Warren Sapp shouldn't expect any invitations to the posh Revis Island anytime soon.
The Tampa Tribune reported various reactions from former NFL stars on Darrelle Revis' recent trade to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. There are some—like John Lynch—who see the move as great for the Bucs, but there was one ready to offer a slightly different opinion.
Here is what Sapp had to say:
"He's selfish and he's never been a team player. We didn't win the championship that way. Derrick Brooks and I always cared more about the team than ourselves."
Tell us how you really feel.
As reported by ESPN, Revis was traded from the New York Jets to the Bucs on Sunday for the 13th overall pick in this week's NFL draft and a conditional selection next year. The move caused a huge reaction from fans and analysts, all debating whether Revis was really worth the money ($96 million) or the headache.
Lynch, who once played in Tampa, was firmly on Revis' side, and mentioned this about his own tenure in Denver in the Tribune report.
I played with Champ Bailey in his prime and I know what a cornerback like Revis can do for a defense. Like Champ, Revis is a guy who can neutralize No. 1 receivers, so you don't have to dedicate extra resources to stopping that guy. Darrelle Revis is a big-time football player. … He's a game-changer.
With other former athletes praising the move, you had to know Sapp would play contrarian.
For his part, the soap opera drama that played out at what seemed to be every Jets offseason continues well after Revis moves franchises. As NFL.com reports, Revis is still flapping his gums in New York's general direction, proclaiming that the team never really made an effort to keep him.
For the moment, Revis' vitriol is aimed north and not anywhere near his current team or their front office. According to Sapp, you better enjoy this while it lasts, Tampa Bay.
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