Many talk a lot about those vaunted Tampa Bay defenses that terrorized the NFL from late 90’s to early 00’s. When they are talked about the usual names are brought to attention like Sapp, Brooks, Barber, and Lynch, but you rarely hear Simeon Rice along those names. Why? Your guess is as good as mine.
Rice was the major reason Sapp was able to get push inside because he pushed the pocket. In the six years he played with the Buccaneers he tallied 69.5 sacks against mainly the left tackle. In his career, he tallied 122 sacks 470 combined tackles. Rice belongs in the conversation for the Hall. With his numbers and how he dominated during his time in the NFL, there should be no conversation about it.