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Ex-Buc Sapp questioning Schiano's style in 0-4 start

Warren Sapp isn't happy about Greg Schiano and the Bucs' 0-4 start.


Warren Sapp isn't happy about Greg Schiano and the Bucs' 0-4 start.



Hall of Famer Warren Sapp, never one to mince words, isn't happy about Greg Schiano and the Bucs' 0-4 start.

He said as much during a podcast with Brian Billick at NFL.com, with a short clip caught by the keen ears over at Joebucsfan.com and picked up nationally this morning by Profootballtalk.com. You can listen at the 18-minute mark, but here's what Sapp had to say about his old team's current state:

"If I'm down in Tampa, I'm questioning this whole thing, because it's a Mafia style," Sapp said. "I know (rookie Mike) Glennon is not the quarterback that Josh Freeman is. There's no question about it. The film tells me this. Practice tells me this. Even my quarterback('s) demeanor tells me this. If you wouldn't let Josh throw the ball at the end of the game, why is Glennon throwing the ball at the end of the game? So now, why is (cornerback Darrelle) Revis standing 8 yards off (Cards WR Larry) Fitzgerald running a slant route and nobody's there? Touchdown. Are you kidding me? Let's lock up our No. 1 corner, who we're paying $16 million, and then we rotate our coverage. There has to be a plan. Because when you're 'My way or the highway,' you must win now. Because guys don't believe in your way when you're losing. And you lose the way they lost the first two weeks, you gave away those football games, and whenever you've given away football games, your style needs to change."

Just a reminder that Sapp will be in town next month to be inducted into the Bucs' Ring of Honor on Nov. 11, a Monday night game against the Dolphins. ...


[Last modified: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 7:02pm]


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