(AUDIO) Tony Dungy: “Warren (Sapp) Was A Lot of Fun to Coach”
Booger and Rich traveled to Canton, Ohio for Warren Sapp’s Hall of Fame induction and were joined by his former coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tony Dungy.
Coach Dungy said that Sapp’s football smarts and desire to win made his job enjoyable.
“Warren was a lot of fun to coach,” Dungy told Booger and Rich.
Dungy also said that he enjoyed watching Sapp as a young Buccaneer and had the privileged of seeing him blossom from a talented player in the NFL to a dominant one.
When asked why Sapp is a Hall of Famer, Coach Dungy responded “Warren was one the first guys who were the total package.” Dungy mentioned that Sapp was not only a big defensive tackle but was smart and athletic too, a rare combination.
As most people know, Warren Sapp has a larger-than-life personality and Tony Dungy knew that there was no changing him.
“What you saw is what you were gonna get,” Dungy said.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers struggled in the mid 90’s and Dungy was brought in to change that losing culture. He said he called guys in like Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks and John Lynch and laid exactly how they were going to win. Dungy said Sapp brought a every important swagger to the team that helped redefine the organization’s culture.
Dungy, who will attend the Sapp’s Hall of Fame induction on Saturday, said it’s going to be a very emotional time for himself and he views Sapp as one of his own.
“I’m gonna be a proud papa.”