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BillyCarpenter1 07-28-2003 09:12 AM

Panther Player Downs Sapp
Buckner: Our D-Line is better than Bucs'
Words prompt response from Sapp
Staff Writer

Brentson Buckner

SPARTANBURG - Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Brentson Buckner spent Sunday verbally slapping Warren Sapp and his Tampa Bay linemates on the sides of their Super Bowl-winning helmets.

Later, though, Sapp slapped back.

Carolina defensive tackle Kris Jenkins is better than Sapp, Buckner said.

And man-for-man, he would take the Panthers' defensive line over the NFL champions' unit.

"Sapp is good at what he does; he's a pass-rushing defensive tackle," Buckner said, referring to the Bucs' six-time Pro Bowler. "But Jenks is a pass rusher, he's a run-stopper; you're getting the whole package with him.

"He could be special; he could revolutionize the position."

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[Edited on 28/7/2003 by BillyCarpenter1]

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