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Warren Sapp Thinks Brady Needs More Protection in His First Season in Tampa

David Kaestle
Warren Sapp played DT for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1995-2003.
Warren Sapp played DT for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1995-2003. / Cliff McBride/Getty Images
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Tom Brady's move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has brought about opinions from fans, coaches and former players alike. Warren Sapp is arguably the greatest Buccaneer of all time and being the outspoken guy he is, he weighed in on how Brady will fare in Tampa.

The one thing that Sapp stressed was the Bucs need to get Brady a left tackle to protect him. And at face value, Sapp has a point. The Bucs offensive line was ranked No. 23 last season, according to Football Outsiders.

Sapp points to Brady's age and the amount of sacks he's taken already in his 20-year career as his main reasoning on why this needs to be addressed.

While there isn't any legitimate left tackle talent remaining on the free-agent market, the Bucs do own the 14th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, of which they could use on a new left tackle.

With Tristan Wirfs, Jedrick Wills, Mekhi Becton and Andrew Thomas being the consensus top-four tackles available in the draft, it would be surprising if all of them were off the board by the time Tampa was on the clock.

Sapp might not be the Bucs GM, but his word should be taken into consideration, especially when it makes as much sense as this does.


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