. So exceptional that he should be in the Hall of Fame. Derrick Brooks was exceptional in zone as well. He wasn’t exceptional as a blitzer. Sapp wasn’t exceptional against the run, he was good, but he’s in the Hall due to his pass rushing. Ronde should be in the Hall due to his coverage (yes, a lot of zone), as a blitzer, and in run support. Let’s call it what he was. One of the best zone CBs and THE best nickleback to ever play.