The Bucs fall to division rivals New Orleans in the Superdome - 11/6/2011
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday October 16.
Ntohing beats a win in on national TV in front of a sold out crowd!
Saturday afternoon, the Pro Football Hall Of Fame announced the induction class of 2013. Among them, first-year eligible DT Warren Sapp.
Sapp, an Orlando native was a stand out football player at Apopka High before an illustrious career at the University of Miami where Sapp was named First-Team All American and won both the Lombardi Award and Nagurski Trophy in 1994.
In 1995, Sapp was drafted by the Buccaneers with the 12th overall pic of the 1995 Draft and went on to play nine seasons in Tampa Bay. Over the course of his tenure as a Buc, Sapp was a seven-time Pro Browler, named the NFL's Defensive Player Of The Year in 1999, and is the Buccaneers' all-time career sack leader.
Although Sapp moved on to the Raiders in 2004 and played his final four seasons in Oakland, Sapp will always be remembered as a Buccaneer first.
As an instrumental part in the Bucs' resurgance as a franchise, anchoring the inception of the Tampa 2 Defense, and changing the way people view the defensive tackle position - the honor bestowed upon Sapp is greatly deserved.
Another Buccaneer great, John Lynch, was named a semi-finalist in late November, but was not included on of the 15 finalists that was released last month.
Sapp becomes the second Buccaneer to be named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame; the late Lee Roy Selmon's bust was enshrined in Canton in 1995.
Selmon was the first name to be placed in the Bucs' Ring of Honor in 2009, but Sapp has yet to make the honor at Raymond James Stadium; maybe that all changes now.