More Warren Sapp This Summer?

May 1st, 2023

“Mr. Glazer, I’m gonna get my hands in there.”

“If I had Logan Hall’s hands and feet, I would have cut all mine off.” — Warren Sapp last spring talking about the Bucs’ then-rookie defensive tackle.

About a year ago it was learned that Bucs icon and Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp had a relationship with Todd Bowles and would be arriving to work with the Bucs defensive line in spring practices at Bowles’ invitation.

Sapp came away impressed, especially with the Bucs’ first pick of Round 2 in 2022, Logan Hall (see quote above).

Sapp moved on that offseason to coach Washington defensive linemen. His former Bucs teammate, Martin Mayhew, is the Commanders’ general manager and head coach Ron Rivera was all in favor of Sapp joining his staff as a guest mentor.

Fast-forward to Thursday night, and the Bucs drafted a guy in Round 1 that many consider a Sapp clone. That’s freakish athlete Calijah Kancey out of the University of Pittsburgh. He’s undersized for his position (like Sapp was) but is lightning quick and ferocious.

Joe has to think Bowles will be back on the phone to Sapp looking for more of his time, possibly a lot more.

Candid Sapp’s scouting report on Hall is intriguing after a full season has passed. Sapp certainly believes Hall has the tools. So what happened? Was Hall’s ho-hum rookie year really just a strength issue?

Joe hopes Bowles can get Sapp in for an extended stay. And Joe wonders if Sapp saw many of the same things Gerald McCoy did when it came to the Bucs’ inconsistent pass rush.

33 Responses to “More Warren Sapp This Summer?”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Can’t have enough Sapp…..

  2. SB~LV Says:

    lol …. Give him free reign to kick some pylon as he sees fit during every team off season get together. Let him be the coaching staff’s heavy!
    I would love to see him in that role.

  3. Louis Friend Says:

    Sapp wasn’t anything like his Pro-Bowl form in his first season either. He had to adjust to the NFL like most other DL guys do. Instant success is very rare.

  4. Pewter Power Says:

    knowing sapp personality he will definitely be there to see this guy who is drawing comparisons to him.

  5. Dooley Says:

    “Instant success is very rare”

    And expecting it from every player drafted in one class is irrational af.

  6. Cobraboy Says:

    Doesn’t Sapp have accelerating CTE?

  7. Buccos Says:

    Kancey needs Sapp on his speed dial. And not just for his intel on various working girls either. He needs a “football only” mentor

  8. Buccos Says:

    Kancey needs Sapp on his speed dial. And not just for his intel on various working girls either. He needs a “football only” mentor

  9. cmurda Says:

    We need to hire Sapp but not as a mentor or coach. We need this man on that defensive line

  10. garro Says:

    I could go another decade and not miss the mouth of the south.

  11. Mike Johnson Says:

    I’m sure Sapp can teach the new kid on the block some old useful tricks. Give’em a part-time job.

  12. ModHairKen Says:

    Sapp should be hired full time, exclusively to the Bucs. Don’t like a lot of things about him, but he can coach. He can inspire. He can instill that level of pride he had in the team and winning. The accountability.

  13. Winky Says:

    I love the idea of Sapp around the team.

    Fierce smart leader.

    Go Bucs!

  14. TampaBayBucsFanSince1976 Says:

    Praying for Sapp that he has control of his life in a positive fashion now.

  15. DG060 Says:

    Logan Hall and JTS had better step it up big time this year or they may not be around in 24.

  16. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    So far, both Hall and JTS have been failures as draft picks.
    I do like the idea of Sapp around the team though

  17. Eckwood Says:

    Sapp was very strong and very flexible and slippery…….. JTS is none of those …… Logan Hall is two of those

  18. Goatfarmer Says:

    Of course. Sapp would rather go to Washington than stick around watching the Bloweszo suck the energy out of each new player, teaching them to not know what they’re supposed to do. I doubt Bloweszo really wants anyone around who has electricity and magnetism to go along with knowhow. Especially a legendary Bucs hall of famer.

  19. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Both Logan Hall and JST needs to bulk up and add strength. If not, neither will be starters this year.

  20. Capt.Tim Says:

    Did Logan Hall cut his hands and feet off??
    I didnt notice- but that would almost explain what a non factor he was.


    Bad character, bad guy, stiffed a lot of vendors in Tampa who worked on his house in Avila……just go away WS

  22. Dooley Says:

    Pretty sure Sapp will pull himself off the fishing boat for a little bit to come visit came. Say what you want about him as a person off the field, but the dude loves the game of football and you can hear it when he speaks on it. If not, that means Deion took Sapp serious and offered him a gig up in Boulder lol

  23. Pewter Power Says:

    JTS and hall are on notice, don’t let rookies east away at your playing time because they do it’s over in tampa

  24. View from 132 Says:

    Sapp is a clown. He was talented enough to turn it on when the lights were bright… like the Favre games. Id rather have McCoy coach up young dudes.

  25. Bojim Says:

    As Hall was a rookie I have more hope for him in season two. JTS, not so much so.

  26. rrsrq Says:

    The other thing is that Sapp was loud, boisterous and a trash talker, like John Randle. They were both undersized, but also got into their opponents head, I am not sure Hall and JTS is built that way… Hopefully Mauch and Jensen, can get these guys fired up and like Sapp and Randle, ready to back it up.

  27. Goatfarmer Says:

    The only thing I’d rather have McCoy do than Sapp is babysit, or look after my dog while I’m away. Our players already get too much soft and sluggish influence from their genius headcoich . Definitely maximize Sapp’ mentorship. Naa. Not Bloweszo.

  28. RustyRhinos Says:

    Hey Goatfarmer can you read?

    “About a year ago it was learned that Bucs icon and Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp had a relationship with Todd Bowles and would be arriving to work with the Bucs defensive line in spring practices at Bowles’ invitation.”

    Did ya miss this paragraph in the article? We do not win the Super Bowl without coach Bowles, what does coach Bowles have to do to gain your respect? All the negative Nancy’s here on JBF same question. Have any of these negitive attitudes toward Head Coach Bowles, ever been a coach, DC, HC in the NFL, College, HIgh school, Middle school. I do doubt it. When Bowles was not getting more running plays from Byron Slow Leftwhich after demanding it to happen, when the Oline/running game corridinator said we have installed more running plays in every game plan, but I do not call the plays. Why do we all think Byron Slow Leftwhich was canned? Not following his Head Coaches requests. Yeah yeah yeah we had the 45 year old GOAT( Thanks Tom) but with ZERO running game how well was the play action pass supposed to be?

  29. BUCman Says:

    So Sapp liked Logan Hall did he? Hahahaha! Shows you what he knows doesn’t it. We really don’t need Sapp’s sh!t show or mouth at oneBucplace!!

  30. Goatfarmer Says:

    RustyRhinoblower — Have a fact . Toad Bloweszo is the head coich. No longer is he just a coordinator. If he were the head coich in 2020, Bucs don’t make the playoffs. Brady would never have agreed to be a Bucs. You can pretend it’s 2020 forever, that may be fun for you. Many of us are dealing with future expectations.

    Reading is fun for everybody, but being able to synthesize what one reads into patterns allows the gauging of probabilities of future results, based on past results, trends and changes made after the last performance cycle.

    Bloweszo is 4 in a row as a head coaching loser. He took a 14 win team and turned it into an 8 win team, with the worst offense since 1976 (even though Tom Brady was his QB) and a regressing defense that gave up >30 ppg to playoff teams. His special teams never got off the short bus. At least he had his team flat, confused, unprepared and disinterested for the home playoff game against the Cowboys. It’s fun to get totally humiliated on national television.

    This leads many to conclude the Bucs will be picking Top 5 in 2024, and if so, the new head coaching search will be in full swing by early November at the latest. Enjoy the bald headed clown until then.

  31. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Sapp was a “problem child” when he came out of Miami back in the day. He is who he is after all of these years and I love him anyway. He did not let off the field problems mess up his career.

    I expect Hall to be much improved now that he has bulked up and has a year under the belt.

  32. jimm Says:

    funny how the article is about the similarity between sapp and kancey …

    good coaching is good coaching.

    if bowles trusts sapp to be system consistent and/or individually skills focused … bring him in! per most commenters he can work with hall too.

    if you want to get jts some inside help … i’d give simeon rice a holler!

    i think having both back for specific jobs for specific time would be a hoot.

  33. jimm Says:

    or per some articles from last week

    we could get jpp to play again with the understanding of mentoring/limited playing role.