Thirty minutes after Sunday's victory Sapp was jovial as he sat at his locker fielding reporters' questions while sporadically spitting tobacco juice onto a towel near his feet. "If I had the answer to the way we played the first five weeks, I would cure cancer," he said, laughing heartily. "I'd do something useful with my life, instead of running around the field chasing people."
However, the pirate king views his true calling as an ongoing quest to prod the Bucs to the top. In the weeks to come we'll find out if his best is good enough—and which heads will roll if it isn't.