Warren Sapp
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"Warren Carlos Sapp" is a former American football defensive tackle. A Pro Football Hall of Fame/Hall of Famer, Sapp played college football for the University of Miami, where he was recognized as a consensus All-American and won multiple awards. Sapp played in the National Football League (NFL) from 1995 to 2007 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders.

Sapp was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1995 NFL Draft as the 12th overall pick, and played professionally for the Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders. In his nine seasons with the Buccaneers, he earned seven trips to the Pro Bowl and a Super Bowl ring in Super Bowl XXXVII/2002. He moved to the Raiders in 2004 NFL season/2004. His 96.5 career sacks (100, playoffs included) are the second-highest career sacks for a defensive tackle and the 28th highest overall for a defensive lineman. His 77 sacks with the Buccaneers is the second most in the team's history to Lee Roy Selmon/Lee Roy Selmon's 78.5.

His career was checkered by controversy from his hard-hitting style of play and occasional verbal outbursts, both on the field and off. Some of these resulted in fines by the league, and he was once ejected from a game for unsportsmanlike conduct.

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We just had a talk at the Pro Bowl I think the year after he came back. We kind of laughed it off. It was just part of the game.

Whenever you're playing together, it's tougher to beat you.

But you go to Green Bay and play the Packers and see what those fans do to you. If you ever saw them mooning you, you'd understand what Randy did. I thought it was funny. Everybody got all upset. But there are TV shows that are way worse than what he did.

You know what, none of what he's done has been all that bad.

Except for that last drive (on which the Patriots went up 30-13) we basically handed it to them.

If you break them off into individual pieces, they are not that impressive, ... But they play well together. That's the thing that bodes well for us, is we're playing well together as a defense.

They are not world beaters.

Chicks dig the long ball. The wide receivers have always been prima donnas and pretty boys. They are big-time players. The thing with Owens is he makes so much noise, it's like an empty wagon going down the road. Just go play.

I've always been a team player. Whatever they ask me to do I was going to do. It wasn't what I was used to and it wasn't playing to my strengths, but it was what the defense called for.