Sapp attack at One Buc Place: All Pro DT pontificates on McCoy and bad rush plan vs. Giants
Warren Sapp paid a visit to One Buc Place Monday and watched film with defensive tackle Gerald McCoy before heading to a book signing of his autobiography, Sapp Attack, in north Tampa.
It was after 6:30 p.m. before he left the building, but wherever Sapp is, that's rush hour.
Sapp, an analyst for NFL Network, on McCoy's first game against the Carolina Panthers:
“What I said was he played the most dominant game by a defensive tackle I’ve seen in awhile,'' Sapp said. "He was making plays. Penetrating. He did everything he should’ve done except let Cam Newton out of his hand twice. And I told him I’d kill him dead if I see it again. That just doesn’t happen. If you get to a quarterback, you’d better lock them hands tight, grab and yank. Gator roll him.
“The purple unicorn I call (Newton). This kid can fly. It ain’t even funny.''
Sapp on the McCoy's performance against the Giants.
"He didn't have a bad second week. When the defense asks you to do that, you've got to do it.
"I told Gerald, the orders come from the sideline, but the general on the field has to be able to direct that stuff. Sometimes you do like this here: "Nah, I'm not doing it,' Sapp said shaking his head.
Sapp on Bucs defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan attacking the Giants offense with stunts and games on the defensive line, which failed to register a sack. The Bucs gave up 510 passing yards to Manning.
“You can’t put me in that double bind and tell me we’re playing run when he’s in the gun,'' Sapp said. "I’m going to pin these ears back and I’m gone. You figure this out after 51 passes and 510 yards, I’m going to figure it out while it’s going on. I’ll be damned, he’s not running the ball. I saw two runs out of the shotgun. I want your quarterback.
"That’s what you get when you worked against that offensive coordinator for so many years. You think you can play a chess game. Damn the chess game, let the pieces do the damn work. Every time I looked up at the screen, it was stunt, hail, I’m like damn.
“I said, “Gerald, walk in the man’s office and tell him we’ve got this. You can mess around on first and second down, but third down has got to be mine. Me and Kiffin used to fight about this. I’d say put it in my hands and if I can’t do it, I’ll give it back to you.’ Because I showed you last week I can get it done. Don’t bail on me now.''