Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp was on the Dan Patrick Show today and was asked how teams can stop Peyton Manning and the Broncos offense.
Sapp went on to say that teams need to take away the middle of the field and the only way to do that is to put a good hit on an opposing receiver.
“There’s no way to get in their faces like back in the day. You know like New England used to do Reggie Wayne and Marvon Harrison back in the day. You can’t do that. You can’t ride them down the field,” said Sapp.
This is where things got interesting.
“I used to have $5,000 waiting for anybody that hit somebody and got a fine because we needed to protect the middle of the field,” he said.
Sapp was then asked how many times he paid for other player’s fines.
“At least six,” replied Sapp.
So Sapp is pretty much admitting to somewhat of a bounty system. Interesting.
Even though Sapp never said he targeted an individual receiver, he did “have money on the table” to hit receivers illegally.