(AUDIO) Bryan Glazer: “Warren (Sapp) is the standard bearer for all our players.”
With Warren Sapp being inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame on Saturday, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer joined Booger and Rich to talk about the second Buccaneer to make his way into Canton.
“It’s an unbelievable honor for our organization,” Glazer said of Sapp’s induction. He says it’s special to see a player like Sapp play most of his career with the Bucs and it’ll be a great sight to see when Sapp gets inducted into the Hall of Fame.
When thinking back on what he remembers about Sapp most, Glazer said two things stick out: his smile and an image of him always laying on top of a quarterback.
Glazer said that Warren Sapp’s legacy continues at One Buc Place with young defensive linemen like Gerald McCoy.
“Warren is the standard bearer for all our players that come in terms of quality of play on the defensive line,” Glazer said.
Sapp may be only the second Buccaneer to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, but linebacker Derrick Brooks will be eligible next year and Glazer said he can’t wait for Brooks and other Tampa Bay alumni to get their shot because “the Buccaneers deserve it.”
“We’re a family,” Glazer responded to Booger when asked why he is bringing such a large contingency to Canton this weekend for the induction.
Rich also asked Bryan Glazer just how much fun it is to be an NFL owner. Glazer jokingly responded “It’s fun when you’re winning.”
Glazer said that seeing Sapp get drafted and developing into a great player means so much to him and that’s what makes this moment so special.
Glazer also addressed this year’s Buccaneers team and their expectations.
“I see what we have here and I’m tremendously excited about it…things are starting to come together and this team is built to last and built to run.”
So what does Mr. Glazer expect when Warren Sapp gives his induction speech?
“I don’t know what to expect. Warren is unpredictable,” Glazer said. “I’m sure it’ll be entertaining.”