I will say this about Warren Sapp. He saw the flashing signs of what was to come and he got a plan in place QUICKLY! Can’t be mad at his hustle. Sapp has a book schedule to be released this August entitled, “Sapp Attack”.
Of course the always outspoken Sapp is pulling no punches so expect a few juicy behind the scenes tales:
Sapp shares his views on his coaches and teammates, telling it like he sees it. Sapp says he chose to play college football at Miami over Florida State in part because coach Bobby Bowden referred to one of his other players as a “fat ass.” Sapp says that his first NFL coach, Sam Wyche, tried to motivate “by making snide comments, by belittling people.” Sapp says that “Tony Dungy put the damn cake in the oven, and then Jon Gruden came in and put the icing on it.”
Sapp’s views on the men he played with include outing former Bucs defensive tackle Brad Culpepper for cheating. Sapp claims that Culpepper, now a lawyer and one of the many former players suing the NFL for concussions, used silicone to make it harder to be held. “Now that [Culpepper] also is retired, I’ll confess for him that he was one of the people who did that,” Sapp writes. “He practically bathed in silicone before a game. Trust me, if he had ever tried to hug his wife before a game, she would have slipped right out of his arms and gone straight up in the air.”
Other nuggets include his problems with former teammate, Keyshawn Johnson who he won a Super Bowl ring with
“Among the biggest problems we had on that 2003 team was Keyshawn Johnson,” Sapp said. “It wasn’t a big secret Keyshawn didn’t fit into our locker room: he came to us from a different football culture, and he never could make the adjustment. Everything was about him.”
And current ESPN analyst, Trent Difler:
“Dilfer … basically was an interception waiting to happen. There were times we practically pleaded with him, ‘We know you’re not going to score a touchdown, but please, just don’t turn it over.’ “
Perhaps the book tour and subsequent press will help convince the NFL network to renew his contract which also happens to be up in August.