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Warren Sapp rips Darrelle Revis for being “selfish”

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The response to the Buccaneers’ acquisition of Darrelle Revis has been almost universally positive.

But at least one Bucs legend isn’t sure it’s going to work.

Soon-to-be-enshrined Hall of Famer Warren Sapp cast a large cloud over the team’s parade, saying Revis’ previous holdouts weren’t a good sign.

He’s selfish and he’s never been a team player,” Sapp told Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune. “We didn’t win the championship that way. Derrick Brooks and I always cared more about the team than ourselves.”

Of course, Sapp’s now a television personality, paid to say things that make people use their remotes.

More measured players were more positive, including former Bucs safety John Lynch, who thought back to his four years in Denver.

“I played with Champ Bailey in his prime and I know what a cornerback like Revis can do for a defense,” Lynch said. “Like Champ, Revis is a guy who can neutralize No. 1 receivers, so you don’t have to dedicate extra resources to stopping that guy. Darrelle Revis is a big-time football player. . . . He’s a game-changer.”

Of course, both can be true. Game-changing players can also be selfish. That’s even happened in Tampa Bay before, and if the result’s the same, they’ll take it.

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39 Responses to “Warren Sapp rips Darrelle Revis for being “selfish””
  1. eaglesw00t says: Apr 22, 2013 7:44 AM

    Hi Kettle, its nice to meet you. You can just call me Pot. You know…youre looking kind of blackish today. You might want to get that looked at.

  2. hartcarluncarlun says: Apr 22, 2013 7:48 AM

    Don’t worry Warren. This is not the AFC east. He will not be playing the Bills and Dolphins twice a year. He’ll be facing real offenses with real QB’s.

  3. gtmcd82 says: Apr 22, 2013 7:50 AM

    How long until Revis is bitching about his contract?

  4. t8ertot says: Apr 22, 2013 7:51 AM

    Warren Sapp is a clown behind the mic

  5. stoney18 says: Apr 22, 2013 7:52 AM

    And the “Pay Me More” countdown starts …..
    Hope the Bucs get his best before Darrelle and his agents hit “Rewind.”

  6. stevenray72 says: Apr 22, 2013 7:52 AM

    Talking about selfish! This coming from a guy who doesn’t pay his taxes. Give me a break Sapp.

  7. diesel23 says: Apr 22, 2013 7:53 AM

    Warren Sapp is not one to talk

  8. drwang13 says: Apr 22, 2013 7:56 AM

    Who cares what Fatty Sapp has to say?

  9. pitofzombies94 says: Apr 22, 2013 7:59 AM

    Warren Sapp needs to shut his mouth and not be in the public spotlight and just ride off into the sunset so we never have to hear him again.

  10. acdc363 says: Apr 22, 2013 8:00 AM

    It’s all good Warren cause in return for putting himself first Revis will never win s chip.

  11. vincentbojackson says: Apr 22, 2013 8:00 AM

    Not a fan of Sapp. He seems to have a habit of being wrong every time he opens his mouth. However, it’s hard to look at Revis’ history and arrive at any conclusion other than him being a greedy, self-centered player that has trouble honoring his commitments.

  12. stillworker says: Apr 22, 2013 8:07 AM

    Who keeps shoving a mike in front of this mutt’s face Does anyone care what he ‘thinks’.

  13. sportsmeccabi says: Apr 22, 2013 8:08 AM

    What do you mean? Revis can finally afford to feed his family.

  14. rodge1 says: Apr 22, 2013 8:18 AM

    Sapp and Revis should have a turd-off… Wonder who would win?

  15. cardsfann1 says: Apr 22, 2013 8:20 AM

    Shut up and pay your bills Warren you damn bum…

  16. vegaskid21 says: Apr 22, 2013 8:20 AM

    Whoa! For the first time ever, I actually agree with Sapp. Still glad the Bucs picked him up though.

  17. diehardfootballfan says: Apr 22, 2013 8:25 AM

    Hey Warren, shut up!! You are a Hall of Fame sham….

  18. torturedraiderfan says: Apr 22, 2013 8:33 AM

    Do people still listen to this stupid, fat P.O.S. Sapp is as dumb as a box of rocks.

  19. 49erstim says: Apr 22, 2013 8:34 AM

    They’re both right. Maybe a change of scenery will be good for Revis and hopefully if it comes down to another “holdout” situation then his new team won’t fold like a circus tent. The Jets are a franchise that can be pushed around by a player if the player is upper-echelon.

  20. golforepar says: Apr 22, 2013 8:38 AM

    Talk about selfish, Sapps “cheapshot” on Chad Clifton deserved a couple chop blocks!!

  21. romosmicrodongs says: Apr 22, 2013 8:40 AM

    warren sapp rips open bag of chips, does not share with michael irvin

  22. logicalsteelerfan says: Apr 22, 2013 8:45 AM

    Sapp is a doofus! I’m sorry but how is Revis selfish? Did he demand a trade? The jets want to create cap room and collect assests!

  23. thehuckster404 says: Apr 22, 2013 8:45 AM

    Right or wrong, it seems like all of the position players that are considered the best in the league are holding out for a better contract these days. Sounds like Sapp is jealous that his performance didn’t warrant that type of leverage.

  24. bucrightoff says: Apr 22, 2013 8:50 AM

    At least he won’t be bankrupt like you are Sapp. Find the ring yet?

  25. djcologne says: Apr 22, 2013 9:04 AM

    Warren Sapp: “The IRS are selfish too….they want my ring, the one that I lost”.

  26. packerman1968 says: Apr 22, 2013 9:10 AM

    Sapp is just upset that the Bucs never gave him that type of money.

  27. nakedhookers says: Apr 22, 2013 9:11 AM

    Its better to be a blind sided cheap shot artist?

    Go wipe the sweat off your fat face you pig!!

  28. fordmandalay says: Apr 22, 2013 9:17 AM

    For what may be the first time, we were able to finally understand some words that mushmouth Sapp said. And what a shock, they were words ripping someone else. Who could have expected that.

  29. seabronco says: Apr 22, 2013 10:35 AM

    Warren Sapp, you are fat and bankrupt. Shut up

  30. spedman24 says: Apr 22, 2013 11:22 AM

    As fat & silly as sapp is, he is right. Revis is a selfish clown. The Bucs are going NO WHERE & that’s a fact. Also Revis will be in TB for 2 years, max. He will leave for a winner and guaranteed moola

  31. packerbadger says: Apr 22, 2013 11:23 AM

    Coming from a guy who tried ending Chad Clifton’s carreer with a cheap shot. Nice.

  32. fringetastic says: Apr 22, 2013 12:13 PM

    I’m surprised that the overall reaction to Revis to the Bucs is positive. I think the Bucs way overpaid. They could have 3 good cornerbacks for what they are paying for one great one with a big asterisk. He’s getting 3x what the other top CBs got and he’s not 3x better. A single CB eating up 13% of the salary cap does not seem wise to me.

  33. sekinternetmarketing says: Apr 22, 2013 1:12 PM

    Warren Sapp (Mr. 6 kids with 5 different women)

    Seems to me I’ve been hearing similar numbers from another alumnus of “The U” in the last few months. I’m sure if they don’t care about your ethical make-up then I am sure the Hall of Fame voting committee will make him a first ballot inductee as well. Disgraceful to the whole fraternity. Integrity should have some weight in the voting.

  34. chi01town says: Apr 22, 2013 1:52 PM

    Welcome to the NFC Revis the WR’s
    over here are BIG and YOUNG so bring a lunch

  35. Richard Dickson says: Apr 22, 2013 2:00 PM

    Do people honestly think the Bucs wouldn’t be prepared — and didn’t tell Revis as much — that they’d be prepared to rip up this current contract and do a new one with guaranteed money if Revis performs up to expectations? That seems to be the whole point of the Bucs offering and Revis accepting such a deal. It’s essentially a two-year try-out that costs the Bucs no guaranteed money to get out of.

  36. bubblehead22 says: Apr 22, 2013 6:23 PM

    Sapp, really? The bankrupt blow hard? NFL get a clue and punt this guy!

  37. 1mommicked1 says: Apr 22, 2013 7:21 PM

    Sapp is not good for the NFL.

  38. mcsuave says: Apr 23, 2013 11:59 AM

    I like that comment eaglesw00t. Sapp has some nerve.

  39. harry1941 says: Jun 22, 2013 3:45 PM

    With Revis it’s all about the money.The NY Jets will beat TB with the running game. Revis will never see the ball coming his way.

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