Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp is about a month away from joining the team's Ring of Honor. But that hasn't stopped the boisterous individual from proceeding to take aim at the team's current head coach, Greg Schiano.
Sapp made the following remarks during a podcast on NFL.com:
‘If you wouldn’t let [Josh Freeman] throw the ball at the end of the game, why is Glennon throwing the ball at the end of the game? Why is [Darrelle] Revis standing eight yards off [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 the 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 giving away football games, your style needs to change.”
Sapp's opinion is definitely worth listening to considering he played a long time in Tampa Bay and won a Super Bowl ring there. But his comments are certain to add fuel to a situation that is already escalating with the recent departure of Freeman.
Don't expect Sapp and Schiano to exchange Christmas cards this year.