Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 11/10/14

SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 26: Warren Sapp #99 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates on the field while wearing his Super Bowl Champions tee shirt and cap after the victory against the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII on January 26, 2003 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Buccaneers defeated the Raiders 48-21. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
TAMPA, Fla. Each Warren Sapp memory has its own flair. Some are humorous, while others are tributes to his Mensa-like football IQ. Some cast him as a defensive wizard, a gumbo of terror and genius, while others place him in a Georgia Dome end zone shaking his backside like Beyonce after a touchdown catch. Variety should be expected. Greatness, no matter the arena, is far from two-dimensional. Its a kaleidoscope of discipline and motivation, of passion and perseverance and so much more, and Sapp was anything but simple over a 13-year career that included nine with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The elite share two qualities: They redefine their roles and impact their franchises in quantifiable ways, leaving a shadow that lingers long after theyre gone. Sapp, Tampa Bays first-round pick in 1995 who matured into the face of a franchise's rebirth, accomplished both in a Bucs uniform. In more ways than one, the big guy had bounce. You look at him all the way from college at Miami, through the...
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