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Sapp Visits Training Camp Talks Talib, Bucs Playoff Chances

by Roland Johnson on August 10, 2011

The opinionated one lays the smack down at Bucs practice

Former legendary Buccaneer defensive tackle and current NFL Network commentator Warren Sapp was at One Buc Place Wednesday to take in the sights and sounds of what he believes is a team destined for the playoffs behind third-year signal caller Josh Freeman.

Sapp who is a straight shooter and very opinionated person spent time with the local pen and mic club discussing a wide array of topics. One of the more interesting things he touched on, is the legal situation CB Aqib Talib finds himself in.

How do you feel about Aqib Talib and his legal situation?
“What we are hearing is everything isn’t like it got reported. Normally that is how it goes. I’ll reserve judgment right now. I know the kid is a good man. If he wasn’t I know this organization wouldn’t have him. I don’t think Raheem Morris or Mark Dominik would put themselves in a position to be tarnished or trashed because they are building something special. I think Aqib is one of those kids that is going to help them build something special. It is just one of those situations where lets let it get out, and come out in the wash and see what it is. But I’m going to put my chips on Talib in this one.”

During a time with such uncertainty hanging over Talib’s head and a potential meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on the horizon, it’s good to hear there’s hope that he won’t get suspended and that he could be exonerated of the charges.

Sapp also talked about new defensive line coach Keith Millard’s coaching style describing it as hell on fire, going one hundred miles an hour hard and fast. To view the entire transcribed transcript PewterReport.com, the best independent source for Buccaneer news on the inter-web has got you covered.

In Other News
Contrary to reports hinting to the fact that Da’Quan Bowers might not suit up against the Kansas City Chiefs Friday night head coach Raheem Morris eluded to the fact the Bowers will get the veteran treatment and play in about 15-20 snaps on defense.

WR Arrelious Benn who’s still recovering from a knee injury will not play Friday night for precautionary reasons.

Undrafted rookie free agent receiver Raymond Webber who was creating quite a bit of buzz might be lost for the season after suffering a severe hamstring injury Tuesday. After hearing from doctors Webber posted the following tweet. “I’m alright, wish I could play this year but I’m still a part of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, its light at the end of the tunnel.”

Williams a potential target for Bucs?

A player to keep an eye out for to fill the void left by Webber is Fred Williams of St. Cloud State, another small school prospect whom the Bucs are heavily interested in.  The 6-foot 200-pound Williams, was a four year starter and amassed 264 receptions, 3,804 yards and 39-touchdowns in 44 games.  He reportedly ran a 4.41 forty. As a senior Williams had 95 receptions’ for 1,616-yards and hauled in 17 touchdowns.

To view some background on Williams click here and here.

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